Assistant Project Manager, HMS Victory Conservation Programme

Portsmouth, Hampshire
£30,350 - £36,650 per annum (dependent upon experience)
01 Mar 2021
01 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full Time


Assistant Project Manager, HMS Victory Conservation Programme

Salary (Grade 6):  £30,350 - £36,650 per annum (dependent upon experience)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (full-time)

Location: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

HMS Victory is the sole surviving ship of the line from the age of sail and served as Admiral Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, she is a unique artefact of international importance. HMS Victory is both a museum ship and the Flagship of the First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy. The world’s oldest warship in commission, she is undergoing an extensive conservation programme that will take around 10-12 years, and this is being managed and delivered by the Historic Ships team within the National Museum of the Royal Navy.  A role within the team has arisen for an Assistant Project Manager to work with the HMS Victory Conservation Programme Project Manager and Project Director on the delivery of the programme.  

Key Opportunities

  • You will play a key role in ensuring HMS Victory is conserved for this and future generations. This is an exciting opportunity to play a role in delivering a major programme of conservation works to HMS Victory: capital works are estimated at £35 million over the next twelve years. Working with the Project Manager, you will run the Project Management Office, and support shaping, developing and delivering the programme of conservation works to performance, cost and time specification as well as leading some of the delivery workstreams and manage sub-contracts for the programme.
  • You will have had some previous experience in a project management environment, and this will be an opportunity to broaden and develop your experience to progress your career and bring those experiences and skills into developing and delivering the programme. 



  • A background in heritage management and/or maritime history and heritage would be advantageous, and the role will suit someone keen to develop and extend their skills and knowledge in a lean multi-disciplinary project team environment. 
  • You will be innovative, highly self-motivated, and keen to seek out and take on new roles and challenges as the project develops.  You will also have a good attention to detail and sound administration skills to support maintaining project plans, records and schedules, including budgeting and forecasting.
  • You will have a recognised Project Management Qualification.
  • Knowledge of procurement processes and working with subcontractors.
  • Experience of CDM regulations and requirements.
  • You will have excellent IT and communication skills and be able to plan and coordinate tasks.
  • This post requires a standard DBS check as a requirement of working on the naval base.

We provide:

  • The opportunity to be part of a friendly and diverse workplace within a unique heritage environment
  • Group pension plan with Royal London (6% employer contributions, 2% employee contributions and death in service benefit)
  • Free onsite parking
  • 23 days annual leave plus public holidays, increasing to 25 days after 5 years’ service (annual leave is currently under review with the potential for this to increase)
  • Flexible working
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free admission to other museums and attractions within the reciprocal agreement
  • Discounts at our shops and cafes
  • Discounted tickets for family and friends

For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Stephen Green, Project Manager – HMS Victory on 02392 891370, extension: 2010, or email

Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a supporting statement, please make sure you cover the following within your supporting statement:

  1. Provide at least one example of a project you have recently been involved with, what were you responsible for and what were you particularly proud of?
  2. Explain how you believe you meet the requirements of the role profile.
  3. Provide a summary of how would you propose to run the Project Management Office for HMS Victory’s Conservation Programme?

CV’s submitted without a supporting statement will not be shortlisted.

Applications should be forwarded to the HR Team at and are required by 6.00pm Sunday 14 March 2021

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and our responsibility to ensure appropriate safety measures are in place, we will be conducting the interviews (a presentation will also be required) virtually using video facilities such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams either on Friday 19 March or Monday 22 March 2021.  We would like to assure you that appropriate safety measures are in place and these are reviewed on a regular basis as the safety of our staff is of utmost importance to us.

If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to the application process as a result of a disability, please contact the HR team on for support.