Estates Surveyor 

Hybrid working (home / Southwater)
circa £41,000 
Closing date
1 Feb 2022
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Estates Surveyor 

Hybrid working (home / Southwater)

circa £41,000 

Full time (35 hours) 

Closing date:Tuesday 1st February 2022

Are you a qualified Surveyor looking for a new challenge? We’re recruiting an Estates Surveyor to join our Finance/Property Team on a full time basis. 

As part of the Finance/Property Department, you’ll be reporting to the Head of Property and working alongside a dynamic team of Surveyors and responding to the operational needs of the society as well as assisting in the development of the new property strategy. 

As an Estates Surveyor you’ll be acting as a subject matter expert and managing a diverse portfolio of approximately 20 National RSPCA sites including animal centres, hospitals and in addition, a selection of residential properties. You’ll also be monitoring accurate property data on RSPCA properties and providing evaluations and professional advice on the acquisition and disposal of freehold, leasehold and legacy property.

We’re looking for an Estates Surveyor who is confident in using their expertise in a unique environment where you’ll be making an immediate impact on how RSPCA delivers animal welfare. 

What you will be doing as an RSPCA Estates Surveyor:

● Advising on matters including but not limited to rent reviews, lease renewals, dilapidations, licenses to alter, Landlord’s consent, nuisance issues and enforcement of lease provisions

● Engaging external property specialists where appropriate for further advice

● Monitoring and managing RSPCA’s rates liability and work with external advisors to appeal rating assessments and check bills/liabilities

● Dealing with the documentation and management of Assured Shorthold Tenancies granted to employees

● Aiming to minimise the costs of leasehold property including rent, rates and service charges

● Seeking to maximise the income and capital value of property owned, acquired and occupied by RSPCA

● Monitoring, managing and negotiating as appropriate farm and land tenancy agreements and Rural Payment Agency agreements

● Providing informal internal valuation advice to support strategy development

● Supporting the ongoing digitalisation of the Property Team 

● Traveling to national RSPCA sites across England and Wales 

What we’re looking for:

● Chartered Building Surveyor in general practice (MRICS or FRICS)

● UK driving licence

● Post-qualification experience in general property management including landlord and tenant knowledge

● Excellent negotiation skills

● Asset Management experience

● Proficient with IT applications

What’s in it for you:

You’ll have an opportunity to work for the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales.

We value and recognise our employees’ contribution and are proud to offer an extensive benefits package that includes:

35 hours standard working week, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days with service; a generous pension scheme with associated life assurance and group income protection scheme; access to private healthcare scheme; support for professional development after qualifying period and access to our employee assistance programme. We also offer free parking on site.

This is an exciting time to join the society as we are currently trialing hybrid working which means you will split your time between working from home and Southwater, with attendance in the office expected to be one or two days per week, as defined by the requirements of the role. This trial will be for a period of 6 months. If successful, it is expected that this role will continue to operate across both locations.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter to: quoting reference ES4192 by the closing date of Tuesday 1st February 2022.

We reserve the right to close vacancies before the specified closing date, should we receive sufficient applications.  Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic we will be holding interviews through Google Hangouts. For any part of the recruitment process requiring an onsite visit a full assessment will be carried out to ensure everyone’s safety. 

All online information and documents are available in alternative formats, including Braille and large font, upon request from the Resourcing Team.

We strongly believe in being an innovative, diverse, and inclusive organisation and recognise that diversity in all of our people will help achieve that purpose and our mission more effectively. We strongly encourage and seek applications from a wide diversity of candidates and in particular welcome applications from minority ethnic, black, and candidates with disabilities, who are currently under-represented at the RSPCA.

Ending cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering to animals.


We're the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and we've been here, looking out for animals, since 1824. 

It's our vision to live in a world where all animals are respected and treated with compassion.

Every day, with the help of our people and our generous supporters, we take steps to achieve our mission. From rescuing a stranded deer to changing the law, we've already achieved so much and come so far.

Take a look around these pages to discover all about our history and find out what makes us the leading animal welfare charity. 

The RSPCA is a registered charity in England and Wales. Charity number 219099.

We were the first to introduce a law to protect animals and work hard to ensure that all animals can live free from pain and suffering. Through our campaigns we raise standards of care, and awareness of issues, affecting animals today.

Our vision

Our vision is to one day live in a world where all animals are respected and treated with compassion. And that is what we work towards every day.

Our values

  • We are compassionate.
  • We are inspirational.
  • We are committed.
  • We are expert.
  • We act with integrity.

We rely on your support to help us push for changes in the law to improve the welfare of animals on farms, in labs, in the wild, in paddocks or our homes. 

Through investigations and prosecutions we stand up to those who deliberately harm animals to send out a clear message - we will not tolerate animal abuse. Our highly trained officers tackle neglect and cruelty on every level working to stamp out animal cruelty a.

Animals can rely on us to rescue them when they need us most. To rehabilitate them wherever possible, provide them with the very best veterinary care and to find them new homes, either through rehoming or release.

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