It could be described as a dream job: responsibility for the day-to-day running of one of the most beautiful National Trust estates in the country – and it’s right here in Cornwall.

The National Trust has launched a recruitment drive to find a general manager for the Penrose Estate near Helston, with the job also taking in trust land across the Lizard Peninsula.

Whoever wins the role will be in charge of a large expanse of land that takes in the dramatic coastline of the Lizard Peninsula, the woodlands and banks of the Helford River and extensive farmland, especially at Penrose, which at its heart lies Loe Pool, Cornwall's largest freshwater lake.

Also included are tourist hotspots Mullion Harbour , Kynance Cove and Lizard Point, which attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

The job includes the management of beach cafes, car parks , a campsite and 16 holiday cottages, plus more than 30 residential lets and farm tenancies and in excess of 50 other assorted buildings and structures to maintain.

In total it makes up more than 1,800 hectares and includes part of a National Nature reserve and Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

The trust said: "We’re looking to recruit someone special, with a passion and knowledge of nature and its conservation, and the outdoors, who has a flair for creating effective working partnerships and able to deliver the Trust’s strategy across a range of very special places in an exciting and lively way."

The new general manager will be responsible for not only leading the team of rangers but in change potential acquisitions and large projects over the coming years.

For this they will receive a salary of between £40,071 and £42,629 per annum.

You don't have long to apply, however, as the closing date is tomorrow, Wednesday, November 20.

The successful applicant will be filling some very big walking boots as they will be taking over from Alastair Cameron, who has been in the role for the last 27 years.