We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and experienced charity leader with demonstrable strategic and operational experience in a Historic House, Museum, Gallery, Open Space, Gardens or other Heritage setting with a keen understanding of the challenges faced by similar charities.  

You will firstly support deeply and demonstrate our core values, by being:

•           Inclusive, collaborative and open to all, seeking to embrace wide audiences

•           Community-focused – both of place and in practice

•           Warm and welcoming

•           Innovative and encouraging

•           Embracing of partnerships

•           Open and honest

Leading a small, committed team, the ability to build strong relationships with colleagues and Trustees as well as with external stakeholders, including partners, tenants and members of the local community, is essential to succeeding in this role.

Reporting to the Board, the Director is responsible for the strategic leadership of, and successful day-to-day running of West Horsley Place. The Director will develop and deliver the organisation’s business plan and ensure sound financial management, the ongoing repair and conservation of the House and Estate and take responsibility for initiating, managing and progressing supportive and constructive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders locally, nationally and internationally. The role will involve the healthy stewardship of donors, funders and collaborators as well as seeking out opportunities for new partnerships and revenue streams that align with our charitable values.

This is an exciting time to be joining this small, energetic and ambitious charity.  

The successful Director will be an inspiring leader with a clear strategic vision and the ability to effectively manage and engage with the team to ensure smooth day to day operations across all functions.

A full job pack with more information is available to download