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Savills - North Northumberland - Property Manager (Head of Property Department)

Job Added: 03 July 2019

To apply:

Main Contact:
Guy Sampson

CV Address:
Ford and Etal Estate Office Ford Village Berwick upon Tweed Northumberland TD15 2AQ


07595 106401


North Northumberland

Job description:

Ford & Etal Estate is a diverse, complex estate located between the Cheviot Hills and the Tweed Valley in North Northumberland, inland from the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Ford and Etal extends to approximately 6,000 ha, including let and contracted farms, 650 ha of commercial and amenity woodland, many tourist attractions and small to medium-sized businesses, as well as 200 houses and cottages with their centre being the two neighbouring Estate villages in the Till Valley. The Estate also contains a significant collection of heritage assets, and employs over 30 permanent staff members in forestry, buildings maintenance, administration and gardening.

Savills is seeking to appoint a qualified rural practice surveyor to assume day to day responsibility for managing the let property and contract farming agreement, promoting opportunities for the Estate whilst maintaining the client family’s benevolent relationship with the local community. The role will involve working closely with the Estate's other heads of department, to support them in their roles, and reporting to the Managing Agent.

The successful applicant will be adept at balancing commercial awareness with emotional intelligence. They will enjoy creative problem solving, and will be capable of assuming responsibility for progression of their own workload. Having an awareness of the commercial drivers of a rural estate, they will possess good people skills and will be flexible and show willingness to assist in driving forward initiatives in a confident and personable manner. Experience of rural tourism and sporting as well as forestry and business management will be an advantage.

The role offers opportunities for swift progression for the right candidate.

Applications with a CV should be sent to:

Guy Sampson
Ford and Etal Estate Office
Ford Village
Berwick upon Tweed
TD15 2AQ

For an informal discussion, contact Guy Sampson (Managing Agent) on 07595 106401 or email

Savills is an equal opportunities employer

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