Head of Facilities – Historic Building

July 19, 2024
£40000 - £40000

Job Description

Job Title: Head of Estates

Location: Edinburgh (Hybrid Working Available)

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £43,000 – £65,000 per annum

Experience: Listed Building Experience, Health and Safety Knowledge

About Us: Hunter Mason’s client is a prestigious institution located in the heart of Edinburgh, renowned for its rich history and commitment to excellence in education. Our campus includes several listed buildings, adding unique charm and historical significance to our facilities. We are dedicated to maintaining and enhancing our estate to provide a safe, functional, and inspiring environment for our students, staff, and visitors.

Position Overview: We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Head of Estates to lead our Estates team. The ideal candidate will have significant experience managing listed buildings, strong knowledge of health and safety regulations, and a proven ability to oversee complex estate operations. This role offers the flexibility of hybrid working, combining office presence with remote work.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee the maintenance, conservation, and enhancement of the college’s estate, including listed buildings.
  2. Develop and implement strategic plans for estate management, ensuring alignment with the college’s goals and objectives.
  3. Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations, promoting a safe environment for students, staff, and visitors.
  4. Manage and lead the Estates team, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
  5. Coordinate with external contractors, architects, and conservation specialists to ensure high standards of work and compliance with heritage guidelines.


  1. Significant experience in estate management, particularly with listed buildings.
  2. Strong knowledge of health and safety regulations and best practices.
  3. Proven ability to manage complex projects and budgets.
  4. Excellent leadership and team management skills.
  5. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

How to Apply: Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience to Mason Consulting