Location:Manchester, Bradford or York
Category:Buildings and facilities
Salary:£55,000 - £60,000 per annum
Contract type:Contract Permanent
Telephone:0207 942 4222
Head of Estate (North)
Do you have a good technical understanding of buildings and facilities management? Are you a strong and credible leader?
The Science Museum Group (SMG) is the largest and most complex museum estate in the country which also houses a scientific collection of international significance. The Estate team has responsibility for ensuring that the SMG Estate meets all legislative and operational requirements, is consistently well maintained, efficiently run and delivers an excellent customer experience to staff and visitors alike.
To help lead on this work across our Northern sites, we are now recruiting into a Head of Estate (North) to be accountable for the compliant management of the National Railway Museum (York), National Science and Media Museum (Bradford), Science and Industry Museum (Manchester) and Locomotion (Shildon) sites, through the management of local Estate team members and outsourced maintenance services. You’ll lead an Estate service which is responsive, resilient and customer-focused, providing support and input to Masterplans and other projects.
Joining us, you’ll have a recognised qualification in facilities/estate management, building services or a closely related field. You will also hold strong leadership skills with the ability to manage and motivate a geographically diverse team of SMG Estates employees and external contractors. You will have a good technical and regulatory understanding of buildings and facilities management with an understanding of the associated risks, and how to manage them. You will be a strong relationship builder, negotiator, and collaborator, and be able to balance a wide portfolio of tasks and projects. As Head of Estate North, you will be analytical with an eye for detail, comfortable using data to inform your approach and produce reports or presentations in order to influence and inform colleagues and stakeholders.
The Science Museum Group (SMG) is here to inspire futures. As the world’s leading group of science museums, we share our unparalleled collection spanning science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine with over five million visitors each year. Joining us as an employee, you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a world-class museum group. We know work/life balance and wellbeing is crucial to our colleagues, so we currently offer up to 27 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays; BUPA medical and dental care; employee assistance programme; enhanced contributory pension; enhanced occupational sick, maternity, paternity and adoption leave and career breaks.
‘Open for All’ is one of the Science Museum Group’s five core values and sets out our important aspiration to be a place for everyone. As a national museum group, we have an ability to reach a wide and diverse population of audiences, colleagues and partners through our geography and scale.
We are working hard to understand our organisation better and to foster a culture that recognises and values different backgrounds, mindsets, skills, experience, knowledge and expertise. By having greater diversity, we believe that we will be a stronger and better organisation and ultimately will be able to inspire more futures. We therefore welcome applications from those who bring difference.
For further details and to apply, please visit our website.
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