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Maintenance Supervisor

Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £25,603 - £27,318 pro-rata, per annum

Location: Brodie Castle


An interesting role responsible for the delivery, either through the supervision of contractors or carrying out the work in house, of the maintenance needs and buildings compliance at Brodie Castle & Estate portfolio that encompasses, Historic Listed buildings, modern visitor centers, tenanted dwellings, holiday cottages and estate infrastructure.

This requires an organised individual with understanding of facilities management and practical maintenance skills. This role would ideally be for somebody with experience of supervising contractors and small projects, and setting up safe, risk-aware working environments.


Achieve high standards of maintenance and presentation for estate buildings and infrastructure

• Working closely with the regional buildings and property team to deliver an annual programme of planned preventative and reactive maintenance, to time and budget. Property assets include:

o Brodie Castle, Playful Pavillion, Playful Garden structures, Adventure Playground, car parks and surrounding landscapes
o Residential tenanted property
o 4 Holiday lets
o Bird Hides, Agri shed, Gardeners Bothy and buildings
o Sewage treatment facilities and Septic Tanks

• Responsible for the co-ordination and supervision of qualified contractors on site.

• Work with estate tenants and regional Estate Surveyor to ensure that residential properties meet relevant condition compliance standards.

• Enable visitor centres and parking facilities to open all year round through proactive cold weather planning.

• Operate fit-for-purpose workshop and storage facilities, including maintaining and servicing tools.

• Ensure all customer touch points of bins, car parks and back of house areas are kept to an excellent standard.

Work collaboratively with the Operations Manager, all the heads of department and the regional team in ensuring compliance with health and safety, security, managing risks and establishing safe systems of work for the buildings

• Conduct planned and dynamic risk assessment of maintenance tasks, for staff and contractors, adhering to the properties’ safe working procedures and reducing the likelihood of incidents or accidents.

• Manage our preparedness for emergencies, including the testing and maintenance of fire, security and emergency lighting systems and equipment, plus the induction of staff in response procedures.

• Maintain comprehensive documentation of our compliance routines and report on these as required.

• Contribute to cyclical reviews and audits of our risk assessments and emergency processes, and progress with identified actions.

• Prepare COSHH assessments and the safe management of chemicals.

Provide effective financial, people and project management

• Work within agreed budgets, negotiating costs with external contractors, ordering goods and services, and monitoring spend to ensure efficient use of charitable resources.

• Lead a motivated and effective maintenance team, through task-setting, performance management and personal development.

• Develop and deliver projects to make a step-change in our properties’ maintenance, conservation, environmental and visitor experience standards. Work in line with CDM regulations, as required.

• Champion environmentally responsible practices to minimise our wastage, carbon footprint and impact on the landscape.

• Undertake duty management and first aid cover as required, including occasional weekend working.


• Essential

• Substantial experience in a wide range of maintenance/DIY tasks, including practical skills in basic plumbing, electrical, joinery and grounds-keeping.

• Experience of leading and motivating staff and/or volunteers.

• Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

• Strong organisational, forward planning and multi-tasking skills with an ability to prioritise and respond to emergencies.

• Experience of risk management and championing health and safety at work.

• Driving license and competence with winter driving, use of trailers and ATVs.

• Computer literacy, including email, internet, word-processing and spreadsheets.


• Awareness and interest in heritage buildings or landscape conservation.

• Experience of designing and executing projects.

• First Aid certification (or willingness to train and use).

• An appreciation for the work and mission of the National Trust for Scotland.

The Purpose, Context, Key Responsibilities, and Person Specification reflect the requirements of the job at the time of issue. The Trust reserves the right to amend these with appropriate consultation and/or request the post-holder to undertake any activities that it believes to be reasonable within the broad scope of the job or his/her general abilities.

Application Deadline: Sunday 11/06/2023