• Tavistock Heritage Trust

New role: Heritage Centre Manager

The new Tavistock Guildhall Centre is opening later this year following a £1.8m redevelopment to transform the town’s historic Guildhall building into a new visitor interpretation centre which will serve as the Eastern Gateway to the Cornwall & West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site (WHS).


Tavistock Heritage Trust (the Trust) will be running the Guildhall Centre under a partnership arrangement with the building’s owner, Tavistock Town Council. The Trust already runs the town’s Visitor Information Centre, which will move to the Guildhall once building works are completed.

We now seek an enthusiastic Heritage Centre Manager to manage the day-to-day operation of the Guildhall and Visitor Information Centre and the volunteers who will be running it. You will be responsible for ensuring that all visitors receive a warm welcome to the Guildhall and that they are provided with the information and advice to make the most of their visit.


You should have experience of working with and managing volunteers, and be keen to develop and maximise the income-generating potential of the Guildhall’s operations. A background in tourism or visitor services management in the heritage sector would be an advantage, though general skills, personality and attitude will be as important.


Normal hours of work will be 9.00am – 5.00pm Tuesday to Saturday with some flexible working to cover evening and weekend events. Click here to see the full job description.


The role will be for two years in the first instance, with significant potential for it to become permanent, dependent on the Trust’s/postholder’s success in developing the Guildhall’s income streams.



Further Details and How to Apply

Applications must be submitted by email using the application form below - CVs only will not be accepted.


Click here for the full Job Description


Click here for the Application Form


Closing Date for applications: Friday 6 March 2020 at 9am

Interview date: Thursday 12 March 2020


If you would like to discuss the role further before applying please email Geri Parlby, Chair of Tavistock Heritage Trust, at geri.parlby@heritageintavistock.org or call 01822 852102.


For more on the Guildhall Project, see www.heritageintavistock.org/guildhall

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