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Godinton House Preservation Trust

Estate Foreman

Godinton House, Great Chart, Ashford, Kent TN23 3BP

An exciting position as an Estate Foreman is offered on a mixed traditional country estate which includes open parkland, woodland, a stretch of the River Stour and let farms and property. At the heart of the estate is Godinton House; a Jacobean mansion with formal gardens open to the public.

The Role

The diverse ‘hands-on’ role will include the following elements:

  • Leading estate maintenance operations including fencing, wildlife and game management, woodland management and vermin control.
  • Organising and supervising estate projects.
  • Operating and maintaining estate equipment and machinery.
  • Supervising the estate maintenance team and volunteers, as well as coordinating contractors.
  • Ensuring safe working practices of the estate team to include undertaking risk assessments and keeping relevant records.

The Estate Foreman will report directly to the Estate Manager, and training will be provided as may be required.

The Individual

We are looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic individual with the following attributes:

  • A relevant professional qualification or demonstrable experience in countryside management activities, including woodland management, wildlife and game management and general estate maintenance.
  • A strong work ethic, passion for the countryside and experience working as both a team leader and independently.
  • Good communication skills and an ability to organise and manage staff members as required.
  • An understanding of health and safety legislation relevant to the role.
  • A valid driving licence and competence in operating estate maintenance machinery.
  • Chainsaw certificate for maintenance, cross cutting and small fell (CS30 & 31)
  • Preferably PA1 and PA6 spray certificates

The Package

  • A competitive salary package dependent on experience and qualification
  • Start date: as soon as possible.
  • Daily working hours are 7.30am to 4.30pm.
  • Holiday entitlement is 25 days annually plus bank holidays

How to Apply

Applications should be made with a covering letter to Rob Duggan, Estate Manager at, by 14 October 2022.

Closing Date: 14/10/2022  Location: Godinton House, Great Chart, Ashford, Kent TN23 3BP

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