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Senior Production Controller - Swindon

The National Trust
Swindon, Wiltshire
38,961 pa
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Senior Production Controller - Swindon



We're seeking a Senior Production Controller to join our Production team to ensure that we're delivering the highest quality marketing communications across the organisation, which deliver on-time and on budget, as well as aligning production requirements with our wider sustainability objectives.

Working as part of a collaborative team, you’ll provide leadership and direction for the Production Controllers on day-to-day project delivery, manage core suppliers and be responsible for the overall production management for the Handbook and Magazine.

This role will also work with the Print Manager to support knowledge sharing and development with regional teams.

What it's like to work here

We’re bigger than you think, we’re more complicated than we appear and we’re larger scale than you’d imagine. We’ve got passionate people in all our teams, and we’ve got so much more we want to achieve. We’re for everyone, for ever, and we really mean that.

We don’t want to stop at 5.5 million members, and we want everyone to feel welcome and enjoy access to our places, so we need to reach new audiences in ways that are meaningful and relevant to them without losing the hearts and minds of those that are already with us.

Your contractual location will be our head office in Swindon and there will be an expectation for you to attend the office. However, there is flexibility on where you are based at other times. You will be required to work at a National Trust location for 40-60% of your working week. This will be discussed in more detail at interview.

What you'll be doing

Working as part of the Production team within Marketing, you will lead the successful delivery of artwork and print to support all marketing campaigns, as well as managing artwork and print single channel requests from across the organisation. 

You’ll be managing the day-to-day delivery of high-profile print in the Handbook and Magazine productions and core suppliers. Knowledge sharing and development will be an important part of this role to support wider teams and regional colleagues with artwork and print needs.

The Production team is very privileged to be involved in many projects and marketing campaigns to highlight the amazing work that the Trust carries out.

Who we're looking for

You can view the full role profile for this role in the document attached. You don't need to have all the knowledge, skills and experience listed in the role profile; this is just to provide a full picture of what is possible in this role, we’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • Extensive knowledge of artwork, proofing and all print production techniques and processes for web, lithography, digital, screen, to deliver the right print.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of paper production and experienced in paper procurement.
  • Experience of managing and delivering large scale print production (+1 million volume)
  • Proven experience managing tender and contractual process with existing and new suppliers. Skilled in negotiation and supplier management for performance and KPI's.
  • The ability to build relationships and work effectively in a complex organisation with a proactive and solutions focused approach and excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • Experience of working within a Project Management system (e.g. Workfront).

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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