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Fort Amherst Business Planner

Employer: Medway Council

  • Reference: Fort1
  • Published on: Wed 02/02/2011 12:00 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 10/02/2011 17:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Contract
  • Hours: 20 per week
  • Salary: Fixed payment of £2,000 (equivalent £6.25 hour)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Fort Amhurst, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent

16 weeks fixed-term contract.

Fort Amherst Heritage Trust (FAHT) seeks to ensure the restoration, preservation and understanding of an internationally significant fortress at the heart of a future World Heritage Site. The Fort is currently open to the public on a very limited basis. From spring 2011, it will become a permanently open public park – part of the Great Lines Heritage Park.

We are seeking a recent graduate to develop and take forward the Business Plan for Fort Amherst. The Business Plan will encompass the commercial opportunities presented by the Great Lines Heritage Park, respect the Trust’s currently limited resources and capacity, as well as its charitable objectives, and explore options for developing the core function of restoration and maintenance. The completed Business Plan will be presented to, and approved by, the Board of Trustees. Support and information will be provided by staff and Trustees of Fort Amherst, as well as Medway Council. Occasional support from an Independent Business Advisor will be available.

The successful candidate, who will have a Business Management, Finance, or other relevant qualification, will be based primarily at Medway Council’s offices at Gun Wharf, with the possibility of working part-time from Fort Amherst.

Essential Skills Required

Organisational and project management skills.

Ability to work unsupervised.

Ability to analyse information and opportunities.

Ability to objectively assimilate viewpoints, present recommendations and achieve consensus.

Desirable Skills and Qualities

Understanding of charities’ legislation.

Interest in heritage / public services.

The current Business Plan is available for review, and potential applicants may wish to visit and . The successful applicant will be required to adopt a flexible working pattern, including occasional evenings and weekends, to reflect the availability of Trustees. For operational matters, the postholder will report to the Chatham World Heritage manager at Medway Council, and for strategic matters to the Chair of FAHT. Due to restrictions linked to the funding for this position, the successful graduate must have studied at a Medway University, or be resident in Medway.

For more information, please contact Joanne Cable, Chatham World Heritage manager, on 01634 331176, or via

Closing Date 5pm, 10th February.

Please send a brief CV and covering letter to , or Joanne Cable, Chatham World Heritage manager, Level 3, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR.

Equal Opportunities

No service user, employee or job applicant will be discriminated against, harassed or receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.

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