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Senior Estate Surveyor - Keswick

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Senior Estate Surveyor - Keswick


We’re looking for an Senior Estate Surveyor to join us in Cumbria where you will be responsible for a portfolio of our let properties and supporting the management of our land in the North and West Lake District.
You’ll be an experienced rural practice Chartered Surveyor with a modern and progressive approach to land management.  As the key link with our tenants and other collaborators, you’ll manage the portfolio in a professional manner, ensuring proactive communication and industry knowledge are always present. 
Due to the travel required for this role, you must hold a full driving licence with access to your own vehicle (business mileage is claimable through expenses).
Based at our North and West Lakes office near Keswick and having access to our other offices in the Lake District, we’re offering this role on a hybrid basis and are happy to explore and agree working arrangements which strike the right balance for you and the Trust.  Building strong working relationships with our farm tenants is critical to the requirements of the role and so we anticipate you needing to be onsite, 3 days a week.
Internally you will be know as an Estate Manager. 

What it's like to work here

Reporting to the Senior Estate Manager, you will be part of a professional team consisting of Estate Managers, Rural Surveyors, Building Surveyors and Supervisors, and Lettings and Estate Management Officers. 
The team support the management of our let estate portfolio that, together with the relationships we have with our tenants, underpin our ~£50m national rental income, which is essential to the delivery of our conservation work.  The role offers you an interesting variety of work in amazing locations with no two days being the same.  In addition to supporting day-to-day operations, you’ll have the chance to deliver projects, offering your advice beyond your team. 
One of the Trust’s biggest priorities is to create a healthy, resilient, natural environment for people and nature.  Our portfolio has ambitious plans to achieve this and you will play a key part in making this happen and shaping the future of the UK’s biggest private landowning charity and the properties we own and protect.

What you'll be doing

You will be managing a diverse and significant agricultural, residential and commercial let estate in the North and West Lake’s portfolio which includes 48 farms, more than 15,000ha of common land, heritage coastline and land within the Ennerdale National Nature Reserve and designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.  You’ll provide our property team with advice, guidance and support on all land management matters and will play an integral part of the portfolio’s leadership team.
As well as managing your own team you will draw on the advice of specialists providing agricultural and wildlife expertise, countryside staff and farm tenants to deliver visionary management objectives for our agricultural properties in the area.  In particular you will be negotiating significant improvements to benefit the environment, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Lake District, where at this portfolio we welcome over 3 million visitors each year.
Within your portfolio you will lead on a programme of significant investment into our farmed estate and as well helping to drive landscape scale projects to deliver river restoration and naturalisation, peatland restoration, increased tree cover and Landscape Recovery projects amongst others.
This is a permanent opportunity, offering a salary of circa £50,000, dependent on experience.

Who we're looking for

• a Rural Practice member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors;• in-depth knowledge of land use, agriculture, asset management, land management, environmental issues, conservation and sustainable development and an ability to translate that to National Trust strategy;• excellent communication skills, with the ability to build strong working relationships with fellow staff, tenants, and other stakeholders, sensitively adapting your approach and style as required;• the ability to lead a team focussed on delivering excellent results;• strong financial acumen together with the ability to take responsibility for large budgets; • MS Office literate and comfortable using GIS and finance and property management systems; • experience in project management.  

The package

The National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
  • Free entry to National Trust places for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Tax free childcare scheme
  • Rental deposit loan scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Perks at work discounts i.e. gym memberships, shopping discount codes, cinema discounts
  • Holiday allowance up to 32 days relating to length of service, plus holiday purchase scheme, subject to meeting minimum criteria.
  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Independent financial advice

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.


The National Trust is committed to promoting and preserving those places of natural beauty and historic interest for which it has the privilege to be responsible for the benefit of the nation, for everyone for ever.

The Trust is proud of what has been achieved over the last 126 years and is determined to maintain those high standards of conservation, stewardship and curatorial care for which it has been recognised throughout the world.

Its achievements have enabled the general public and the Trust’s members and visitors to enjoy and appreciate the countryside, coastline, gardens, historic buildings and collections, all of which encapsulate so much of the history of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There is a duty to tell that history in a complete, balanced and accurate way, and without judgement.

The National Trust continues as a guardian of the past, and for the future, to uphold its duty to maintain and enhance what has been entrusted to its care.

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