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Estate And Farms Manager

ESTATE AND FARMS MANAGER

STETCHWORTH ESTATE

- Attractive salary & benefits

- Cambridgeshire

This is an exciting opportunity for a commercially astute rural professional with a passion for farming and ambition to manage a diverse and progressive business comprising arable, environmental, two SSSIs, woodland as well as residential and commercial property interests. With a clear focus on responsible stewardship, the family will continue to seek new and innovative investment opportunities that ensure the estate’s long-term sustainability.

THE POSITION

  • Take both a strategic and hands-on role in optimising the current farming and wider estate operations, building strong relationships with partners and developing new income streams.
  • Manage financial budgeting, appraisal and reporting across the different enterprises whilst working closely with the owners and Finance Director to deliver long-term growth.
  • Lead and develop the team whilst engendering a creative and inquisitive approach that focuses on team-work and joint accountability. Promote the family’s values and protect the estate’s character.
  • Act as an ambassador for the business across the local and wider community whilst managing external stakeholders including consultants and local authority representatives.

THE CANDIDATE

  • Energetic, tenacious and hands-on leader with a clear track record of delivering a positive operational and financial impact, ideally spanning both farming and wider estate enterprises. Enjoys autonomy and taking responsibility.
  • Strong financial and budgetary experience with the ability to think strategically. Should possess the flexibility and determination to see demanding and long-term projects through to fruition.
  • Passionate and excited by the future development of UK agriculture with proven technical experience sought, including crop and soil management (agronomy).
  • Committed team player with excellent communication skills who is comfortable working as part of a broader and dynamic family business with long-term custodianship at its core.

May 2024

www.stetchworthestate.co.uk

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