Estate management is as the name suggests all about managing, usually, one estate. The tasks required will depend on what type of estate it is; a private estate in the Scottish highlands will include running field sports (grouse shooting, stalking etc.) whilst managing an estate for a charity (e.g. National Trust) in the south west of England may involve horticulture and visitor management. Estate management covers land surveying, tenant and community relations including lease negotiations and there will be an element of staff management either paid staff or volunteers.
Typical jobs include Estate Manager, Estates Officer, Surveyor, Factor, Estates Maintenance, Park Services, Rural Surveyor.
The National Trust stories blog has case studies and stories about Estate Management at the Trust, read them here.
See current vacancies advertised with CJS here.
To gain the experience required volunteering is frequently a good start.
See current volunteering opportunities advertised with CJS here.
There are many different skills and qualifications required to work in estate management from practical land management techniques to managing the office, staff and volunteers.
Practical skills frequently requested include:
Other skills often required include:
For estate management a qualification in landscape or countryside management is usually a prerequisite, agricultural science or farm management qualifications are often acceptable.
Putting growth on the right path, Staffordshire County Council
Managing visitors with dogs post-Covid, Stephen Jenkinson
Leaving a legacy, looking to the future, BASC
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Working with Volunteers, Derrick Hale from Heart of England Hedge
Countryside Management Association
Scottish Countryside Rangers Association
Royal Chartered Institute of Surveyors