Head of Site

Head of Site
Employer: RHS Garden Wisley
Salary: Salary circa £70,000
Location: London

The Royal Horticultural Society has been the force behind gardening for more than 200 years, and today our aim is to enrich everyone’s life through plants and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.

Our gardens are a key part of this vision and are among the finest in the country, showcasing the best in horticulture, as well as being centres of learning and major visitor destinations, visited by more than two million visitors a year.

As of Head of Site at RHS Garden Wisley you will be responsible for delivering an excellent customer experience, ensuring we maintain growth by increasing engagement and delivering a strong financial performance to deliver our charitable aims. Your core focus will be the visitor experience (through an imaginative delivery of service, interpretation, events and engagement).

The position will be both challenging and rewarding and we are looking for an exceptional person to become the driving force behind continued operational and commercial success of the garden. You will have one eye firmly on the day-to-day but will also be adept at planning and delivering for the future. You will spearhead a culture of positive improvement, with a ‘can do’ attitude and a motivational leadership style.

You will have a keen interest in horticulture, experience in working with visitors and customers in a similar or related environment, worked within a senior management team on strategic planning and have a wealth of ideas on attracting and delighting visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Experience of working on Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) projects would be an advantage. An inclusive approach to working and a desire to maintain the existing supportive environment for our staff will help to provide you with the resources you need to be successful in this role.

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