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United Utilities - Lancashire - Assistant Land Agent - Estate Management

Company:
United Utilities

Location:
Lancashire

Job description:

Who are we?

We are United Utilities, the North West’s Water and Wastewater Company. It’s our job to bring 3.2 million households and thousands of businesses an incredible 2,000 million litres of clean, clear water each day. We take it all away too, treating it so it’s safe to go back into the rivers.

Our employees and managers are key to achieving our ambitious vision and plans and make sure the 5000 people who work hard for us every day provide a great service to our customers. This year we are investing in our staff to help equip them with the skills they need to deliver great performance.

This is where you come in…

We have an exciting permanent opportunity for a Land Agent Assistant to join our team at our Bowland Estate near Clitheroe, Lancashire.  Assisting the Land Agent you will assist with a wide range of estate management tasks to help protect, maintain and improve the quality or raw water resources derived from the company’s upland catchment farms and associated land holding.

What will you focus on?

You will provide support to the Land Agent in the management of the Company’s rural estate consisting of approximately 28,000 acres primarily within the Bowland Fells SSSI.

You will promote sustainable land management with the development and implementation of strategies to optimise the economic, environmental and social benefits generated from Company landholdings.

You will be part of a small land management team involved in most facets of rural land management including landlord and tenant matters, agri-environment schemes, supporting biodiversity aims, improving wildlife habitats, facilitating water catchment regeneration schemes and other capital investment and maintenance work across the estate.

What do you need?

You will possess knowledge and experience of estate planning and management; have excellent IT, negotiation and customer service skills and have a relevant land management degree. You should possess a full driving licence. You will have excellent planning skills to help assist in the development of Estate Plans and Catchment Management Plans.

If you are excited about joining a leading FTSE100 organisation at an exciting and challenging period of change then we want to hear from you!

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