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Estates Surveyor

Employer
Environment Agency
Location
East and West Midlands and surrounding areas
Salary
£36,389 per annum and a generous benefits package
Closing date
21 Nov 2021

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Sector
Land, Property, Construction
Salary Band
Annual, £25,000 - £29,999
Contract Type
Permanent
Specialism
Environment, Estates Management, Property Management, Rural
Level
Chartered Surveyor, MRICS, Assoc RICS
Business Type
Public Sector
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Estates Surveyor

Salary £36,389 per annum and a generous benefits package

Full time, Part Time, Job Share, permanent vacancy based in East and West Midlands and surrounding areas

The role

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to provide professional Estates expertise across all aspects of the Environment Agency’s business. You will be involved in a wide variety of surveying work,  keeping your days varied and interesting while building your knowledge and experience.

You will be the surveying expert working collaboratively within project teams helping deliver an ambitious programme of capital flood defence works investing £5.2 billion nationwide better protecting 336,000 households from flood risk (2021-27). You’ll be involved at all stages of project delivery from feasibility through to completion.

Your surveying expertise will also be applied to managing a diverse land and property portfolio, including property management, valuation and dealing with landlord and tenant issues. As a confident negotiator, you will also represent our interests externally with a broad customer and client base.

With an up-to-date knowledge of current legislation and best practice, you’ll provide strong technical guidance and support to other members of your team on surveying matters. You will also be supported to develop both personally and professionally.

This role isn’t just about providing professional surveying expertise, it’s about playing an exciting and evolving role in making a long-term difference.

About you

With experience of working as a Surveyor in a professional estates service, you will hold an appropriate RICS qualification (MRICS preferred, AssocRICS considered with relevant experience) from commercial/rural pathways. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge/experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Good understanding of planning, property and compensation legislation and compulsory purchase procedures.
  • Provide advice on land and compensation matters to minimise project risk and compensation liabilities. Negotiating access to land, securing appropriate interests and settling compensation claims.
  • Manage a diverse land and property portfolio including property management, valuation and landlord and tenant issues to ensure sustainable land use.
  • Knowledge of current legislation and best practice to enable you to provide specialist advice as part of integrated teams.
  • Confident communicator, able to engage professionally, efficiently and effectively with both internal and external customers through good networking skills.
  • Well-developed negotiation and dispute resolution skills.

About us

The Central Estates Hub is a team of 18 surveyors of varying levels of experience and support staff offering professional Estates advice for land, compensation and valuation matters across the East and West Midlands and Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.

We sit within a function 125 strong providing national coverage and offering opportunity to share best practice and specialist knowledge. We will play a key delivery role in enabling us to meet our ambitious Net Zero target.

The rewards    

As well as the opportunity to make a real difference to the environment, you can look forward to a competitive package with a range of benefits. These include:

  • a generous career average salary pension scheme (currently 19% contributions from us);
  • holiday allowance linked to grade and length of service, rising from 25 days to 30 days per year, plus 8 statutory public and bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time employees);
  • generous enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave schemes;
  • a range of flexible working options including flexi-time; these depend on business needs, but our aim is to help you achieve a positive work-life balance.

We will support your continued personal and professional development too and we’ll put a formal development plan in place for you and help you to identify and address any skills gaps. We are committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from candidates seeking flexible working patterns, including job share. Please highlight any information regarding preferred flexible working arrangements on your application.

For more information

If you want to find out more about this role and the Environment Agency, you can download the Candidate Information pack, which contains some useful information that may help you when applying for this position.

For further information, you can email the Estates Recruitment Team: RecruitmentEstates@environment-agency.gov.uk.

A full and valid driving licence is essential. This role supports a degree of flexible working and we welcome applications from anywhere within the Central Hub which includes offices in Birmingham, Shrewsbury, Lincoln and Nottingham. Regular travel including site visits to some remote locations is required and although dependent on how the work is allocated is likely to include caseload in East and West Midlands. You'll be provided with a vehicle to carry out this work if required.


The closing date for applications is 21 November 2021 and we expect to be holding interviews in early December.

Diversity: it’s in our nature

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