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Chartered Surveyor – Minerals Team

Employer
Valuation Office Agency (VOA)
Location
Nationwide opportunities
Salary
National Min: £42,000 , London Min: £45,750
Closing date
4 Dec 2022
Reference
250548
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Job Details

Location

Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon, Exeter, Leeds, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Stoke-on-Trent, Swansea

Job summary

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 4,000 people and currently need people to provide commercial expertise to the business.

Job description

An opportunity has arisen for Chartered Surveyors with an interest in mineral and waste solution industries to join our specialist Minerals team within BEAMS.

The BEAMS team provide the home for specialist surveying services that support all of the Agency’s primary functions including valuations for Non-Domestic Rating and other purposes.

The BEAMS team provides opportunities to work on unique projects, develop professional skills, and further your career. 

The team comprises circa 40 members including Chartered Surveyors, Surveying Technicians and Researchers.

Applications are invited from RICS qualified Chartered Surveyors.

We are ultimately seeking an individual with a desire to assume a career in minerals and waste valuations. We welcome applications from people with an aspiration to further their career in this area.

Person specification

  • Your primary casework will involve the valuation of mineral and waste properties for Non-Domestic Rating purposes. You will also have the opportunity to assist with other casework where mineral or waste management interests are involved.
  • On occasions, you may be called upon to act as an expert witness at Valuation Tribunal and other courts as required. (Training and support in appearing as an expert witness will be provided.)

Essential Criteria:

  • MRICS qualified as a Chartered Surveyor.
  • Ability to interpret and apply general legislation and case law.
  • Willingness to expand your knowledge through Continuous Professional Development in your area of expertise as a Chartered Surveyor in the minerals team.
  • There will be occasional travel and overnight stays away from home which are necessary to facilitate work delivery. We are reasonable with our expectations in this regard and provide flexible working arrangements to support this need.
  • Possess and demonstrate good analytical and judgement skills by interpreting a range of evidence to provide relevant advice and reach sound conclusions.
  • Good report writing and presentational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to deal with a wide range of customers, clients and other professionals.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Good skill level in the use of common software applications, such as Microsoft 365; Microsoft Teams, Word and Excel. A willingness to learn new software and VOA IT systems, training will be provided.

Licences

Driving Licence - Some sites are difficult to access via public transport and therefore a full UK Driving Licence is essential to the role. 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

MRICS or FRICS

Memberships

MRICS or FRICS

Behaviours

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

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together

Technical skills

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

  • The technical part of the interview provides an opportunity to demonstrate your professional knowledge and experience as a Chartered Surveyor.

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 Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27%. 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.
  • 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

If you would like further information and details on how to to apply, please follow the 'Apply' button to the civil service jobs website. 

Company

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.

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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.

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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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