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National Trust - Chesterfield - Estate Manager

Job Added: 07 April 2017

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National Trust

£36880-£40977 dependent upon experience.


Job description:

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Ref: IRC50202

For us, it’s never just been about the here and now. The National Trust protects and opens up special places and spaces so that they can be enjoyed by everyone, for ever. That’s been our core purpose since the day we were founded in 1895 and the 21st century brings many more challenges for us to rise to.

We’ve recently redefined our land management strategy and made some revolutionary changes to significantly improve how we do things in Estate Management. In joining our talented team, you’ll build on these strong foundations and take on unique, interesting estate management work and associated projects that will undoubtedly shape the future of the National Trust and all the property it owns and protects. As an Estate Manager you’ll be a leader in delivering the modern, progressive land management approach we need to do this.

What it's like to work here
The National Trust has over 255,000 hectares of land, of which about 80% is farmed by tenants. We also have 4,133 rented cottages, 1,978 commercial tenancies, 1,806 agricultural tenancies, 1,014 wayleaves and easements and an investment and operational property portfolio valued at £82.87m, of which £66.35m is specified as investment property. The management of these tenancies and assets, together with the relationship with our tenants, underpins our £40m+ annual rental income and is absolutely essential to the delivery of our conservation work.

The Estate Manager will report into the Hardwick Consultancy Hub, based at our Hardwick Estate near Chesterfield. This role will cover the significant properties within the Nottinghamshire and North Lincolnshire portfolios. Including Clumber Park, nearly 4000 acres of heavily visited parkland, woodland and heathland with a sizeable residential estate; and Gunby Hall estate, East Lincs, an intact lowland estate with historic landscapes, increasing wildlife and proactive external partners. Gunby has a residential let estate that is currently going through an ambitious renovation programme, as well as parkland (grazed by Lincolnshire red cattle) and let farms.

What you'll be doing
Working alongside and providing a valuable service to our property General Managers, as Estate Manager, in the morning you could be helping a tenant farmer discover new value from a more sustainable approach to their business. By the afternoon you might be part of a team of specialists mapping out ways we’ll make our landscapes more resilient to change. Or you could be working with consultants on a major maintenance or renovation project for an historic estate building. Whatever you do, you’ll be doing it alongside amazing people who share your passion for the stunning places looked after by the UK’s biggest private landowner.

It’s a big, demanding job, with substantial rental budgets to deal with and a huge number of assets to manage. You’ll have the technical support to make sure you spend less time crunching numbers in the office and more time out on the estate, working with our property leadership teams, countryside specialists, tenants and consultants to deliver the visionary management approach those stunning places and landscapes deserve. These are new roles, so you’ll have lots of opportunities to do find new ways of doing things and inspiring others to do the same. You’ll make a real difference to the long-term wellbeing of our land, and the commercial and environmental success of the National Trust cause: looking after special places for ever, for everyone.

Who we're looking for
As an experienced Estate Manager you’ll be adaptable, and confident to turn your hand to all areas of estate management. In this role, you’ll need to be able to demonstrate;
•RICS or FAAV qualification and more than 5 years PQE
•Experience of conservation land management
•Excellent negotiation skills, the ability to adapt your negotiating style depending on the situation
•High level of financial acumen and strong experience of managing large budgets
•Impressive relationship management skills, and the ability to engage with a variety of stakeholders
•An innovative approach to estate management, and the ability to spot opportunities or creative solutions
•The ability to analyse data, using internal and external research, to recognise trends and understand strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats on the estate
•A collaborative approach to working with internal teams to manage your estate plan
•Strong project management skills, including experience of managing large projects
•The ability to foster a strong relationship with tenants and stakeholders, providing a professional business partnering

The package

Looking after you
•Health cash plan – from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependents
•Pension contribution match up to 10%
•EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
•Discounted gym membership

Looking after your career
•Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
•Develop your skills with an internal secondment
•Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
•Income protection due to illness

Unique to us
•Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
•Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
•20% off in our retail and catering outlets
•Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking.

Closing date: 01 May 2017
Provisional Interview date: 19 May 2017

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