Heartlands search for chief exec


The newly-created Heartlands Trust has launched its first recruitment drive to fill the top spots at its £35 million development in Pool, Cornwall.

The roles of chief executive, enterprises and operations manager, business and finance manager and marketing manager are now open to applications. These four roles will form the top tier of management and will be tasked with delivering the Heartlands vision and ensuring the trust’s long-term success.

The chief executive role will head up the Heartlands staff and report directly to the board of trustees which was appointed in December 2010.

Heartlands is a £35 million scheme that is transforming a derelict 19-acre former mining site into a self-sustaining community asset to be run by a Trust in perpetuity.

Heartlands will include a new visitor destination and gateway to the World Heritage Site based around the former Robinson’s Shaft mine complex, plus performance and event areas, quality business space, accommodation, community facilities, play and relaxation spaces all set in a new park landscape, shaped by Cornish culture and heritage.

Funded through grants from the Big Lottery Fund and the Homes and Communities Agency, Heartlands will create 20 new jobs in total, to be recruited by the Heartlands Trust throughout spring and summer 2011 ahead of the development opening in the autumn.

Malcolm Moyle, Chair of the Heartlands Trust said: “With the construction work well underway it is now time to get the right people in place to manage Heartlands once it is open.

“The chief executive and top tier of managers will be responsible for delivering our vision for Heartlands and will be key to its long-term success.”

To enquire about these roles please email Kelly Gray or call 01209 722320. Further information is also available by clicking here.

The closing date for applications for all positions is Wednesday February 16.