This job has expired

Facilities Officer - Bridgwater

The National Trust
Bridgwater, Somerset
20,124 pa
Closing date
18 May 2022
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details

Facilities Officer - Bridgwater


You’ll play a key role in ensuring we are providing good facilities maintenance at the properties and spaces we care for.

This will be a hands-on role, you will be out and about at our properties across Somerset checking on day to day maintenance and to be responsible for small reactive repairs across the portfolio. 

?No formal qualifications required (any specific or related qualifications would be a bonus), just a willingness and commitment to ensuring our buildings and spaces are as looked after as they can be. Experience with power tools or a trade background would be beneficial, but not essential. 

Internally you will be known as a Facilities Co-Ordinator

What it's like to work here

This role sits with in the Somerset Coast and Countryside portfolio, which looks after sites across the county, including famous landmarks such as Glastonbury Tor, Wellington Monument, Fyne Court, Burrow Mump, along large sections of countryside on Exmoor, the Quantock Hills, the Blackdown Hills and the Mendip Hills. This role can be based at either our Fyne Court office, Brean Down office, Barton office or our Holnicote Estate office. Travel across the portfolio will be a significant part of this role, due to this travel a full driving licence is required, expenses paid or vehicle provided.  

What you'll be doing

As the Facilities Officer, you’ll be responsible for supporting the delivery of an efficient, effective and flexible facilities service, to enable the successful operation and running of the properties and spaces we care for. You’ll be assisting with the provision of planned, preventative and reactive maintenance and repairs, cleaning and caretaking duties, presentation of public areas and visitor facilities including car parks and grounds, preparation of meeting rooms and the co-ordination of back of house services such as deliveries and collections. This role is varied, there is never a dull day and no two days will be the same. If this sounds like it suits you, we would love to hear from you.

Please also read the full role profile attached to this advert.

Who we're looking for

We'd love to hear from you if you have;

·      Experience in a facilities role or a willingness and adaptability to learn a new and exciting role,

·      A flexible, compliance focussed approach with an understanding the importance of maintaining the places and spaces we care for in a sustainable way for the future,

·      Good organisational skills and attention to detail,

·      Good interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to work well in a team,

·      Ability to use tools and equipment as required for the role and a willingness to learn new skills and tools as the role progresses,

·      Willingness to work alongside our amazing volunteers and able to support our volunteers to perform at their best,

·      Ability to multi-task and work in collaboration with other departments,

·      Good IT skills (Microsoft Office).

The role has the flexibility to be a full time or part time role, please state your preference in your application 

The package

The National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

Wherever you’re from, and whatever your background, we want to hear from you – and it doesn’t matter if you’re jam first, cream first, or even if you don’t like scones at all. Everyone is welcome.

Benefits for working at the National Trust include:

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.


The National Trust is committed to promoting and preserving those places of natural beauty and historic interest for which it has the privilege to be responsible for the benefit of the nation, for everyone for ever.

The Trust is proud of what has been achieved over the last 126 years and is determined to maintain those high standards of conservation, stewardship and curatorial care for which it has been recognised throughout the world.

Its achievements have enabled the general public and the Trust’s members and visitors to enjoy and appreciate the countryside, coastline, gardens, historic buildings and collections, all of which encapsulate so much of the history of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There is a duty to tell that history in a complete, balanced and accurate way, and without judgement.

The National Trust continues as a guardian of the past, and for the future, to uphold its duty to maintain and enhance what has been entrusted to its care.

You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert