Summary Are you excited by the challenge of balancing excellent conservation and presentation standards with an inspiring visitor experience? We’re looking for a House and Collections Manager who is passionate about delivering all of this, and much more.
Accommodation is provided to the postholder for the proper or better performance of his or her duties in accordance with Trust criteria and HMRC rules.
Interviews will be held on 4th February 2020
What it’s like to work here Wallington is set in the middle of Northumberland approximately twenty miles north-west of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. The house, at the south end of an estate which extends to nearly 13,500 acres, is surrounded by parkland and arable farmland watered by northern tributaries of the river Wansbeck. From the house the land rises to the estate village of Cambo, and then on to poorer upland grazing, peaking at Hemmel Hill in Harwood Forest (330 metres, 1083 ft) towards the north of the estate. Shaftoe Crag is prominent in southern views from the estate; to the east Rothley Crag, topped by a folly castle, guards the road to Scotland; and to the north and west are the Simonside Hills and the Cheviots. In its glorious countryside setting Wallington survives, one of the great estates of the north, it remains the largest intact agricultural estate ever donated to the Trust.
Welcoming over 255,000 visitors annually, Wallington plays an important role in the North East Portfolio of properties
What you’ll be doing Sharing our love of places and people, you’ll manage the care of the historic interiors and collections. You’ll strive to improve the visitor experience through offering a glimpse into the stories of these fascinating places. You’ll bring them to life for all our visitors, and you’ll use your creativity and enthusiasm to ensure they keep coming back. There’ll be challenges, but you’ll be ready for them. In fact, you will face them head on.
We’d love to hear how your previous experience fits into our requirements for the role.
Please read the role profile and brochure attached to the advert.
Who we’re looking for This job is about providing a service. To be fantastic in this role, you’ll need to: have the following;
The package Benefits for working at the National Trust: