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Elan Valley Trust

Conservation & Farm Manager

Salary: £24,000-£32,000, commensurate with experience
Applications will be considered from those seeking an assistant role with scope for development
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Location: Elan Estate Office, Elan Village, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP

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Job Overview: Elan Valley Trust (formally known as Welsh Water Elan Trust, Charity Number 1001347) is looking to appoint an enthusiastic forward-thinking Conservation & Farm Manager, who can help the Trust adapt with the changing agricultural practices and habitat/conservation management. There is scope within the role for this to be suited to a developmental position (Assistant Manager) or a fully developed management role for an individual with significant relevant experience.

You will be responsible for the conservation outputs of the in-hand farms, including the everyday running of farm operations (7,000 acres, 2,000 ewes and 50 cattle) and working alongside the estate shepherds.

You will be confident in the management of the designated landscape in terms of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) which covers the majority of our land holdings.

Furthermore, given our strategic commitments to tackle climate change and promote carbon capture, you will be expected to work with the management team to further our objectives and to be a showcase for neighbours.

You will need to be an excellent communicator, with a ‘can-do’ attitude, who is able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills allied with a drive to develop and promote.

You should have recognised qualifications in farm management, conservation or land agency. Significant experience equivalent to the qualifications outlined will also be acceptable.

The Benefits:

  • 23 days annual leave (rising to a maximum of 28) plus bank holidays
  • Enhanced pension contributions
  • The opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful parts of Wales


Closing Date: Friday 26th August

Closing Date: 26/08/2022  Location: Elan Estate Office, Elan Village, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP

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