Executive Director of Business Innovation and Insight

Flexible UK wide (with travel)

  • Location

    Flexible UK wide (with travel)

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    16 May 2019

Ref: GSe47973

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is a unique organisation playing a vital role in conserving some of the UK’s most special places. 

At a pivotal point in our development, we are seeking to appoint to a significant and wide-ranging new leadership role within the organisation. As Executive Director of Business Innovation and Insight you will be responsible for driving our policy, strategy, research, data, marketing and communications to ensure that we succeed at creating positive and lasting change.

We are looking for a collaborative, innovative and proactive leader, with strong emotional intelligence and a proven track record in leading integrated, multi-functional teams through times of transformational change, helping us to ensure that customer-focused cross-departmental working is the norm, not the exception. You will bring previous experience of driving campaigns to raise media awareness of an organisation’s activities and agenda. An understanding of the value of research and data driven strategies is vital.

This role is central to our success. We are proud of the role we play to protect the UK’s heritage and of the rich and diverse audiences that our work reaches. It is critical to us that our organisation reflects this diversity, as we believe that this will make our organisation more robust, fairer and more representative of the history we seek to preserve.  We are open to which sector you may come from, but you must share our passion for preserving our diverse heritage. 

For an informal and confidential discussion please contact our advising consultants Joanna Thornton, Rebecca O’Connor on 020 7426 3373 or Peter Guilder on 0121 644 5707. 

Closing Date 10am Friday 17th May 2019
Preliminary Interviews with GatenbySandersonw/c 27th May and w/c 3rd June 2019
First interviews with the National Lottery Heritage Fund20th or 28th June 2019
Final interviews with Appointment Panel1st or 2nd July 2019
How to apply

To apply for this post, please submit:

  • A comprehensive CV.
  • A supporting statement that addresses the criteria set out in Part One of the person specification (maximum 3 sides of A4) and tells us why you are particularly interested in this role.
  • Details of two referees who we would be able to contact at shortlist stage.
  • Please also tell us about any dates provided in this pack on which you would not be available to participate in the selection process.

Please also ensure you have completed and submitted the equal opportunities monitoring form that appears on the GatenbySanderson website as you submit your application. The information you provide will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only. The form will not be treated as part of your application.