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Senior Project Manager - Altrincham

The National Trust
Altrincham, Trafford, Greater Manchester, North West England
44,000 pa
Closing date
18 May 2022
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Senior Project Manager - Altrincham


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Project Manager ready for a big challenge. Dunham Massey in Cheshire is one of the Trust’s most special properties, with a garden for all seasons, an ancient deer park, a large agricultural estate and a house filled with treasures, enjoyed by over 800,000 visitors annually.

This role will recruit and lead a new team to help Dunham rapidly adapt external environments through Make it Happen, a pilot project delivery approach. You’ll drive a project pipeline in 5 themed areas: building conservation works, active travel links, holiday accommodation creation, nature gain and visitor experience improvements. This approach will ensure project spend doubles to at least £2m annually within three years.

We want an inspirational leader with versatile management skills, who can set us up well, deliver successful outcomes and realise our ambitious vision for this special place.

If you would like to discuss this role and have further questions please email me Nick Mason on .

Interviews for this role will start on 27 May 2022 in Grasmere.

What it's like to work here

Whilst you will be deployed to Dunham, your high-profile work will be integrated into our National Trust Consultancy which provides properties with advice and practical support across the full range of conservation, marketing and supporter development activities.

You will be a senior member the Trust’s wider project management community and we are looking for an active and enthusiastic contributor in this space.

What you'll be doing

Project pipeline management steps include developing comprehensive client briefs, completing feasibility processes (including costs and consents), building support with our tenants and other key stakeholders and warming up potential funding organisations.

This new Make it Happen approach will test new approaches on behalf of the North region and inform organisational learning and you’ll need to commit to sharing learning, progress, challenges and impacts widely.

Who we're looking for

This role is an innovative leadership and delivery role. Your ability to communicate well, listening to and influencing a busy property leadership team while modelling inclusive, values-driven behaviour in your group. You'll have experience of successfully delivering complex end to end project/ programme management including defining resources, leading multi-million £ procurement and managing the finances, securing project teams and matrix management, across multiple projects/programmes.  You'll hold a recognised project (ChPP /APM PMQ) or programme management (MSP) qualification, show evidence of ongoing CPD in your career to date. You’ll have coaching and mentoring experience with a proven ability to improve performance. Your experience will include delivery of projects in Building Conservation and Construction.

The package

The National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

Wherever you’re from, and whatever your background, we want to hear from you – and it doesn’t matter if you’re jam first, cream first, or even if you don’t like scones at all. Everyone is welcome.

Benefits for working at the National Trust include:

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.


The National Trust is committed to promoting and preserving those places of natural beauty and historic interest for which it has the privilege to be responsible for the benefit of the nation, for everyone for ever.

The Trust is proud of what has been achieved over the last 126 years and is determined to maintain those high standards of conservation, stewardship and curatorial care for which it has been recognised throughout the world.

Its achievements have enabled the general public and the Trust’s members and visitors to enjoy and appreciate the countryside, coastline, gardens, historic buildings and collections, all of which encapsulate so much of the history of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There is a duty to tell that history in a complete, balanced and accurate way, and without judgement.

The National Trust continues as a guardian of the past, and for the future, to uphold its duty to maintain and enhance what has been entrusted to its care.

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