Head of Estates - Inverness

Beach Baker Property Recruitment
Scotland, Highlands, Inverness
£50000 - £70000 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2022

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Contract Type
Estates Management, Rural
Director, Manager, Partner
Business Type
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Our Client is looking for an experienced professional to lead the Estates management team in Inverness. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader to deploy their knowledge and management capabilities, or a great opportunity for someone looking to take their first step into leadership after success in a senior surveying or associate position. They are looking for a leader who can build excellent relationships with clients, develop and manage their own workload whilst also managing, motivating and inspiring the team. The successful applicant will work alongside other partners and associates in Scotland to develop business across the region. The market leading Estate Management team has worked hard for many years to build a portfolio of high-profile rural clients.

Your main duties and responsibilities:

Estate Management

  • Developing and maintaining a portfolio of management and professional instructions across all disciplines
  • Drafting plans to satisfy instructions and agree them with clients.
  • Consider business improvement strategies and other new areas of business for clients
  • Dealing with instructions and report regularly to the clients and partners responsible.
  • Identifying threats and opportunities

Claims Management

  • Preparing and submitting SAF claim forms and other grant/subsidy claims e.g. SSSI management plans and AECS schemes.
  • Preparing and submitting Injurious Affection and disturbances and other compensation claims.

Business Planning and Development

  • Support existing clients to help develop business development skills.
  • Understand the Firm's team and divisional business strategy, cross selling other divisions where appropriate.
  • Develop a full understanding of and use of the Firm's contact database - manage existing and new contacts promoting and ensuring its use within the team.
  • Target new prospects for new business.
  • Implementation of the agreed business development plan
  • Contribute to and support the delivery of local marketing and PR activities for the team in association with Marketing team

Internal Relationship Management

  • To lead the team taking responsibility for the efficient delivery of key areas of the service, carrying out research where necessary and communicating the outcomes.
  • Maintain an up to date understanding of other teams and divisions and the services they offer to support the identification of business opportunities.
  • Support and deliver strategies for sharing clients and client intelligence across teams and divisions.
  • Advise the Divisional Board from time to time on a range of professional matters.
  • Act as a point of contact for others in the firm - and provide sound, accurate advice.
  • Be accountable for sharing technical / professional knowledge with others within own discipline area.
  • Form good working relationships with Business Support Services teams - HR, Finance, IT and Marketing

Client Relationship Management

  • Project manage the day-to-day delivery of all client projects within the Inverness team, ensuring client's requirements are met within agreed timescales
  • Develop contacts and business associations with peers, professional and potential clients in the region
  • Maintain regular contact with clients to develop, improve and sustain long term relationships
  • Contribute to the development of the Division as a whole, participating in promotion and business development.

Financial Management

  • Provide regular financial and performance updates to senior management colleagues.
  • Be aware and seek to reduce own and team aged debtors.
  • Take responsibility for the profitability and management of instructions undertaken, particularly concentrating on time and efficiency of delivery of work.

Essential requirements:

  • Extensive post qualification experience (relevant technical knowledge)
  • Proven track record of developing and maintaining a portfolio of management and professional instructions
  • Leadership and management experience
  • Friendly and professional approach


Beach Baker provides specialist and comprehensive recruitment services to the Real Estate industry. The work we undertake is confidential, targeted, and impactful.

Our clients are dynamic, and we reflect that in our belief in challenging the conventional ways of working. We like to solve recruitment needs quickly and we recognise the significant relationship between company’s recruitment strategies and the candidates they hire.

Beach Baker appreciates the privilege of partnering our clients as a trusted recruitment advisor. We have a passion for property and therefore building strong personal connections and business relationships over the long term is very important to us all.

Core values:

  • To provide our clients with the highest quality recruitment services delivering efficient, professional, and business minded solutions.
  • To act with integrity in all our work, placing the highest value on teamwork and partnering our clients.
  • To build a sustainable, successful firm, focused on wellbeing of our team and supporting our local communities.

For more information, please contact us at hello@beachbaker.co.uk  or log onto www.beachbaker.co.uk

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