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Chartered Valuation Surveyor

Valuation Office Agency (VOA)
National Min: £42,000 , London Min: £45,750
Closing date
18 Nov 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, Plymouth, Preston, Sheffield, Southampton, St Austell, Stoke-on-Trent, Swansea, Wembley, Wrexham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne


Do you have a passion for public and customer services and want to make a difference? If so, we would like to hear from you.

VOA values property for tax purposes. These taxes fund vital public services like schools, hospitals, and welfare so you would be making a real difference to peoples’ lives.

We are an executive agency of HMRC with around 3900 people and currently need people to provide the skills and experience of a Chartered Surveyor to join our regional or national valuations teams.

As a Chartered Valuation Surveyor, you’ll be responsible for valuations, negotiations and providing property related advice. 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.

Job description

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.


Person Specification:

  • What are you looking for from the successful candidate?
  • The ability to manage your valuation caseload effectively
  • The ability to provide property valuation to support local and national taxations
  • Identifying, escalating, mitigating or managing risks and issues.
  • Willingness to appear at Valuation Tribunal, and potentially Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) as required.
  • Someone who will act as the Lead Valuer, giving technical and valuation advice and guidance to other colleagues

Essential Requirements

  • 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 Requirements

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


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


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


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:

For further information and application details, follow the 'Apply' button.


About Us

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) provides valuations and property advice to support taxation and benefits to the government and local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland. It also provides valuation and surveying services to public sector bodies.


The VOA’s work covers these core areas:

  • Compiling and maintaining lists of council tax bands for 26 million domestic properties
  • Compiling and maintaining lists detailing the rateable value of 2.1 million commercial properties for business rates
  • Advising ministers on valuation, property matters and benefits
  • Providing independent and impartial valuation and professional property advice across the public sector

We’re proud to have helped millions of people to pay the correct property taxes and receive the right financial support.

We have a unique role in contributing significantly to public services and you will play an important part in this.


What is the VOA?

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is an executive agency of HM Revenue & Customs. Our valuation work covers every domestic and commercial property in England and Wales, from your favourite restaurant to your local football stadium. We’re proud to have helped millions of people to pay the correct property taxes and receive the right financial support. Our work is vital to the collection of over £50 billion of revenue which goes back into communities. We also help determine fair rents and housing allowance received, as well as undertaking property valuation work for a range of public sector clients.

We are the public sector’s property valuation experts and advisers. Our valuations underpin the collection of property- related national taxes and benefits and we also provide valuation advice to support other public sector bodies.

Our valuation work encompasses every domestic and commercial property in England and Wales so you will have the opportunity to gain new skills as well as applying the knowledge and experience you’ve already acquired in your career.


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