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Rural Estate Manager

Job Introduction

Landmarc manage and maintain over 220,000 hectares of land across the United Kingdom on behalf of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (part of the Ministry of Defence). This land is used to provide realistic and challenging terrain for military training and comprises of some of the most important and remote landscapes in the country.

In addition to the camps, buildings and ranges required by training personnel, the estate supports over 70,000 hectares of habitats of international importance, over 750 scheduled monuments ranging from prehistoric burials to first world war practice trenches and hundreds of miles of public rights of way across the UK.

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team based at West Tofts (IP26 5EP) near Thetford in Norfolk as a Rural Estate Manager delivering a range of maintenance and management activities across both the rural and built estate.

As Rural Estate Manager, you will Assist and be responsible for developing, planning and delivering the Rural Estates Task Schedule across the entire East region, utilising both bought in service and in house labour.

Typical tasks could include but are not limited to, Planned and Reactive works across the East Region, covering assets such as woodland, health and Safety tree zones and individual trees, forestry plantations, tarmac roads, tracks, fencing, public rights of way, bridges and Scheduled Monuments. Also contributing and assisting towards the delivery of a programme of conservation works across the SSSI, Historic environment and Forestry Harvesting.


Please note, we have provided a large pay banding on this job as we are happy to accept applications from those at Supervisory level who are looking to develop their skills and take the next step in their career.

Main Responsibility

Manage a team of skilled operatives across the eastern region and  be responsible for (but not limited to) managing performance, attendance, behaviour, capability, welfare, health and safety and record keeping.

To manage planned, preventative and reactive rural estate Maintenance tasks ensuring that all tasks are completed according to a designated timescale.

To assist when required in the management of planned, preventative and reactive built estate rural assets with Maintenance tasks ensuring that all tasks are completed according to a designated timescale.

To identify appropriate resources to carry out required tasks using in house rural operatives and bought in service.

Ensure all works are compliant with statutory obligations. Manage contractors, identify best practice and promote continuous improvement including environmental best practice, identify opportunities for income generation and additional tasked works to reduce operating costs.

To liaise with all stakeholder to ensure effective Rural Estate Delivery.

Planning and development of the additional works as required from the forward additional services plan and Forestry Harvesting & Marketing Initiative.

The Ideal Candidate

Qualified in a rural or estate management or forestry discipline to level 4 or above / or considerable experience in previous relevant role.

Qualified to conduct basic tree inspections (desirable)

Have an understanding of statutory body requirements in relation to natural and historic environment.

A strong team player with a can do attitude.

Strong focus on Health & Safety with a minimum of IOSH managing safely.

Excellent contract management, deliver, supervision and inter-personal skills.

The ability to plan, analyse, innovate and deliver often against tight deadlines.

Extensive range of IT skills to support the efficient function of a moderns business.



Package Description

Landmarc will provide you with a competitive salary; in addition to this, we also offer the following main benefits, amongst many others:


Landmarc offers all employees an opportunity to join our company stakeholder pension scheme, whereby the company will contribute up to 8% of the employee’s salary.


Employees are entitled to 25 days’ pro rata during each year of employment plus public holidays. Three extra discretionary days added to our annual leave allowances at Christmas.

Annual leave allowance will increase in recognition of your continued service.

Holiday purchase – purchase up to 10 more days’ holiday to use throughout the year.

Other benefits

Edenred – employee savings scheme

Annual salary review, in consultation with the recognised Trade Unions

Life assurance insured for three times your annual salary, to help the loved ones

Reimbursement of professional fees and on-going training

Health Cash Plan – All employees can join. You can also add up to four children under the age of 24 to your policy

Family friendly policy

Sick pay - After 6 months of service 


* Application updates may be sent to you via email, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please note some emails may arrive in your junk mail folder


About the Company

Landmarc provides the support services that enable Armed Forces from around the world to prepare for frontline military operations across the UK Defence Training Estate (DTE). This includes maintaining and delivering safe and sustainable infrastructure, managing and operating training areas and ranges and delivering multi-million pound projects to improve vital training assets.


By joining Landmarc you will be supporting our vision to provide the best training experience we can for our Armed Forces. We are the first and only Special Purpose Vehicle to be contracted by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) as their Industry Partner on the UK Defence Training Estate and the only company that is solely dedicated to the UK DTE, delivering essential support services since 2003.


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