Assistant-Estate Manager, South Lanarkshire

£35,000-£40,000

 

Our client is looking for a committed and proactive individual to take on the role of Assistant Estate Manager working alongside and assisting the Estate Manager of a private residential estate in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The Estate has a substantial historic house along with extensive grounds, including gardens, woodlands, cottages and in hand agricultural grazing land.

JOB REFERENCE

#2403

SALARY

£35,000-£40,000

LOCATION

South Lanarkshire

POSITION

Assistant Estate Manager

CURRENCY

GBP

START DATE

17-Sep-2017

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

Yes

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

HOUSEHOLD TYPE

Family

PERKS

Competitive salary

Separate private accommodation on estate

Use of an estate vehicle

EXPERIENCE

1 - 4 years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

These duties will be shared with the Estate Manager:-

The day to day responsibilities of the role include: managing a staff with full time and temporary/seasonal employees; administrative duties such as timely bill paying; record keeping; familiarity with computers and Microsoft Office; carrying out and overseeing maintenance and repair of the properties; coordinating with the owner’s family and guests; organising and overseeing larger scale works; resolving unexpected matters; the security of grounds and property; dealing with tradesmen and other professionals; and many other general estate tasks as required.

The candidate must have extensive experience with the main trades. Candidates must be honest, motivated, organised, flexible, polite, have good leadership skills, and be able to multi-task when situations require.  Applicants should be self-reliant and capable of coping with emergencies as they arise, and should be prepared to manage an organic, toxin-free household.  Guidance will be available from the owners as needed.    Candidates must have a proven track record in sole-working, and must hold a current UK driving license.

Ideally the candidate will have background experience in organically managing a family garden and pasture land, and the handling of livestock as well as general outdoor skills. Experience managing and dealing with a small staff is essential. Driving skills are a plus.  Suitable training and PPE will be provided for this role where necessary. The candidate will be expected to use only Approved Contractors and carry out a CDM role where required.

This role would focus on the management of the house and guests. Day to day activities for this role would include coordinating with the owner’s family and guests, housekeeping, cooking, and various other activities which could vary from week to week, all as directed by the owners.

 

Accommodation

Private cottage on estate can accommodate spouse, child and pet dog

Entry Requirements

The owners value a calm, gracious, and even-tempered attitude.

The owners require the utmost discretion and confidentiality at all times.

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