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Historic Royal Palaces

Archived: Director of Public Engagement

Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House Whitehall, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle. We help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built. HRP is a charity and a commercial business, raising all of its own funds and depending on the support of visitors, members, donors, sponsors and volunteers. We have an extensive record of achievement in recent years, and ambitious plans for the future at all of our sites.

We are seeking to appoint a new role of Director of Public Engagement who will champion our mission to exist for ‘everyone’. This Director will oversee the development and delivery of distinctive HRP experiences to convey the essence of each site, motivate people to visit and revisit, and ensure that we continue to be widely recognised for our high quality, creative and transformative engagement and learning. Reporting to the new Chief Executive, who will be taking up the post in July, the Director will be expected to contribute effectively to the collective leadership of HRP as a member of its Executive Board.

Successful candidates will have a track record of delivering highly innovative and inspiring public programmes that have engaged with a diverse range of audiences and visitors in the broadest sense, on- and offsite, and online. The new Director will also bring substantial experience of strong senior level leadership across complex and competitive customer-focused organisations, and a positive and empowering approach that will enable them to lead high performing teams and influence diverse stakeholders successfully both across the wider organisation and externally to create and deliver distinctive, sector-leading experiences.

Location: London.  Salary: Competitive Package

For further details, including job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please visit, quoting reference 2963.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 21st March 2017 at 12 noon (GMT).