Business Development Manager

An exciting new role made possible by National Lottery Heritage Funding. We require a dynamic, proactive and reliable individual with a strategic outlook and practical track record of commercial development within smaller heritage and historic attractions.

The role will be to develop existing and new commercial activities into sustainable, profitable income streams, which also enhance the Gardens’ brand.

Mindful of decreasing public revenues this important Grade II* Historic Gardens Trust is rapidly developing and trialling newer business models to support its continued survival and positive growth.

Castle Bromwich Historic Gardens is a Grade II* rescued formal garden – a piece of baroque 18th century countryside on the edge of a 21st century city.  It is run by a Charitable Trust, a very small team of employed staff and over 100 volunteers. It opens to the public over 300 days per year, runs formal and informal outdoor learning programmes, a growing series of cultural and leisure events and supports a small café and shop.

This is an 18 month fixed term, full time post and we expect the Business Development Manager to initially focus on:

  • Actively developing and leading the Gardens’ programming including, activities to build visitor numbers and special, ticketed events
  • Introduction of the EPOS system
  • Developing the wedding and venue hire business

An exciting opportunity to make a real practical difference in a beautiful, friendly and important independent site.

Closing date 19th July, interviews in Birmingham 29th July. Please send CV and covering letter to

More details of post and how to apply here

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Contact Name

Glynis Powell 

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Start Date

22nd June 2019

Closing Date

19th July 2019