Historic England

Director of Strategy and Business Development

The role


A fantastic career opportunity has arisen a Historic England – the public body that looks after England’s historic environment. We champion and protect historic places, helping people understand, value and care for them.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a motivated, commercially aware Director of Strategy and Business Development to join our executive team. You will take the lead on our strategy development as well as drive change across the organisation. You will also be responsible for providing the platform to develop a comprehensive understanding of all our services and lead efforts to diversify and grow Historic England’s income.

As the Director of Strategy and Business Development you will bring passion for heritage and strong change leadership experience. You will have a successful track record of influencing others and working closely with the business and operational teams so that they can deliver effectively on an ambitious strategy. 

Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will lead the Corporate Strategy and Business Improvement Group in the development of strategy. More specifically, you will contribute to the strategic direction, leadership and management of Historic England and the successful delivery of the Strategy and Corporate Plan.

If interested, please check out our dedicated microsite: Historic England (mcleanpublic.com) for further information or contact our executive recruitment partners for a confidential discussion: Rebecca Jones and Jonathan Swain on historicengland@mcleanpublic.com


  • CV
  • Supporting Statement

Longlist: w/c 18th March 2024

Initial interviews: 25th and 26th March 2024

Shortlist: w/c 1st April 2024

First stage interview: 15th April 2024

Second stage interview: 22nd April 2024

McLean Public is committed to inclusive recruitment practices. If there are any adjustments required to enable a more accessible experience, please do not hesitate to let us know.

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£80,000 - £90,000


8th March 2024


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