Permanent p/t (22.5 hrs pw)
At the National Trust, we love places. We take care of some of the nations most treasured landscapes and protecting their health, beauty and value is at the core of our ten-year strategy. As an Estate Manager and Chartered Rural Surveyor you'll be a leader in delivering the modern, progressive land management approach we need to do this.
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.
What it's like to work here
Hardwick Estate near Chesterfield is comprised of tenanted farms, let estate and parkland around the historic Hardwick Hall. The Estate Manager will have the opportunity to deliver our ambitions for a healthy, natural and beautiful environment, working with our tenant farmers and other partners. The route of HS2 affects the Hardwick Estate; you'll help develop and deliver a mitigation strategy. We have a fifty year vision for the estate, and we need an estate management plan to help us achieve it.
Hardwick Hall is one of the most impressive Elizabethan buildings in the country. Celebrated internationally, the committed team works hard to care for the property's astonishing artefacts, including one of the finest collections of textiles in Europe. This is a busy, forward-thinking property and the team is looking for engaging people who will enjoy this fast-paced environment.
The Estate Manager for the above portfolio will report into the Hardwick Consultancy Hub at our Hardwick Estate near Chesterfield.
What you'll be doing
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 UKs 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. You'll make a real difference to the long-term wellbeing of our land, and the commercial and environmental success of the 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
•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 audiences
•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
Salary range £38,929 to £40,977 pro rata (Actual salary between £23,357 to £24,586)
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: 29 April 2018
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