Building Surveyor - Minehead

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Building Surveyor - Minehead


We are looking for an experienced Building Surveyor to join the Let Estate Management Team. Leading with a strategic approach, you will help to manage a large and varied let estate across the Holnicote Estate, Selworthy, Minehead and Somerset. The portfolio includes residential, commercial, and agricultural properties which are occupied by our tenants, as well as holiday cottages. This is a hybrid opportunity; we are happy to explore and agree working arrangements which strike the right balance for you and the Trust. We anticipate you needing to be onsite 3 days a week in order to complete the requirements of the role.  
Due to the travel required for this role, you must hold a full driving license with access to your own vehicle, business mileage claimable through expenses.
This role is available on a 2 year fixed term contract, offering a salary circa £40,000 per annum. 

What it's like to work here

Reporting to a Senior Estate Manager and Senior Building Surveyor, you will be part of a dynamic Estate Management team. Working together, the team is focused on managing tenancies efficiently, effectively, and flexibly, fulfilling our responsibilities as a good landlord. Working mainly on historic buildings, you’ll be pivotal in preparing our let estate for the future, managing projects and ensuring high levels of maintenance quality and efficiency. The role offers an interesting variety of work, a good work-life balance and provides you with a real opportunity to make a real difference in conserving our historic buildings and helping us become more sustainable.

What you'll be doing

We have big plans to improve the condition and energy efficiency of our Let Estate properties. You will set up, carry out and coordinate a programme of building condition surveys and develop a programme for future maintenance works, enabling better planning and budgeting going forward. Another focus will be looking at the many redundant and unused buildings and explore how these could be used to generate income through adaptive reuse, with particular emphasis on energy efficiency and renewable energy. Working collaboratively with the wider Estate Management team to plan the workload for the coming year to ensure work is delivered in a timely manner, achieving the appropriate standards of care, maintenance, and compliance. 

Who we're looking for

• Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Architects Registration Board (ARB) or the Chartered Institute of Buildings (CIOB)• Experience of undertaking surveys and inspections, diagnosing building defects and specifying appropriate remedial works to traditional buildings, following best practice 

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.

  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
  • Free entry to National Trust properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Tax free childcare scheme
  • Rental deposit loan scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Perks at work discounts i.e. gym memberships, shopping discount codes, cinema discounts
  • Holiday allowance up to 32 days relating to length of service, plus holiday purchase scheme, subject to meeting minimum criteria.
  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Independent financial advice

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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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