Rural Estate Manager‬‬‬

Yester Estate, Gifford, Scotland, EH41 4JF‬‬
Competitive‬ + House + Work Vehicle‬‬
03 Sep 2018
03 Oct 2018

Job Title: Rural Estate Manager

Department: Yester Estate Ltd

Responsible to: Estate Owners

Purpose of the Job

The Estate Manager will;

  • Ensure all facilities and equipment on site are kept in a fully maintained condition, they meet the needs of the Estate Owners and they conform to all relevant compliancy regulations.
  • Take overall responsibility for all Health & Safety matters on the site, ensuring actions are taken and processes and structures are in place to assure the safety of the family, staff and visitors
  • Have management responsibility for the Estate staff (including hiring and vetting), Estate events, Estate farm and Estate woodlands
  • Continually review the processes the costs of estate management. Recommend and implement improvements to increase quality and reduce costs.
  • To act as a link to the local community.
  • Oversee, maintain and develop the overall security of the Estate, with a strong emphasis on the safety of Estate owner’s family.
  • Estate is 500 acres:  350 acres of woodland, 120 acres of farmland and 30 acres of formal gardens. 



Key Responsibilities

  • The job holder is responsible for Estate maintenance and upkeep.
  • Working with the Estate Owners, you will be tasked with the planning of an annual maintenance action plan and financial budget.
  • The job holder is responsible for planning and managing staff resources to ensure the most effective utilisation and value for money. The vetting of staff working on the Estate.
  • In procuring any third party resources (labour or materials) the job holder will undertake professional procurement processes to ensure best quality for best value for money
  • The job holder will have an overall responsibility for any events or functions taking place on the Estate.
  • Security of the Estate and Estate Residents
  • The job holder will be the Health & Safety coordinator for all Health & Safety matters across the site.
  • The job holder acts as the internal project manager for the Estate farmlands and Estate animals. A particular knowledge of animal procedures, including passports and transportation is required.
  • Work with the local council to provide a good relationship with the local community.
  • Working closely with the local schools to provide interesting and exciting opportunities on the Estate


Estates Manager


· Project Management qualification

· Management/Leadership Qualification


· Experience of management and experience of acting as an internal project manager

· An understanding and experience of providing Estate security

· Proven organisational skills with an ability to prioritise, manage and complete a variety of tasks at times in periods of high pressure

· An understanding of Estate functions and events

· Excellent contractor management skills

· An understanding of environmental and ecological issues

· Farm Management skills including animal husbandry.


· Ability to manage multiple projects

· Must be highly organised

· Thrive on working to deadlines

· Team player

· Commitment to achieving high success rates

· Professional and flexible approach

· Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate at all levels

· Positive attitude

· Good with children

· Enjoys a challenge

· Have a problem solving approach

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Competitive + House + Work Vehicle

Job Location:

Yester Estate, Gifford, Scotland, EH41 4JF

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