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Property Director

Wilderness Reserve, Suffolk


The company


Wilderness Reserve is an 8000-acre estate of woodland, lakes and rolling pasture, sprinkled with an eclectic collection of historic and traditional Suffolk properties.


From the grand Grade II listed manor house Sibton Park and restored 15th century Chapel Barn, to charming, thatched cottages and romantic retreats, Wilderness Reserve is a long-term conservation and restoration project - encompassing English nature and breathing new life into historic properties.

 

The job


As Property Director you will be entirely responsible for the Wilderness Reserve properties which, at present, is a collection of 28 remote houses from one-bed romantic cottages to 18-bed fully staffed barns and manor houses.

This is not a typical 9-5 role - we are a 365 day-a-year business attracting over 20,000 visitors per anuum, each property turning round two or three groups of guests per week. You will have exceptional leadership skills, be utterly relentless and dedicated to your work, immensely practical, and decisive under pressure.

You will manage five key departments including House Managers, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Gardens, Inventory, and specialist subcontractors as required; presently around 45 reports.

 

What you'll need


A natural leader, able to motivate and inspire with a firm management style

Standards driven and detail-orientated, accepting nothing less than perfection

A good understanding of scheduling, productivity and inventory controls

A solid understanding of the fabric of a building

Relentless energy and endurance

You must live within 30 minutes of the estate, or be willing to relocate

A Full UK driving licence

 

Where you'll be based


Wilderness Reserve is located across 8000 acres, spanning Heveningham, Sibton, and Yoxford in stunning surroundings.

 

What you'll receive


- £65,000 per annum plus bonuses

- Employed role (permanent contract)

- A fast-paced, ever changing work environment to thrive and develop your career at the highest end of hospitality

- Unbound career progression as the business continues to grow

- Stunning working location in this lost corner of England

 

Find out more


To discuss this position in more detail, please send your CV to martin@martin-salter.com or call 07983 967143.

All communication will be treated in complete confidence.

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