Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is the independent charity that looks after six of Britain’s most important heritage sites: the Tower of London; Hampton Court Palace; Banqueting House; Kensington Palace; Kew Palace, and Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland.
We’re recruiting Project Managers and Property Surveyors to work with our specialist consultants and contractors on Building Conservation and Major Project work at our extraordinary sites. Visitor experience lies at the heart of our work – explaining the history of our palaces through championing best practice in conservation and award winning design.
Reporting to the Head of Projects and Surveyor of the Fabric (SoF) you will be part of a team of architects and surveyors responsible for managing conservation and improvement works from feasibility, through design and construction, to project review. Major projects deliver on longer-term masterplans across sites, and range from visitor and staff accommodation, retail & catering, exhibitions and interior re-presentations to gardens’ restoration works. Prioritisation of building conservation projects is informed by the Quinquennial State of the Estate condition survey, undertaken by the project management team. Project sponsorship, development of business plans, reporting to internal Project Boards and liaison with planning officers and the Historic Building Inspectorate forms part of the role.
The ability to work independently and deliver projects to time cost and quality criteria is essential. A Building Surveying, Architectural or General Practice (for the property surveyor) degree and professional qualification (for permanent positions) will be supported by relevant practical experience, including knowledge of conservation policy and contract administration. HRP supports career development through practical experience and training.
The successful applicants will be based at Hampton Court Palace or the Tower of London, with work at other palaces as required. Please visit our website for more information.
Closing date: 1st March 2020
Historic Royal Places is an equal opportunities employer and truly values a diverse workforce. Applications are welcome from candidates regardless of their background.