Business Support Co-ordinator

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National Trust*
Wisley, Woking
£20,000 pa
15 Sep 2017
27 Sep 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Business Support Co-ordinator

£20,000 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)


Ref: IRC56334 


The National Trust is a busy organisation that has a lot going on at all times - you can guarantee that no day is the same so you'll have to love variety. As well as supporting day to day conservation and operational work, you'll have the chance to support a variety of projects. You'll always champion best practice when it comes to business support, and will be confident challenging the norm and in sharing ideas for progress.

What it's like to work here

The London & South East region is a hugely diverse region both geographically and culturally. It is consistently recognised for its historical reputation and its strength as the economic heartland of Britain. It is a progressive place where things generally happen first. It attracts people who are full of pace, energy and innovation, people who are curious and who want to succeed. It is a region that leads.

Our Consultancy directorate is a “behind-the-scenes” organisation, with a variety of specialist staff that supports our front-line teams in their conservation and development work.  This role is to support a diverse team of Consultants that operate out of our Wisley Hub office.

The Wisley Hub is one of five London & South East regional hubs based in a converted historic barn in Wisley village, surrounded by beautiful countryside; on-site parking is provided.  Expect to see a wide variety of foot traffic through your workplace as Consultancy Managers, specialist advisers, national and local staff, all pass through to spend their day working in one of our busiest places.

What you'll be doing

The role has three broad areas:

  • Helping your Consultancy Manager in their support of the properties within their portfolio.  Your Consultancy Manager currently supports Standen, Nymans, Sheffield Park Gardens, Surrey Hills and Woolbeding Garden.
  • Supporting a team of specialists in their work across the region. The specialists currently include: Building Surveyors, Curators, Archaeologists and Gardens Consultants.
  • Assisting the efficient operation of the Wisley Hub office.

As a Business Support Co-ordinator, you'll need to be a first class communicator able to coordinate staff and volunteers to help the team keep running at its very best. We'd like to see very strong organisational skills to help our Consultancy Managers and their teams deliver a breadth and depth of support to the operational front line. 

As your Consultancy Manager is a project management specialist expect to get heavily involved in supporting project work within their portfolio.  This will involve visiting properties on a regular basis.

You'll also be part of a much wider Regional Business Support team who enable our region to perform at our very best to deliver our national and regional priorities. Our hubs are a key resource for our regional teams and part of your role will be to work alongside the rest of the Business Support colleagues on-site to keep our place of work inspiring, engaging and innovative.

Who we're looking for

Our team love to be busy, and so will you. So to hit the ground running, you'll need to be:

  • Helpful and approachable
  • Have clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Experienced with administrative duties, including up-to-date knowledge of MS Office
  • Take pride on delivering excellent customer service
  • Enjoy working as part of a team and flexing your time and focus to support others
  • Experience in prioritising your own workload
  • Good eye for detail
  • Experience of supporting a project
  • Qualifications in IT/Business/Administration are a bonus, but not essential

The package

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan - from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness

Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our retail and catering outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

Closing Date: 27 September 2017

For more information and to apply, please visit our website by clicking apply.

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