Estates Officer South East

The Land Trust

Chelmsford, Essex
£25,000 DoE

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, sustainability

Closing date: Wednesday, 20th February 2019   1 day left

The Land Trust is an independent charity dedicated to the management of green spaces for community benefit. We are responsible for the management of around 64 sites (2400 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 to manage sites on the ground and liaise with communities. 

The post holder will report to the Estates Manager South East to manage our existing and emerging sites. This will involve close working with Land Trust colleagues, managing agents, partners and external stakeholders across the South East of the country. A significant proportion of the post holders time will be focused on the prestigious residential development at Beaulieu to maximise the economic and social value which can be delivered from the green spaces around the development, funded via service charge paid by the owners of the homes within the development.

Key Responsibilities

To ensure that the partners who are responsible for our sites on a day to day basis are delivering as efficiently as possible. The post holder will also work with the Fundraising Team and partners to ensure projects which are grant funded are delivered. Commercial revenue generating opportunities should be identified and delivered wherever appropriate. Close working with the Communications team will be essential in ensuring the sites are promoted and marketed effectively.

The post holder will also help to champion the impact well maintained open spaces have in the creation and development of sustainable communities and more generally will assist in promoting the Trust.

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 and management contracts
  • 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


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Applicants should send a CV and covering letter, stating the position applied for in the subject header to:

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Wednesday 20th February 2019.
Interviews will take place in London on Monday 25th February 2019.

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