Head of Historic Properties - East of England

Head of Historic Properties - East of England
Employer: English Heritage
Salary: £44,035 - £48,692
Location: Bedfordshire

Would you like to use your passion for 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 the East of England could be the role in which you can really make a difference.

From the Elizabethan beauty of Kirby Hall in Northamptonshire to the fascinating prehistoric flint mines at Grimes Graves in Norfolk and the Jacobean splendour of Audley End House and Gardens in Essex, the East of England 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 stunning Wrest Park in Bedfordshire, 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 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 exceptional 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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