Property Specialist and Entrepreneur

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Organisation: Ahh...Arts igniting Minds

Location Lambeth, London (South), SW4 6DN
Where the role is based Mainly at the office
Travel limit No limit
Opportunity type Ongoing role
Reference number J55535

Opportunity description

Secure sites for Garden of Ideas, UK & internationally. Build relationships with site owners, councils, Chinese investors; for Ahh's cultural arts / entertainment resort. A Pleasure Garden resort - Garden of Ideas.

The role

Ahh... is in the process of attracting funds for ‘Garden of Ideas’, a new cultural Pleasure Garden destination / resort, for immersive theatrical arts and entertainment. Working with world-class artists, film-makers, and theatre production companies, GOI will be the world’s first permanent venue for the emerging immersive arts. In collaboration with the Eden Project, BFI, and many leading creative organisations.


Garden of Ideas requires a property specialist for the next stages of land procurement and purchase / lease. We are currently considering various locations across the globe.


Volunteer role includes:

  1. Overseeing the site procurement & seeking / researching new sites

  2. Work with senior team to align GOI needs

  3. Build relationship with the site owners / local council / government

  4. Continuing email communications

  5. Building relationships with investors, steakholders and GOI operations team

  6. Presenting a clear business case to investors via meetings and email

Required skills

  • Architecture / surveying / construction
  • Planning
  • Property management / relocation
  • Business development
  • Marketing strategy
  • Health and safety
  • Business advice / analysis

Person description

Skills needed:

  1. Property specialist with the ability to represent GOI and lead on site procurement and search

  2. Able to articulate and present the business model and case for Garden of Ideas at meetings and answer any resulting questions effectively

  3. Articulate and understand the site and planning issues

  4. Oversee the property meetings and conversations

  5. Entrepreneurial ability to see other funding opportunities.

What impact the opportunity will have

The project is at a crucial stage that now needs an experienced property specialist, with the skills and knowledge of developer / property business, to ensure GOI can secure a suitable site. Build relationships with stakeholders articulating a compelling business property case to investors. Work with an international advisory team and within our charity and social enterprise structure, alongside the financial modelling.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

Working alongside the Department of International Trade and in the UK with local councils and ministers. This is an opportunity to work with an innovative and ground-breaking project leading in contemporary arts and entertainment. The property specialist / entrepreneur will be working closely with Garden of Ideas’ artistic director Simon Elliott, his assistant, and the senior team of expert specialists.

Time commitment

Mostly during office hours

We would need the successful applicants to volunteer for at least 1hr per day Monday to Friday. Variable. Needs lead.

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