Norton Priory boasts the most excavated monastic ruins in Europe, a grade I listed undercroft building, museum and an 18th century Walled Garden as well as 42 acres of woodland, orchards and wildflower meadows. In August 2016, the museum reopened following a major £4.5m HLF funded redevelopment project and subsequently saw 60,000 visitors in the first year of opening.

The Trust now seeks a Chief Executive who has the vision and experience to deliver the next ambitious stage of Norton Priory’s story. In particular this will include the extensive redevelopment of the gardens and grounds.

Post: Chief Executive

Salary: Up to £37,000 p.a. + pension

As Chief Executive, you will report to the Chair of the Board and be responsible to the Trustees of the organisation.  You will have prior experience working at senior level, shaping and delivering organisational strategy and growth plans, so that at Norton Priory you will be able to realise the potential of a large and diverse estate, together with its extensive collections.

You will provide inspirational leadership, direction and management to the organisation, its employees and volunteers, effectively balancing strategic and operational role requirements.  As an accomplished networker you will act as spokesperson for Norton Priory, proactively identifying and nurturing business opportunities and partnerships.  Your fundraising experience and commercial acumen will ensure that Norton’s continued development is progressed on a sound financial basis, whilst your marketing and advocacy skills will successfully raise the profile of the Trust regionally and nationally to achieve further recognition by peers, partners and the general public.

To apply:  A candidate information pack can be downloaded here: Candidate information pack and an application form here: Application Form – electronic.

Applicants should also complete an equal opportunities monitoring form: Equality monitoring form – electronic.

Completed application and equal opportunity monitoring forms should be emailed to Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Closing Date:  Friday 21 September 2018

Norton Priory is an Equal Opportunities employer.

We kindly request no contact from Recruitment or Media Agencies.