Sacrewell is a highly respected charity, located close to the city of Peterborough, which aims to promote agricultural education and to provide an insight into rural life to everyone, from school children and students to other visitors who simply want to gain a better insight into how farming and wildlife co-exist in rural England. Cared for by the The William Scott Abbott Trust since 1964 and with a heritage that goes back to 43AD, the Trust is in a sound financial position and continues to invest in promoting the agricultural educational objectives of its founder, through the delivery of memorable visitor experiences.
The Trust is actively implementing a new Vision for Sacrewell. Current projects include the renovation of their farmhouse as an event venue, following another recent, significant investment project - the refurbishment of the Mill.
The Trustees are now looking to appoint a General Manager to lead the implementation of the Trust’s Vision and Business Plan. Reporting to the Trust's Chairman and Board of Trustees, the successful candidate will operate with a significant amount of day to day autonomy and will lead a capable, high performing management team.
Key responsibilities of the General Manager will include:
- Evolving, with the support of the senior management team, the Trust’s Business Plan, in line with the Vision set by the Trustees and ensuring the Business Plan deliverables are achieved in line with agreed timescales
- Driving the generation of an increasing financial surplus to allow for capital re-investment and the delivery of further projects in line with the Trust’s charitable objectives, through a wide range of events, marketing programmes, grant funding and other income streams
- Delivering a consistent, high quality service to Sacrewell visitors
- Ensuring that governance and compliance with the Trust’s charitable objectives are adhered to and that environmental, health and safety standards are maintained to a high standard, at all times
The position requires a talented individual, who shares the Trust’s passion for delivering agricultural education. The successful candidate will have a background of general management experience and will be able to demonstrate strong business development and financial skills. The successful candidate will have a wide range of objectives and will need exceptional leadership skills to bring out and enhance the talents of their team and volunteers.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate proven experience in either event management, marketing and /or preparing grant funding bids. An understanding of how to deliver educational programmes at primary and secondary level would be an advantage.
Professional business management skills are a given as will be your exposure at board level. But in addition, you will be highly visionary, enthusing and motivational in style. Above all, you will be able to build a strong team at all levels who share the vision of Sacrewell and who are able to deliver the outputs of the Business Plan, to achieve the Vision.
Excellent people management skills, interpersonal and presentation skills are key for the post holder to be successful in this role.
The rewards are excellent both professionally and financially. In addition to an excellent salary and benefits package, relocation support may also be available to applicants not currently residing in the area.
Interested? Then please submit your CV together with a covering letter including your current salary package via the apply button.
Please note, this position is being handled by our Retained Consultant and therefore applications are not being accepted from recruitment agencies.
For further information about Sacrewell please visit the website.