Commercial Property to Rent

Charlton Business Park Opportunity Unit 1, First Floor

Charlton Business Park offers companies a rare opportunity to enjoy prestigious office accommodation in a unique rural setting within a secure working environment. Unit 1 comprises of a two-storey office building with toilet facilities of which only the first floor is available for let at this time. The building further benefits from dedicated parking. The First Floor of Unit 1 is available and is 50.1 m2 (539ft2). The property is available for let now and we are seeking £7,000 per annum exclusive of business rates, service charge, VAT and any other outgoings that may apply. Viewing and further information by appointment with the Estate Office. For further enquiries please contact or call 01666 822146

We Have a Vacancy for an Estate Office Manager

Would You Like to Join Our Team in the Estate Office

At Charlton Park Estate we are working hard to extend our services to increase tourism and visitors to this wonderful location, whilst remaining sensitive to the needs of the core estate, its heritage and history. This exciting opportunity is to join the estate leadership team and contribute to work that matters with an estate where diversity, equality and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that is welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

Charlton Park has been in the possession of the Earls of Suffolk since the last years of the 16th Century. The Estate covers 4,500 acres and includes the Grade 1 listed Mansion, extensive and picturesque parkland, arable farmland, Cotswold stone period residential properties and a commercial business park. The beautiful parkland provides a fantastic setting for all events whilst retaining the privacy of the family home and grounds.

Job Description:

The Estate Office houses the core elements of the Estate leadership from Finance to Farm.

The purpose of the role is to join this leadership team and lead the Estate Office as the Office Manager and Business Operations. You will be responsible for day to day running of the estate office including managing the estate domestic residential portfolio as well as being a major contributor to planning and delivery of the events that occur on the estate each year.

Candidates must therefore have a strong organisational background – with a very detailed eye for delivery and focussed execution of your duties. The estate is rapidly increasing in tempo and so a need to operate at speed without reducing quality will be essential. The estate values include innovation at the heart of everything we do and so an entrepreneurial mind and an enthusiastic ability to think “out-of-the-box” would be highly desirable.

Important information regarding this requisition:

This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level.

All information will be checked and verified.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Charlton Park Estate is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Typical Focus Areas for Estate Office Manager – Business Operations are as follows:

Manager – Estate Property Portfolio

  • Preparing the Partnership Report to be sent out to the Trustees
  • Dealing with all property (residential and commercial) related issues (to include new tenancies, property repairs, queries etc).
  • Liaison with outside contractors to the Estate including public liability insurances checks.
  • Management and transfer of utility and council tax accounts after tenants have left.
  • Raising of Head of Terms, AST’s and Licences for new tenants, events etc.
  • Update Key Prime property information
  • Implementing regulation and legislative requirements as required (e.g., EPC’s/EIRC’s/gas safety certificates etc.).

Manager – Estate Duties

  • Lead all initial contacts from external enquiries to the Estate Office.
  • Management and submissions of insurance claims/notices.
  • Fleet management of Estate vehicles (eg fuel expenditure, ensuring vehicles are taxed/MOT/serviced, staff driving licences and training standards.
  • Manage estate information through formal and structured electronic systems
  • Managing estate staff holiday and sickness records.
  • Manage Estate Office Health and Safety provision – document management, legislation and staff training.

Additional Duties:

  • Christmas Tree orders and instruct.
  • Firewood orders and instruct.
  • Fishing arrangements.
  • WOMAD work as required.
  • Management of the conference room.
  • Provision of First Aid boxes

Desirable Experience:

  • Broad knowledge or interest in Estate Office Management and delivery of world class public events.
  • Understanding of UK HSE legislation and experience with National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) – although training will be provided.
  • Broad knowledge or interest in the UK’s broader events markets and other similar estate locations.
  • Possess strong skill in Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio, Project). Possess graphic skills or design media skills for the preparation of presentation, audio-visual product to provide presentation to both external and internal customers or colleagues.

Experience Level
Individual Contributor

Contingent Upon Program Award
No, this position is not contingent upon programme award

Full time

How To Apply

Applications are to be submitted to and should comprise of a cover letter, CV and references (including contact details for them). Applications should be received by 12noon Friday 30th of September. Applications received after this time may not be considered. Whilst we will endeavour to contact all applicants with feedback the volume of applications may preclude this. Interview rounds will begin on the week starting 10th October. The start date is dependent on applicant.

The Interview Process

The first phase of the process will consist of the recruitment company receiving candidates’ CVs. The CVs will be assessed against the job specification criteria by the recruitment agency. The top 5 CVs that meet the requirements will be forwarded to the hiring manager and his team. The remaining applicants who fail to be down selected will be informed of their removal from the process by email. The second phase of the process will consist of a formal competency-based interview lasting no less than 90 minutes. The interview will be chaired by the hiring manager (Head of Infrastructure) and he will be supported by Head Of Events, Head of Strategy, Head of Finance as the interview panel. A maximum of 5 candidates will be taken through to formal interview stage. These interviews will be in person – physically onsite at the estate. Virtual interviews will only be offered for those who are unable to travel significant distances.  The remaining applicants who fail to be down selected for formal interview will be informed of their removal from the process by email. The third phase of the process will be a full day visit day on site. A maximum of three candidates will be invited to this visit day. The visit day will enable the candidate(s) to meet the team and to decide whether they feel they are a good fit for the estate and the team will review the candidates’ fit for the role. Each candidate will spend min of 30 minutes with Rt. Hon The Earl Of Suffolk and Berkshire for a conversation. The assessment day does not include formal interview – but the candidate will be required to demonstrate their personality and cultural fit. At the end of the visit date(s) a preferred candidate will be identified and offered the role. The remainder will be informed of their removal from the process by email

Thank all those who were able to attend the Service of Thanksgiving

At a time of National mourning for Her Majesty The Queen we thank all those who were able to attend the Service of Thanksgiving at Malmesbury Abbey for the 21st Earl of Suffolk and 14th Earl of Berkshire.

