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National Trust - Winchester - Estate Manager

Job Added: 07 November 2019

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National Trust

£40,000 - £50,000 pa


Job description:

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Ref: IRC82235


We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Rural Chartered Surveyor / Estate Manager for our portfolio of iconic and celebrated sites in Hampshire and West Sussex. This varied portfolio includes The Vyne and Hinton Ampner in Hampshire and Uppark and Petworth in West Sussex.

Estate Managers care for a wide range of sites and structures, from historic residential properties to commercial farms, from pubs to commons, and everything in-between. They make a real difference to the long-term wellbeing of our land and properties as they help to deliver a progressive land management approach on behalf of the National Trust. Estate Managers also play a crucial role in managing relationships with our tenants and local communities.

The National Trust looks after more land than any other private landowner, everything from coastlines and clifftops to woodland and wildlife-rich meadows. So, as you can imagine, Estate Management in our organisation is a vast and vital area of our work. It always has been and always will be.

Offering a competitive salary range from £40,000-£50,000 depending on skills and experience, plus an impressive benefits package including a health cash plan, flexible working and a contributory pension of up to 10%.

What it's like to work here

You'll be working with a team of like-minded surveyors and interacting with all our consultancy and property staff, working collaboratively to make our special places for ever, for everyone.

The National Trust Consultancy is the home to specialists in every field of our work. A national consultancy, where resources are shared across disciplines and boundaries, it’s a great repository of skills, talent and experience. The diversity and quality of expertise within the Consultancy enables our properties and places to benefit from an extraordinary range of creative and innovative thinking, as well as deep expertise in all matters relating to our twin purpose of caring for the nation’s heritage and landscapes, making them accessible to all.

What you'll be doing

No two days are the same for a National Trust Estate Manager, and the variety this role brings is what makes it so challenging and exciting! 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 UK’s biggest private landowner.

You’ll work in collaboration with a large and varied group of internal and external stakeholders, so we are looking for someone who enjoys and is able to use both their technical and personal skills in order to build strong and lasting relationships.

Your ability to be able to inspire, influence and negotiate with the people around you will be key to your success in this role.

Who we're looking for

As an experienced Estate Manager or Rural Surveyor, 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 the following skills and experience:

  • You will be a rural practice member of RICS.
  • The ability to foster a strong relationship with tenants and stakeholders, providing a professional business partnering.
  • Excellent negotiation skills with 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.


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 more and apply, please follow:

Closing Date: 28th November 2019

Provisional Interview Date: 13th December 2019

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