Senior Project Co-ordinator

Stafford, UK
18 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Summary is a rare survival of a complete estate, including a Grade 1 Listed Greek Revival parkland and all major buildings including mansion house, servants' quarters, working farm and walled garden. Shugborough is a very special place. Following the transition back into our care, we've been overwhelmed by the number of visitors who've supported us since we opened in 2017. We are in the process of developing our big and ambitious plans to help ensure that we are able to exceed our visitors' expectations, manage our activities sustainably and, most importantly, to safeguard the ongoing delivery and funding of Shugborough's conservation work. is a 4000 acre working estate near Shrewsbury, Shropshire with a neo-classical mansion, Repton Park, Pleasure Grounds and Walled Garden at its core. Over the last 10 years Attingham has established itself as the place to which the people of Shropshire return for beauty, inspiration, tranquillity, fulfilment, exercise and enjoyment. We have transformed the visitor offer and experience by bringing the stories of the property to life through the revival, re-discovery and restoration of the Park, Walled Garden, Pleasure Grounds, Mansion, Stable Courtyard and wider Estate. Most recently the development of a new café and production kitchen, visitor reception, toilets and biomass heating system are helping to realise our growth potential growth and to deliver our renewable energy commitment. Attingham is now one of the most visited of the Trust's pay-to-enter properties and we have a strong track record for innovative, ambitious and high quality conservation that underpins all of our work. We are now in the next phase of Attingham's progressive plan to ensure we maintain the pace of progress to meet our supporter's expectations whilst creating a long term sustainable future for this special place.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who can support the Project Manager to deliver the project objectives at both places on time and to budget. This is a challenging role but an exciting opportunity, to be part of the future development at 2 of our most significant places.
What it's like to work here
These spectacular mansions and parklands are very popular visitor attractions. If you have an interest in conservation and you love planning, organising and managing, you'll love working within the exciting and fast-paced environment of our Project and Property Teams at Shugborough and Attingham.

We've done extensive work to understand the significance and conservation needs of the properties and our current and potential audiences. We have high ambitions for the things we want to achieve within our long term plans - from £multi-million project conservation projects to deliver commercial and infrastructure improvements whilst developing the visitor experience at both places and also taking ambitious steps to improve the quality of land, nature and habitats.

There's no doubt that you'll be joining energetic and forward-thinking teams who are committed to realising the potential of both Shugborough and Attingham Park.
What you'll be doing
As the Senior Project Co-ordinator you'll support the Project Manager and also the Project Teams and Clients with the running of the projects at Shugborough and Attingham Park. You'll provide an efficient and effective business support service. Working within the appropriate business support technical and project frameworks you'll provide a clear audit trail for decisions and activities undertaken within the project. You'll regularly report on the progress of the project against budgets, programme of work and funds committed.

You'll effectively co-ordinate the project team arranging meetings and managing diaries to ensure everyone is where they need to be. Supporting project communications you'll work to maintain excellent relationships with all project stakeholders and ensure coherent communications are shared so everyone understands the progress of the project.
Who we're looking for
Experienced in working on fast paced projects you'll know how to support a project team to deliver effectively. You'll need to have;
  • Good people skills, enabling good working relationships
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of budgets, finance and co-ordination of projects
  • Good influencing and presentation skills
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Able to work flexibly across different sites with different teams and have the ability to work with agility across many different subjects.
  • The ability to work well both in a team and on your own initiative
  • A genuine interest and knowledge of the work of the Trust
  • Good IT skills (Microsoft Office)
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, a loan towards rental deposits 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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