Appointment Details

Manx National Heritage

Job Title: Director

Job Reference:EANAEA

Closing Date: Monday 25 Jan 2021

Salary – Competitive
Location – Isle of Man

Are you an inspiring and dynamic leader with a passion for heritage and culture?

Make your next career move to the Isle of Man as the Executive Director of Manx National Heritage (MNH).

As the most senior officer in MNH, you’ll be responsible for driving the organisation forward, building on our previous successes, and guiding us to tackle the new challenges that lie ahead.

Who are Manx National Heritage?

MNH is the National Trust and the statutory heritage agency for the Isle of Man. We are responsible for taking the lead in protecting, conserving, making available and celebrating the Island’s natural and cultural heritage for current and future generations, whilst contributing to the Island’s prosperity and quality of life.

We look after and run some of the Islands’ famous landmarks and landscapes including Peel Castle, The Manx Museum, Castle Rushen, The House of Manannan and The Great Laxey Wheel, along with many others. Many of these are publicly accessible and form the backbone of the Island’s tourism industry. We also hold Accredited archives, library and museum collections.

MNH is a Manx Registered Charity. Our turnover is approximately £6m per annum. We receive grant and capital funding from the IOM Government and are a Non-Departmental Public Body similar to National Museums in the UK. We also generate income from retail, admissions and rentals and employ over 75fte staff. To find out more about us go to www.manxnationalheritage.im

Why join us?

This is your chance to not only lead our unique and successful organisation, but to represent it in a wide range of settings both locally and nationally, promoting the work of and services we provide. You’ll be joining a supportive and welcoming team, including a wider Chief Officer Group within Government, our Executive Leadership team within MNH, and our effective Board of Trustees.

There’ll be plenty to get involved with including adapting to the challenges presented by COVID19, infrastructure and facilities projects on some of our key historic properties, and working to secure funding for major future projects.

If you are looking to lead a large and complex charity, working in close partnership with a national government, this could be the ideal role for you.

To find out more about the benefits you can enjoy by working with us, download our benefits guide from the bottom of the advert.

About the Island
The Isle of Man has a fantastic quality of life with a rich biodiversity and a dramatic landscape. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and a strong community focus.

The Island is well connected to the UK and Ireland by sea and air, and you’ll also benefit from low income tax rates (20% maximum rate).

If you are relocating to the Island, you can also benefit from the National Insurance Holiday Scheme. To see how this and other aspects of Island life visit www.locate.im. A relocation package is available for this role.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for an inspiring and dynamic leader with a track record in a comparable organization and related sector. You’ll be able to utilise your experience of working strategically to ensure the best possible future for MNH and our team.

As you’ll be working closely with our Board of Trustees, we’re looking for someone who has experience of either working directly in a Governance role or supporting Boards, Trusts and similar corporate bodies.

How to find out more and apply
To find out more about the role and what we’re looking for in our successful candidate, download the Job Pack from the bottom of the advert.

You can also contact the existing post-holder Edmund Southworth on (44) 01624 648006.

The Isle of Man Public Service is an equal opportunities employer that values the benefits of diversity and inclusion.

Find out more about where a career in the Isle of Man Public Service could take you at hr.gov.im/careers

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Manx National Heritage on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference EANAEA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday 25 January.

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