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National Valuation Head - Industrial

Valuation Office Agency (VOA)
National - £62,750-£69,625, London £67,500-£74,875
Closing date
7 Mar 2021

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Land, Property
Contract Type
Commercial Property, Valuation & Ratings
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Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Bristol, Hull, Liverpool, Birmingham, Nottingham, Norwich, Southampton, Folkestone, Wrexham, Cardiff Wembley, Croydon, Cambridge, Colchester, Eastbourne, Exeter, Swansea, Oxford



The Valuation Office Agency's National Valuation Unit (NVU) is responsible for the valuation of some of the most highly specialised and complex properties predominantly for Rating purposes. NVU also provides technical and legal advice to all work streams in the VOA network as well as taking the lead in complex litigation matters.

As National Valuation Head for Industrial you will lead the delivery of technical and valuation advice on all Industrial Valuation Panel 3 (VP3) classes across the network, as well as undertaking and supporting the delivery of complex and highly complex NDR casework requiring existing or the ability to develop, a highly specialist understanding of the Contractors basis of valuation.

You will support both the Director of NVU, and Head of Industrial, Commercial and Crown in providing technical advice and guidance to ensure that consistency of approach is adopted across the VOA network. Responsibilities will stretch across England and Wales, as well as responsibility for liaison with SAA, LPS (NI), in respect of harmonisation.


Job description

The role holder will also be responsible for the following:

Delivering highly complex NDR casework including Revaluation on classes including petro-chemical, oil refinery and nuclear industries.

Deputising as Head of VP3 and providing overall leadership of relevant Class Co-ordination Teams (CCTs).

Providing technical & valuation advice and briefing material to the network and stakeholders, including guidance to G7 specialists within the team.

Undertaking Peer Review and RV Assurance as required on complex/highly complex, high risk, or high profile valuations.

Negotiating valuations with national agents and appearing at Valuation Tribunal, Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) and higher courts as necessary.

Dealing with new and emerging areas of technical complexity and legal/professional practice, whilst developing solutions that are appropriate, practical and in accordance with managing risk.

Reporting to stakeholders up to and including Ministerial level where necessary.

Liaising with Strategy & Policy, and Communication teams on politically sensitive issues, media interest and in respect of large RV changes.

Ensuring national work complies with established procedures and processes, and the successful introduction and implementation of any new procedures and policies.

Mentoring and coaching of colleagues within the National Valuation Unit and more widely as appropriate to ensure effective succession planning for the future.

Supporting NVU management team in the delivery of overall performance objectives.


Person Specification.
What we are looking for from the successful candidate:

MRICS/FRICS or IRRV(hons) qualified in valuation or real estate pathways.

In-depth technical Rating knowledge with the ability to interpret and apply general legislation and case law.

Strong analytical and judgment skills by interpreting a range of evidence to provide relevant advice, and reach sound conclusions.

Able to demonstrate the application of technical knowledge, valuation methodology and legal requirements along with an understanding of the commercial, economic and policy environment to inform decision making.

Able to demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to the profession, keeping technical knowledge up-to-date and using it to provide advice and guidance to others.

Excellent communication skills with the ability to deal with a wide range of customers, and stakeholders and present complex details clearly at Tribunal.

Strong stakeholder management and influencing skills - to use high levels of negotiating, consulting and interpersonal skills to achieve co-operation over mutually acceptable solutions.

Be able to lead, motivate and inspire others to deliver results.

Have the ability to analyse, understand and interrogate complex regulatory reports and data sets.

Good report writing and presentation skills

Be highly self-motivated, responsible and have an eye for detail.

Essential Requirements.
MRICS/FRICS or IRRV (hons) qualified in valuation or real estate pathways.

Desirable Requirements.
RICS Rating Diploma is desirable or to have the intention to study for the qualification.



Full RICS or IRRV(Dip) or real estate pathways



RICS/IRRV or real estate pathways



We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Leadership


Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Subject - Current Rating



We offer a range of flexible working options, a generous leave allowance that starts at 25 days and goes up to 30 days after 5 years’ service and a pension scheme. Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks with full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks at full pay.


Further information

Further information and details on the application process can be found via the 'Apply' button.


We define value in terms of our people: high quality training, interesting and varied work, and a balance with life outside of work.

Our surveyors take on wide-ranging work with major social impact. We value millions of UK properties, from airports to zoos. Our work underpins the collection of over £50 billion each year to help fund public services. And while our focus is public, the mind-set and pace are distinctly business orientated.

Along the way, your personal development is properly structured, progression is actively supported, exceptional training is available, and some of the most experienced professionals in the industry are on hand to share their expertise. And while we work hard, we respect your work-life balance, with working conditions reflecting the best in the sector.

That’s our definition of value.

Defining Value through our people

Our people take on wide-ranging work with major social impact. We value millions of UK properties - from airports to zoos. Our work underpins the collection of over £51 billion of local government taxation, so it's vital in funding the UK's public services such as schools and hospitals.

We employ approximately 3,600 people, with 43 offices across England, Wales and Scotland. If you chose to build your career with us, we will continue to invest in you and develop your skills, so that we build on what we already do well and deliver more in the future. Over the past year we have supported over 300 of our people to gain professional qualifications in operational skills.

We offer structured personal development, progression opportunities, and exceptional training with some of the most experienced professionals in our industry who are on hand to share their expertise and support. While we work hard, we respect your work-life balance, with flexible working conditions reflecting the best in the sector.

We're committed to inclusion and our simple aim is to be a great organisation to work for, and we make sure to deliver on our promise to be an inclusive employer. That makes the Valuation Office Agency a place where you can bring your whole self to work. It's also somewhere you can achieve your potential.

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