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Sacrewell needs you!

05 May 2017

A new opportunity has arisen to develop your career and gain fantastic experience as the Commercial and Business Development Manager at Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre, which is the visitor face of the William Scott Abbott Trust, a highly respected farming and countryside education charity in operation since 1964.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Head of Department with a commercially focused approach to take on this challenge. You’ll be ready for your next step on the career ladder, and looking for ways to grow a diverse business with huge potential.

What it's like to work here

Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre is set within 550-acres of farmland, mostly being farmed by our tenants Riverford Organic Farmers. Our vision is to create a thriving, innovative and enterprising farming education and rural skills “centre of excellence”, and we are looking for creative hard-working people who will bring ideas and energy to the property. The property is situated a short distance from young, lively and diverse Peterborough, meaning the role offers a rare opportunity to work in the country, but live in the city or one of the area’s beautiful small towns and villages.

This is an exciting time to join our organisation.  The Trust is actively implementing our new vision and strategy, and starting on a period of ambitious change.  We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Commercial and Business Development Manager to implement Sacrewell’s growth strategy to reach more audiences and extend the Trust’s impact in the field of countryside education for all ages.

This is a unique opportunity for a motivated and strategic leader who has commercial experience gained in the visitor attraction or charity sector. The Commercial and Business Development Manager will be critical in developing and implementing the growth strategy for Sacrewell Limited, which currently includes our shop, camping, parties/functions and popular Playbarn soft play area. This is a new role at Sacrewell and as a key member of the senior management team you will make a significant impact in an organisation whose purpose is to connect people to farming and the countryside.

The rewards are excellent both professionally and financially. In addition to an excellent salary (up to £27K, with an opportunity for bonus for meeting/exceeding KPIs) and benefits package, relocation support may also be available to applicants not currently residing in the area.

Please send a CV and covering letter, outlining why you are suitable for this role to: jobs@sacrewell.org.uk, with the subject CBD Manager application.

The closing date for all applications: 5pm, 16 June with interviews scheduled for 29 June 2017. Due to the anticipated high volume of applications, we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants. If you have not been notified of the outcome of your application within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Please note that there will be a second round of interviewing whereby successful candidates will be asked to deliver a presentation to the senior management team and Board of Trustees. 

Commercial and Business Development Manager Role Profile

William Scott Abott Trust Vision and Mission