Lead Rural Surveyor & Estate Manager

Location UK / Down

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary £40000 - 50000

Updated 5 days ago

Reference 1390626

 Job Description

Lead Rural Surveyor & Estate Manager 46,711 pa Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

At the National Trust, we love places. We take care of some of the nation’s most treasured landscapes and protecting their health, beauty and value is at the core of our strategy. As the Regional Lead Rural Surveyor & Estate Manager, you’ll lead and inspire others in estate and asset management across the Northern Ireland Region. We’ve recently launched our new aims for restoring a healthy, beautiful natural environment and you will play a key part in this work by leading the introduction of estate management plans in the region and working with farm tenants to restore the health and beauty of the countryside.


What you’ll be doing


In the morning you could be resolving a complex land management dispute. By the afternoon you might be advising the Regional Director and the Regional leadership team on strategic asset management. Or you could be building the capability of a great team who’ll help you transform the performance of estates right through the region. You’ll be a leader more than a line manager, inspiring and developing great people who share your passion for the stunning places looked after by the UK’s biggest private landowner.It’s a big, demanding job as the senior player in a team with substantial rental budgets, a large number of assets to manage and big ambitions for nature. You’ll have lots of opportunities to find new ways of doing things and inspire others to do the same. You’ll make a real difference to the long-term wellbeing of our land, and the commercial and environmental success of the National Trust’s cause: looking after special places for ever, for everyone.

Who we’re looking for


As a qualified chartered surveyor and experienced Estate Manager you’ll be adaptable, and confident to turn your hand to all areas of estate management. In this role, you’ll need to be able to demonstrate;

  • A strong ability to analyse, interpret and resolve complex asset and estate management problems and to develop report and implement practical, workable solutions
  • Excellent influencing, negotiating and communication skills, including, external advocacy, networking and persuading both professional and lay audiences
  • Ability to lead on, interpret and respond to external and internal research, intelligence and analysis
  • Significant innovation and entrepreneurial skills – ability to spot opportunities, provide creative solutions to tight timescales within limited budgets
  • Excellent Project Management skills – ability to manage complex projects
  • Ability to build strong collaborative working relationships with tenants, external professionals, operational and whole Trust Directors, Assistant Directors, General Managers and consultancy staff
  • Strong skills operating in a matrix structure and the performance management of fellow professionals
  • Strong Business Development skills including financial and strategic planning
  • Direct and broad experience of creating and delivering strategic policy and managing multi-disciplinary projects
  • Significant line management and performance management experience
  • Experience of building strong landlord/tenant partnerships at a senior level
  • A full understanding of and commitment to the National Trust’s ethos and conservation aims for the future


We do not accept CVs or covering letters for Northern Ireland vacancies. Please fill out the online application form on the National Trust Jobs website.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applicants regardless of religious beliefs, political opinion, race, sex, marital status, age or disability.