Assistant Estates Manager

Assistant Estates Manager

Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm is an iconic, family run visitor attraction and home to our very own Rattler Cyder! Since the company was founded in 1980, Healeys Cyder has grown enormously, boasting more than 130,000 visitors per year and array of awards for our cyders & spirits. With an impressive schedule of events, alongside a multi-million-pound investment across a two-phase extension project, driving an exceptional visitor experience on-site has never been more important.

A fantastic opportunity is available to help lead our busy Site Team as an Assistant Estates Manager. To become a permanent part of an iconic Cornish business, and to make your mark in this exciting role please continue reading.

Leading a team of Farmhand & Estates Assistants you will work closely with the Estates Manager to deliver the company’s Estate strategy. Your team will strive to provide well presented, safe grounds and facilities at the Farm. 

On a day-to-day basis, your success will look like:

  • You will lead a team of Farmhands and Estates Assistants, organising all estate and orchard work in accordance with overarching plan as set by the Estates Manager.
  • Management of all garden/ground work such as grass cutting, weed control, flowerbeds etc. ensuing the site looks its best at all times.
  • Along with the Estates Manager, plan a schedule of works for new projects and the proactive maintenance of all site buildings, sheds, gates and fences on site to ensure that we have the right staffing requirements at the right times.
  • Respond promptly to reactive maintenance requests as required, prioritising other works as directed by the Estates Manager.
  • Own the training and development of your team, ensuing they are compliant and safe to work at all times while identifying opportunities for further training/upskilling as it arises.
  • Ensure that the animals on site are looked after appropriately, looking after their health and appearance, liaising with external contacts as needed.
  • Have a focus on Health and Safety, setting the example to the rest of the team and adhering to accepted procedures to reduce unwanted events and accidents.
  • To be open to completing tasks which may fall outside of your role or remit with a positive, sleeves rolled up mentality

While personality and fit are important to us, preference will be given to applicants who can showcase the following qualifications and skills:

Tractor Licence

Spraying certifications PA1, PA3 and PA6

Industry recognized Chainsaw certificate

Telehandler qualification

Ability to motivate and lead a diverse team

Recognised Health and Safety qualification or experience

General agricultural and horticultural experience

Site management/maintenance experience

Knowledge of H&S and safe working practices

Demonstrable experience in Estate/Site management

Familiarity with animal care and husbandry

Hours: Contracted 40 hours per week. You will work flexibly, 5 days, Monday to Sunday.

Salary: £30,000.00 - £32,000.00 per Annum

Joining the #RattlerCru is not just about what you can bring to the business. We have a range of great benefits that we hope you will make full use of:

  • Subsidised Private Healthcare with Bupa (for permanent staff)
  • 50% discount on products
  • 50% discount on all food and drink in the restaurant
  • Free entry for friends and family, with discounted food and drink
  • Free festival tickets
  • Cycle to Work Scheme (after probation pass)
  • Chill out after your shift with a £1 pint!
  • Monthly employee recognition for #FeelGoodFriday
  • Monthly breakfast club

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Healeys Recruitment Team

Further Details

Assistant Estates Manager


Contact:Kelly Symons

Contact Email:[email protected]


Why join Healeys?

Why join Healeys?

Healeys is special,  we are a family-run business with strong family values and a passion for making the best products and delivering an exceptional brand experience, we take pride in our customers who visit the farm and who taste our products.  We nurture our in-house talent and seek to develop our employees to maximise their potential and have a fulfilling and varied working life at Healeys.