Mount Stuart Trust, Isle of Bute

Owned and managed by the Mount Stuart Trust, the Bute Estate extends to some 10,900 hectares, including fertile lowlands, comprising around 90% of the Isle of Bute in the Firth of Clyde on Scotland’s’ picturesque West Coast.  Bute and its seaside town of Rothesay is surprisingly accessible being only a 35 minute ferry crossing from the mainland; in total one and a half hours travelling time from Glasgow.

The Trust is currently seeking an Estate Manager to undertake the day to day management of the estate, reporting to the Head of Estates & Buildings. The role requires successful delivery of a diverse range of rural professional work associated with a busy rural estate including management of the farmed estate (comprising in excess of 25 tenanted farms), an extensive residential portfolio, forestry (including an operational sawmill), commercial and sporting interests. The farmed estate is wholly tenanted and includes a mixture of productive lowland dairy units as well as beef and sheep enterprises. Mount Stuart Trust is progressing an extensive multi-million pound development programme across all aspects of the estate and this is an exciting time to be joining one of Scotland’s leading rural estates.

The ideal candidate will have relevant estate management experience being RICS and preferably CAAV qualified.  A natural problem solver and relationship manager at all levels is required as well as an affinity with the countryside and rural communities.

A competitive salary will be awarded commensurate with experience together with a company car, non-contributory pension scheme and private healthcare.  It is expected that the successful incumbent will become an island resident.

Interested applicants should submit a CV and covering letter by e-mail to

Or by post to: Nadia Selkirk Mount Stuart Trust, Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, PA20 9LR