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Estate Foreman

Suffolk Coastal

The organisation

A privately owned and managed country estate located in the Suffolk Coastal region, encompassing multiple residential and commercial properties, and hundreds of acres of woodland, grasslands, and parkland.


The job

Potentially a job for life, for the right person.

You'll be a key part of our estate maintenance and forestry team in a role that offers huge variety. As Estate Foreman, you will report to the Head of Maintenance & Forestry, spending part of your time absorbing his lifetime of knowledge of the estate with a long-term view of taking over the role at some stage.

3-6 months of the year will be spent predominantly on forestry activities, with the rest of the year focusing on ditching, fencing, hedge-cutting, and clearing, using a range of in-house machinery. You'll also help cover the maintenance of our many properties; anything from assisting with full property refurbishments to emptying the bins at our commercial sites and everything in between!


What you'll need

A passion for the outdoors, nature, and the environment, and be used to physical work in all weather conditions.

Background in estate work, forestry, agriculture, or similar

Experience of using a wide-range of horticultural and agricultural machinery and equipment, including tractors, diggers, mowers etc.

Chainsaw tickets, PA1/PA6, manual handling, first aid, health & safety certification etc. all advantageous but extensive training will be provided to the right candidate

An interest in helping drive the existing health & safety work by continuous improvement through proactive input.

Ability to conduct basic property maintenance, with the support of a team of tradesmen

You must be a real team player, able to follow instruction as well as lead by example with your work ethic

An ability to prioritise your workload and react to situations that arise

A Full UK driving licence.


Where you'll be based

The estate is located in the southern part of the Suffolk Coastal region.


What you'll receive

- £30,000 per annum, or potentially more dependent on experience

- Full time permanent employment

- 10% pension contribution

- Company vehicle, either a van or truck

- Mobile phone

- Long-term possibility of subsidised accommodation on the estate

- Commitment to continuous professional development in the form of ongoing training

- Monday-Friday working week between 7:30am-4:30pm with a breakfast and lunch break included

- Stunning working location in the Suffolk countryside


Find out more

To discuss this position in more detail, please send your CV to or call 07983 967143.

All communication will be treated in complete confidence.

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