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Knowsley Estate - Northwest England - Estate Manager

Job Description:

Competitive salary and benefits package

A forward thinking, diverse, and growing rural estate business, the Knowsley Estate is centred around the magnificent Knowsley Hall, ancestral home of the Earl and Countess of Derby, and sits in 2,500 acres of parkland which includes the well-known Knowsley Safari Park. The Hall is a leading venue for corporate events and weddings, which together with the Safari Park are an important source of income.

Reporting to the Estates Director, a new opportunity has arisen for a dynamic Estate Manager to assist with the management and optimisation of both the traditional and entrepreneurial elements of all aspects of the wide-ranging rural and property portfolios which include significant residential and commercial interests as well as traditional activities of in-hand farming, forestry, sporting, and the parks & gardens team.

There will be ample opportunity to help enhance the performance of the rural and property portfolios and work in collaboration with colleagues across the Knowsley businesses to drive efficiency and unearth new development opportunities, ensuring the land and buildings are utilised in the most financially and environmentally sustainable way, equipping the Estate for the dynamic opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for the UK rural economy.

Candidate requirements:

  • An MRICS qualified rural Chartered Surveyor, likely to be approx. 3-6 years post qualification, with experience in rural estate management, including some involvement in progressing new ideas and revenue opportunities.
  • As a key representative of the Family and Estate, you will be an engaging and professional character with strong communication skills, able to interact and develop strong relationships with tenants, local authorities, and people in broader communities to reinforce the productive and collaborative environment within which the Estate operates.
  • A team player, energetic, resourceful, reliable and hands on with good attention to detail, organised and able to balance multiple priorities.

For a copy of the job description and to discuss confidentially please contact Helen Astill on 07721 437 085 or send a CV to

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