Head of Historic Properties

Head of Historic Properties
Employer: Stokesay Castle
Salary: £30,000
Location: Shropshire

Would you like to use your passion for team leadership and delivering exceptionally high quality visitor experiences to be at the heart of the next chapter in English Heritage's story? If so, then the Head of Historic Properties for our Stokesay cluster could be the role in which you can really make a difference.

From the tranquil ruins of Wenlock Priory to the fascinating Roman city at Wroxeter and the dramatic setting of medieval Beeston Castle, this cluster really does offer a fantastically diverse range of wonderful sites. And this could be your chance to lead them.

Having direct management and stewardship of the finest and best preserved fortified medieval manor house in England, Stokesay Castle, you will inspire the team of staff and volunteers there and at all other sites in the cluster to deliver the very highest standard of experience and customer service for our visitors. You will work with the Territory Director to develop strategies for the properties that create a sustainable future and the achievement of agreed budgets.

As well as ensuring that a keen commercial focus is maintained in the visitor-facing environment, you'll also work in partnership with colleagues across different departments in the territory to deliver high standards of presentation and maintenance whilst also ensuring that all activities are in line with the English Heritage brand.

We're looking for someone who is a proven leader, able to manage a large and diverse team and inspire them to achieve results, and who can embody the English Heritage behaviours of Collaboration, Innovation and Empowerment in everything they do. You'll also have strong stakeholder relationship skills, being able to co-ordinate differing ideas and priorities for the common good and creating a culture of mutual respect and understanding.

If you can bring those skills as well as proven experience in achieving income targets through a number of revenue streams whilst controlling costs to achieve a budgeted operating surplus, this could well be the role for you.

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