Facilities Manager

Facilities Manager

Based at Hartlepool with very occasional travel to other NMRN locations.

Salary:  £24,000 per annum

37.5 hours per week, permanent.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) is recruiting for a full-time Facilities Manager for our Hartlepool site - working as part of the Visitor Experience team onsite in addition to supporting the heritage team to care for our historic ship, HMS Trincomalee.

This is an exciting role reporting to the site General Manager and will play a key role in supporting the NMRN’s vision to become the world’s most inspiring Naval Museum.  HMS Trincomalee and the surrounding themed Georgian Quayside, are key attractions in Hartlepool and have been part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy since 2016. There are exciting plans for future development of the site which this role will assist in taking forward.

This role will be focused on ensuring the ship and shoreside facilities are well maintained, ensuring a safe, fun and effective environment for our visitors, staff and volunteers.  The work will be varied, including the development and implementation of schedules of maintenance and conservation, managing contractors, working with specialist colleagues in the wider Historic Ships Team and attending to building and facilities breakdowns and carrying out minor repairs and maintenance duties.

Key Opportunities

• Develop and implement a program of planned maintenance to ensure the ship and shoreside facilities are protected and the site remains safe, inspiring and enjoyable for our visitor’s staff and volunteers.

• Manage relationships and service agreements with Contractors.

• To use ‘hands on’ skills to maintain the ship, buildings and systems.


• The ideal candidate will be equally comfortable managing maintenance programmes, contractors and service agreement relationships, but also competent delivering ‘hands on’ minor repairs and maintenance.

• Applicants should have recent experience in the building/general maintenance or ship construction/maintenance/repair sectors.

• The candidate must  be capable to act as the site Building Recovery Manager and take appropriate responsibility in the event of an Emergency or Incident.

• A flexible approach to work is needed as occasional out of hours work/call outs will occur.

• A driving licence is desirable in addition to access to your own vehicle.

To view a copy of the role profile, please click here

For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Roslyn Adamson, General Manager on 01429 860 077. Alternatively email roslyn.adamson@nmrn.org.uk

The role profile can be viewed at www.NMRN.org.uk/jobs or by emailing recruitment@NMRN.org.uk Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a statement indicating how their experience and qualifications match those specified.   Applications should be forwarded to the HR Team at recruitment@nmrn.org.uk and are required by 12 pm on 15 November 2019.  Interviews will be held w/c 25 November 2019 at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool.

HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands