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Chartered Surveyor Level 6 Apprentice (BSc)

Employer
Valuation Office Agency (VOA)
Location
Nationwide
Salary
National Min £25,000 | London Min £28,500
Closing date
6 Jun 2022
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Job Details

Location

Cambridge Colchester Croydon Eastbourne Exeter Folkestone Hull Lancaster Norwich Nottingham Oxford Sheffield Southampton St Austell Stoke-on-Trent

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 Chartered Surveyor Level 6 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. You will:

Provide valuations and property advice to support taxation and benefits to the government and local authorities in England and Wales.

Provide independent, impartial, valuation and professional property advice across the entire public sector, and where public money or public functions are involved.

Undertake property inspections, draw, scale and analyse property plans, identify and record property attributes.

Research, analyse and review property data to support real estate valuation in line with statute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor’s Global Standards.

Manage your own case load effectively to deliver work promptly and within set timescales.

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

  • BSc (Hons) Real Estate
  • MRICS accreditation via Assessment of Professional Competence (APC)
  • Chartered Surveyor Level 6 Apprenticeship


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

  • Please note this vacancy is for our BSc pathway (entry requirements required are outlined below). Candidates with A Levels / Level 3 qualifications (but not a degree) are advised to apply for this vacancy. Candidates who have a degree (2:2 or higher) in any non-property related subject are advised to apply for our MSc pathway vacancy 208745 instead.

Responsibilities

Person Specification:

Please refer to attached candidate pack

Essential Criteria:

  • Be committed to undertake and complete the Chartered Surveyor Level 6 Apprenticeship, becoming an expert in property and valuation and build a career as a Chartered Surveyor
  • Have strong analytical skills to inform decision-making and provide advice to others
  • Ability to communicate complex information effectively to others, both verbally and in writing
  • Able to adapt to different types of work and manage competing demands at one time
  • Can work effectively with others and demonstrate leadership capability when required
  • Willingness to travel on a regular basis, including potential overnight stays
  • Hold a full UK / EU Driving Licence – A Provisional licence is accepted at time of application however a FULL licence must be attained and evidenced within 2 years of take up date. However, if you are considered disabled under the Equality Act 2010 and do not hold a full driving licence we will consider your application. Please contact resourcingteam@voa.gov.uk with your details to discuss this further.


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.

Licences

Hold a full UK / EU Driving Licence – A Provisional licence is accepted at time of application however a FULL licence must be attained and evidenced within 2 years of take up date. However, if you are considered disabled under the Equality Act 2010 and do not hold a full driving licence we will consider your application. Please contact resourcingteam@voa.gov.uk with your details to discuss this further.

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.

In addition to the above, candidates must also hold one of the following:

  • 96 UCAS tariff points (2021 Tariff) or an equivalent level of attainment through recognised qualifications not included in the UCAS Tariff- please use the UCAS calculator
  • Completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in Surveying or an Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction Technical through which a Construction and Built Environment Diploma with a minimum DD profile was obtained or through which a Construction and Built Environment Extended Diploma with a minimum MMM profile was obtained, or an equivalent qualification,
  • Have a current RICS Associate qualification (AssocRICS)


IMPORTANT: At application stage you will be asked to confirm you have, or expect to have by end of August 2022, the 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 these 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 the same subject area as the apprenticeship
  • For the duration of the apprenticeship candidates cannot undertake any other formal qualifications at the same time

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.

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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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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