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Carter Jonas

Estate Manager/Foreman

The Butleigh Wootton Estate is seeking an experienced Foreman to lead a small team (one estates worker and a self-employed groundsman) and oversee third party contractors on the day to day running of the estate.

The estate comprises three farmhouses, 18 let residential period properties and a country house which is currently run as a holiday let.

The role will vary from time to time but principally includes general repairs. Ideally you should have demonstrable experience working in the building trade or property maintenance. In the role, you will be responsible for organising and undertaking proactive maintenance of estate assets. The estate is looking for a confident communicator with an energetic attitude and ability to work as a team. You will liaise directly with tenants, managing agents, owners and the wider community. The estate will organise appropriate training for the role. The Estate will provide a work vehicle to be shared by the estate team.

Standard jobs include but not are limited to:

  • Liaison and organisation of holiday company, cleaners, contractors and holiday guests.
  • General maintenance of house including internal and external decoration, clearance of gutters, pointing, small repairs, maintenance of swimming pond, etc.
  • In conjunction with manging agents, planning and carrying out (and/or arranging) cyclical repairs and regular maintenance tasks.
  • Ideally the candidate would have some basic plumbing and carpentry skills.
  • Able to undertake routine jobs such as decoration, tiling, replacing slipped tiles, etc.
  • Being on call to tenants to deal with emergencies. Able to resolve by rectifying issue or referring to relevant contractor.
  • General maintenance such as fencing and wall repairs, maintenance of estate tracks, etc.
  • Prepare method and risk assessments for estate work.
  • Inspections of vacant properties.
  • Arranging servicing & maintenance of all estate vehicles and equipment.
  • Management other estate staff and contractors, inbounding producing weekly job lists.
  • Attending meetings with managing agents and owners.

The role is full time. Your normal working hours will be 8am – 5pm (inclusive of lunch break) Monday to Friday. You may be required to work additional hours without extra remuneration. The basic salary is dependent on experience and qualifications. You will be entitled to 25 days holiday during each holiday year, plus bank holidays.

Apply via email with full CV to Ella Morrison -

Job Type: Full-time

Work Location: In person

Delete Date: 23/07/2024  Location: Compton, BA6 8TX

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