Community & Estates Officer

From The Land Trust

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Working For: The Land Trust

Community and Estates Officer- Linmere

Job Ref ADV486

3 days per week – 21 hours (FTE 36)

Location – The Farmstead, Linmere

From £26,500- £31,500 (pro-rata) DoE

We are looking for a Permanent, Part-time Community and Estate Officer for an existing new development, Linmere in Houghton Regis.

The Community and Estates Officer and will manage the public open space and community engagement projects, Involving close working with contractor, developers, and colleagues. This role will work to maximise the economic, environmental and social value which can be delivered from the green spaces around the development, funded via service charge paid by the owners of the homes within the development. 

Key Responsibilities

A key responsibility of the role will be to ensure the site is managed to a high standard by delivering good and efficient contractor management. This will involve regular site inspections, up to date record keeping, liaising directly with Master Developer (LI) and contractors and responding quickly to any issues.

You will be involved with the development of landscape and planting designs and commenting on plans for future phases of the site, then bringing new areas of the site into management once phases of the development have been completed.

Close working with the Land Trusts’ Communications Team will be essential in ensuring the site is promoted and marketed creatively and effectively through a variety of events and activities.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Horticultural and Landscape design experience.
  • Experienced in contract management.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to develop and manage relationships with partner organisations and contractors, engaging with local people in resolving issues and site management
  • Experience in liaising with residents/the public
  • IT literate with proven skills in using MS Office packages
  • Ability and confidence to work on own initiative, as well as part of a team and to resolve problems as they arise, remaining calm under pressure
  • High level of tact, diplomacy and confidentiality
  • Confidence to manage competing priorities under own initiative
  • Ability to balance a long-term vision with attention to detail to ensure that the vision can be successfully realised

Desirable Experience:

  • Developing, implementing and monitoring management agreements, landscape management plans and management contracts
  • Experience in the management of sites funded through service charges.
  • Experience of working with a range of partners including public, private, and voluntary sector organisations
  • Experience of setting up and running landscape management contracts
  • Experience in the use of Customer Service Relationship Management Systems


  • Actual Salary £15,458 – £18,375 DoE
  • A defined contributions pension plan, with Trust matching employee contributions up to 6%
  • Life Insurance (4 x salary)
  • Options for Flexi time and Hybrid working
  • 25 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays (pro rata). Rising to 30 days with service
  • Option to buy additional holiday
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health Care Cash back scheme
  • Training and Development support
  • Enhanced Family leave and sickness support
  • Business travel costs will be reimbursed

Next phase of the master plan – Linmere


Must have the right to work in the UK. A DBS check will be required.

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter to:

Closing date: Tuesday 19th September

1st Interviews via MS Teams: Friday 29th September

2nd Interviews at Linmere: Tuesday 3rd October

The land trust is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

The Land Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone who has contact with its services and personnel.

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