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£31,671 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Ref: IRC72247





The National Trust cares for more land in England, Wales and Northern Ireland than any other private landowner. Effective, innovative and sustainable land management is integral in looking after this diverse landscape, with its Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, houses, cottages, farmland and conservation areas.


The starting salary range for this role is £31,671 to £32,682 per annum, depending on experience.


What it's like to work here


The Estates Delivery Team plays an instrumental role in delivering the Trust’s land and nature strategy as the management of our tenancies and assets, together with the relationship with our tenants, underpins our £40m+ total annual rental income and is absolutely essential to the delivery of our conservation work.


The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with experienced Estate Managers, taking a team approach to meeting the Estate Management and Rural Surveying needs of our properties in the North East of England and surrounding area - a diverse mix of fantastic land and properties where our farms and commons present huge opportunity for the Land and Nature Strategy along with residential and business tenancies, and our pay for entry operational properties.


You will have a close working relationship with the operational teams on properties and act as the principal point of contact for one of our property groups, taking the lead on regular meetings with their managers and leading on responsibility for their data on the Property System. You will undertake lettings (e.g. bare land, cottages, licences) and be involved in property planning. You will be the relationship holder with some tenants and external stakeholders.


What you'll be doing


As part of the Estate Management team, you'll bring a range of skills to ensure we safeguard and effectively manage our built assets and interests in land. You'll provide insightful advice, excellent client care, and considerate stakeholder management to help our properties achieve sustainable, forward thinking approaches to managing and conserving our assets.


You'll be involved in delivering a range of work, which on a day to day basis might include residential and commercial lettings; agricultural tenancies; management of grants, HLS and Basic Payment Scheme; woodland management; access rights and boundary disputes; work with restrictive covenants; valuations; and occasional acquisitions and disposals. Most importantly, we need you to be an effective and convincing champion of best practice who brings new thinking and novel approaches to whatever work you turn your hand to.


Your ongoing development is really important to us – we therefore provide an impressive amount of internal training opportunities as well as the time and funding to enable you to get some of the external CPD you need.


We’d also like you to identify where you have:

  • Significant experience in evaluation, interpretation and preparation of budgets, business cases and estate management plans
  • Experience of identifying funding opportunities and ways to improve value for money
  • Understanding or experience of conservation land management
  • A full understanding of the National Trust’s ethos and conservation aims for the future


Who we're looking for


In order to be successful in this role, you’ll need to have:

  • Full membership of the RICS
  • Full driving licence
  • Practical knowledge and experience of rural land and property management, including agriculture, conservation, residential, commercial and public amenity
  • Up to date understanding of the current issues within the rural sector
  • Appreciation for the need for innovative solutions and good entrepreneurial skills
  • Confidence interpreting legal documentation and a variety of data sources and using your findings to develop practical, workable solutions and influence colleagues
  • An analytical, methodical and organised approach to your work and time management
  • Excellent people skills; adept at listening, building trust and negotiating
  • A collaborative approach to working with internal and external teams
  • The ability to foster a strong relationship with tenants and stakeholders


The package


Looking after you

  • Health cash plan – from as little as £3.09 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership at over 100 leisure facilities across the country


Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness


Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our Retail and Food & Beverage outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking


For further information and to apply, please click here


Closing Date: Monday 3rd December 2018  

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