Programme Manager

31 Mar 2019
26 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Ensuring that our properties are in the best possible condition for our visitors, is one of our main priorities. Focusing on the London & South region, we are looking for a dynamic Programme Manager to help lead our ambitious programme of visitor infrastructure investment across our properties within the region.

If you have experience of delivering successful programmes within the heritage sector, have the ability to lead a team of Project Managers and can ultimately deliver multi-million pound investments across multiple sites, this could be the role for you!

The salary for this role ranges from £48,000 to £62,000 depending on skills and experience, plus an impressive benefits package including flexible working, a subsidised health cash plan and an employer matched contributory pension scheme of up to 10% of basic salary.

With regards to your office base; we are open to flexibility around location. London & South East have five central office location (High Wycombe, Micheldever, Wisley, Victoria – Central London , Scotney Castle) which you will be required to choose from.

Please note we are also recruiting for a Programme Co-ordinator to report directly into this role. You may know someone that could be interested!

What it's like to work here

We’re bigger and work at a much larger scale than you might imagine. We’ve got passionate people in all our teams, and we want to achieve so much more. This is about delivering a transformational change, not just to our visitor infrastructure, but the way that we deliver large scale programmes of work. We provide the best possible working environment for you at some truly amazing places. Do great things for us and we’ll do great things for you and your career.

The Trust is a supportive and enabling employer. We develop and encourage our staff, work closely together, and trust and empower each other to make good decisions. We promote learning and development, treat people fairly, and value the opinions and views of others. We value diversity and are committed to being 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.

What you'll be doing

You'll be managing the London and South East Visitor Infrastructure Programme on a day-to-day basis. You’ll need to collaborate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders in order to deliver successful outcomes. Your role includes managing governance, risk management and benefits realisation, as well as the line management of a team of Project Managers.

The programme will deliver new visitor infrastructure across multiple sites in London and South East – this will include delivery of car parks, welcome facilities, sewerage upgrades and commercial operations. The programme will also test, evaluate and roll-out new approaches to delivering projects and programmes that will enable us to realise even more of our important work. We are passionate about our core purpose – we look after special places for ever, for everyone, because places matter to our wellbeing, our spirit and our relationships. So it’s really important that we invest in our places to enable sustainable future growth.

This programme of works is a key mechanism for delivering our organisational strategy and delivering the public benefit that lies at the heart of our cause.

Who we're looking for

In order to be successful in this role you’ll need to have, but not limited to:

  • Experience in delivering complex infrastructure programmes in a multi-disciplinary environment. We would consider heritage and built environment, including construction, experience.
  • Demonstrable experience of applying programme management approaches, tools and methods
  • A collaborative approach, you'll love to work in a team to tackle challenges
  • An eye for detail and the ability to work at pace, with rigour, tenacity and resilience
  • Excellent leadership and communications skills
  • Proven experience of stakeholder and supplier relationship management
The package


Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You’ll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, 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 and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.

Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.

All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!

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