The regional Building Surveyors / Architects are responsible for all aspects of the conservation, maintenance, repair and improvement work to Landmark’s portfolio of buildings and structures within their region.
The range and importance of the role is considerable. The works range from minor works (annual, cyclical and response maintenance) to major upgrades of the existing portfolio of Landmarks, all carried out to the highest conservation and repair standards.
Maintenance of Landmark’s existing portfolio is as important as its new project work, and is critical to meeting the required letting income. Landmark has evolved a very particular style of presentation, which has come to be recognised and sought out by its customers and which must be respected and perpetuated.
The Historic Estates department does have an in-house direct labour furnishings and crafts team and there maybe occasions when planned maintenance works are undertaken by them. Financial management, CDM and supervision of their works would be required.
The role involves liaising with other colleagues within Landmark, notably the regional operational team (RPMs, PAs, Housekeepers) as well as with the furnishings and crafts team. Liaison and co-operation with the bookings team is required to minimise downtime for the lettings business. This is combined with hands-on managerial work to achieve proper and timely execution of works on the ground ensuring compliance with CDM and other H&S legislation as necessary.
A substantial budget, based on need and linked to the income performance of the lettings business, is available under the Building Surveyors’ / Architects’ for the repair and maintenance of all buildings and associated services in the portfolio. Close financial control and accountability is essential, as is proper contractual procurement procedures to protect Landmark’s interests.
The Head of the Historic Estate has overall responsibility for the delivery of new building rescue projects. The regional Building Surveyors / Architects will share responsibility by acting as client representatives on new project work working closely with the external design team and acting as a link to the in-house project team for large-scale project refurbishment work. They will provide technical guidance and expertise as well as ensuring proposals are sustainable and consider ongoing future maintenance concerns. New projects, once added to the portfolio, become the responsibility of the Building Surveyor / Architect to maintain.
There are a number of managed lettings within the Landmark portfolio of properties as well as commercial (investment) properties, which from time to time, the Building Surveyor / Architect will be asked to provide professional and technical advice; prepare repair specifications and oversee repair works carried out either by the in-house direct labour crafts team or by external contractors as necessary.
Interviews will be held at The Pineapple 25th July 2019
Application forms and further details for the role are on [www.landmarktrust.org.uk]
13 June 2019
12 July 2019
The Landmark Trust
BERKSHIRE SL6 3SW