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Building Fabric Manager

Vacancy Details

Salary: £39,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Chief Operating Officers Portfolio
Category: Security and Facilities Management
Closing Date: 28/12/2021
Date Posted: 29/11/2021
Reference: 03885



Full Time, Permanent, 

The British Library has an interesting and rewarding vacancy for a Building Fabric Manager within our Estates and Facilities Management department, based in our Grade 1 listed building at St Pancras. 

If you have construction management experience and are looking for a new challenge on the client side in a positive environment, you may be the person we are looking for to work on the building fabric maintenance of the Library’s two campuses, in London and Boston Spa. Building on existing strong construction management and communication skills, you will spend time identifying building defects and finding and implementing solutions. You will need to have a good understanding of both traditional and modern construction methods, and be confident in fault detection and diagnosis such as deterioration of brickwork and stonework, degradation of finishes to specialist joinery and plasterwork, cladding/roofing failure, structural movement and water ingress. 

You will work in a friendly team to actively identify, analyse and mitigate building maintenance and project risks before they turn into issues. Working collaboratively with other departments and our M&E/Fabric term contractor, your proactive approach to liaising with and managing both contractors and building/department access will help to deliver excellent customer service, which is flexible and adapts to the needs and sensitivities of staff and other building users. Above all, you will need to demonstrate a confident can-do attitude, and the ability to work adaptably and flexibly to make sure that the team as a whole are able to provide the best achievable service to our customers. Taking the time to find out customers' expectations and managing them is at the heart of what we do - it's different every day, and there is always something new to learn. 

To make this exciting and unique opportunity yours, you’ll need an appropriate professional qualification in a construction related discipline, or be progressing towards one. Substantial construction or maintenance management skills gained from working on high specification buildings involving specialist joinery, metalwork, and stonework/brickwork are essential. You’ll need to be able to read detailed construction drawings, and produce sketch drawings for alterations and repairs to building elements such as specialist metalwork and joinery. Knowledge of current health, safety and environment legislation and the challenges relating to construction and maintenance work is important too, as is experience in budgeting and cost reporting, and management of building projects. 

In short, it’s a challenging role working within our Estates and Facilities Management team that will see your career develop in a welcoming and supportive workplace.

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. At present we have well over 170 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We make our collections and programmes available to all. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future by anyone, anywhere.

In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits.  Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes a minimum of 20.6% (this may be higher dependant on grade. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.

For further information and to apply, please visit quoting vacancy ref:03885

Closing date: 28 December 2021

Interview date: TBC

We are unable to provide sponsorship under the UK Skilled Worker visa for this role, as it does not meet the eligibility criteria required for this immigration route

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