Environment Agency: Estates Services

Written by: RICS Recruit
Published on: 24 May 2018

Environmental Agency

Our landholdings extend to some 26,000ha and we are investing £2.6bn in a capital programme to better protect 300,000 homes – but the future brings ever-evolving challenges and new exciting opportunities for the Environment Agency. To fulfil the agency's ambition to 2020 and the government’s landmark 25-year environment plan, we are committed to providing an exemplary, professional Estates Service that exceeds customer expectations and provides value for money.

Whether you’re still working towards your professional qualification or are looking for the next challenge in your surveying career, unrivalled opportunities await for passionate professionals in our Estates Service. You’ll be a vital member of our frontline operational teams, and the breadth of work you’ll get involved in is second to none.

Investing in you to invest in our business, we’ll be with you at every step of your personal and professional development. If you have a forward-thinking approach, the Estates Service is the place for you.

One team: A future for you?

We operate at the place where environmental change has its greatest impact on people’s lives: it’s our job to create a better place for people and wildlife.

We reduce the risks to people and properties from flooding; make sure there is enough water for people and wildlife; protect and improve air, land and water quality; and apply the environmental standards in which industries can operate.

As an expert in our specialised Estates Service, you will put the environment at the heart of everything you do. Your work will ensure that we maximise our profits and promote innovative and sustainable environments for our local communities.

Offering a variety of roles from those at entry level up to management, we’re looking for forward-thinking candidates who are confident to take ownership of busy and varied workloads. Whether out on site meeting partners for multimillion-pound construction projects or giving positive direction to the business on estate management matters, you’ll empower our customers and exceed expectations. Credible, knowledgeable and motivated, you’re ready to meet the challenge, with no day being the same as another.

Investing in you, investing in us

Our people are the core of the Environment Agency, and alongside the valuable first-hand and first-rate experience that you’ll gain in the Estates Service, we understand that developing your surveying talent is fundamental not just to your professional and personal growth but also to that of the business.

Training and development personalised to achieve your goals

We’ll put a bespoke development plan in place for you, and with our collaborative approach, we’ll help you as you move through your surveying career. Whether identifying, addressing and bridging any skills gaps or focusing on the completion of your professional qualification, we’ll be there for you. We also offer leave for examinations and approved studies.

Learning resources and professional subscriptions

We understand that learning and discovery are different for every one of us. Our Learning Zone offers group training sessions as well as flexible e-learning opportunities to support your on-the-job development. With a vision of continuous improvement, we’ll support you to hold professional qualifications that are relevant to your role. As such, we cover the costs of appropriate professional memberships.

Environmental outcome days: employee volunteering

We know that there are many ways to make a difference in communities: seeking partnership is at the heart of what we do. Outcome days give you the opportunity to spend time taking part in an increasingly broad range of activities that enhance the environment, engage with communities or educate people.

Life-enhancing place to work

Embracing difference and including everyone is an essential part of our culture. We want all our staff to feel valued and respected and to see the agency as a great place to work. As such, we support flexible working hours and practices to help you strike a good balance between your work life and your personal life. The Environment Agency has the ambition that working here should be life-enhancing.

What our people say

Barbara, Senior Estates Surveyor

“I care about the environment and wanted to be a part of the organisation that is responsible for this. The role is interesting and varied, and often no two days are the same. It is not without its challenges at times, but that makes it all the more rewarding when matters are completed successfully and results are achieved.”

Carl, Assistant Estates Surveyor

“I was first attracted to the agency due to the type of work that it carries out. As most people do, I care about the environment and the future of the planet so wanted to put my skills to use somewhere I can help to make a difference.

“Even though I've only been with the agency for a short time, I feel this is a company I can flourish with, and I am looking forward to a long career in the Estates Service.”

Zaheer, Assistant Estates Surveyor

“One of the reasons I was attracted to the Environment Agency is the work and family life balance that is promoted and encouraged, something I read about prior to applying and have witnessed during my time here.”

Tony Bell, Deputy Director of Estates

“The Environment Agency is by far the most rewarding place I have worked, I feel passionate about the work we do. We have a great estates team and I want them to continue to develop and provide the service that our business needs.”

Be the future

Our commitment to the people and places we serve is unwavering, as is our readiness to go the extra mile and our determination to create a better place for people and wildlife. Our skilled teams in the Estates Service are dedicated to this, striding forward to shape the future of the agency’s operational land and property portfolio. We have immediate surveying opportunities available at all levels, and you can find out more about joining our growing team here.