Rural Surveyor

Andover, Hampshire
Closing date
28 Jun 2021

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Contract Type
Land Surveying, Rural
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Rural Surveyor

Based in Andover Hampshire

The CLA is the membership organisation for owners of land, property and businesses in rural England and Wales. CLA members own or manage around half the rural land in England and Wales and more than 250 different types of businesses.

We are looking for a qualified Rural Chartered Surveyor to join our team. The successful candidate will work closely with the Regional Director, regional team and national policy experts, and will advise CLA members across the South East on a range of issues relating to land ownership, occupation and use and rural business, covering all aspects of work that would normally be covered by a chartered surveyor who is a member of the rural faculty.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a key player in a small and flexible team at a pivotal time for the future of UK rural sector.  The role will offer the opportunity to advise members and work on policy issues affecting the south-east region while also supporting the delivery of all CLA activities in the region and contributing to the wider team in London and across the six regions in England and Wales. 

The successful candidate will be RICS and/or CAAV qualified and will demonstrate:

• Strong client service ethic 

• Proven track record on the provision of quality advice

• Excellent people skills 

• High level of computer literacy 

• Good verbal and written communication skills with public speaking experience

A full driving licence and car is required as the position involves travel throughout the South East Region.

Principal tasks

• Responding to members’ enquiries covering the full range of a Chartered Surveyor’s competency in rural practice work ensuring advice given to members is accurate and provided in a timely manner in accordance with CLA applicable instructions, referring queries to Policy Adviser as appropriate.

• Identifying through advisory work on behalf of members, issues for lobbying/campaigning action

• Participate in national forums, conferences and meetings, both internally and externally as requested.

• Prepare and submit consultation responses on regional and local public consultations that affect CLA members

• Attend and give evidence at EIPs, Public Enquiries and other external meetings as necessary.

• Contribute to CLA national consultation responses as requested.

• Contribute to the delivery of CLA Campaigns within the Region

• Assist the Regional Director in developing volunteer participation (branch and regional sub-committees/working groups as needed) to provide supportive technical expertise and local knowledge. Identifying and supporting volunteers to represent CLA interests on outside organisations.

• Contributing to the planning, programme and content of regional technical seminars/conferences.  

• Attendance at clinics, shows, farmers’ or other meetings to provide advice to members, including in the evenings and at weekends as necessary.

• Acting as media spokesperson within areas of competence as required. 

• Preparing guidance notes, magazine articles and presentations as necessary or as requested.

The Location, Team, and Working Arrangements

The role is based in Andover, Hampshire.  On reviewing our ways of working, some flexible working will be available on request but contact time in the office would be required each week, plus opportunities to travel across the south-east to unique and special landscapes, once government restrictions are lifted. You will be working in a small, friendly team, who are very passionate about the organisation and rural affairs in general as well as being part of the CLA’s supportive team of over one hundred highly motivated individuals across England and Wales.

What We Can Offer

The CLA offers its staff a large number of benefits which include;

• Enrolment into an excellent pension scheme, offering Employer’s contribution of up to 10% of salary. 

• Minimum 24 days holiday, plus bank holidays. 

• Work place benefits such as, Cycle to Work Scheme and Payroll Giving. 

• Access to an online wellness portal, including Employees Assistance Programme.

Application Process 

Please reference: SE21R

To apply please send a covering letter, setting out how you meet the criteria, include your current remuneration and CV to by 4pm on Monday 28 June 2021


First interviews will take place on 5th/7th July, with second interview planned for 16 July 

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We have been safeguarding the interests of landowners, and those with an economic, social and environmental interest in rural land for more than 112 years. We achieve our goals by being professional, relevant and forward-looking, and our successes in key areas give our members the security and certainty to invest in their land and business.

CLA members own or manage around half the rural land in England and Wales and more than 250 different types of businesses. The work they undertake in the best interests of the land has a positive effect on wildlife and the natural environment, and their diverse and successful businesses are the heart of rural communities.

Our in-house professional advisory team offers members independent and impartial advice on every aspect of their landownership, and through the experience and expertise of our members and staff, we promote our members’ interests to ensure the positive development of the rural economy. CLA professionals lobby continuously at national and regional level ensuring a visible presence and influence in the media and with government.

As the only organisation solely dedicated to landownership, the CLA is able to provide members with a range of ways to make valuable connections – with people, with information and with distinctive services. And as they manage their land and businesses for the long term, so CLA takes a similar long-term view, demonstrating leadership in shaping policy thinking from concept through to significant, often fundamental, change.

If you own land it is in your interests to be a CLA member. We will help you make the most of your land today and for future generations.

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