South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

Centre Manager - New Forest Heritage Centre

Title: Centre Manager (New Forest Heritage Centre - NFHC) Reporting to: Board of Trustees of the New Forest Ninth Centenary Trust

Responsibility: The Centre Manager will provide overall management and leadership of the New Forest Heritage Centre. They will lead on the development programme in fulfilment of the business plan, working in close relationship with the trustees and funding partners.

Job description: The New Forest Heritage Centre in Lyndhurst is situated in the heart of the New Forest. The Centre is run by a charitable trust and currently welcomes over 200,000 visitors a year through its door and over 70,000 to its Museum. The Trust is seeking an experienced Centre Manager to lead the organisation forward at a time of proposed refurbishment. The Centre Manager would be responsible for the day to day operation of the NFHC, working alongside dedicated trustees, staff and volunteers. That person will be joining the organisation at an exciting time as a Masterplan for the Centre has been drawn up that is set to transform it into a modern, vibrant and relevant cultural hub for the New Forest. The Trust is looking for an exceptional person to lead those plans forward at this time.

To apply, please send a current CV, along with a personal statement that links to the main accountabilities and responsibilities of the role (no more than two sides of A4). Applications must be sent to by no later than 12pm on Friday 15 February. Please mark your email – Museum Manager Application. Interviews will be held on Friday 1 March 2019. For an informal conversation about the role please email Mary Montagu-Scott (Chairman of the Trust) at and mark your email – Museum Manager Information to request a call. You may visit the Centre at any time during normal opening hours.

Organisation name: New Forest Heritage Centre

Contact name: Jennifer Pressnell

Contact email:

Contact phone number: 02380286151

Contact website:

Type: Full-time (permanent)

Salary: £32,000 to £36,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)

Location: Lyndhurst

Deadline for completed applications: Friday 15 February 2019

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