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Project Manager - Truro

The National Trust
Truro, Cornwall
42,588 pa
Closing date
9 Jun 2022
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Project Manager - Truro


If you’re a qualified Project Manager who wants to make a difference within a well-known Cornish Estate, then this could be the job for you. We’re looking for a Project Manager to help develop and lead a major transformation project, which includes key infrastructure improvements and other components, at Trelissick, near Truro. This high value project will help this special place towards an exciting, sustainable and accessible future, ensuring everyone continues to feel welcome at Trelissick. We also want to provide increased access to the parkland and walks, while at the same time improving our land for nature. All this will take place within our Grade II* listed parkland and garden which is home to one of Cornwall’s most popular visitor attractions. To make it happen you’ll be working with an experienced operational team and knowledgeable consultants, both internal and external. We want an inspirational leader with versatile project management skills, who can set us up for future success, deliver successful outcomes and realise our ambitious vision for this special place. 


What it's like to work here

You’ll work flexibly between site and from home.  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. While you will be deployed to Trelissick you will be part of the consultancy and the wider project management community in the National Trust, and we are looking for an active and enthusiastic contributor in these spaces. 

What you'll be doing

You’ll lead on all elements to develop and manage the project, working to a highly engaged project board and supported by a wide consultancy network including Building Surveyors, Estate Managers, Archaeologists, Curators and other specialists.  You’ll liaise with external contractors, including architects, construction contractors, conservation specialists and regulatory bodies to develop the costed design scheme.  You’ll have the lead on the overall project. Initially this is about moving through feasibility to outline design, ensuring the right people, structure and funding is in place for a variety of different areas of work. You’ll manage the main contract, delivering the project to scope and budget. You’ll oversee connected projects and work-streams and ensure they are coordinated according to the overall project brief and programme.  A key aspect of this project is engaging and building relationships with our stakeholders both internal and external and you must be really comfortable working in a matrix environment deploying your considerable influencing skills.

Who we're looking for

If the following describes you, then we would like to hear from you … 

  • Able to flourish in a complex and collaborative working environment. 
  • Eager to share and use your knowledge and experience to help others. 
  • Passionate about conservation of nature and heritage, about climate action, and inclusion. 
  • Someone who comes to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop.  

We’ll short list against the following criteria: 

You'll have a demonstrable interest in our heritage buildings, and in sustainability and climate change relating to the development and operation of the built environment. 

You''ll have experience of successfully delivering end to end project management including defining resources, leading procurement, securing project teams and matrix management across multiple projects. 

You'll hold a recognised project management qualification (APM PMQ /Prince2 or similar) and show evidence of ongoing CPD in your career to date. 

You'll have a successful track record of delivering projects that include significant construction elements to agreed time, cost and quality standards. 

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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