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Facilities Co-ordinator - Reading

The National Trust
Reading, Berkshire
11.64 per hour
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Facilities Co-ordinator - Reading


Do you enjoy being part of a team with a cause? Do you want to help care for important historic buildings and estates?

We're looking for a Facilities Co-ordinator with the skills to keep our Thames Valley properties in tiptop condition and running smoothly for all the people who visit and love our places.

This role is based on annualised hours, where the amount of hours you work each month may vary, however your salary will be paid in 12 equal instalments over the year

Interviews will be held on the 25th June.

What it's like to work here

Reporting to the facilities manager you’ll ensure our compliance and environmental monitoring systems (Vantage and Property System) are up to date and support teams to follow guidance and meet task deadlines. 

Made famous through Downton Abbey and Bridgerton, Basildon Park, an estate saved from almost certain demolition and lovingly revived, is one of three special places in the Thames Valley portfolio, the other two being Greys Court and Nuffield Place.  Our properties, gardens and wooded parkland offer glorious seasonal colour, with spring bluebells, summer buttercups and autumn leaves offering a peaceful and tranquil place to nurture and grow a flourishing career. 

What you'll be doing

As Facilities Co-ordinator you’ll be responsible for supporting the delivery of consistently high levels of facilities support services to our property teams.  

You’ll provide a maintenance and repairs programme and work with contractors to ensure work at our properties is delivered to a high standard.  

Supporting the development of the visitor journey at properties, you’ll ensure high presentation standards in visitor facing areas and ensure facilities services meet visitor needs and expectations by carrying out repairs.  

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’re:

  • customer focused with a positive attitude
  • a team player, but also can work on your own initiative
  • comfortable using IT packages ??
  • well organised and adaptable??
  • happy to learn new skills

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 places for you, a guest and your children (under 18)

• Tax-free childcare scheme

• Rental deposit loan scheme

• Season ticket loan

• EV car lease scheme 

• Perks at work discounts such as 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 Trust places

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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