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Malvern Hills Trust

Operations Manager

Responsible to: The Chief Executive Officer

Starting Salary: NJC Scale Point 23-25 (£27,741 - £29,577 under review)

Hours: 37 hrs / week

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the estate management team in one of Britain’s most iconic landscapes. The successful candidate will oversee a wide range of practical tasks involved in helping to manage the Malvern Hills and Commons.

About us

The Malvern Hills Trust is a statutory body established by Act of Parliament in 1884 and a registered charity. The Trust manages most of the Malvern Hills and Commons landscape, totalling around 1200 ha, which includes Sites of Special Scientific Interest and several Scheduled Monuments. It also forms a large part of the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Trust protects and conserves the wildlife, habitats, geology, archaeology and other important features of the Hills and Commons whilst managing an increasing number of visitors.

The role

As one of the senior management staff, the Operations Manager is responsible for the overall supervision of practical land management across all land managed by the Malvern Hills Trust. This diverse and challenging role involves the day-to-day planning of a wide range of land management tasks and overseeing their delivery. Tasks include maintenance of access networks, buildings and countryside furniture, habitat management, mowing and litter collection together with the upkeep of MHT vehicles, machinery and tools. Accurate record keeping whilst having due regard for the landscape, wildlife and archaeological features is essential. Work needs to conform to environmental good practice and Health and Safety legislation and comply with the Trust’s duties under the Acts of Parliament.

This role involves working outdoors on steep and rough terrain.

Full details and an application form are available at or on request by email from

Closing date: Monday 17th May 2021 (12 noon)

Initial interviews will be by video.

Closing Date: 17/05/2021  Location: Malvern

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