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National Trust - Kent - Senior Rural Estate Surveyor (Full/Part-time)

National Trust

£40,071 - £51,155 (dependent on experience)


Job description:

Permanent f/t or p/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Ref: IRC79938


We’re not only about landscapes - we’re about the benefits people get from access to them; we’re not only about buildings – we’re about the people who live and work in them.

We need a Senior Rural Surveyor to oversee a portfolio which will include the Scotney Castle Estate and parkland, the Sissinghurst Estate, the Bateman’s Estate and Bodiam Castle – who’ll offer a wide range of professional services as well as strategic and technical advice to address the challenges of stewarding these unique, important and diverse landscapes and estates.

Salary will be dependent on skills, experience and fit with role, plus generous benefits package.

We believe in flexibility, family-friendly working and a balanced approach to career and life. Which means you can help push us forward - without pushing yourself to the limit.

Please note that, internally, you will be known as Estate Manager.

What it's like to work here

The National Trust Consultancy is the home to specialists in every field of our work; here, resources are shared across disciplines and boundaries - it’s an unrivalled repository of skills, talent and experience.

The team at Scotney includes two other Senior Rural Surveyors with additional lettings support and wider regional specialists.

What you'll be doing

You’ll need to be a problem-solver, offering advice and managing stakeholder relationships to ensure that we take sustainable, forward-thinking approaches to managing and conserving our assets.

You’ll be involved in strategically developing, overseeing and delivering a range of work, which on a day-to- day basis might include the delivery of programmes of environmental upgrades across the let estate, developing and implementing estate management plans, leading on national infrastructure project discussions and asset management projects and possibly line managing trainee surveyors and other surveying staff.

Who we're looking for

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • High level of knowledge and experience of rural land and property management, including agriculture, conservation, residential, commercial and public amenity - and an up-to-date understanding of the current issues within the rural sector.
  • Excellent skills in interpreting legal documentation and a variety of data sources, excellent influencing skills and an analytical, methodical and organised approach to work and time management
  • Excellent listening skills, the ability to build trust and to negotiate.
  • You will be a qualified member of RICS or CAAV
  • A driving licence is essential. Your time will be split between the Scotney Castle Office and NT properties in Kent and East Sussex.


To find out more about the benefits we offer to support you, please follow:

Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You’ll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).

Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.

Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.

All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!

To find out more and apply, please follow:

Closing Date: 22 May 2019

Interviews: 6th June 2019 at Scotney Castle, Kent

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