The National Trust

Building Surveyor - Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
40,000 pa
25 May 2022
09 Jun 2022
Job Type
Full Time, Part Time
Building Surveyor - Bury St Edmunds



We’re looking for an experienced and enthusiastic building professional, able to bring their best to care for some of the most historic buildings and structures in East Anglia. You’ll be involved with historic mansions, vernacular buildings, visitor infrastructure, and everything in between, covering properties in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, and Norfolk

What it's like to work here

Reporting to a Senior Building Surveyor, you’ll be part of a team of conservation specialists working in a thriving Building Surveyor community.  You'll provide support and expertise in all aspects of building compliance, conservation, repair, maintenance, and projects.

As well as working with a fascinating portfolio, you’ll get the chance to apply your skills to a worthwhile cause, securing the future of a wonderful legacy for the benefit of current and future generations.

It’s about being part of something different, where cause matters most and where our decisions are always based on the long term.

What you'll be doing

You’ll be a key part of our buildings team in the Midlands and East of England consultancy, comprising of surveyors, architects, planners, project and contract managers and many other specialists. You'll be responsible for a portfolio of work that is varied and always interesting.

You'll review, develop, and implement programs of short- and long-term cyclical work, commissioning surveys, and investigative work to ensure that we understand the needs of our buildings.

You'll deliver projects that address key conservation needs for our mansions, improvements to visitor infrastructure and facilities and manage complex reactive building events.

You’ll work collaboratively to support our property and facilities management teams to help them reach the right decisions about the care of their properties and where required, take responsibility for appointing and managing external consultants.

Who we're looking for

We're looking for a chartered Building Surveyor with expertise in the sustainable use, repair, and conservation of historic buildings. We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • Full member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Chartered Institute of Buildings (CIOB) or Architects Registration Board (ARB)
  • Full driving licence will be required for travel around the region (mileage allowance will be paid for work travel)
  • Knowledge of building conservation, defect diagnosis, maintenance, and repair
  • Track record of preparing specifications and schedules of works
  • Project Management experience
  • Experience in contract management and contract administration
  • Experience of financial responsibility for projects and cyclical work

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.

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

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