Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Cheltenham


There’s no other employer like the National Trust.

Unrivalled access to a variety of landscapes, a huge breadth of quality work - & experienced mentors to offer support - our Rural Estate Management training offers the first step on an exciting and diverse career path.

Ambitious to become a rural practice Chartered Surveyor, you’ll have completed a RICS accredited degree - or exempting qualification - and be ready to embark on the 2-year Assessment of Professional Competence. Our 27 - month training programme provides a wide range of experience in Estate Management - and unparalleled support to prepare you for final APC assessment.

We have opportunities across 4 regions in the UK – the North, the Southwest, the Midlands and London & the South East - from September 2020.

What it's like to work here
Working at the Trust offers variety; from dramatic coastlines to breath-taking countryside, from working mills to manor houses, from pubs and churches to wildlife habitats, we look after an extraordinary variety of special places and spaces. That’s 255,000 hectares of land, over 700 miles of coastline; woodlands, nature reserves and parks - and more than 350 houses and gardens.

What you'll be doing
Our Estate Management professionals are at the heart of the delivery of the Trust’s Land, Outdoors and Nature Strategy.

You’ll work alongside our experienced Surveyors providing colleagues, volunteers and tenants with the expertise needed to deliver and promote conservation of our land, whilst generating income for conservation.

You’ll be involved in residential and agricultural let Estate Management, as well as commercial work, across a varied and challenging portfolio. From managing lettings to licensing activities, you’ll help colleagues to provide in-depth, up-to-the-minute advice and guidance, building productive relationships with our tenants, drawing upon internal and external information to ensure that we’re providing the best service in the most effective way.

Who we're looking for
Like everyone here, you love the outdoors and you’ll enjoy offering your expertise to help our people to get the best out of their land. You’ll also need to have the following:

- A degree or exempting qualification in a relevant subject, and be working towards RICS membership
- Practical knowledge of land use and residential property management, environmental issues, conservation and sustainable development
- Some experience of rural work, so you know the issues communities are facing and the challenges of living and working in the countryside
- An up-to-date understanding of what’s happening in the wider world of rural surveying (including relevant legislation)
- Strong negotiation skills – you’ll be able to work alongside our tenants and build good trusted relationships
The package
Benefits forworking at the National Trust:

- Flexible workingwhenever possible
- Free parking atmost locations
- Discounts in high street stores, cinemas, National Trust propertiesand cafes.
- Free entry toour properties for you, a guest and your children (under18)
- Generous annual leave
- Subsidised health cash plan
- Free 24-hoursupport service
- Substantialpension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
- Training &Development tailored to you
- Up to 5 days ofpaid volunteering for you.

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