Consultancy Manager

Tisbury, Salisbury (GB)
£45,020 pa
09 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Consultancy Manager

£45,020 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)


Ref: IRC57070


We are looking for a Consultancy Manager to lead a team of surveyors, project managers and support staff working with properties in Dorset and Wiltshire. Ideally you’ll have a discipline in surveying and will be a member of RICS. Your role will be create conditions which enable brilliance and innovation across a wide range of stakeholders and teams all the pursuit of high quality conservation delivery.

What it's like to work here

There’s no other organisation like the National Trust. No other organisation with such an extraordinary wealth of talent, expertise and insight. And that’s why we’ve created the National Trust Consultancy, home to specialists in every field of our work. A national consultancy, where resources are shared across disciplines and boundaries, it is a great repository of skills, talent and experience. . It is an extremely exciting time for us as an organisation as we have set an ambitious strategy:

  • Completely reduce our conservation backlog 2025 including all our built assets (residential and agricultural)
  • Halt the decline of nature and restore a more healthy, beautiful natural environment

What you'll be doing

As a Consultancy Manager, you’ll act as an initial point of contact for properties across Dorset and Wiltshire and be responsible for managing deployment of consultancy services across the region in order to deliver our strategy You’ll manage, direct and develop a team of surveying and support consultants and project managers, who deliver improvements to our visitor infrastructure, care for our landscapes and deliver significant building works in a heritage environment. They achieve this through offering practical advice and solutions across their specialist areas to both internal and external stakeholders.

In your role, you’ll be responsible for their recruitment, deployment, development, performance management, reward and recognition and ensuing that they are delivering the highest quality of service to our internal and external customers. You’ll also be instrumental in improving our project delivery across the business, from reporting on performance to developing our in-house skill set. Day-to-day, you’ll use your networking skills to gain buy-in from all key stakeholders. Supporting business plans, you’ll identify opportunities and needs – and make sure everyone has the tools they need – to look after our properties and places, and in turn serve our visitors and supporters. This will include overseeing stakeholder project managers based at Stonehenge and coastal sites. You will also line manage a project manager at the heart of an extremely ambitious and transformational project at Kingston Lacy, one of the nation’s greatest treasure houses.

Who we're looking for

In order to be successful in this role you’ll need to be:

  • An influential and enthusiastic leader that inspires and engages
  • Confident managing people over a distance
  • Client and results focused with excellent consulting skills
  • Excellent at influencing, negotiating and networking skills
  • Highly organised with clear communication skills
  • Analytical with a practical approach to problem solving
  • Demonstrable experience managing/ leading a team of multi-disciplinary skilled professionals in a client service/focused environment which includes responsibility for delivery of complex pieces of work/ projects
  • Business/ Specialist qualification (preferably Chartered Surveyor)
  • Preferably a member of RICS
  • Demonstrable project management experience including organisational planning, budget management, reporting, and review

The package

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan – from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness

Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our retail and catering outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

Closing Date: 22nd October 2017

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