Langholm Moor Community Buyout: re-advertising for an Estate Manager

In November last year the largest community buyout in south Scotland realised its ambitious goal by raising enough money to buy some moorland from Buccleuch Estates in Langholm with the intention of turning it from a former grouse moor in to a thriving nature reserve for the benefit of the local community, the environment and for visitors from further afield (see here).

The buy-out was officially completed in March this year (see here).

[Langholm Moor. Photo by David Lintern]

The Langholm Initiative, the organisation behind the buyout, is re-advertising a vacancy for an Estate Manager. This position was previously advertised in January but for whatever reason it’s now available again.

Here is the job advert:


Salary: £35,000

Full-time, permanent

Closing date: 30th April 2021

This role is being re-advertised.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Estate Manager who has the skills and passion to help create the new Tarras Valley Nature Reserve, as well as over-seeing the day-to-day running of the first large-scale comunity owned estate in the south of Scotland.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of an ambitious project, and the post-holder will work closely with the appointed Development Manager.

This post is funded by the Esmee Fairburn Foundation. For more information on the role and application process, please click here to download the job pack from the Langholm Initiative website.

One thought on “Langholm Moor Community Buyout: re-advertising for an Estate Manager”

  1. What a wonderful opportunity for the right person; unfortunately not me! (disabled now, and with failing sight!)
    Not a vast amount of remuneration, but the perks of overseeing such a lovely place would make up for it. I hope that find the right person soon.

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