Organisation: Historic Coventry Trust
In a city, with a rich history of a thousand years…
The City of Coventry is at the heart of England, and has a surprising amount of heritage buildings reflecting its 1,000 years of history. Coventry has ambitious plans for the future having secured the title of UK City of Culture in 2021. This provides an unprecedented opportunity to restore and showcase the City’s heritage on a national stage.
Historic Coventry Trust has agreed the transfer of a portfolio of historic properties from Coventry City Council dating from the early 1300s to the mid-1800s. Comprising 22 buildings and 4 small sites, this is the largest transfer of heritage assets from a council to a charity in the UK and a potential model for future heritage regeneration on social enterprise principles. The portfolio is varied, from Medieval Monasteries and timber framed houses to Victorian chapels and shops. The aim of the Trust is to restore the buildings for future generations, promoting education and boosting the visitor economy.
To take forward its plans, Historic Coventry Trust is now seeking an Executive Director on a short term 2 to 3 year period to provide leadership and commercial focus on the successful development and implementation of the Trust’s ambitious plans for its unique portfolio. You will be tasked with securing funding and financial security for projects as required and to work with partners and represent the Trust. Beneficial skills include senior property management and development experience at comparable scale driving sustainable redevelopment, as well as understanding of working with Listed/ heritage buildings and grant funders.
This is an extremely exciting time to work at Historic Coventry Trust, where your contribution will truly leave a lasting legacy. If you have the skills and enthusiasm for this key leadership role, then we look forward to receiving your application.
To discuss the position, please contact HCT’s representative Balvinder Sangha on 07739 508312 or David Thomas on 07967 172902.
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