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Estates Manager - West Sussex

Job Added: 25 February 2019

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Lloyd Recruitment Services

Salary of up to £55K, car allowance plus excellent company benefits

West Sussex

Job description:

Leading national company (travel sector) 

Lloyd Recruitment Services are currently working with a well-known national company based in West Sussex. There is currently a requirement for an Estates Manager to join the team.

This role will help deliver the overall long term business strategy by developing and improving the company’s Estate’s portfolio through property management and investment opportunities.

This role requires travel throughout the UK to the company’s sites and therefore the working week will be split between the West Sussex and adhoc travel nationwide.


Estate Management:

  • To assist in managing the company’s portfolio of sites across the United Kingdom in cooperation with the Sites Operations Team, the Marketing Team and the Finance Team
  • Specific experience in Landlord and Tenant matters is essential including undertaking rent reviews, lease negotiations, lease renewals, lease extensions and alterations
  • The ability to provide advice on estate management issues to Development Managers, Regional Managers and the wider Sites Operations Team as well as resolving estate management issues as and when they arise
  • Assisting with ensuring compliance with the Company’s policies, departmental policies and directives, codes of practice, legislation and regulations
  • Within the spirit of the job description undertake additional or amended duties appropriate to the post as may be allocated from time to time

Acquisition and Disposal:

  • To assist with the acquisition and disposal of sites and other parcels of land, both leasehold and freehold interests as well as management agreements, including undertaking due diligence and assisting with legal negotiations
  • To ensure that acquisitions and disposals are processed in accordance with Committee authority and approval
  • To assist other teams in identifying new opportunities and acquiring sites on which to rollout alternative accommodation types


  • To assist the wider Estates Team with the development of new sites and redevelopment of existing sites as and when required


  • A good working knowledge of the Town and Country Planning system including experience of the planning process and submission of planning applications

Essential Skills & Experience Required:

  • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rural or General Practice) with a minimum of five years’ experience, ideally in an estate management role
  • Proven experience of managing a multi-site property portfolio
  • Strong negotiation skills alongside the ability to build and foster strong, sustainable internal and external relationships, demonstrating a positive and approachable disposition with the ability to build rapport
  • Strong financial and commercial awareness
  • The ability to instruct and manage external professionals
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to grasp new concepts quickly
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Well-developed IT skills (including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Google Docs, Sheets and Slides)
  • Car driver able to work across the UK with the ability to stay away as required

Salary of up to £55K, car allowance plus excellent company benefits

Due to the high volume of applications, Lloyd recruitment services can only contact shortlisted candidates

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