Assistant Estates Surveyor, Various Locations
Salary: £29,706 per annum and a generous benefits package
Contract: Full time, Part Time, Part time Term Time, Job Share, permanent vacancy.
Locations: Birmingham, Lincoln, Reading, Shrewsbury, Worthing
Job reference: 25217
Due to internal promotions and an expanding Estates team, we have a number of Assistant Estates Surveyor vacancies across the teams. We have roles available in Reading, Worthing, Birmingham, Shrewsbury or Lincoln.
As an Assistant Estates Surveyor, you will work alongside our Estates Surveyors and Senior Estates Surveyors providing a professional Estates service to our business. Whether you are still working towards your professional qualification or recently qualified as an Associate or chartered surveyor, we will support you while you move through your surveying career. This role readily supports part time and flexible working.
You will be involved in a wide variety of surveying work; this will keep your days varied and interesting, enabling you to gain a wide breadth of knowledge and experience. Your work will focus on managing a diverse land portfolio as well as helping to deliver our national flood risk programme, overseeing various operational projects. You may also provide assistance to the acquisition and compensation programme for major capital works.
Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You will be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents, or provide business continuity support during an incident. This may attract an additional payment and full training and alternative working arrangements will be available to support you with your incident role.
Working in the Environment Agency will mean that the environment will be at the heart of everything you do. Our Estates service is committed to delivering a professional service that exceeds customer expectations, through an innovative approach which delivers value for money while driving forward positive environmental outcomes for our local communities, customers and partners.
To apply for this role you must hold one of the following qualifications/memberships:
• be able to enrol or be enrolled as a CAAV probationer
• hold a RICS accredited degree, with the commitment to enrol onto and complete your APC
• be enrolled onto your APC with the commitment to complete
• be qualified as a RICS Associate member (AssocRICS).
You will need some understanding of compensation and land acquisition, access and rights over land and estate management (including landlord and tenant). Ideally you will have some experience working in an operational environment delivering estates services.
A credible and enthusiastic communicator with good networking skills, you’ve no problem building strong relationships with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders. You’re a motivated team player, able to think on your feet and prioritise your work effectively.
A full and valid driving licence is essential.
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 336,000 homes. Our experienced teams specialise in negotiating access, dealing with compensation claims from land/property owners where they have suffered loss as a consequence of our work.
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’, ‘Focus on Customers and partners’, ‘Communicates Effectively’ and ‘Manages Self’. You can learn more about these competencies in our capability dictionary: https://tinyurl.com/ycu4cjrg
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 https://environmentagencycareers.co.uk/
For further information, you can email the Estates Recruitment Team: RecruitmentEstates@environment-agency.gov.uk
A full and valid driving licence is essential. Regular travel, including site visits to some remote locations, is required. You'll be provided with a vehicle to carry out this work if required.
Closing date for applications is 2 February. Interviews will take place via MS Teams on 22 February 2023.