National Trust for Scotland: Regional Maintenance Surveyor

£36,523 – £40,238 G5(S) (valid March 2022) + Essential Business Car Users allowance
Full time, permanent
Location: North East region, potentially flexible hybrid working

The National Trust for Scotland is looking for strong team players who are committed to conserving and sharing Scotland’s heritage.  Join the NTS Building Surveying Team and you will work with Scotland’s largest and most diverse portfolio of historic buildings and structures. This is an exciting time for the Trust as we have recently launched a 10-year Strategy: Nature, Beauty and Heritage for Everyone with a strong focus on caring for Scotland’s special places through best practice in conservation.

Imagine working here!  

The role

We are seeking a Maintenance Surveyor to support our work across the country.  You will be embedded in the North East Regional team. As the Regional Building Maintenance Specialist, you will work closely with the Regional Building (conservation) Surveyor to advise and support Operations Teams, putting the Trust’s Conservation Principles into practice through planned and reactive maintenance of all built structures.  This is a new role and you will be instrumental in shaping the way the Trust manages the conservation maintenance of its buildings, helping to build maintenance plans for each building and dealing with backlog maintenance projects.

Where you will work

You will be based at our North East Regional Office and but most of your work will be site based at properties.  You will need your own transport and should expect to be away from home overnight on some occasions.

Who are we looking for

We are looking for exceptional people to care for our exceptional buildings.  You will have a good understanding of traditional building construction, pathology and survey techniques and experience of organizing and overseeing works to buildings.  Beyond this we are interested in speaking to people from a range of professional and trade backgrounds and we would be happy to advise you whether your qualifications suit our needs.  Any enquiries should be forwarded to:

What we offer

Our close knit Buildings Team has a challenging job where no two days are the same but where we firmly believe that we can make a real difference to the future of Scotland’s built heritage.  An opportunity to work with some of Scotland’s top experts in heritage management across natural, built and cultural heritage as NTS embarks on a big vision: Nature, Beauty and Heritage for Everyone.

We offer a competitive salary plus essential car user allowance, 30 days annual leave per annum (plus up to 7 Trust days during the Christmas holiday season), enrollment in one of the Trust’s two pension schemes and a benefits package including free entry to all National Trust for Scotland properties and discount at NTS shops and cafes.

Closing date: Friday 9 September 2022

Further information and APPLY

Interested applicants should forward a completed application form to the People Department The National Trust for Scotland, Hermiston Quay, 5 Cultins Road, Edinburgh EH11 4DF, by mail or email via, by first post (or 10.00) on Friday 9th September 2022.

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