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Harewood Estate - Estate Warden

 

Purpose:

                                   

  • Oversee all practical land management and maintenance works on the Harewood Estate
  • Assist with the development, submission, delivery and reporting for grant applications
  • To ensure we are Health & Safety compliant with tree safety and other works

 

Key Tasks

 

  • Line manage the maintenance team
  • Assist in the development of the Estate’s long-term management plan, including compilation of calendar of weekly, monthly, yearly work plans for different elements of our estate management works
  • Oversee the delivery of maintenance works (e.g. gardening, grass cutting, tree works, road cleaning)
  • Implement the Estate’s 10-year forestry plan, finding and using contractors and consultants as appropriate, ensuring a light touch approach where needed to protect our Ancient Woodland sites and veteran trees
  • Develop, implement and monitor a programme of pest control and invasive species management that compliments work undertaken at Harewood House Trust.
  • Input and oversee where appropriate, the delivery of a range of grant funding applications (e.g. Countryside Stewardship Scheme, Forestry Commission Grants, Water Environment Grants)
  • Oversee a programme of work to improve the water quality and reduce sedimentation of the Stank Beck catchment
  • Contribute to the management of our rare breed livestock holding (Aberdeen Angus and Highland Cows, Hebridean Sheep) and assist with the development of conservation grazing regimes across our parkland and grasslands.
  • Ensure we are H&S compliant with tree safety
  • Be responsible for the maintenance of machinery
  • Assist in the collection of biological data to include flora and fauna noted on site.

 

Core Accountabilities:

 

  • Achievement of high standards of cleanliness to the external areas of our commercial, residential and holiday lets
  • Organise and effectively utilise staff and contractors
  • Follow Company regulations in H&S and maintain a safe working environment, ensuring best practice systems are followed at all times
  • To ensure personal standards of presentation, performance and attendance beyond reproach at all times.
  • To operate machinery with proper regard to safety regulations in accordance with H&S procedures. Apply H&S regulations at all times, including daily risk assessments and machinery checks.

 

Applicant Specification:

 

Essential:

 

  • Supervisory and management experienced in land management, estate management, forestry, farming or nature reserve industry.
  • Industry recognised qualification (e.g. undergraduate degree or equivalent) in land management, conservation, farming or forestry.
  • Driving licence and experience of using heavy machinery
  • Certificated training in the use of range of land management machinery and equipment (e.g. tractors, brush cutters, mowers, chainsaw power scythes, etc)
  • Experienced with finding and supervising contractor work
  • Organised, self-starter who thinks on their feet to solve problems and can work under pressure and as part of a team.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • A sense of humour, a can-do attitude and plenty of energy and stamina.

 

Desirable:

 

  • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures - contracts, H&S, cleanliness practices and waste management
  • Experience of survey methods and techniques used to develop and implement site monitoring programmes

 

Renumeration:

 

Fulltime, statutory holidays and outside normal office hours sometimes required. Competitive salary.

 

For further information email ptaylor@harewoodestate.co.uk  

 

 

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