Estate Manager - private house rural Suffolk

  • Salary:£50,000 per annum
  • Location:National
  • Term: Permanent
  • Posted:28 Jul 2017
  • Tiger Job ID:LGEM559

My high profile clients are looking to recruit a LIVE OUT Estate Manager for their family home in rural Suffolk. This position is responsible for the smooth running of the entire exterior/grounds and some of the interiors of this large, listed property, where you will be managing and implementing daily, weekly and monthly schedules in a hands on role, supported by a small team of Groundsman and a Handyman.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing the exterior grounds team and offering hands on assistance where necessary
  • Implementing a daily, weekly and monthly rotas, to ensure all exterior/facilities duties are achieved
  • Reporting into the Senior Private PA re any matters the family need to be made aware of
  • Instructing and overseeing the maintenance and upkeep of the outbuildings
  • Overseeing the purchase and maintenance of the exterior maintenance equipment and supplies
  • Ordering fuel for machinery
  • Ordering animal feed for exterior animals
  • Managing and organising the welfare and veterinary appointments for estate exterior animals
  • Managing exteriors/farm budget, submitting monthly expenses and receipts to the Senior Private PA
  • Liaising with the Wool Board
  • Liaising with the tenant Farmers
  • Liaising with the local agent re all Farm matters
  • Attending quarterly farm meetings
  • Exploring further opportunities to accrue revenue from unused land
  • Overseeing all external Contractors/Suppliers
  • Responding to facility/handyman jobs from the House Manager & Private PAs in a timely manner
  • Organising the Drivers in conjunction with the House Manager/Private PAs when errands are needed to be run
  • Managing, cleaning and maintaining the gun collection and keeping secure
  • Organising the servicing & repairs of all vehicles
  • Ensuring MOTS are carried out in a timely fashion
  • Liaising with Private PA team re car tax, ensuring it is paid in time
  • Working closely with security professionals to ensure Estate is secure


You must have proven private household experience to apply, have a full UK driving licence and a preference for country living. Hours are 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, but there will be weekend work required at busy times with days then given back in lieu. Flexibility and discretion are key!



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