English Heritage: Interim Programme Manager

English Heritage logoc.£50,000 – £55,000 pro rata
Fixed-term Contract, 2.5 days per week
Location: The Engine House, Swindon, SN2 2EH
Ref: 9670

Lead our programmes of capital development and repair and conservation for some of England’s greatest buildings. In this interim role you will lead a team of specialist heritage conservation project managers. As an experienced programme manager, you may be at the end of a current contract or seeking to supplement your current work. This is a unique opportunity to work on conserving and developing some of our fascinating buildings from Ironbridge to Walmer Castle, each with a great story to tell.

Working here means working somewhere truly different. We are responsible for the stewardship of the National Collection of buildings, artefacts and landscapes, for their presentation and interpretation and for the maximisation of their commercial potential. The National Projects Team, within our Estates Department plans and delivers the major projects from our Conservation Maintenance Programme and a major Capital Investment Programme focused on the continuing development of our historic places.

The Capital programme, which includes hugely important and innovative conservation and re presentation of sites such as Tintagel Castle, Clifford’s Tower, Dover Castle, Osborne House and Audley End House is a central element of our current strategic plan.

With overall responsibility for the delivery of these programmes you will lead a team of 7 Project Managers, 2 Senior Project Managers and 2 Consultant Project Managers, based across our regional offices. You will be managing resources and contracts within funding limits to retain a flexible approach to the projects with full project and administrative support through a central team.

You will be an experience programme manager with formal qualifications and experience in project management and a structured approach to project delivery. You will have managed major multidiscipline cultural projects, ideally focussing on the repair, adaptation and interpretation of historically significant buildings. Communicating to and engaging multiple stakeholders from different backgrounds and organisations will come naturally to you, alongside exemplary verbal and written communication skills. With a focus on achieving specific outcomes and managing interdependencies and risks, you will seek a proactive approach to navigating these large programmes of work.

You may be self-employed, a consultant or seeking a part-time employment opportunity, in which-ever capacity you join us we will support you to achieve success. If you join us as an employee, we offer a broad benefits package which includes a generous pension scheme and 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), alongside the opportunity to take advantage of well-being benefits and discounts, which include free access to all English Heritage sites.

Closing date: 25 May 2017.

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