Project Manager

The Cabrach Trust
£38K Per Annum
17 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Project Manager to join The Cabrach Trust based in Lower Cabrach, Moray. In return, we offer a competitive salary of £38K per annum plus benefits to include on site accommodation (if required), pension contributions of 5% in line with Government NEST pension scheme, attractive working location, flexible working hours by arrangement and the opportunity for further training and career development.

The Cabrach Trust is an exciting, innovative young heritage organisation. Our vision is to utilize our heritage to regenerate a fragile highland region. The Cabrach is a unique and rare place, a place where time appears to have stood still and which acts as a testament to highland generations past.

The Trust is currently undertaking a series of local development projects putting heritage at the heart of an ambitious regeneration programme for the area.

As part of this programme of works the Trust was recently granted planning approval for the development of a working historical distillery and heritage centre on the site of the historic Inverharroch Farm.

At this exciting time in our development, we are looking to grow our project team to help us to achieve the delivery of the Cabrach Heritage Centre and the Cabrach historical distillery project.

The Project Manager will be required to work with the Executive Director and Trustees to undertake the conversion of Inverharroch Steadings to create the Cabrach Heritage Centre. The Heritage Centre will incorporate; a working historical distillery, heritage & interpretation centre, museum, shop, café, and landscaped grounds.

The Project Manager’s key tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Liaise with project architects and other key members of the design team, including; landscape architects, interior designers, museum designers.
  • Work with project architects to achieve the Building Warrant.
  • Prepare project documentation such as works and tender specifications and project briefs
  • Develop and implement any key management strategies for the project
  • Procure suppliers and manage supplier relationships
  • Liaise with other professionals such as archaeologists, conservationists landscape managers and renewable energy specialists.
  • Manage contractors, consultants and specialists on site
  • Manage the budget for the project
  • Manage resources, ensuring that funds are spent in accordance with approved grant requirements
  • Provide information, reports and updates to funders, trustees and others
  • Develop commercial partnerships where appropriate
  • Manage time and tasks to deliver the project to the agreed timescale

The Project Manager will have the opportunity to input into all of the above and will have the role of coordinating all construction works on site. The role will assume responsibility for ensuring the smooth and efficient delivery of the capital programme.

The successful candidates will ideally have:

  • Significant experience in managing complex capital developments in a project management capacity
  • A professional background in town planning, historic buildings, heritage management, project management, surveying, architecture or similar
  • A self-starter attitude with enthusiasm, commitment, good organisational skills and flexibility
  • Independence and the ability to plan and manage a challenging workload
  • A relevant qualification at degree level or above, such as heritage management, conservation management, architecture, planning, or similar
  • An understanding of traditional buildings
  • The ability to work in a remote environment
  • Excellent financial awareness and budgetary management skills
  • Highly developed negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Experience of working with multiple stakeholders
  • A full clean driving licence and use of a car

The deadline for applications is Monday 11th June, 10am, applications received after this deadline will not be considered. Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 19th June.

The hours of work are full time, 37 hours a week, any 5 out of 7 days, Monday – Sunday.

This is position is based on a 12 month fixed term contract initially with the option to extend.

The Cabrach Trust is a charity registered in Scotland with the charity number: SC043771.

Please apply online today to be considered for the Project Manager role with a CV and covering letter explaining in detail why your skills, experience and ambitions would suit this role, making close reference to the person specification.

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