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Hooke Park Facilities & Projects Manager

Architectural Association School of Architecture in London - Estates & Facilities

Reports to: Head of Estates & Facilities

Hours: Full-time from Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm

The Architectural Association was founded in 1847, opening as a day school in 1901. The AA is committed to public benefit attained by the learning, teaching, discussion and promotion of architecture.  The School is recognised as a worldwide leader in architectural education, with graduates that include many of the world’s leading architects, scholars, critics and educators. The academic and professional programmes of study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, up to and including doctoral level, are validated by external professional and academic bodies.

Hooke Park is the AA’s woodland site in Dorset owned by the AA since 2002. The 150 hectare working forest is owned and operated by the AA and contains a growing educational facility for design, workshop, construction and landscape-focussed activities. It is used by visiting groups of London-based students.

The site has a number of employees on site consisting of tutors, administration, technicians and cleaning operatives. There are no employees under the age of 18 with staff turnover being generally low.

Role Overview:

  • Responsible for ensuring support is in place for the academic activities on site, in coordination with the Design + Make Programme Directors.
  • Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of buildings and grounds to ensure that they meet health and safety standards and the legal requirements, and meet the needs of the people that study and work in them.
  • Responsible for managing any refurbishments, renovations and office/sleeping accommodation moves to make sure they all run smoothly and according to plan.
  • Responsible for the provision of the basic services such as electricity, water, heating to the living quarters, offices and workshops.
  • Responsible for project managing small works, including negotiation of contracts and tenders, and ensuring best value at all times. Adhering to budgets and compliance with CDM regulations.
  • Responsible for the provision of the catering services, ensuring food safety and high standards of hygiene are always maintained.
  • Responsible for the management of the Hooke Park forestry operations and related activities.
  • Responsible for the preparation and management of the Hooke Park’s operational budget.

What we offer:

A wide-range of staff benefits including generous annual leave and a defined-contribution pension scheme.

How to Apply:

Please email to by the closing date of 1st October 2021 stating the job title in the subject heading.

Please include in your application:

  • AA Application Form
  • Cover Letter / Email highlighting why you feel you are the right person for the role. This should be no more than two-pages
  • Full CV

The AA School is committed to tackling systemic inequalities and particularly welcome applications from women and anyone who is from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background, along with applications from anyone who considers themselves to have a disability.

Thank you for your interest in the AA and this role.

Please note that it will not be possible for the AA School to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the AA School, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006

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Application form can be found here

Location: Beaminster
Salary: £46,000 to £48,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th September 2021
Closes: 1st October 2021
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