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Project Manager - York

The National Trust
York, North Yorkshire
44,499 pa
Closing date
29 May 2024

Job Details

Project Manager - York


We have a fantastic new opportunity for a Project Manager with partnership experience to help us deliver the Skell Valley Project.

The Skell Valley Project brings £2.5 million of funding, principally from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, to the River Skell. The project, led by the National Trust and Nidderdale National Landscape, brings together a range of partners to tackle climate change, protect heritage, restore nature and enhance access in this very special place. Three years into delivery, the project partnership has made significant progress. Now, with one year remaining of project delivery, we need a skilled project manager to steer us through to the finish line.

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday however we are open to applications from those who would like to work 4 days per week

Salary: £44,499pa

Contract: 12 months fixed term 

Interviews: will be held in person at the National Trust’s Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal World Heritage Site on 10th June.

If you have any questions about this role please contact:

What it's like to work here

You'll be part of the National Trust's Consultancy: a multidisciplinary team of experts, from curators and nature conservation advisors to project managers and archaeologists, who provide specialist consultancy advice to the places we care for. You'll report to our Consultancy Manager for our Land and Nature team in the North East.

Your contractual location can be any of our regional Consultancy hubs in the North, but our hybrid working policy means you can balance office and home working. You should expect to be on site at Fountains Abbey or elsewhere in the Skell Valley at least 20 – 40% of the working week.

What you'll be doing

You'll line manage an existing project team comprising a Senior Project Co-ordinator, a Heritage Officer and a Senior Volunteering & Community Officer, so your people management experience and inclusive leadership will be critical. You'll have your ‘finger on the pulse’ of all our projects and outputs, supporting individual project leads to ensure that all are completed successfully, on time and to budget. With £600,000 remaining in our delivery budget, you'll draw in additional resources where needed, managing risks along the way. You'll keep a firm hand on governance, finances and reporting, maintaining an excellent standard of project management right to the end of the scheme.

Whilst we focus our efforts on completing and celebrating the Skell Valley Project, we are also considering what the next phase of delivery will look like with our partners and stakeholders. Your abilities to ‘horizon scan’ will be called on through this final year to aid legacy planning and fundraising. 

Who we're looking for

  • Project Management Qualification or equivalent with experience of working on major or complex projects in a multidisciplined environment.  
  • Excellent project management skills, ability to make decisions and drive projects forward. 
  • Brilliant communication skills including the ability to lead project teams successfully.  
  • Proven track record of managing budgets, handling grant claims and procuring contractors and services in line with strict guidance.  
  • Experience of landscape-scale and partnership project delivery.

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.

• Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

• Free entry to National Trust places for you, a guest and your children (under 18)

• Tax-free childcare scheme

• Rental deposit loan scheme

• Season ticket loan

• EV car lease scheme 

• Perks at work discounts such as gym memberships, shopping discount codes, cinema discounts

• Holiday allowance up to 32 days relating to length of service, plus holiday purchase scheme, subject to meeting minimum criteria.

• Flexible working whenever possible

• Employee assistance programme

• Free parking at most Trust places

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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