Nicky Webber, our Head Gardener, has decided to leave West Horsley Place Trust to pursue her career elsewhere. We wish her well in her future endeavours. 

Marcus Cribb joins us to lead on House and Operations from 8th March.  Marcus has extensive experience of managing historical venues and most recently was the Site Manager at Apsley House and Wellington Arch, working for English Heritage.   Marcus has a MSc in Project Management and serves in the Armed Forces Reserves in his spare time.  A full bio will follow on our ‘getting to know’ pages in the coming months.  We are really looking forward to welcoming Marcus to our small but dedicated team.

With Marcus starting in post, Clare Clinton, our current Head of Operations, will move across to lead on Arts, Heritage and Learning in mid-April after a period of handover with Marcus.  Clare has a first-class degree in Art History and Modern History from St Andrews and prior to joining WHP in her current role was Creative and Media Executive at CCA Galleries as well as being a freelance art writer.  Past roles include working at Christie's as well as roles at a number of Fine Art galleries. 

In other staff news, we have nearly wrapped up interviews for our Community Engagement & Projects Coordinator role and will be in a position to announce the successful appointee in the next few weeks.  This is exciting role, with many varied and accessible projects, generously funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund which will support us in our goal of placing West Horsley Place at the  heart of our community.

It is an exciting time to join the Trust with other new roles to be advertised in the coming months including Marketing and Communications Officer (part-time) and Development Manager.  Job opportunities will be listed on our website and announced on our Twitter and Facebook pages. 

Ben Pearce