Award-winning programming, stunning scenery, and a job to be proud of. This is Blickling Estate.

Published : Fri 5th Apr

An equal distance between the beautiful Norfolk Coast and the impressive landscape of the Norfolk Broads. A passionate and dedicated team who are ambitious and eager to see growth.

This is Blickling Hall and Estate.

The Estate at Blickling is over 4.7k acres, including stunning woodlands and sprawling landscapes and parklands. Nestled within these beautiful surroundings is the 17th Century Hall, 9 farms, and 125 cottages, sporting a unique community feel.

Blickling sits just 20 minutes from the North Norfolk coast – you could do a day’s work here and still have time to dip your toes in the sea after a hard day at the office. There’s also an on-site pub which does brilliant food!

As a General Manager at Blickling, you’d be treated to one of the best views in the Trust, the beautiful West Garden, with its spring flowers and magnolia trees. There is currently an opportunity to live on the estate if you wish to, with one or two cottages about to go on the market for rent. So you could wake up and commute to work through a breath-taking landscape, really immersing yourself in the natural surroundings.

Blickling has a very experienced team of staff and volunteers whose passion for the National Trust’s core values, as well as their property shine through in everything they do. This shows in more than just visitor reviews.

Last year Blickling won a national award for the strength of their property programme. Called Programming through Creativity, ‘The Word Defiant!’ was the first contemporary art project the Estate and Hall had ever hosted. There was also a host of regional awards showered on Blickling, including awards for Exceptional Service, Experiences that Move, Teach and Inspire, Project Team of the Year, and Managing Growth Successfully.

The team are not planning to slow down either, they have a really fun, engaging property programme for all ages; including summer concerts (Classic Ibiza) and Prue Leith this April. They are also working on major projects, including the national Riverlands project where we’ll be improving the quality of our natural streams and rivers on a landscape scale.

As the new General Manager, you would have the opportunity to help us shape what the next 10 years look like at Blickling. We want you to be a part of our review of how our visitors use our spaces, and how we use our spaces.

The East of England has a really supportive, tight-knit group of General Managers, some are fairly new and some are more experienced. We have an ambitious agenda for putting the region on the map nationally and we want you to be a part of it.

Find out more and apply click here.