General Manager

£28 – £33k
Permanent/Full Time
Anne Cranston
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Historic Coventry Trust is an ambitious and entrepreneurial community-led charity on a mission to restore and reuse Coventry's heritage buildings. We have recently restored and opened major projects within the city such as Drapers' Hall as a music and events venue, Priory Row and Swanswell Gate as holiday accommodation and the Anglican Chapel as a venue for hire.


Charterhouse is a 14th century Priory which opened as a heritage visitor attraction in April 2023.  We are now establishing it and the wider Charterhouse Heritage Park, as a 'must see/must be part of' attraction in the city, with Charterhouse open each Thursday to Sunday as well as Bank Holidays, with the popular Purnells’ Café and Bistro at Charterhouse open on the same days.


The Role


We require a dynamic Charterhouse General Manager for our flagship site, delivering an ambitious 5-year business growth plan and creating an exceptional visitor attraction. We are looking for an individual with a strong commercial track record, able to deliver against stretching income targets.  Our ideal candidate will be sensitive to the role this exceptional place plays in the life and heritage of Coventry.


With a small team of staff and a larger team of volunteers, we are looking for someone able to lead and motivate others and to be hands on as a Duty Manager.


About You


Experience of successfully managing and operating a visitor attraction to deliver exceptional visitor experience


Strong commercial acumen and track record of delivering against income targets


Committed to maintaining proper safeguarding and Health & Safety regimes for staff, volunteers and members of the public


Demonstrable ability to manage and motivate staff and volunteers.


Enthusiasm for Coventry and its heritage


This is a full time role with regular weekend and Bank Holiday working


Full DBS checks will be required.


Application closing date 9am on Monday 24th July 2023

Location Coventry

Salary £28 – £33k

Interviews Week commencing 31st July 2023

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