Project Manager

Location UK / Antrim

Job Type Fixed term contract

Salary £30000 - 40000

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1431533

 Job Description

Project Manager 32,304 pa Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw for 24 mo)

We are looking for an experienced business consultant with a track record of solving and delivering solutions to complex problems in a range of environments and within delegated financial frameworks and project methodologies. We are looking for someone who is naturally curious and can move an idea from concept to execution and oversee the delivery of the outcomes.

What you’ll be doing


The role profile within this advertisement provides the technical and required attributes, skills and knowledge required for this grade and role profile, however the below outlines the strategic challenges and opportunities that you will be working on.

The vision for the Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede is one of sustainability: sustainable communities, sustainable environments, and sustainable finances. While the vision is clear, the strategic direction of how this vision will be executed is still being formulated, and this brings exciting opportunities to innovate and create new ways of working in some of the most beautiful and dynamic landscapes in Northern Ireland.

As a Project Manager for the Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede you’ll be solving some of the most challenging issues facing the Trust, balancing ever-growing visitor numbers with the need to look after our special places for future generations. While a background in conservation and land management is not essential, you should demonstrate a passion for people and place. Your projects will run in parallel with a wide-ranging programme and may include commercial, infrastructure, facilities development, community and environmental projects.

There are a range of short, medium and long-term goals that will need to be achieved and the diversity of challenges and opportunities mean you will be working across several projects at once; cognisant that the sites cannot be viewed in isolation, but also that each is unique. To this end you will be expected to use existing data to identify and drive, from concept, to business case and implementation a range of business improvement, commercial development and master planning projects that impact the day to day operations of the Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede, but also how it plans to operate into the future.

You’ll be working within a project framework but be expected to lead yourself and others to a successful outcome, with autonomy from the General Manager and lead Project Manager of the property portfolio. You will be working with the project and operational teams on-site, consultants, volunteers and external stakeholders and facilitating a shared and bought-in approach to the future.  As such, experience of leading and motivating teams is vital to your success in this role.


Who we’re looking for


To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Experience in both strategy and operations, either as a business consultant or as a manager in an organisation; experience of research and analysis of data to inform concepts.
  • Evidence of working within commercial environments, turning concepts into business cases and feasible projects to see a financial return that align with wider strategies.
  •  A track record of delivering business and project outcomes in a range of environments.
  • Experience in delivery of a diverse project portfolio.
  •  Experience in managing and engaging with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in working within delegated financial frameworks, managing budgets to control costs, and procuring and managing services.
  •  Experience of research and data analysis used to inform project concepts and business cases; overseeing these to delivery and project close.
  • Experience of adapting to and implementing new processes and ways of working.


We do not accept CVs or covering letters for Northern Ireland vacancies. Please fill out the online application form on the National Trust Jobs website.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applicants regardless of religious beliefs, political opinion, race, sex, marital status, age or disability.