The Gannochy Trust
Salary: c.£55,000 - £61,000
In establishing The Gannochy Trust in 1937, AK Bell brought benefits to Perthshire and Scotland which are maintained to this day. Properties transferred to the Trust and still managed by it were the Gannochy housing estate and substantial other grounds for community and recreational purposes. The Trust’s funds included shares in the Bell’s Whisky Company, which were latterly invested prudently over a wide spectrum of investments and have grown significantly over the years, allowing approximately £5m p.a. of grants to be awarded. In 1967, the geographic footprint of the Trust’s donations was widened and now encompasses the whole of Scotland.
The Trust’s strategic plan and estate strategy supports the objectives that were set out by AK Bell in the Trust Deed. This includes providing affordable, high-quality housing; an estate that protects and enhances green spaces and ensures good agricultural husbandry; improving community life through the use of Trust’s assets; and an efficiently run Trust through people development and management of resources. The Estate Manager works closely with the Chief Executive and Trustees to discharge these responsibilities, with particular emphasis on the management and development of the Trust’s housing and estate.
The Estate Manager will be appointed for their interest, passion and concern for the primary vision of the Trust, as well as the overall contribution they can make with their skills and knowledge to the Trust’s future development and success. He / she will have extensive knowledge and experience in property and/or estate management. The successful candidate should also have a good understanding of developing and implementing strategy as well as experience of the delivery of a range of capital and maintenance projects and work plans. The Trust are looking for an experienced and energetic individual who can work with tenants, key stakeholders and the wider community, and become an ambassador for the organisation.
For more information on the organisation, role and how to apply, please visit http://www.aspenpeople.co.uk/gannochy
For a confidential discussion please contact Catriona Mackie at our recruitment partners, Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.
Closing date for applications is Friday 3rd December 2021.