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Logo: Brighton & Hove City CouncilStanmer Estate Manager


Economy Environment & Culture


£35,934 - £38,813


Various sites, principally Hollingdean depot and Stanmer Park


Fixed term for 30 months


Job Ref: orbis/TP/9790/2646


This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with business acumen to develop a plan for the future management of the beautiful historic Stanmer estate in Brighton.


About the role


Following a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery / Big Lottery Fund we are currently delivering a project which is investing over £7m in the restoration of Stanmer Park – the largest park in Brighton & Hove. As part of this project we are looking for an experienced countryside manager who can work with a range of stakeholders and identify sources of income which will contribute to the long-term financial sustainability of the estate.


As a member of an enthusiastic team of parks professionals, you will work collaboratively with our key project partners, Plumpton College and South Downs National Park, to achieve our vision for Stanmer Park.


The successful candidate will:


  • Confirm the vision for the Stanmer estate and put forward a plan for its future sustainability.
  • Develop income streams and funding opportunities.
  • Manage the Stanmer estate and lead on complex management and maintenance issues.
  • Manage the completion of the National Lottery funded restoration project, including overseeing the activity plan which is a key outcome of the project.


Establish and implement the vision for the Stanmer Estate. Identify funding, build strategic relationships and engage stakeholders to develop a wider management plan to encompass the whole Estate.


We highly recommend you read the ‘Statement Guidance’ below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.


At Brighton & Hove City Council we offer staff a range of benefits. If you choose to work for us, in return we can offer you:


  • A competitive salary
  • Career average pension scheme
  • Generous holiday (23 days rising to 25 days after 5 years)
  • An opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills
  • Staff discounts
  • A range of other staff benefits


Find out more about Living in Brighton & Hove on our website.


For an informal discussion, please contact Robert Walker, Head of City Parks on 01273 294349.


To apply, please visit our website.


Closing date: 26th August 2019.


Interview date: 5th September 2019.


Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. 

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