The Royal Collection is one of the largest and most important art collections in the world. It comprises almost all aspects of the fine and decorative arts, and is spread among some fifteen royal residences and former residences across the UK, most of which are regularly open to the public.
Royal Collection Trust is a department of the Royal Household and the only one that undertakes its activities without recourse to public funds. It incorporates a charity regulated by the Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, The Royal Collection Trust and its wholly owned subsidiary trading company, Royal Collection Enterprises Limited. Royal Collection Trust is charged with the care and preservation of the Royal Collection and its presentation to the public.
Royal Collection Trust are now seeking exceptional candidates to the role of Retail Director. Royal Collection Trust Retail has an annual turnover of nearly £62 million, which has doubled in the last decade. It operates out of eight permanent and two seasonal onsite shops as well as through temporary on site ‘pop up’ shops, web sales and a wholesale operation. The post-holder will lead all retail, wholesale, online, catering and export and licensing activities in order to optimise revenues for The Royal Collection Trust, whilst protecting the reputation and commercial assets of the Monarchy and the Royal Household. Candidates will bring a demonstrable passion for retail with substantial experience of working in a design and brand-led retail environment, and will ideally bring senior level experience gained in a similarly complex organisation. Candidates should be strategic decision makers with sound judgement, have a commitment to innovation and have excellent leadership skills.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Royal Collection Trust on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference EQQC2. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Wednesday 11 September 2019.