The service was a thoughtful event celebrating his life and achievements and was followed by a reception at Charlton Park House with an aerial Spitfire display.

The telegraph obituary has many of the celebrated memories and his lasting legacy recanted in the service today of the late custodian of this Estate and can be read by clicking here. 

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

We are deeply saddened by the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her dedication to duty and her service to her people is an inspiration to us all.

At a time of National mourning, we send our sincerest condolences to His Majesty The King and The Royal Family our thoughts and prayers are with their family at this time.

Lord Suffolk’s Service of Thanksgiving Livestream Details

Lord Suffolk’s Service of Thanksgiving – Friday 9th September 2022 at 12pm.

For all those unable to attend we are pleased to provide a link below to live stream the service through Malmesbury Abbey‘s platforms on the following links;

Malmesbury Abbey Website:
Malmesbury Abbey Facebook Page:
Malmesbury Abbey You Tube Page:

Riding Pass – Notification of Route Closures

Summer Route Closures and Winter Routes

This is an advanced warning to all Riding Pass holders that from Friday 9th September all Summer Routes will be closed. Please use the routes marked for all-year round use. The all-year-round routes are marked in BLUE, and the public bridleways in PINK, so the routes marked in GREEN will be closed from Friday.

These are:

Charlton Village

Crudwell South


Broeknborough North (only the sections marked in Blue)

Brokenborough South

Click here to access the full selection of maps and location codes. To purchase a half-year pass you can do so by clicking here.

The Right Hon. the Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire Service of Thanksgiving

The Right Hon. the Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire Service of Thanksgiving

A Service of Thanksgiving will be held 12.00 hrs (Noon) this Friday (9th September, 2022) at Malmesbury Abbey for the 21st Earl of Suffolk and 14th Earl of Berkshire Michael (Mickey) who died peacefully at home on Friday 5th August, 2022.

For those wishing to attend there will be parking available in the Park with shuttle coaches leaving from Charlton Park House from 10:30am as there is extremely limited provision for parking in Malmesbury and the Abbey.

Please enter the Park from the Business Park Entrance (Sat Nav postcode SN16 9RU) and follow the signs through the arboretum to the runway for parking, please then walk to the front of Charlton Park House where coaches will be waiting.

Following the service coaches will be at the Abbey to return attendees to the Park. There will be a reception at Charlton Park House following the services.

The family have requested no flowers but donations to Wiltshire Air Ambulance and RNLI.


Good Luck Will!

Today we say a fond farewell to Will Perret who has completed his apprenticeship here with us on the Estate.
Will is off to study Horticulture at Nottingham Trent so we could not be prouder of him as he continues his education and passion for all things plants.
Thank you for all your hard work here with our Gardening team, we wish you all the best in your studies and we hope to see you back here soon to tell us how you are getting on.

The Right Hon. the Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire

Lord Suffolk died peacefully at home on Friday 5th August 2022.

A service of Thanksgiving will be held at Malmesbury Abbey, Friday, 9th September 2022, at 12.00 hrs.

The family have requested no flowers. Donations to Wiltshire Air Ambulance and RNLI

Any enquiries are to be sent to the Estate Office

Information for Business’, Activities and Park Residents Access During WOMAD

Please Be Aware of the Following Changes

The arboretum driveway from the Business Park entrance into the Park is now closed. Please use the alternative route provided to you by the Estate office.

From Midday Wednesday 27th up until and including Sunday 1st August access will only be for pre-arranged visitors to the park.

If you are intending to visit a resident in the park, access Charlton Park Stables, The Old Dairy, Charlton Business Park please contact the person you are due to visit for access instructions. Alternatively, you can call the Estate Office during office hours for guidance on access on +44 (0)1666 822146

Unleashed Dog Walking

The facility will be shut from Monday 25th July up to and including 1st August for essential maintenance and while WOMAD Festival is on. Please be aware that following the festival there will be increased traffic and activity in the surrounding are of the Park as the festival is packed away. We have a small security and clean-up staff camp in the immediate area until the 5th of August.

Deliveries for Residents or the Estate Office

If you have a delivery for a resident in the Park or for the Estate Office, please contact the Estate Office during office hours for further guidance on access prior to arrival on +44 (0)1666 822146


If you are looking to book an activity or are due to take part in an activity during this time, please check with your activity providers about any changes to access or locations.

Festival Goers

Please follow the directions and gate access and details provided to you by WOMAD. If you have any questions regarding your ticket, access or your bookings for WOMAD please contact the festival organisers direct on email or call 0845 1461735

Local Community

we anticipate that there will be increased traffic during the festival in the immediate area for the duration of the festival with heaviest use of the roads surrounding the Park on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday as campers and glampers arrive to the festival. We would like to thank you all in advance for your patience.

We hope that everyone has a fun, safe and enjoyable time at WOMAD.