Deputy Director, Two Temple Place
Closing date | 30.08.19 | 5pm

Job Title
: Deputy Director of Two Temple Place
Reporting to: Chief Executive of The Bulldog Trust
Location: Two Temple Place, London, WC2R 3BD
Contract: Permanent, Full Time (potential for 4 days for exceptional candidates)
Remuneration: £45,000 – £55,000 (depending on experience)
Start date: Autumn 2019

The Bulldog Trust is now seeking to appoint a Deputy Director who will assume responsibility for all activities at Two Temple Place.

Two Temple Place is an extraordinary late Victorian mansion built by William Waldorf Astor on the Embankment. The house is run, by its parent charity The Bulldog Trust, as a centre for charitable activities and a commercial events venue. Major annual exhibitions between January and April showcasing smaller UK public collections are produced alongside year-round charitable events, workshops, seminars and a busy schedule of private hire, weddings and filming.

This is an exciting new role that will include responsibility for the thriving commercial venue hire business, management and delivery of the Winter Exhibition Programme including events, education, volunteering and outreach programmes, the further development and implementation of plans to increase the charitable use and charitable impact of Two Temple Place, and the upkeep and maintenance of the historic house.

The Bulldog Trust runs a number of other complementary charitable programmes including a successful grants programme providing development funding and strategic support to small charities and social enterprises (see

For more information on Two Temple Place please see

Role Description
The role will be reporting to Chief Executive and a key part of the Senior Management Team. The post-holder will have 4 direct line reports, Events Manager (part-time), Exhibition Manager, Visitor Services Manager and Facilities Manager. In addition to this, the Deputy Director will be responsible for a number of peripatetic staffing positions, house managers, interns, specialist consultants and around 140 volunteers.

Commercial Venue Hire

  • Responsibility for setting and reporting on financial targets and guaranteeing commercial success of the house while maintaining emphasis on protecting fabric of the building.
  • Management of commercial events team (Events Manager, Assistant Events Manager, Events Coordinator and Events Administrator).
  • Responsibility for all budgeting and reporting on commercial events.
  • Responsibility for all marketing of the private hire business at the house and overseeing all relationships with suppliers and contractors.

Winter Exhibition Programme

  • Work closely with the Chief Executive to ensure the continued development, reach and impact of the Winter Exhibition Programme at Two Temple Place.
  • Responsibility for the overall delivery of the Winter Exhibition Programme.
  • Develop strategy for generating exceptional exhibition programming and accompanying events including coordination of Winter Exhibition Advisory Board.
  • Responsibility for the financial sustainability of the Winter Exhibition Programme, including leading on project fundraising.
    Management of Exhibition Team (Exhibition Manager, Visitor Services Manager, two 6-month paid internship roles each year, part-time Retail Manager and Outreach Coordinator and volunteers) to deliver the project on time and within budget.
  • Oversee the design and delivery of the complementary events programme that sits alongside the WEP – with a particular emphasis on increasing the diversity of exhibition audiences.
  • Oversee development of the Friends programme.

Annual Programming

  • Encourage and manage increased non-commercial usage of the building in coordination with commercial targets.
  • Develop artistic, educational, charitable and commercial partnerships to complement the yearly programme for the building.
  • Liaise with potential partners for events including some responsibility for overall event logistics and overseeing management of the final event delivery.
  • Work alongside commercial team to ensure complimentary commercial and charitable use of the building.

Facilities Management

  • Responsibility for all maintenance and upkeep of an exceptional historic house.
  • Overseeing budgets and any capital spend required.
  • Management and development of facilities team.


Person Specification

  • Proven ability to create exciting and inclusive arts programming designed to appeal to a wide range of audiences.
  • Proven ability to lead and deliver complex projects.
  • Well networked with a track record of successful fundraising and income generating experience.
  • Experience of preparing, managing and reporting on budgets, obtaining best value for money.
  • Flexible approach to work, problem solving and maximising resources.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and experience building partnerships.
  • An inclusive leadership style with proven ability to lead, motivate, manage and develop staff.
  • A working knowledge of current arts practice and the contemporary arts/culture sector within the UK and locally.
  • Proven ability to work independently and to inspire, motivate and lead others as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication, administrative, organisational, interpersonal and managerial skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work some unsociable hours and attend out-of-hours functions, as required.
  • Awareness and commitment to issues of equality and diversity and promoting equal opportunities for all.
  • A genuine enjoyment for improving the experiences and lives of others – whether it be a loyal elderly volunteer, a rude visitor or an excited school child on his/her first visit to a museum.

Educated to degree level (minimum 2:1)

How to Apply:
Please attach a CV and covering letter below. Your covering letter should be addressed to Mary Rose Gunn, Chief Executive, The Bulldog Trust Ltd, and should detail why the role interests you.

Long-listed candidates will be invited to submit a short, informal video to introduce themselves (max. 3 minutes). Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in the second or third week of September.

Equal Opportunities:
The Bulldog Trust is committed to providing equal opportunities without regard to race, religion, nationality, gender, sexuality, disability or age. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.


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