Level 6 Chartered Surveyor Apprentice

Employer
Valuation Office Agency (VOA)
Location
Nationwide
Salary
National: £25,000 | London: £28,500
Closing date
6 Oct 2021
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Job Details

Location

Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Croydon, Colchester, Durham, Eastbourne, Exeter, Folkestone, Hull, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Plymouth, Preston, Sheffield, Southampton, St Austell, Stoke, Wembley

Summary

The Valuation Office Agency is recruiting Level 6 Chartered Surveyor Apprentices across the UK. If you enjoy working within a fast paced, challenging environment then this is an excellent opportunity to join our highly skilled and diverse organisation.

Job description

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is recruiting Level 6 MSc Chartered Valuation Surveyor Apprentices in England. If you enjoy working within a fast paced, challenging environment then this is an excellent opportunity to join our highly skilled and diverse organisation.

We are looking for talented individuals who already hold a Level 6 Hons degree of 2:2 or higher (in a non-property related subject), who are eager to start a surveying career. As part of the apprenticeship, we will support you to complete a RICS accredited MSc. Real Estate and provide you with the training and development you will need to become a Chartered Surveyor with the Royal Institution of Surveyors (RICS).

When you join the Level 6 programme, you will undertake a variety of roles including surveying and valuing properties for either Council Tax or Non-Domestic Rating. We will provide full training and mentoring. An individual training programme will be put in place for you to make sure you get the right mix of work and breadth of experience required to complete your Apprenticeship and become a Chartered Valuation Surveyor.

Off-the-job training will be provided by the University College of Estate Management (UCEM). On completion of the Level 6 programme you will achieve full professional membership to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). You’ll study using UCEM’s state-of-the-art online learning environment and digital library, supported with guidance from highly experienced tutors.

For further information please see our candidate pack.
 

Responsibilities

Person Specification
Also detailed in candidate pack.

You will:

  • Be able to communicate both verbally and written, influence and work with others to deliver aims and objectives
  • Have sound analytical skills and good judgement to inform decisions or when providing opinions or advice to others
  • Strong organisation skills to manage a diverse workload, delivering to deadlines
  • Commitment to undertake and complete a degree level apprenticeship with the University of College of Estate Management
  • Self-motivated, flexible and prepared to work across a range of duties


Essential Requirements
Also detailed in candidate pack.

  • Honours degree in a non-property related subject 2:2 and above
  • All applicants must have GCSE Grade C /4 or above in English and Maths or an equivalent Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics as defined by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England.
  • Job holders will be required to travel on a regular basis to undertake their duties, which may involve some overnight stays. However, travel is currently occurring on a minimum basis due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • We will require apprentices to hold a full UK driving license at application stage


In order to be eligible for this apprenticeship, any qualifications previously held or currently being worked towards must differ in content so that this apprenticeship provides substantial new skills.

The VOA offer alternative routes for graduates with Real Estate degrees. In Autumn 2021 we will advertise our graduate programme for those who hold a RICS accredited Valuation pathway degree.

Licences

We will require candidates to hold a full UK driving license at the time of submitting their application form.

Qualifications

It is essential that candidate hold the following qualifications:

  • Honours degree in a non-property related subject 2:2 and above.
  • All applicants must have GCSE Grade C /4 or above in English and Maths or an equivalent Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics as defined by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England.

Behaviours

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

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together

Benefits

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 4 weeks at full pay.

The most popular parts of our reward package include:

  • Pay – in the few years, we have increased both the minimum and maximum pay points for everyone in the VOA and implemented a new pay scale specifically for qualified surveyors.
  • Pension - we make contributions to our colleagues’ Alpha pension equal to at least 26% of their salary.
  • Working hours and location flexibility – everyone in the VOA has some opportunity to work from home, and we support a full range of flexible working options including part time, part year, compressed hours and job shares.
  • Family friendly policies – including four weeks of paid paternity leave
  • Personal support – we offer extensive special leave to help balance your life and work commitments, a variety of non-financial rewards (including a Cycle to Work scheme of up to £4000) and we work with professional providers to provide occupational health and full mental and physical wellbeing services.

For further information and details on how to apply, please click the 'Apply' button. 

Company

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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