General Manager

Job Reference DNSK
Closing Date Friday 12 Apr 2030

The National Trust for Scotland protects and promotes Scotland’s natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy. With over 380,000 members, it is the largest organisation of its type in Scotland.

The Trust is seeking to appoint a General Manager to lead the Ayrshire & Arran portfolio, which consists of some of the Trust’s most iconic heritage sites; Brodick Castle and Culzean Castle. The role of the General Manager is the strategic and operational leadership of the Ayrshire & Arran portfolio and to ensure that through its volunteers and staff it continually delivers on its conservation, visitor and financial objectives.

This is a senior opportunity, which carries weight in the organisation, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer. The new General Manager will bring a strong combination of commercial and technical skills. They will be a resilient, self-confident, commercial and politically-savvy leader. They will bring a track record of working in a complex and services orientated operational environment. H/she will have great stakeholder management skills. They will understand how to leverage relationships to create value, notably the continuous invention and re-invention of cultural experiences. A personal value set which resonates with that of the Trust and the ability to see heritage in the wider context of cultural experiences will be invaluable.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the National Trust for Scotland on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference DNSK. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday 8th April.