Estate Manager

Estate Manager

An Estate Manager's responsibilities are focused on the external parts of the estate including the garden, grounds and exterior of the house of residence. The ability to manage and maintain the collective operations of all gardening and maintenance tasks is vital.


Duties and Daily Responsibilities of an Estate Manager

For an Estate Manager managing a private estate, duties will be wide ranging depending on the individual needs of the client.

An Estate Manager would be tasked with overseeing the running of the estate, gardening, maintenance and probably supervising an estate team including handymen and gardeners.

Estate Manager Duties

  • Property Management

Manages all the properties owned by the employer ensuring they are wellorganised and impeccably maintained.

  • Ground Staff Management

Manages the ground staff present within the estate, ensuring daily tasks are completed on time and to a professional standard.

  • Gardening

Keeps lawns maintained, upkeep of planting, watering and general weeding. Supervision of external contractors for larger scale maintenance ie. tree topping.

  • Budget Planning

Develops suitable budgets and accounting requirements to plan, prepare and present to the employer. Good finance management skills are key.

  • Training Staff

Takes full responsibility for the training of staff and usually oversees ongoing personnel management and welfare of the team.

  • Other Duties

Carries out any other tasks the employer may reasonably ask in relation to the management of the estate. Some Estate Managers may be key to co-ordinating events and functions.

Estate Manager Jobs

A selection of Estate Manager job opportunities throughout the UK.

Skills Required for an Estate Manager

Gardening Skills

Excellent maintenance and gardening skills are a must.

Motivated & Collaborative

Ability to work both on your own and within a team.

Time Management

Managing your time for the duties required.

Driving License

We would normally expect an Estate Manager to have a full, clean driving licence and be able to drive any small agricultural machines as necessary.

What salary and benefits can an Estate Manager receive?

Highly experienced Estate Managers can expect to earn in the region of £60K a year whilst a newly trained Estate Manager may start at around £40K.

Salaries will also be dependent upon if there is a small holding with animals attached to the residence and whether you have a live-in or live-out contract with the client.

If you are considering a career as an Estate Manager or you are looking for your next move, take a look through our currently advertised roles.

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Live on the estate

In most cases, it will be preferential for the client to have an Estate Manager to live on the estate full time and will be provided with accommodation as part of the role. This would be included in your contract details.


Holidays and days off could be weekends or in the week depending on the estate requirements.

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Frequently Asked Questions.

Estate Manager FAQs

Some of our commonly asked questions regarding the estate manager position. If you have queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 3033 0000 or

We don’t automatically undertake a DBS for every candidate that registers with us as sometimes candidates may find their own jobs and only stay on our books for a short while. However if a client employs someone who we introduce and who does not have a current DBS but is required to have one for the position, then we are happy to do this for you.

We are able to supply staff across the whole of the UK, including Scotland and Ireland. We also cover International positions.

No, we provide a free service for candidates who are looking for work and we only invoice clients if they employ a candidate who we have introduced to them.

Unfortunately we do not provide staff for short term assignments, however we do accept some contracts for a minimum of three months upwards.

We absolutely love hearing from candidates with good, relevant experience in private households. Unfortunately without previous experience it is unlikely we will be able to help you but we are always happy to advise. Chauffeurs must have previous experience of working as a private chauffeur and not purely in chauffeur services or taxi driving.

A vacancy could be filled within a matter of days or it could take longer. The timescale depends on which candidates are registered at the time of you giving us your vacancy, and whether they match your requirements. We will never just send a CV for the sake of it or to ‘make up the numbers’.

We are happy to organise short trials wherever possible, however you need to bear in mind that it might not always be possible if a candidate is in a full time job. In order to address the fact that very occasionally things may not always go to plan, we offer a rebate/replacement period for your peace of mind.

Probably not, an estate manager is a highly specialized position that has its own responsibilities focusing on the estate and grounds and an experienced estate manager will not normally have experience of overseeing the day to day running of the inside workings of a household. An estate manager will concentrate on such things as overseeing the gardening team, responsibility for outside contractors and ensuring maintenance contracts are in place. In short their responsibilities are to keep the estate and its facilities running efficiently. An estate manager will not have any understanding of housekeeping procedures.

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