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Chartered Valuation Surveyor

Valuation Office Agency (VOA)
National Min: £42,000 , London Min: £45,750
Closing date
31 Aug 2022
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Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Canary Wharf, Cardiff, Carmarthen, Colchester, Croydon, Durham, Eastbourne, Exeter, Folkestone, Hull, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Preston, Sheffield, Southampton, St Austell, Stoke-on-Trent, Swansea, Wembley, Wrexham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne


The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is an executive Government agency and part of Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC). We are a large agency, operating across the UK. Our 4,000 talented people make up the public sector’s property valuation experts and advisors. Our work is pacey but also complex, collaborative, highly valued and always interesting.

Now is a great time to join the agency as we take the challenge of securing more than £50 billion in taxation incredibly seriously through continual investment in our people, our culture, working environments and technology.

Job description

Currently we are seeking the skills and experience of a Chartered Surveyor to join our Regional or National valuations teams - accountabilities of the teams are wide ranging and can include: ​

  • Commercial property valuations, from advertising rights, residential, leisure, telecommunications, to civic buildings, large offices, industrial and retail
  • Providing accurate valuations of commercial and domestic property on a regional basis
  • Re-valuations of commercial property on a three-yearly cycle
  • Valuations of plant and machinery

As a Chartered Valuation Surveyor, you’ll be responsible for valuations, negotiations, and advising. You'll manage large caseloads, undertake site inspections, oversee the quality assurance process and represent the Valuation Office Agency at tribunal. Throughout the process, you’ll maintain our high standards for quality, delivering to often demanding deadlines.

You will be responsible for:

  • Managing your valuation caseload
  • Providing property valuation to support local and national taxations
  • Identifying, escalating and mitigating or managing risks and issues​
  • Appear at Valuation Tribunal, and potentially Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) as required
  • Act as Lead Valuer, giving technical and valuation advice and guidance to other colleagues

We’re looking for someone offering in depth Chartered Surveying knowledge, able to manage a complex workload within specialist teams and working closely with colleagues across the region.

We are eager to hear from a wide range of people including those of you who are:

  • Experienced surveyors looking to develop your professional experience.
  • Newly qualified or sitting the APC at Session 2 2022.
  • At a point in your career where you need to work more flexibly or part-time to accommodate your home responsibilities or stage in life.

Please see candidate pack for detailed job description.


Person Specification/Essential Criteria:

  • You should be either an experienced surveyor possessing MRICS/FRICS or IRRV (hons) qualified in the valuation or real estate pathways


  • We will also consider applicants due to qualify as MRICS in Session 2 2022.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Possess relevant experience gained in an ‘at scale’ commercial or public sector environment
  • Experience of undertaking valuations for non-domestic rating.

If this feels like an exciting challenge, something you are enthusiastic about, and want to join our team please read on and apply!


MRICS/FRICS or IRRV (hons) qualified in the valuation or real estate pathways.
Due to qualify as MRICS in Session 2 2022


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

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Developing Self and Others

Technical skills

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

  • We will also assess your technical ability where we will look for evidence of relevant expertise, experience and understanding of surveying and valuation based on the Government Property Profession (GPP) Career Framework.


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:


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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