Coastal Estates Manager – South East (Swanage – Eastbourne)

Coastal Estates Manager – South East (Swanage – Eastbourne)

Job Description

  • Permanent
  • United Kingdom
  • £39,524 - £46,499 per annum, inc benefits UK / Year

Coastal Estates Manager – South East (Swanage – Eastbourne)

Salary: £39,524 – £46,499 (dependent on experience)
Vehicle: A vehicle will be made available to carry out your duties
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time
Location description: This vacancy is homebased within the South East region and will be covering the coastline from Swanage round to Eastbourne.
Interview date: 21/22 February 2024
Closing Date: 04-02-2024
Reference: 16482

About us

Our purpose is simple, to save lives at sea. Since the 19th century, our crews have been risking their lives to save those who are in danger of drowning. We’re looking for a Coastal Estates Manager to join our Estates Team.

The RNLI provides a 24-hour lifeboat service from 238 stations and a seasonal lifeguard service on 240 beaches around the coast of the UK, ROI and the Isle of Man. The built facilities and structures upon which these essential services depend are often in challenging and exposed locations, requiring a continuous programme of inspection, maintenance, installation and development.

Some of the benefits

– Salary £39,524 – £46,499 (dependent on experience)
– Home based flexible working
– 26 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays
– Outstanding pension scheme (contributions of up to 16% of basic salary)
– Life assurance
– Health and dental cashplan
– Company vehicle

Your Role

The role of Coastal Estates Manager plays an integral part in supporting our lifesaving service through the safe, efficient and effective management of this unique and diverse infrastructure. You will have significant responsibility for an operational portfolio of buildings including the requirement to accurately assess condition, specify and procure planned and emergency works, and monitor contractor performance against safety, quality and cost criteria.

About You

To be considered as the Coastal Estates Manager, you will need extensive practical experience of managing building maintenance & construction works at a professional level, ideally in a maritime environment.

Educated to HNC level or equivalent in Building Construction or Civil Engineering or equivalent experience and desirably educated to degree level with membership of a professional body such as CIOB, RICS or ICE, you will possess commercial and financial acumen, excellent IT and communication skills and the ability to work effectively at both strategic and operational levels. This will be matched with a highly motivated, organised approach, a thorough understanding of current maintenance procedures and an embedded attitude towards Health and Safety practices and regulations.

This vacancy is based within the South East region and will be covering the coastline from Swanage round to Eastbourne.

So, as a Coastal Estates Manager, you will thrive in an environment where you are managing and delivering multiple concurrent projects over diverse geographical and technical areas, using skill and sound judgement to provide practical solutions to engineering problems safely and efficiently.

If you want to help support our organisation’s aim to reduce drowning, this could be the role for you. Please apply via the button shown.

This post requires a valid driving licence.


The RNLI is committed to safeguarding; ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment and have a zero tolerance approach to proven incidents of bullying, abuse, harassment or exploitation. The suitability of all prospective employees and volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. This will include relevant criminal record checks being carried out dependent on the eligibility of the role. (England & Wales; DBS check, Scotland; Disclosure Scotland PVG, Northern Ireland; Access NI, Republic of Ireland; Garda Vetting; International, International Child Protection Certificate process).

Diversity at the RNLI

Our staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. We respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within our teams, and consider it essential to help us deliver a world-class lifesaving service. We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, we also look for applicants who share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping us work towards Our Vision: To save Every One.

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