About the Employer
Harewood sits in the heart of Yorkshire and is one of the Treasure Houses of England. Owned by David and Diane Lascelles, Earl and Countess of Harewood, the Harewood Estate manages the countryside surrounding Harewood House. The mission statement is to conserve the Harewood Estate and its existing boundaries, together with the historic buildings, landscape, and parkland, sustainably for future generations through careful and appropriate management, enabling the Estate to realise its potential now, and into the future.
The Harewood Estate is an important and iconic feature of the Yorkshire landscape contributing to the cultural and historical sense of place and is visited from near and far for recreational and cultural experiences. The Estate is set in the sweeping landscape designed by Lancelot “Capability” Brown. Covering over 4000 acres the land is a mix of arable farming, parkland grassland, ancient woodland, and wetlands. Woodlands cover some 800 acres, which include areas dating from medieval times through to the modern day, as well as many ancient, veteran and notable trees. They form a critical element of Brown’s landscape design, providing the “frame” behind the sweeping parkland views.
Working on the Harewood Estate is a particularly unique experience, with a special sense of place, a rich history and increasingly thriving and diversified landscape. The placement will give a well-rounded and comprehensive insight into the workings of a historic estate and how forestry fits within this.