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General Manager – Hellens Manor
Hours: Full time
Location: Hellens Manor, Much Marcle, Herefordshire
Closing date: 12:00 am 23 February 2024
To be responsible for the operation of Hellens Manor both as a home for a community of people living and working there, and as a charitable business. The manager will be involved principally in these aspects of the estate activities: administration, staff welfare, compliance, finance, marketing, IT, events, tours, and liaising with contractors, and local communities, with whom we work closely.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR an inspirational and dedicated person who can supervise, interact with, and back-up our experienced and close-knit team: someone with strong operational experience, a clear strategic thinker, and an effective and empathetic communicator: someone with an understanding of, and interest in history, culture, education and the natural environment, and concern for the balance between managing conservation and public access.
Able to live on site, excellent communication skills, interest in educational and cultural activities, ability to work long and flexible hours, teamwork skills, good IT skills, basic accounting understanding, and the skill to ‘manage’!
Set in the rural landscape of Herefordshire between the Wye Valley and the Malvern Hills conservation areas, Hellens, with its gardens and woodlands, is a dearly loved Tudor/Jacobean home with an incredible tapestry of stories, and an historic collection of artefacts, goods and chattels belonging to the characters who have lived here over the centuries. Hellens, a thousand year old site, houses an important collection of art, and has a full calendar of diverse cultural and educational events.
This opportunity gives you a large two-bedroom flat provided in the house for you and your family, with full security and beautiful views. Everyone living on-site signs a Leasehold Tenancy Agreement. The accommodation comes with the job, and they are charged a peppercorn rent, which is £250 a quarter (£1000 pa.), and excludes council tax and utilities bills which are paid by the resident.
For guided tours from April to October, along with our tearoom, and for educational and cultural events through most of the year. Everyone who lives and works here is encouraged to be creative, curious and engaged. The same is true for all who visit us. In all our activities, we strive to both respect and celebrate the legacy of this beautiful home, while looking to the future in ways that are green and collaborative. We are not a museum!
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: on or before 23 February 2024
TO APPLY: Please send a CV and covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org