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Senior Programming & Partnerships Officer - Grantham

The National Trust
Grantham, Lincolnshire
26,832 pa
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Senior Programming & Partnerships Officer - Grantham


We’re looking for a proactive and creative Senior Programming & Partnerships Officer who can plan, design, install and deliver our programme of seasonal and special events at Belton. 
Please note working weekends and out of hours will be required. You'll also be required to be a property duty manager, on a rota basis which will consist of managing the property team to manage the daily operation across the site (training will be provided).

What it's like to work here

Reporting to the Experience and Visitor Operations Manager, you'll be part of the Visitor Experience team. You’ll be engaging our visitors with inspiring programming and events to showcase the history and stories of Belton.

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What you'll be doing

Working at one of the busiest properties in the National Trust you will lead on developing and planning an all year round program of events and engaging experiences that will appeal to all visitors in order to provide the best visitor experience possible.

Working with the team across all departments on the property to identify opportunities to engage with visitors and grow support, you'll be responsible for delivering the experiences through that team, evaluating and developing to ensure consistently high levels of visitor experience are maintained.

You'll also identify suitable partners to support delivery of our programming and work with existing partners to deliver high quality experiences that enhance the visitor satisfaction and engagement.

Volunteering is an integral part of Belton House and you'll also be responsible for supporting and engaging with a team of volunteers who help deliver all the key programmed events at Belton House.

Working weekends and being part of the duty management team will be a requirement as will working over seasonal periods as part of the property management team.

Who we're looking for

To deliver this role successfully, you'll need:
  • strong organisational and administrative skills e.g. budget management, keeping and updating records, meeting deadlines
  • great people and communication skills, establishing positive relationships with both external and internal collaborators
  • the ability to work independently as well as with a team, contributing to a positive, inclusive, and productive place for staff and volunteers
  • to be able to balance competing priorities and demands
  • experience in delivering visitor programmes and events and/or working with community or commercial partners to deliver events and activities
  • understanding of an audience-led approach and the ability to evaluate the impact and use feedback to further develop an offer or event
  • to be someone creative, ambitious and able to draw creative ideas from their team

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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