Cragg Management thumbCragg Management Services (CMS) is a project management company specialising in arts and heritage projects.  They work with museums, theatres, cathedrals, ecclesiastical buildings, both in the public and private sector.  They now are recruiting for a Construction Project Manager and an Assistant Construction Project Manager

The Opportunities:

Cragg Management Services (CMS) is a construction project management company specialising in arts and heritage projects. We work with museums, theatres, cathedrals, ecclesiastical buildings, both in the public and private sector.

We offer traditional project management services typically overseeing capital projects and developments within the arts and heritage sector. We also deliver business plans, activity plans, conservation plans, feasibility studies and interpretation plans.

Our clients include museums and galleries (Whitworth Art Gallery, Charleston House, Turner Contemporary and The Photographers’ Gallery), ecclesiastical sites (Quarr Abbey, Lincoln Cathedral, and St. Albans Cathedral) and theatres and concert halls (Tara Arts Theatre, St Georges Hall Bradford). Our projects are nationwide.

CMS are expanding, and we are looking for dynamic, creative and ambitious individuals to join our team. We have a vacancies for senior and assistant project managers. The senior project manager could either be based at Crawley or in one of our satellite offices located in Bradford/Leeds/Lincoln. Both positions will involve a certain level of travel, and flexibility is required in order to support our expanding portfolio of projects.

CMS is a small company with a team of professionals from a variety of backgrounds – from construction industry experts to museum professionals. We are a close-knit and friendly team, and while we all work independently, we benefit from sharing expertise and supporting our colleagues.

Opportunity 1: Senior Construction Project Manager

We are looking for a dynamic and experience individual looking for a new challenge.

Our ideal candidate will have several years’ experience working as a project manager on capital projects, preferably client side and within the arts and heritage industry although not essential. They will be self-motivated and able to lead a portfolio of prestigious projects with minimal supervision. As well as technical knowledge, they will have excellent people skills and be used to working with design teams, construction teams, client bodies and funding bodies.

As well as managing projects, the project manager will be expected to contribute to the growth of the company, through exploring new revenue streams, pitching for new work, or implementing improvements to the general running of the company.

The senior project manager could be based at our offices in Crawley, or at one of our satellite offices. Either way we deliver projects all over the UK and travel will be necessary.

Duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Overall oversight of projects.
  • Client liaison.
  • Leading and facilitating the work of design teams.
  • Consultant procurement.
  • Working with contractors.
  • Cost control.
  • Programme control.
  • Coordination of HLF and Arts Council grant applications and subsequent reporting.

Skills and experience:

  • Significant experience working as a project manager on capital projects, ideally in a related sector.
  • Thorough knowledge of design and construction industry regulations and processes.
  • Excellent communication and team leading skills.
  • Ability to lead projects independently, while reporting to the Director.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Strong financial skills and excellent excel skills.
  • Ability and willingness to share knowledge with colleagues.
  • Understanding of the arts and heritage and museum sectors will be an advantage.
  • Experience of working with HLF and Arts Council projects will be an advantage.

Salary and Benefits

Salary Level: Negotiable.

Benefits: Private Healthcare
Pension Contribution

Opportunity 2: Assistant Construction Project Manager

We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious individual who is looking to build their project management skills and learn more about working (i) in the construction industry (ii) in the arts and heritage industry.

Our ideal candidate will be a recent graduate with some work experience, or a professional wanting a career change who wants to build their skills and experiences in either the construction, design or arts and heritage sector. Experience of working in a related field would be advantageous.

Our ideal assistant will be a self-starter who is willing to turn their hand to anything, and to learn from all new experiences. They will have initiative, and a certain level of confidence, and will be able to work unsupervised.

As an assistant project manager, you will learn about a range of disciplines and will build your knowledge in a range of areas, such as:

  • Design
    • Working with design teams, including architects, engineers and cost consultants.
    • Coordination of design work with other workstreams.
    • Planning and statutory consents.
  • Construction
    • Procurement and contracts.
    • Site management and construction methodology.
    • H+S and CDM regulations.
  • Arts/Heritage/Museums
    • Conservation standards and statutory regulation.
    • Education, audience development and interpretation.
    • Organisational and financial sustainability.
    • Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council processes.

Typical duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the project managers with general project admin including:
    • Organising, attending and minuting meetings.
    • Report writing.
    • Creating and updating budget spreadsheets.
    • Updating action plans and ensuring tasks are followed.
    • Researching into all areas relating to the project.
  • Assisting the Director and Office Administrator with:
    • Researching new clients and projects.
    • Writing pitches for new projects.
    • General administration.

Skills and experience


  • Some experience of working in an office environment, ideally in a related sector, either voluntary or paid.
  • Good IT skills, including excel and word.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Flexible and reliable, and self-motivated.
  • Full driving license and access to car.

Salary and Benefits

Salary Level: Negotiable.

Benefits: Private Healthcare
Pension Contribution


For both posts:

We will assist with training including fees and time management to support ongoing professional development.


Please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter which gives concrete examples of your experience to date in relation to the job description.

CVs can be sent to Victoria Hann by email