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Wiston Estate - West Sussex - Managing Director

Job Added: 18 May 2020

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Main Contact:
Richard Langton


020 7917 9456

Wiston Estate

Attractive package

West Sussex

Job description:

This forward-looking and increasingly diversified estate is looking to recruit a proven business leader to help it realise its exciting vision of creating a thriving hub for people, business, and nature.  Largely located within the South Downs National Park and with a broad asset base (including an award-winning winery) the estate is strongly positioned to innovate and deliver an exciting new approach that seizes the opportunities that lie ahead for rural businesses and the wider rural environment. The successful candidate will have the foresight and passion necessary to play a pivotal role in driving forward the estate.


  • Deliver the key elements of the Estate’s growth plans including the creation of a winery-based visitor centre as the first element in developing the Estate’s visitor destination proposition.
  • Ensure the continued enhancement of the Estate’s customer-centric approach across all parts of its business, alongside introducing further operational efficiency and rigour.
  • Reinforce an inclusive, collaborative and professional culture across the Estate to support its reputation as a respected organisation and an attractive employer.
  • Develop relationships across a variety of external stakeholders both to uncover opportunities for the Estate and to enable it to realise its ambitions.


  • A business leader capable of managing a multi-faceted business that encompasses retail, consumer brands, tourism, and a range of property-based enterprises.
  • An individual who is commercially and financially astute but who is also motivated by the environmental and social impact of his/her role.
  • An engaging and diplomatic manager who is a strong communicator and believes in coaching and empowering others.
  • A clear and structured strategic thinker combined with strong operational delivery credentials.

Please email your application to: quoting reference L202, enclosing a copy of your CV and giving full salary details.

For further information please contact Richard Langton on 020 7917 9456.

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