National Paralympic Heritage Trust

Overall responsibilities

  • To direct programmes delivery for the NPHT acting second in command to the CEO.
  • To line manage the Learning Manager, Collections Engagement Officer, Team Administrator and Team Diversity Officer.
  • To manage evaluation with support from the Grants Fundraiser and external evaluation contracts.

Key Responsibilities

  1. To direct the management of NPHT Programmes of work
  2. To build and maintain relationships with external partners and stakeholders
  3. To oversee the management of events, seeking opportunities for their development, community projects and utilisation/development of the Pop-up museum.
  4. To direct, through the team administrator and wider team the day-to-day administrative and training work of the NPHT, ensuring legal compliance in areas such as health and safety, and safeguarding, and an oversight on activities and the annual calendar.
  5. To direct, through the team administrator and team diversity officer the development of the volunteer and placement programmes of work in liaison with other team members utilising volunteers in their work
  6. Ensure the day-to-day management of the Heritage Centre, delegating roles to the wider team and liaising with the Sports Stadium Management
  7. To manage the evaluation systems and contract with support from the Grants Fundraiser.
  8. To input into and support other opportunities and longer term plans.
  9. To support other areas of as they arise.
  10. To support the environmental programme of work

Meetings and reporting 

  1. The Head of Programmes will be employed by the National Paralympic Heritage Trust and responsible to the Board of Trustees
  2. The Head of Programmes will be line managed, report to and be supported by the CEO.
  3. The Head of Programmes will have monthly meetings with the CEO reporting on progress and raising any areas of concern.
  4. Either party may, by written notice to the other, require the holding of a special meeting to discuss any matter of urgency or exceptional importance relating to this agreement.

Contract fee/Pay 
The proposed fee is £38,000 a year Full-time.


Overview of The National Paralympic Heritage Trust

The National Paralympic Heritage Trust (NPHT) has embarked on a new exciting 5-year Strategy – ‘Becoming Seamlessly Inclusive 2023-2028’. To help us on this journey we are looking for an ambitious leader wanting to advance their career, who is a strategic and creative thinker, self-motivated and able to juggle an ambitious programme of work of national significance. You will have excellent proven project management skills and the ability to lead and motivate a diverse team.

The NPHT is a young dynamic and diverse organisation, and a leader in accessible heritage with the ambition to reach a million people over the next five years supported by several major heritage funders including the Arts Council England as an NPO, National Lottery Heritage Fund, Rothschild Foundation, Museums Association Esmee Fairbairn, Wolfson Foundation, Art Fund and Garfield Weston.


The NPHT was formed in 2015 with the core purpose to ‘enlighten and inspire future generations by celebrating, cherishing and bringing the Paralympic heritage and its stories of human endeavour to life’ and in doing so to challenge negative perceptions of disability. Our purpose is to celebrate, cherish and bring the heritage to life, in a compelling and evocative way, securing a legacy, feeding a growing public interest since London 2012, changing attitudes, and instilling national pride.
In our role as caretakers of one of the World’s most important disability history collections, the Paralympic movement, we aim to become, and help others become seamlessly inclusive. From 2023 to 2028 for every £2 we spend we aim to positively broaden somebody’s understanding of disability and transcend heritage access.

In our first 5 years 2017 to 2022 we reached over half a million people across the UK, and overseas, (over 50% of our website visitors are from abroad representing 195 different nations), establishing an accredited museum and collection of international importance.  Our learning programmes and digital engagement are recognised as providing ground-breaking access to D/deaf and disabled audiences. Our purpose and moral responsibility are to continue to bring this unique British heritage to life, building awareness of Paralympic history, sport and the individuals involved in its development in a compelling and evocative way that pushes the boundaries of access for all, changing attitudes, serving national inclusion agendas, and instilling national pride.
The NPHT is a registered Charity 1165416.
The founding partners are the British Paralympic Association, WheelPower – British Wheelchair Sport and Buckinghamshire Council.

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