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Head of Estates and Facilities Management

This role oversees the operation and delivery of Wiston House, a 16th-century Grade I listed building surrounded by over 6,000 acres of parkland.

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Wiston House in the summer

What we do matters

At Wilton Park, we bring people together from around the world to help them solve some of the most complex global challenges.

We deliver excellence in all that we do. We’re passionate, dedicated and take pride in our work. We deal with the world as it is, embracing change and navigating complexity. Working at Wilton Park is challenging but rewarding. We welcome thousands of guests through our doors each year and run over 60 events annually. We’re resilient and we’re determined, because what we do, matters. We’re proud of the impact that we have and the legacy that we leave.

We’re a team that delivers

As an organisation that works to support UK foreign and development policy, we want to reflect the world that we work in. Rooted in our local community and connected to the world, we value diversity and difference. We know that everyone has something to offer and the potential to grow. We need people from all sorts of backgrounds and with all kinds of skills to help us build a team that delivers.

The role

The Head of Estates and Facilities Management provides strategic leadership and oversees the effective, efficient operation and delivery of Wiston House, a 16th-century Grade I listed building set in the South Downs National Park. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the Estates and Facilities Management team and will develop and deliver a multi-year planned maintenance programme that aligns with Wilton Park’s business strategy, lease obligations and dilapidations management.

Essential skills include proven property and facilities experience in a heritage building environment, management of complex work programmes and budgets, and experience of working at a senior level, contributing to the development of business and departmental strategy and policy.

To apply, please send in your completed application form, a copy of your CV and the diversity monitoring questionnaire to

Closing date: 1700, Monday 1 May 2023

Candidate pack

Application form

Behaviour examples: hints and tips

Diversity Monitoring Questionnaire

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