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Head of Facilities Management

Head of Facilities Management

£45,000 - £50,000 per annum Full Time Permanent

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is looking to recruit a Head of Facilities Management with heritage-based conservation skills who can assist to manage the Trust’s team and contractors to maintain and preserve the Historic Dockyard’s 80-acre estate consisting of a unique assembly of historic buildings and structures relating to the age of sail.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their passion for working with historic structures as well as modern building management systems and green technology as well as visitor focused galleries and exhibits.  Candidates must demonstrate their ability to plan and deliver successful repair, preservation and conservation programmes within budgets and their experience of motivating and managing small teams including both staff and contractors.

The Head of Facilities Management is a vital part of the broader departmental succession planning with key leadership responsibilities within the department and in supporting the effective leadership of the organisation.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a thriving community with 115 residential properties, over 100 commercial tenants, including the University of Kent with 600 students, and a visitor attraction receiving up to 180,000 visitors a year. 

It is a unique heritage environment, being the most complete Dockyard of the age of sail in the world.  The estate is owned and operated by Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust (The Trust), an independent charity, that has transformed the formally derelict post-industrial site into the 21st Century, 24/7, place that it is today. 

How to Apply

At the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust it is our ambition to create an inclusive culture which attracts all candidates and demonstrates our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

Please send your completed application form to Miss Kerry Childs, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, 1st Floor North, Fitted Rigging House, The Historic Dockyard Chatham Kent ME4 4TZ or email to

If you have any questions regarding this post please contact Nigel Howard / Kerry Childs on or to arrange an informal discussion.

The closing date for applications is 10th June 2022, with interviews being held w/c 20th June 2022