We look after more land than any other private landowner: everything from coastline and clifftops, to woodland and wildlife rich meadows, as well as over 4,500 residential, commercial and farm tenancies. So as you can imagine, Estate Management in the National Trust is a vast and vital area of our work. It always has been and always will be.
For us, it’s never just been about the here-and-now. We protect and open up special places and spaces so they can be enjoyed by everyone, for ever. That’s been our core purpose since the day we were founded in 1895, and the 21st century brings new challenges for us to rise to. How do we continue to manage estates and rural assets with such diverse conservational needs? How do we look after landscapes that are pride of the nation, while raising the funds which support our conservation work? How can we ensure we pay the same care and attention to each of our tenancies? Estate Management is at the heart of the National Trust’s ambition for nature, people and climate.
We’ve achieved some amazing things over the years, and with ever-evolving needs, it’s crucial that we continue to be innovative and forward-thinking in our approach. That’s why we need the very best talent to join us in Estate and Rural Asset Management.
We’ve recently changed the way we manage our let estate in the National Trust, transferring responsibility to our estate management teams. You’ll be part of a team of experts leading transformation across our estates within a new funding model. Together, you’ll shape the future of the National Trust and all the property it owns and protects.
Estate Management people
Senior Estate Manager
The National Trust is a friendly and engaging organisation that has recognised and embraced the importance that land has to people and its role in tackling environmental challenges. Estate managers and the wider let estate teams play a key role in identifying and delivering these outcomes.
The let estate teams are well structured and resourced, enabling us to effectively deliver professional estate management for the residential, agricultural and commercial properties within the National Trust.
Rural Asset Management Officer
In the short space of time I’ve been working in the Rural Asset Management Officer role, I’ve learnt so much and got to work with some great people. Being involved in some of the big, planned refurbishment projects is amazing. The ability to take ownership and responsibility for tasks and seeing them come to fruition makes you take pride in your work and is a great feeling. One only matched by the ability to work in such beautiful countryside surroundings.
Senior Let Estate Building Surveyor
I really enjoy playing my part in the estate management team, looking after the amazing buildings within the let estate. The challenge of balancing conservation and tenants’ needs is incredibly rewarding.
I have to say that I truly love working for the Trust, as no two days are ever the same. I work alongside a fantastic team of people to support the let estate. We help to provide a great service to our tenants, so that they can enjoy living in some truly unique places.