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Rural Team Leader

Job Reference landmarc/TP/1602/473 3773

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Permanent, Variable Days
£27,221 to £28,854 depending on experience + £1025 Variable Days Allowance
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West Tofts Camp, Thetford, Norfolk
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Package Description

Landmarc will provide you with a competitive salary; in addition to this, we also offer the following main benefits, amongst many others:


Landmarc offers all employees an opportunity to join our company stakeholder pension scheme, whereby the company will contribute up to 8% of the employee’s salary.


Employees are entitled to 25 days’ pro rata during each year of employment plus public holidays. Three extra discretionary days added to our annual leave allowances at Christmas.

Annual leave allowance will increase in recognition of your continued service.

Holiday purchase – purchase up to 10 more days’ holiday to use throughout the year.

Other benefits

Edenred – employee savings scheme

Annual salary review, in consultation with the recognised Trade Unions

Life assurance insured for three times your annual salary, to help the loved ones

Reimbursement of professional fees and on-going training

Health Cash Plan – All employees can join. You can also add up to four children under the age of 24 to your policy

Family friendly policy

Sick pay - After 6 months of service 


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Job Introduction

Due to internal promotion, Landmarc Support Services is currently seeking to recruit a Rural Team Leader based at West Tofts Camp near Thetford (IP26 5EP).

As the Rural Team Leader, you will be responsible for managing a small team of operatives that collectively manage 9010ha of Breckland estate, a majority of which is SSSI, SPA and SAC whilst providing support to the defence training estate.

The Defence Training Estate supports a unique ecological resource and provides habitats for both common and rare species which would otherwise have disappeared had the land been under other forms of non-military management such as intensive agriculture. This resource is of national and international importance.

We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable and passionate about ecology and working outdoors in a rural environment. Our rural team work to maintain the estate with conservation projects such as; habitat management and restoration, woodland management, looking after water ways (reed clearance) through to basic tree ID to ensure species such as bats, badgers and great crested newts are protected.

This role is based on a permanent contract, covering 37 hours per week, this will include some weekends, a Variable Days Allowance has been provided to reflect this.

Main Responsibilities

Responsible for co-ordinating your team as their line manager, being the first point of contact for task allocation, and work checking

Be part of the team and not just a leader. 80% of the role will be working alongside your team

Maintaining stock level and management of plant and machinery

Fencing and Track repairs

Rural, forestry and arborical works

Driving and operating fleet vehicles, plant and machinery

Undertaking annual Rural Estate task scheduling

Responding to reactive work orders

The Ideal Candidate

Excellent knowledge of Health and Safety, manual handling, risk assessments, and safe systems of work

Excellent communicator with people on all levels

Previous working knowledge of estate services and maintenance

Be comfortable with working outdoors in all weather conditions

Ability to operate plant machinery (qualifications held desirable)

Basic IT skills with ability to use databases and Microsoft Office

Prepared to undertake further training

Have completed a basic tree inspectors course (desirable)

Must hold a full valid UK driving licence (essential)

Hold valid tickets for Lantra or city and guilds qualifications such as tractor, chainsaw, pole pruner, strimmer, 4x4 off road (desirable)



About The Company

Landmarc provides the support services that enable Armed Forces from around the world to prepare for frontline military operations across the UK Defence Training Estate (DTE). This includes maintaining and delivering safe and sustainable infrastructure, managing and operating training areas and ranges and delivering multi-million pound projects to improve vital training assets.

By joining Landmarc you will be supporting our vision to provide the best training experience we can for our Armed Forces. We are the first and only Special Purpose Vehicle to be contracted by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) as their Industry Partner on the UK Defence Training Estate and the only company that is solely dedicated to the UK DTE, delivering essential support services since 2003.

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