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Job Title:     House & Gardens Manager
Organisation:     Rainham Hall - National Trust
Salary:     £30,749 p.a.
Type:     Full-Time Position
 Contract: fixed term: 18 months
Location:     Havering, London, England
Closing Date:     Thursday, January 24th, 2019
Job Ref No:     IRC71949
Job Description:
House & Gardens Manager
Fixed term f/t (37.5 hrs pw for 18 months)

Are you an inspirational leader with great people management skills? Are you commercially astute always looking for ways to develop and maximise the potential of operations? Do you understand the importance of being relevant to new audiences?

Please note this is an 18 month fixed term contract with the possibility of an extension. More details will be provided at the interview stage.

Please note that the salary advertised is inclusive of an additional Outer London Weighting allowance of £2,690 per annum.

What it's like to work here
Following a major conservation and interpretation project, Rainham Hall now serves as a vibrant hub for the local community and visitors from farther afield. Surrounded by a contrasting landscape of marshland and industry, Rainham Hall is a unique urban property with an ambitious changing exhibition programme. Volunteering and social engagement is at the centre of our approach and we’re keen to encourage skills development across a variety of opportunities.

What you'll be doing
As House and Gardens Manager you’ll lead every part of the property on a day-to-day basis. This includes all operational elements of opening the property to visitors, maximising income generation through admissions, membership recruitment, food & beverage and retail enterprises.

You'll continue to develop the visitor experience and programming of the site in a collaborative and innovative way. You'll continue to develop Rainham Hall’s links to the local community and will be comfortable encouraging consultation and participation in current ideas and future plans.

You'll be developing partnerships, Rainham Hall will never work in isolation. From the local youth group to major London cultural institutions, new ideas will be developed through co-creation and collaboration. As part of the National Trust London team, you'll be an active participant in the development and implementation of new ideas.

You'll be responsible for great people management on the property including supporting a dedicated team of volunteers.

You’ll need to bring a positive, confident can-do attitude to the team, and your motivational style will inspire them to deliver outstanding results across all areas of the property, in order to generate the funds to invest back into further conservation, programming and development. It is also promotes a nurturing and supportive environment enabling staff to flourish

Who we're looking for
You will be an individual that can balance the daily operational responsibility of running every aspect of the property with the longer term planning for the future. We’d like to hear from you if you have/are:

• Well organised and creative and community focused
• Commercially minded yet sympathetic to conservation requirements
• An eye for detail
• A proven track record in managing, supporting and motivating a team to deliver key objectives

The package
Read about the benefits we offer to support you here

They include flexible working wherever possible and free parking at most properties. You’ll be entitled to discounts in high street stores, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).

Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave (including the option to buy additional days), a cycle to work scheme, health cash plan and an employee assistance programme.

Further your career with training and development tailored to you and give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year.

All of this and a 10% of basic salary matched pension contribution scheme!
Application Instructions:
Closing date: 24 January 2019

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