Senior Business Manager/ Estate Business Manager

Thetford, Norfolk, England
18 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Forestry and Conservation Business Manager

Location: Elveden, Thetford

Salary: Competitive

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Job Role:

The company is a 22,500 acre country estate, of which 10,000 acres are farmed, growing 7% of UK onions, over 21,000 tonnes of potatoes along with carrots, parsnips and cereals.

There are 8,900 acres of wood and park land, of which 4,500 is managed in house, along with 3,600 acres of Heathland. The Estate has extensive SSSI designated areas and is home to rare flora and fauna along with Stone Curlew during the spring and summer seasons.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Management and planning of Estate woodlands
  • Display Christmas Tree business
  • Retail Christmas Tree business
  • Continue to grow the business of Instant Hedging in terms of sales volumes, customers and outlets.
  • Conservation management of Heathland, including Stone Curlew conservation.
  • Managing pests and game to minimise crop damage, shooting clients and game contracts.
  • Estate upkeep, including gardens and road side verges, and promotion of a safe place.

The role includes the continual development of the woodland management plan, negotiation of the Estate conservation schemes, annual business planning and budgeting and quarterly reporting, staff management and development, management of environmental surveys, approving quotes for Christmas Trees and Hedges along with overseeing the Christmas tree operation, including sourcing trees and negotiating contracts.

Skills, abilities & personal qualities:

A diverse and exciting role for a self-motivated, enthusiastic professional who is commercially astute, has strong leadership skills and is an able communicator to a wide section of individuals and organisations.

A minimum of five years' experience is required, be IT literacy and membership of The Institute of Chartered Foresters or another equivalent professional body is required. You will have knowledge and experience of Health and Safety procedures and best practice, ensuring risk assessments are complete and up to date.

You will have experience of producing and managing budgets and business plans along with experience of managing a successful operation.

Business and management qualifications or training is desirable.

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Candidates with experience of; Landscaping Manager, Garden Maintenance manager, Parks business Manager, Grounds Keeper Business Manager Regional Business Manager, Customer Retention Manager, Contract Manager, Area Manager, Regional Manager, Business Manager, Forestry Business Improvement Manager, Agricultural Business manager, Arboriculture manager, Land Management, Agronomics Business Manager,Forestry Business Consultant, Conservation Business Administrator, Woodland Business Manager, Farmland Business Manager, Parks Business Manager, Agricultural Business Analyst, Forestry Business Partner, Conservation Manager, Corporate Business Manager, People Management, Estate Business Manager, Business Director will also be considered for this role.