Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Rural Property Management
  • Year established:
  • Website:
  • UK locations:
    South West
  • Contact
    • Rolle Estate Office, Bicton Arena, East Budleigh, Devon, EX9 7BL

About Clinton Devon Estates

What is it like to work for Clinton Devon Estates

Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The organisation looks after and manages 3,000 acres of Triassic Pebblebed Heaths which enables over 500,000 visits a year by the local community at no cost to them. They gave over 270 local school children a chance to visit the Heaths and learn about its "240 million year old Triassic past", even meeting their own 240 million year old Triassic repile - the Rhynchosaurus! They also use wood fuel to heat their office and they are rolling out this green energy approach to other buildings this year. They have installed a 50kw solar PV array next to one of their business parks to encourage use of solar power by their business tenants and they have just applied to install a 4 mega watt scheme next to a larger business park in Exmouth to power all the businesses with renewable energy. They also provide "ride to work stabling" at Bicton Arena for employees who wish to travel to work by horse.
My Company
My Company
The organisation hosts "Skip Sessions" - i.e. skipping layers of management where each quarter five employees meet informally with the leader of the organisation for a two hour session where anything can be discussed and ideas and thoughts on how to improve the way they work can be put on the table and discussed. The only rules are that those attending may not discuss anyone not present and there are no formal minutes but the Director takes away the key un-attributable messages and ensures that they are followed up.

Fair Deal
Fair Deal
The organisation seeks to reward employees in various ways. They arrange dinner or lunch with a family member from the Estate's owners, which provides an opportunity to say "thank you" personally and for the employee to feel appreciated. Employees receive recognition for years of service by receiving a certificate and gift presented by Lord Clinton and the Estates Director after 10, 20, 25, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years. Our last 50 year certificate was in April 2012; our next will be in 8 years’ time.

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  • Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary or non-contributory pension scheme

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

Company Statistics

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  • Staff:


  • Male : Female:

    65% / 35%


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