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Building Fabric Manager

Victoria and Albert Museum


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join the prestigious V&A Museum's Estate team and contribute to the legacy of one of the world's most renowned art and design institutions


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£45359 - £50399

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Cromwell Road, London

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary: The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) stands as a global leader in art and design, boasting a collection of over 2.8 million works. With a mission to educate and inspire, the V&A is embarking on an ambitious expansion including new sites in East London, enriching lives through its extensive collections and exhibitions. At this dynamic juncture, the V&A is committed to a sustainable future, with a goal to achieve carbon net zero by 2035.

  • Role Summary:
    • Manage the upkeep of the V&A's historic and new estate properties.
    • Collaborate with a friendly team during a pivotal expansion phase.
    • Contribute to the development of the estate strategy and significant refurbishment projects.
    • Work within a diverse range of high-profile environments and buildings.
    • Embrace flexible working arrangements within an inclusive team culture.
  • Role Requirements:
    • A passion for the built environment.
    • Interest in working with historic and contemporary architecture.
    • Commitment to sustainability and achieving the museum's carbon net zero target.
  • Benefits:
    • Generous pension scheme and holiday entitlement.
    • Access to flexible working options.
    • Exclusive V&A exhibition tickets.
    • Subsidised staff canteen and shop discounts.
    • Comprehensive employee support and development programs.

The Role Since its inception, the V&A's buildings were intended to exemplify the best of contemporary architecture and design. They are a work of art in themselves, reinforcing the Museum's mission to educate and inspire its visitors. This philosophy has endured to create the richly varied set of buildings we see today.

We are opening two new buildings in East London in 2025, YV&A has recently reopened and we continue to develop our historic estate in South Kensington. The Estate team is looking for someone with a passion for the built environment to manage the fabric of our estate – both historic and newly built. We are a friendly team and this is an opportunity for someone to join us at a critical time as we expand our culturally significant estate, review the estate strategy, carry out significant refurbishment projects and work towards our ambitious carbon net zero target of 2035.

Working in the Estates Team you will have the change to be part of big changes within the V&A family of sites as we extend to additional museums and locations over the next 3 year. You will be working on some of the pre-eminent Victorian buidling in the UK and in a high profile environment with a mix of locations, buildings and uses. Flexible working is on offer while we do also promote a positive working environment within our friendly and inclusive Estates team.

The V&A The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.8 million objects, books and archives that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. The museum holds many of the UK's national collections and houses some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance.

Our mission is to be recognised as the world's leading museum of art, design and performance, and to enrich people's lives by promoting research, knowledge and enjoyment of the designed world to the widest possible audience. We strive to make the V&A matter to more people and in that context we work to the following six strategic objectives: To create a world class visitor and learning experience across all V&A sites and collections. Focus and deepen the relevance of our collections to the UK creative and knowledge economy. Expand the V&A's international reach, reputation and impact. To operate with financial and organisational initiative and efficiency. Showcase the best of digital design and deliver an outstanding digital experience. Diversify and increase private and commercial funding sources.

Benefits Generous pension scheme 29 days plus bank holidays Flexible working Tickets to V&A exhibitions Subsidised staff canteen 25% discount in V&A shops Give as you earn scheme Bicycle loan Interest-free season ticket Interest-free rental deposit loan Free safety checks and small repairs to your bike with Doctor Bike Wide range of training and professional development opportunities Employee Assistance Programme Staff diversity networks


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