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Level 3 Surveying Technician Apprentice

Employer
Valuation Office Agency (VOA)
Location
Nationwide
Salary
£21,750
Closing date
6 Jun 2022
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Job Details

Location

Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Colchester, Croydon, Durham, Eastbourne, Exeter, Folkestone, Hull, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Plymouth, Preston, Sheffield, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Wembley, Canary Wharf

Summary

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is an executive Government agency and part of Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Our 4,000 talented people are the public sector’s property valuation experts and advisors. Our valuations for tax purposes fund vital public services like schools, hospitals and welfare. Our work is fast paced and interesting. This is an excellent opportunity to join our highly skilled and diverse organisation.

Job description

We are looking for talented individuals eager to start a new career with our fully-funded Surveying Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship. An integrated programme of work and learning will be put in place to ensure you get the right mix and breadth of experience required to complete your apprenticeship. This will include:

  • Property inspection, producing and recording digital surveys
  • Value properties for Council Tax, Non-Domestic Rating or District Valuer Services, prepare case notes and deciding outcomes within set guidelines and supervision
  • Respond to ratepayer enquiries on the telephone, on site and in writing
  • Manage your time and work with others to deliver work promptly and accurately

As part of your job you will be required to complete a high-quality programme of learning and assessments to achieve:

  • Level 3 Surveying Diploma
  • RICS Associate Qualification (AssocRICS)
  • Surveying Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship

Please read candidate pack attached for full details on the role, benefits and how to apply.

Responsibilities

Person Specification

Essential Requirements:

  • Be committed to undertake and complete the Surveying Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • Have an interest in and desire to learn more about surveying, property and valuation
  • Be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Able to work with others to deliver aims and objectives
  • Strong organisation skills to manage a diverse workload, delivering to deadlines
  • Self-motivated, flexible and prepared to work across a range of duties
  • Willingness to travel on a regular basis, including potential overnight stays
  • Able to meet the qualifications and residency requirements set out below

 

Residency Requirements:

  • UK nationals are eligible for apprenticeship funding if they have been ordinarily resident in the UK, the British Overseas Territories, or Crown Dependencies (Channel Islands and Isle of Man) for at least the previous three years before the start of the apprenticeship.
  • UK nationals who have been living in the EEA prior to their apprenticeships are eligible for funding if they:
    have been ordinarily resident in the EEA for at least the previous three years before the start of the apprenticeship
    have been ordinarily resident in a combination of the UK and EEA for at least the previous three years before the start of the apprenticeship.
  • Irish nationals are eligible for funding if they have been ordinarily resident in the UK, Ireland, or the EEA for at least the previous three years before the start of the apprenticeship.
  • All other EEA nationals are eligible for funding if they have obtained either pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme; and have been ordinarily in the EEA, Gibraltar, or the UK for at least the previous three years before the start of the apprenticeship.

Qualifications

GCSE Grade C /4 or above or an equivalent Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics as defined by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England (or expected to have by August 2022)

IMPORTANT: At application stage you will be asked to confirm you have, or expect to have by end of August 2022, Maths and English qualifications as outlined above.

Please note you will be asked to provide copies of your certificates at pre-employment checks stage.

A statement of results from your exam board will suffice initially if you are awaiting certificates. But you will need to provide certificates when enrolling on the apprenticeship programme.
Candidates who cannot provide copies of certificates when requested will not be offered a position – we are unable to make exceptions on this.

In addition to the above, you should note:

• Candidates must not already hold a qualification at the same level or above in in the same subject area as the apprenticeship
• For the duration of the apprenticeship candidates cannot undertake any other formal qualifications at the same time

Please note you will be asked to provide copies of your certificates at pre-employment checks stage.

Behaviours

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

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together

Technical skills

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

  • At interview candidates will undertake a Technical discussion. This will be an opportunity for candidates to build on the evidence provided in the personal statement at application stage to demonstrate their suitability for the role.

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.

Download the Employee Value Proposition for full details of the benefits of being a VOA employee at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/valuation-office-agency/about/recruitment

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For further information and details on how to apply, 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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