Property and Estates Manager

Organisation: The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Location: Edinburgh Zoo

The role

To lead and manage the day-to-day operational activities of the property and estates team at Edinburgh Zoo in support of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS)’s vision and mission as a leading wildlife conservation charity including management of allocated capital projects (whole or in part) such as construction and refurbishment of all buildings, facilities, and infrastructure in relation to new build projects.

Some of the things you’ll do:

Contribute to the development of the estates strategy to identify where improvements can be made, ensuring the site is safe, compliant and in excellent state of repair
Contribute to the development of projects including design, budgets, the works being identified, prepared, scheduled and allocated through to the work being assessed, e.g., any new build or refurbishment projects at Edinburgh Zoo
Contribute to the evolution of sustainability across RZSS; defining, developing and recommending appropriate strategies, policies and plans, budget discussions and managing their delivery, e.g., ensuring new build projects are energy efficient, environment friendly and sustainable
Develop and manage construction and infrastructure projects, in conjunction with the project team, sound financial management of the project, sound technical management of the project, production of the project deliverables and achievement of outcomes

What we’re looking for:

HNC or equivalent experience in construction management
Site Management Safety Training Scheme (CITB)
Up-to-date knowledge and understanding of building related health and safety legislation/regulations
Working knowledge and implementation of CDM regulations
Up to date completion of Site Safety Managers Training Scheme (SSMTS)

What you’ll get in return:

37.5hr working week
34 days annual leave (pro rata)
Access to a healthcare plan
Employer contributory pension scheme
You will receive a staff membership which will give you (and family/friends) free (and discounted) entry to both the Highland Wildlife Park and Edinburgh Zoo as well as a number of other Zoos across the UK.

Shortlisting of applications and interviews for this position will take place while the advert is live; the advert will close once a successful candidate has been found. Interested candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as quickly as possible.

Application Deadline: Friday 09/12/2022