Assistant Facilities Manager – The Historic Dockyard, Chatham

Job Title: Assistant Facilities Manager
Salary: £28,000
Hours: Full time
Location: The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Kent
Closing date: 12:00 am 30 September 2021

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a thriving community with 115 residential properties, over 100 commercial tenants, including the University of Kent with 600 students, and a visitor attraction receiving up to 180,000 visitors a year.

It is a unique heritage environment, being the most complete Dockyard of the age of sail in the world. The estate is owned and operated by Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust (The Trust), an independent charity, that has transformed the formally derelict post-industrial site into the 21st Century, 24/7, place that it is today.

Click here for more detail about the Trust and its operations>>

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is looking to recruit an Assistant Facilities Manager with heritage-based conservation skills who can assist to manage the Trust’s team and contractors to maintain and preserve the Historic Dockyard’s 80 acre estate consisting of a unique assembly of historic buildings and structures relating to the age of sail.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their passion for working with historic structures as well as modern building management systems and green technology as well as visitor focused galleries and exhibits.

Their ability to plan and deliver successful repair, preservation and conservation programmes within budgets and their experience of motivating and managing small teams including both staff and contractors.At the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust it is our ambition to create an inclusive culture which attracts all candidates and demonstrates our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

The Job Description and Application Form are available on the Trust’s website here>>

Applications should be made using the form provided but should be supported by a full CV and cover letter (maximum length, two sides A4) indicating why your personal experience makes you the right person for the job.

The closing date for applications is 30 September 2021, with interviews being held on the 7 October 2021.

Please send your completed documents to Miss Kerry Childs, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, 1st Floor North, Fitted Rigging House, The Historic Dockyard Chatham Kent ME4 4TZ or to

If you have any questions regarding this post please contact Penny Gilbert/ Kerry Childs on or to arrange an informal discussion.