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Senior Estates Surveyor (Disposals)

Environment Agency
£46,374 per annum and a generous benefits package
Closing date
13 Oct 2022

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Environment Agency

Senior Estates Surveyor (Disposals)

Salary: £46,374 per annum and a generous benefits package

Contract type: Full time, Part Time, Part time Term Time, Job Share, permanent vacancy. This is a National role.


The role

We’re looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to provide professional Estates expertise across all aspects of the Environment Agency’s business.

You’ll be the senior surveying expert working nationally to lead, coordinate and support our surveyors on disposals.

You’ll also lead a small number of national projects to support the Estates surveying service and provide wider professional advice to the business.

Alongside this role you could at times gain the opportunity to work collaboratively within project teams. You’ll help deliver an ambitious programme of capital flood defence works investing £5.2 billion nationwide, better protecting 336,000 households from flood risk.

Your surveying expertise may 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’ll represent our interests externally with a broad client base.

You’ll support others through proactive sharing and application of up-to-date knowledge of current legislation and best practice.

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 Senior Surveyor in a professional estates service, you’ll hold an appropriate RICS qualification (MRICS or FRICS) typically from commercial or rural pathways. You’ll demonstrate knowledge/experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • An extensive knowledge of the disposals process In-depth understanding and application 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, 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.
  • Exceptional negotiation and dispute resolution skills.

A full and valid driving licence is essential.


About us

The Estates service extends to 125 people, offering professional support for Environment Agency land, property, compensation and valuation matters. We are core to the delivery of the Agency's £5.2 billion capital programme to better protect 330,000 homes. Our experienced teams specialise in negotiating access, dealing with compensation claims from land and property owners where they have suffered loss as a consequence of our work.

We also manage the Agency's landholdings, which extends to 26,000 hectares.


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

The competencies we will assess are ‘Achieves Results’, ‘Takes Decisions & Solves Problems’, ‘Focuses on Customers & Partners’, ‘Focuses on Efficiency Innovation and Quality’ and ‘Coaches Others’. You can learn more about these competencies in our capability dictionary:

If you would like 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 and the careers website at

For further information, you can email the Estates Recruitment Team:

A full and valid driving licence is essential. Regular travel including site visits to some remote locations will be required.


Closing date: 13 October 2022.

Interview date: Will take place via MS Teams on 4 November 2022.

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