Facilities Manager, Yeovilton

Salary (Grade 5):  £25,700 - £27,530 per annum (dependent upon experience)

37.5 hours per week, permanent (this post works on a 7-day rota which will include working occasional weekends and responding to out of hours callouts as appropriate)

We are recruiting for a Facilities Manager at the Fleet Air Arm Museum based in Yeovilton. The successful candidate will be part of a friendly, multidisciplinary team of museum professionals, working with and closely supporting colleagues onsite, as well as the local site management team.

This is an exciting role reporting to the General Manager and will play a key role in supporting the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) vision to become the world’s most inspiring Naval Museum. The Fleet Air Arm Museum, Somerset is Europe's largest naval aviation collection of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, the flying arm of the Royal Navy.

This role will be focused on ensuring a fun, safe and effective environment for our visitors, staff and volunteers. The work will be varied, ranging from appointing and managing contractors, attending to building and facilities breakdowns and carrying out minor repairs and maintenance duties.

The majority of your time will be based in Yeovilton with occasional travel to Portsmouth.

Key Opportunities

• Further develop a program of planned maintenance to ensure the site remains safe, inspiring and enjoyable for our visitor’s, staff and volunteers.

• Manage relationships and service agreements with Contractors.

• To use those ‘hands on’ skills to maintain our buildings and systems.

Knowledge/Experience

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

• Have an exceptional attention to detail and methodical approach to working through problems.  

• A demonstratable ability to maintain records and ensure the interests of the NMRN are protected.

• You should have recent work experience in the building/general maintenance sector, both theory and practical. Those with an electrical background preferred but not essential. Previous experience of conducting fire alarm tests, L8 water tests and other regulatory compliance testing is required.

• You will have experience of the management of asbestos containing materials and other Health and Safety actions.

• Qualification in a recognised Health and Safety training scheme and the experience of practically using this to support the use of RAMS.


• Experience of safe working at height, maintenance of access registers and mobile access equipment.

• Experience working with the public and having a customer centric approach to completing repairs in a busy environment. 

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

• This post requires a standard DBS check as a requirement of working on the naval base.

We provide:

• The opportunity to be part of a friendly and diverse workplace within a unique heritage environment
• Group pension plan with Royal London (6% employer contributions, 2% employee contributions and death in service benefit)
• Free onsite parking
• 23 days annual leave, increasing to 25 days after 5 years’ service
• Flexible working
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Free admission to other museums and attractions within the reciprocal agreement
• Discounts at our shops and cafes
• Discounted tickets for family and friends


For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Stuart Stamp on 02392 891370, or email stuart.stamp@NMRN.org.uk

Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a statement indicating how their knowledge and experience match those specified. Applications should be forwarded to the HR Team at recruitment@NMRN.org.uk and are required by 6.00pm Sunday 14 June 2020. 

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and our responsibility to ensure appropriate safety measures are in place, we will be conducting the interviews virtually using video facilities such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams w/c 22 June 2020.  This role will require the successful candidate to work at our Yeovilton site as this is considered as essential work.  We would like to assure you that appropriate safety measures are in place and these are reviewed on a regular basis as the safety of our staff is of utmost importance to us.

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