- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary to negotiate
How do we generate more vital income while making sure that our visitors enjoy incredible experiences? How do we decide where best to invest our limited funds? Where will our spend across the region have its biggest impact on realising our ambitious vision to grow the nation’s love of special places?
Operating budget: influence over an operating income budget of £23m and an annual project budget of circa £10m.
This role is accountable for the Finance Business Partnership service provided to a defined group of clients across Cornwall with a base situated at Lanhydrock just outside of Bodmin. The post holder will bring financial and commercial expertise, perspective and pragmatism in enabling clients to achieve their strategic, conservation and operational goals of their properties or project, in line with Corporate and Financial goals. This will involve providing objective advice, guidance, support, challenge and insight to managers, operating as a key member of the property and regional business management team influencing decision-making to achieve optimal performance, whilst assessing any associated risks and benefits.
What it's like to work here:Support Services is a key function which covers People, Finance and Information Systems. Their common purpose is to provide great service via the best and most sustainable use of our resources and information. The Trust is working towards grouping all transactional work in these areas into service centres in order to free up Trust advisers at local level to become trusted business partners. With this client centric focus on great service, this role crosses between the two worlds of a central Finance function and being out at properties on site working closely with your clients and therefore being the operational voice within Finance.
What you'll be doing:In this role you’ll provide a group of properties in the South West with the professional financial support and commercial insight that they need. In many ways, you’re the senior finance professional for your portfolio of land and properties: you’ll be an influential part of your region’s senior team, bringing financial and commercial expertise, perspective and pragmatism to help stakeholders achieve their strategic and operational goals. As a business partner and critical friend, you’ll provide objective advice; guidance and support, helping properties gain a better understanding of their business. You could be helping identify where and why a property is losing money, or you could be exploring new income streams and opportunities to increase revenue. Whichever way, your expertise and vision will ensure that we’re maximising the return on investment, and that we’re always in line with our wider strategy. You’ll help us work to the future too – looking at assets and taking a long-term view on what kind of investments are necessary, and where.
Travel is an element of the role and therefore a full driving licence is required. A mileage allowance will be paid.
Who we're looking forWe're looking for someone who can demonstrate the following;
Excellent commercial/business acumen
Able to build highly effective and collaborative working relationships with operational managers
Strong customer service focus
A demonstrated ability to think strategically and understand the broader organisational issues
Demonstrate good judgement and decision making
Able to coach managers in order to develop their financial and business management capability
Able to present and interpret complex financial data in a way that is practical and understood by business clients and non-Finance colleagues
Able to work at pace
Tenacity and resilience
Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.
Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You’ll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).
Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.
Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.
All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year !