Head of Historic Properties, The Sussex Archaeological Society

Reference No.Sussex Past Location:Bull House, Lewes, East Sussex or working from home Salary:Dependent on experience Benefits:Standard Life Pension Scheme Life Assurance Scheme Employee Assistance Programme (including 24/7 counselling services) Staff Benefits Platform 'Wider Wallet' 33 days annual leave (including bank holidays) Hybrid working available Main duties:

We have created a new role of Head of Historic Properties to work with our property management teams to ensure that the on-site visitor experience strategy is delivered to a high standard. By focusing on putting the visitor at the heart of everything we do, you will ensure that the Sussex Archaeological Society delivers exceptional visitor experiences that leave our visitors feeling enthusiastic and motivated.

Closing date:01/10/2021 Job Description:

The Sussex Archaeological Society
Head of Historic Properties
37 hours per week
Permanent, Salary dependant on experience
Based at Bull House, Lewes and working from home

If you’ve ever marvelled at the mosaics at Fishbourne Roman Palace, lost yourself in our Museum and Library in Lewes, or strolled through the gardens of Michelham Priory, you’ll understand why we’re so passionate about Sussex’s past. At The Sussex Archaeological Society, we discover, conserve and share this with the world – through academic research, learning and outreach activities, and by welcoming visitors to our historic venues.

With a new CEO recently appointed the future is bright for our historical Society – the oldest in the UK and we are now creating a new leadership team too!

We have created a new role of Head of Historic Properties to work with our property management teams to ensure that the on-site visitor experience strategy is delivered to a high standard. By focusing on putting the visitor at the heart of everything we do, you will ensure that the Sussex Archaeological Society delivers exceptional visitor experiences that leave our visitors feeling enthusiastic and motivated.
To join us, you’ll need:
• A successful track record of inspirational leadership and management in a multi-site environment.
• Demonstrable experience of working within the visitor attraction/tourism industry with a reputation for delivering excellent customer experience and service.
• Substantial leadership and development of high performing, geographically dispersed teams.
• Demonstrable experience of commissioning conditions surveys of a wide range of historic buildings/assets, together with analysing this information and preparing for works.
• Financial planning, management and control of significant budgets and resources.
• Strong influencing and negotiation skills
You can find further information – including how to apply and a job description on our website at www.sussexpast.co.uk/jobs
Applications should be made through our recruitment portal here .
Closing Date: 1st October 2021
Interviews: week beginning 4th October 2021
Sussex Archaeological Society is a registered charity and pursues a policy of equality and diversity. We encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds and all parts of the community. All applications are judged on merit.

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