Works Manager - Urquhart Castle

This is a pivotal role on ensuring that Urquhart Castle, as a top 3 site within the Historic Environment Scotland estate, is fully compliant and operational for both staff and visitors to the site.

The Works Manager (WM) has front line responsibility for the management, supervision, and deployment of the works team (MCU) engaged in all maintenance and conservation works at the Properties in Care within the Urquhart Castle remit.

The MCU currently consists of Works Manager and a labourer, although this team is currently being built up with further staff. 

The Works Manager will also manage, supervise, and monitor work carried out by external contractors supporting the requirements of the site needs. 

The Works Manager will report directly to the District Works Manager (DWM) and will have day to day contact with many departments within Historic Environment Scotland.


Proven knowledge and working experience of construction/traditional building
craft trades.

  • Proven staff management skills and experience of supervising other trades as well as an ability to deal effectively with staff covering a wide range of professions at all levels.
  • Experience and knowledge of health & safety practises, including the CDM Regulations, COSHH assessments, risk management etc.
  • Proven level of financial awareness with the ability to control budgets against spend and priorities.
  • Ability to organise and oversee multi-project work programmes.
  • Experience of construction/conservation contract management processes and procedures.
  • Ability to manage a diverse staff group.
  • Good IT skills in Word/Excel
  • Full driving licence

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Closing Date for completed applications: 6th February 2024 Midday

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