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Commercial Officer - The Hold

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Suffolk Archives Ipswich
Salary details:
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Fixed Term
Closing date:
14 July 2020 12:00 PM
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Fixed term contract until 31 May 2022 (funding)

This role is currently based at the Ipswich Records Office, Gatacre Road, Ipswich, IP1 2LQ, but will be moving to The Hold, 131 Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1LR in late Summer/Autumn.

Do you have a proven track record in commercial management at a successful visitor destination? Can you establish a start-up, lead and grow a range of commercial activities within a new heritage building, across Suffolk and online?

You will:

  • have influencing, sales, and negotiation skills; prioritising resources and embedding commerciality to increase footfall, turnover and profitability
  • effectively analyse, plan, and innovate to maximise revenue from, amongst others, retail, events, exhibitions and licencing to establish a sustainable service
  • show strong business acumen, be commercially astute with a wide network to keep in touch with the latest developments in best practice
  • have a passion for heritage and culture and improving their accessibility for people of all backgrounds.

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

For an informal discussion only, please contact Kate Chantry on (01473) 260129.

Interview date: 21 July 2020 (interviews will be conducted via Skype)

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying for this job.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working. For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.


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