Are you looking for something a little different? We have a unique opportunity to lead the ongoing development, conservation and engagement for this beautiful, historic waterway that runs for nearly 20 miles through the heart of Surrey and Hampshire.
We're looking for an inclusive leader who can inspire teams, engage visitors, create partnerships and manage change to reflect the historic setting and nature of the property, whilst balancing what's important for our visitors both on the towpath and the water.
We offer a salary range between GBP40,000 - GBP43,000 depending on experience.What it's like to work here
National Trust values diversity and is committed to becoming a truly inclusive organisation, with a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society. We strongly encourage and welcome a wide range of applicants across all identities and backgrounds.
Addressing unequal access to our places is top of our agenda and you'll be a crucial part of the wider London team leading projects and initiatives that tackle unequal access to nature, beauty and history with a focus on urban greenspace.
You don't quite realise the breadth of work the National Trust does until you join and the opportunities to engage and share our special places are endless. Our people are passionate about the work we do and it's not everywhere you have the chance to have a meeting walking along our inspiring coast, countryside, houses, gardens and waterways.
Reflecting our industrial heritage, the River Wey navigations were used for transporting barge loads of heavy goods to London. Timber, corn, flour, wood and gunpowder were transported along the canal and then down the Thames to London while coal was brought back for gunpowder making and smithery. Today this special place gives us the opportunity to reflect our industrial heritage and enjoy the pleasure that water and the outdoors brings.What you'll be doing
Our General Manager roles are broad and focus on leading our portfolios through strong people, relationship and operational leadership. You will create an inclusive climate and culture where people thrive, feel welcome and experience our places at their best.
The key areas of focus include:
•People leadership and management
•Sharing our places for the benefit of people, engaging with visitors and communities that can enjoy and experience our places
•Partnership working, stakeholder engagement and collaboration.
•Operational management, planning and project delivery
•Ongoing development and financial sustainability, to enable us to continue to look after and share special places for ever for everyone
•Managing compliance and riskWho we're looking for
We're looking for someone who has:
- Experience of creating a vision and engaging teams to bring it to life.
- Experience of leading, motivating and developing teams and individuals.
- Excellent relationship and stakeholder management skills
- The ability to develop both strategic and operational plans and put them into action.
- Experience of managing complexity and competing priorities.
- A flexible and agile approach, comfortable working with ambiguity and responding to a breadth of opportunities within a busy visitor focussed portfolio.
- The ability to see and respond to changing audience, visitor and supporter needs
- A collaborative, inclusive and partnership approach
Benefits for working at the National Trust:
- Flexible working whenever possible
- Free parking at most locations
- Discounts in high street stores, cinemas, National Trust properties and cafes.
- Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
- Generous annual leave
- Subsidised health cash plan
- Free 24-hour support service
- Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
- Training & Development tailored to you
- Up to 5 days of paid volunteering for you.
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