Estates Officer South

The Land Trust

Aldershot, Hampshire
£25,000 - £30,000 DoE

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, sustainability

Closing date: Sunday, 03 December 2017

Job Title: Estates Officer South
Reports To: Director of Portfolio Management
Terms: Permanent 36 hours p/w

The Land Trust is a Registered Charity based in Warrington and operating nationally. We are leading the way in establishing new, sustainable solutions for the management of open space, on behalf of and in partnership with, local communities. We are responsible for the management of around 60 sites (2200 hectares of land) across the UK, including urban parks, designated nature reserves and listed buildings. We work with local partners, such as Groundwork, Wildlife Trusts and The Conservation Volunteers and others to manage sites on the ground and engage communities. 

Our primary aim is the delivery of our five charitable objectives: environment and biodiversity; community cohesion and volunteering; health and wellbeing; education and training; and economic benefits.

The post holder will report to the Director of Portfolio Management to manage an existing portfolio of diverse sites across the region. The role also involves assisting with bringing into management an increasing number of new sites, including many based on a service charge income in addition to managing an existing portfolio of sites and deliver some innovative capital works projects.

A key element of the role will be working alongside Grainger as the Trust starts to deliver on the 2017 vision for Wellesley Woodlands.

Key Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to develop and manage relationships with partner organisations and contractors engaging with local people in resolving issues and site management.
  • Ability and confidence to work on own initiative, as well as part of a team, and to resolve problems as they arise, remaining calm under pressure.
  • Confidence to manage competing priorities from a large number of sites under own initiative

Essential Experience:

  • A minimum of 3 years experience in managing parks, woodlands, nature reserves and other open spaces for public benefit.
  • Experience in dealing with the public in a customer facing role (not necessarily in a landscape management role)
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring management agreements, landscape management plans, management contracts & financial performance
  • Experience of working with a range of partners in the management of sites including public, private and voluntary sector organisations
  • Experience of setting up and running landscape management contracts.

A full job description can be downloaded from The Land Trust website. 


Applicants should send a CV and covering letter to:

Closing date for applications: 3rd December 2017

Interviews will take place on: Friday 15th December 2017 in The Land Trust Office, Birchwood, Warrington.

No agencies please.

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