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Head of Operations

The Palm House is a vibrant attraction which is open most days from 10.00am until for visitors to enjoy and relax. There is now a busy Café serving, tea, coffee, cakes and light lunches. The Palm House is a renowned award winning location for celebrations, weddings and diverse events. All the income generated supports the work of Sefton Park Palm House Preservation Trust.

We are now looking for a creative and energetic individual who as Head of Operations can support the development of the business and join our talented team who have worked hard to establish the Palm House as a vibrant destination with Sefton Park.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please apply with your CV, covering letter and completed application form explaining what you can bring to the role and how you fulfil its requirements, as outlined in the role description and person specification.

The position is open to all candidates regardless of gender or ethnicity.

Closing Date: Friday 18th June 2021.

Interviews Commencing: Monday 21st June 2021.

Please Download Role Description & Submit your CV, covering letter and completed application form explaining what you can bring to the role to

Head of Operations Role Description

Head of Operations Application Form

Appointment to Board of Trustees

Industry: Arts & Heritage, Heritage, Museums & Galleries, Charities, Arts & Culture, Fundraising, Marketing & PR, Communications, Fundraising

Hours: Flexible

Would you like to make a difference in your community? Join this Charity as a Trustee and be part of an organisation working to improve the lives and experience of its visitors.

It’s an exciting time to join and help shape the direction of this historic charity. The Palm House, opened in 1896, is a Grade II* listed building and set within beautiful gardens within Sefton Park, Liverpool, which is assessed as a Grade I “outstanding” landscape. The Palm House is a unique treasure with national and international potential. Part of the historic Liverpool Botanical Collections is now displayed at the Palm House.

We are looking to appoint up to three trustees who share our values and commitment and meet the criteria in the role description. We are open to applications from those with experience on charity boards and from people for whom this would be their first trustee role. We would also be interested in appointing Associate Trustees.

The Board of Trustees would be particularly interested in applicants who can provide insight and commitment in one or more of the following areas:

• A deep-rooted knowledge of community organisations and engagement.
• Knowledge of what it takes to nurture and build trust, particularly in communities which are often marginalised and excluded.
• Experience of development of volunteers
• Finance
• Social media
• School education
• Horticulture

We want a range of lived experiences and perspectives in the charity at every level and to increase the diversity of our leadership. The Board is also keen to reflect better the composition of the local community and would particularly welcome applications from groups who are currently under-represented among the Trustees, including young people; people with a disability; people of colour and ethnic minority heritage.

In return, you will join a collaborative and supportive Board (additional support will be given to first-time trustees) who are committed to helping the charity achieve its strategic goals.

For more information, please see the Role Description and our Information Booklet.

People interested in applying should send a covering letter and CV by Friday 30th April 2021 to the Chair, Andrew Brown at

For an informal discussion about the role please contact:, who will arrange a conversation with the Chair or one of the Trustees.

Salary: Unremunerated, Voluntary

Posted: Wednesday 17th March 2021

Closing Date Friday 30th April

Trustee Role Description

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