Project Manager (Construction) - Guildford

The National Trust
Guildford, Surrey
45,279 pa
Closing date
5 Oct 2022
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Project Manager (Construction) - Guildford


In April 2015 a huge blaze gutted the house at Clandon Park, leaving it open to the skies. Our project seeks to bring the house back into use, creating a place to explore the history and making of a great house – you can find out more here.

We're looking for someone with a background in construction project management and interest in building conservation to join our team to deliver one of the biggest heritage projects the National Trust has ever tackled, and we’re bold and creative in our approach.

You’ll ensure that the construction programme, budget and risks are effectively managed, working closely with other members of the project team, consultant design team, contractors and other specialists. You’ll also be happy providing project management support in the delivery of non-construction elements of the project.

We're running an online conversation on 26th September and site open day on 1st October for potential applicants. For further information and to book your place please contact:

Please note that the site open day has a limited number of places and is on a first come/first served basis.

Contract: Fixed Term – full-time up to 28/2/2028 with potential to extend

Interview Dates: First interview: 14th October; Second interview: 20th October

Another Project Manager role at Clandon is being advertised IRC128030 if you are interested in applying for both roles.

What it's like to work here

You’ll be part of a thriving professional project management community in the Trust who deliver millions of pounds worth of projects each year, helping to realise public benefit from our charitable funds.

Reporting to the Senior Project Manager (Construction and Conservation), you’ll welcome the chance to work with, and learn from, a passionate and collaborative team. This includes other experienced project managers, curators, contractors, external consultants and specialists to ensure that the construction elements of the project are completed to a high standard.

We value diversity and we strongly encourage and welcome a wide range of applications across all identities and backgrounds.

We support hybrid working, including regular attendance on site as required, alongside working from home and from one of the Trust’s regional hubs.

What you'll be doing

  • Managing the delivery of a range of elements within the construction programme
  • Budget responsibility for elements of the construction programme
  • Financial and contract management
  • Managing the client construction programme
  • Taking the lead on some relationships with external consultant team and other consultants
  • Inputting to client design reviews
  • Monitoring progress of works and providing client site input
  • Production of reports for Clandon Project Board
  • Procuring and managing specialist consultants and contractors
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:

  • Enthusiasm for developing areas of knowledge and expertise to apply to the project including in relation to conservation and construction
  • Experience of successfully delivering complex end to end project/programme management, including defining resources, leading procurement securing project teams and matrix management across multiple projects/programmes
  • A recognised project (AMP PMQ/Prince; RICS PM) or programme management (MSP) qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD in your career to date
  • Excellent problem solving and influencing skills, able to confidently work with senior leaders
  • Experience of managing complex and difficult external stakeholder relationships
Please include a covering letter describing how your experience relates to the above criteria

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.

  • 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.

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