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Project Manager

National Trust
Closing date
22 Sep 2021

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Salary Band
Annual, £25,000 - £29,999
Contract Type
Full Time
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London is a world city, culturally vibrant and teeming with opportunity. The National Trust's radical roots started here with Octavia Hill's belief that access to nature, beauty and history was for everyone, for ever. Today we have 12 places that we look after across the Capital stretching from Havering in the East to Hounslow in the West; from Bexley in the South to Camden in the North.

You will be a key member of the London Programme team, part of National Trust's Urban Places work addressing unequal access to nature, beauty and history where people live. With a current focus on urban greenspace you will work across London both on and off our properties to realise our vision of being a charity that is 'For everyone, for ever.

We're looking for someone who has a passion for London; knowledge of the challenges and opportunities faced by urban places in the 21st Century and the role that the National Trust and sector partners could play in delivering public benefit through our core charitable work.

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.

'Please note that the salary advertised is inclusive of an additional Inner London Weighting allowance of £4,465 per annum.
What it's like to work here
Probably not what you think. We work with passionate people in inspiring places and we have the opportunity to make a difference with the work that we do. We have big ambitions, value creativity and want to work together in new, dynamic and innovative ways.

The London team is small and compact, working in partnership with our colleagues on property, across the London and South East consultancy and within Whole Trust as well as having strong external networks across London. Based at our London Victoria office the Project Manager will have the opportunity to work across the Capital with people and partners who want to tackle unequal access to nature, beauty and history.

Currently the team are in the office two days p/week (Tuesday and Wednesday) and working remotely for the remainder of the time. Our approach to this is evolving and we are happy to discuss working patterns with candidates.
What you'll be doing
You'll be a crucial part of the London team working across the London Programme on projects that aim to address unequal access to nature, beauty and history with a current focus on urban greenspace.

You will lead delivery projects whilst contributing to building the Programme creating strong relationships both internally and externally, sharing learning, identifying opportunities and working collaboratively. Although comfortable working in detail you will have an awareness of the big picture and apply strategic thinking. None of our projects are straightforward or easy. That's why we need you to be creative, resourceful, have great initiative and be able to work with all kinds of people and organisations.
Who we're looking for
We're looking for someone who has:
  • Experience of successfully delivering end to end project management including defining resources, leading procurement, securing project teams and matrix management across multiple projects
  • A recognised project management qualification and evidence of ongoing CPD in your career to date
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and influencing skills and confident liaising with senior leaders
  • Experience of managing complex and contentious stakeholder relationships
  • The ability to coach and mentor others, working well in a team and leading for sharing learning and ideas
  • Confident knowledge of London including demonstrable experience of successfully working in partnership with its communities, civil society organisations and other external partners.
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

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