Assistant Director of Operations

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September 06

Permanent f/t

Bury St Edmunds

116.6 mi from Sheffield

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Are you passionate about bringing nature, beauty, and history to everyone? If you are, we are looking for a senior professional to influence the National Trust’s work in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Bedfordshire, and Hertfordshire.

You’ll need to demonstrate that you have a people focused approach, an entrepreneurial spirit, and passion for achieving results. You’ll be able to provide practical solutions to strategic issues like climate change, restoring nature and becoming an inclusive organisation. You’ll have a strong vision and be able to inspire and engage teams, supporters and partners in achieving the Trust’s goals.

What it's like to work here

Reporting to our Regional Director and a member of the regional leadership team, you’ll steer a distinct portfolio of properties as one of four Assistant Directors of Operations in our Midlands and East of England Region. This opportunity is a strategic and operational management role within a complex and multidisciplinary organisation.

We value diversity and are committed to being a truly inclusive organisation, with teams that reflect the diversity of our society. We strongly encourage and welcome a wide range of applicants across all identities and backgrounds.

Salary ranges from £60,000 - £70,000 per annum, in addition to an impressive benefits package including a health cash plan, contributory pension of up to 10% and flexible working.

What you'll be doing

Influential and inspirational, you’ll enable our portfolios to succeed; making connections, removing barriers and providing support, direction and insight, you’ll create an environment of collaboration, inclusion and enable success.  Highly visible, you’ll set stretching targets to achieve; transforming our land to deliver more for nature, creating inspiring experiences for people at our places, how we are look after them, and the role that urban places play in people’s lives.

We are an inclusive and welcoming organisation and are playing our part to tackle climate change. Underpinning this are our ambitions for growing support so that even more people benefit from our special places.

Who we're looking for

Please submit your application, considering where you may be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Strong and extensive people and operational leadership skills, applied at a senior level
  • Developing strategic direction and ensuring results are delivered
  • Strong stakeholder and relationship management skills, able to develop impactful working partnerships internally and externally
  • A creative approach to problem solving, ability to explore and develop new initiatives to achieve results

We'd also like it if you can call on the following experience:

  • Operational leadership accountability across a geographically dispersed area
  • Direct management of multi-disciplinary teams
  • Managing and sponsoring large projects and project management principles
  • An inclusive and collaborative approach, including coaching across a range of abilities

Due to the breadth of the portfolio, and our region, regular travel is required for this role.

The package

The National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

Wherever you’re from, and whatever your background, we want to hear from you – and it doesn’t matter if you’re jam first, cream first, or even if you don’t like scones at all. Everyone is welcome.

Benefits for working at the National Trust include:

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.

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4 - 6 years
£65,000 a year
1 candidate
November 06
Full Time
Bury St Edmunds, England
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