Development Manager (Part Time)

Trenance Heritage Cottages
Charities and Social Enterprise
Salary Details
£14,500 per annum, part time (based on £36,250 FTE)
Hours of work
Part-time, flexible 60 hrs per month
Job Type
Contract|Part Time
Closing Date
Trenance Cottages Newquay are looking for a dynamic, self -motivating, creative experienced development manager.

Job Description

Job Purpose – Develop and implement a strategy for the commercial and heritage  side  of “Trenance Cottages”. Seeking bold new opportunities for generating income and raising the profile of the Heritage Cottages.  Achieving a sustainable basis of operation.

Scope of the Role
• Development of the business
• Identify and develop unique opportunities and procedures for income generation
• Develop high quality business plans, which are deliverable and financially viable.
• Initiate a sponsorship programme
• PR and Marketing “Trenance Cottages”
• Writing the evaluation for HLF
• Work as part of a small team

Key Responsibilities

To develop the commercial activities of “Trenance Cottages”   so as to maximise revenue consistent with the Trusts  aims of advancing Heritage and Education through the protection of Trenance Cottages

To lead on marketing and promoting “Trenance Cottages” (both existing markets and new markets to be developed) using all available media, including digital, print and face to face contact.

To produce high quality business plans.

To report on the progress and achievement in relationship to targets agreed with the trustees.

To develop a sponsorship scheme and  identify and contact sponsors.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience



Knowledge and experience of local commerce
Goo understanding and sound knowledge of financial and business practices
Understanding of customer environments



Educated to degree level or equivalent
Experience of working in a small scale third sector environment
Commitment to a learning and social enterprise culture.
Knowledge of wider issues within heritage, cultural and tourism sectors
Understanding how membership organisations work.
Awareness of Heritage Lottery Fund projects in the region



Self-motivated, able to work on own initiative and prioritise time commitments.
A dynamic, motivated creative, innovative and energetic approach.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability and willingness to work and communicate. effectively with a volunteer board of Trustees.
Good networking skills, including digital and social media.
Attention to detail.
Good understanding of basic financial control and budget keeping.


Working at supervisory level in interaction with the general public.
Day to day business management in a small- scale setting.
Responsibility for income generation activities.
Marketing and promotion on a small budget, including use of digital/social media.


Company Description

Trenance Cottages, a grade 2 listed building, have been renovated and extended with the help of several grants, including a large HLF contribution. The Heritage Cottages and Rose Cottage Function Room are managed by a board of volunteer trustees.
Also on site is a tea room and language school. Both contribute to the revenue of the trust.The Cottages have been open to the public since March 2015. Volunteers are stewards for the heritage rooms and there is a small gift shop in the reception.
Another important source of revenue are weddings, held in the function room.


Other Application Details

Hours of Work – 60 hours per month. Initially over three days per week
                            £ 14500       per annum

Funding – This post is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund for an initial a two year period.

Subject to 3 month probationary period.
DBS check required

Closing date for applications 30th November 2018.
Interviews w/b January 6th January 2019

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