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Estates Surveyor - YHA England and Wales

YHA England and Wales
Homeworking/ Derbyshire
£34,500.00 - £40,500.00 Per Annum
Closing date
13 Feb 2023

Job Details

YHA (England and Wales) have a new opportunity for an Estates Surveyor to join our property team.

This remote/field-based position will have flexibility to work from home where the business need be, with the occasional visit to our National Office in Matlock Derbyshire and travel around the network of hostels in England and Wales, as and when the role requires.

What can YHA offer you?

YHA offers a fantastic benefits package including:

  • Salary £34,500-£40,500 per annum
  • All equipment provided to work remotely
  • You will get access to YHA’s staff discount and cash back portal
  • Free YHA Membership each year
  • 10 nights free hostel stays per year for you and up to 3 friends or family

There’s lots more benefits to working for YHA so please visit our YHA Jobs website to find out more.

What will you be doing as Estates Surveyor?

The Estates Surveyor will assist in the development and review of our estate’s assets strategy and investment planning, maximising capital values and minimising costs.  YHA are looking to ensure we obtain a sustainable benefit from our property estate.

The role of the Estates Surveyor will work with the National Estates and Asset Manager and will be responsible for the valuation, management, acquisition and disposal of property, working within agreed budgets and programmes in line with the Charities Act and within our own financial regulations.

This role is not office-based, it will require the successful candidate to be flexible to travel on a regular basis with occasional overnight stays to meet the needs of the business.

What Skills and Experience do you need to be an Estates Surveyor?

The successful candidate will preferably have full RICS membership, or equivalent level in a property or legal discipline. They should have a strong working knowledge of estate and asset management, with the ability to apply this with a pragmatic and common-sense approach to diverse, nationwide estate portfolio.  A proven leader able to manage the acquisition and disposal of operational assets whilst providing advice on a diverse, nationwide estates portfolio.

The role of the Estates Surveyor will involve taking calculated risks which will appropriately benefit the organisation, therefore, resilience and a positivity to overcome barriers is essential.

We value lived experience just as much as previous skills and knowledge.  We offer a robust induction, ongoing training, and further development, however, some of our roles will have further skills requirements. 

How do you apply?

Submit your CV and complete the application form (it’s a short one, we promise!). If you need any assistance, please visit the contact page on the YHA Jobs website and someone from the team will help you.

YHA safer recruitment practice is a 2-stage interview process with the first interview stage due to take place week commencing 12th December 2022. 


Who are YHA?

If you would like to find out more about YHA the charity, the culture, the heritage and so much more please visit our jobs website.

YHA’s core strategic priority is access for all. It is a fundamental part of our charitable objects and the foundation upon which our 90-year history is built. We’re actively building diverse teams and we welcome applications from everyone.

You can find out more about us by visiting the ‘Working for YHA’ pages of the YHA Jobs website.

PLEASE NOTE All relevant checks are in place to ensure safeguarding and legal requirements of safer recruitment are adhered to.


We are YHA.

We’re here to give every young person the chance to experience amazing places, share extraordinary journeys and discover the skills and confidence that will take them places.

Every bed, in every hostel, on every night of the year can make a positive difference to somebody – be they holiday-maker, short-breaker, business traveller or backpacker. But that’s just for starters. As a youth charity, we intensively support travel opportunities for young people – especially those for whom adventures are otherwise out of reach. And our particular focus is on improving physical and mental health and wellbeing through these experiences – and passing on crucial life skills that improve young people’s life chances.

We are YHA. We transform young lives forever through travel and real adventure.

Because where you go changes who you become.

In the early years, clusters of hostels sprang up regionally. And, as the decades rolled on and our membership expanded, more hostels were added to create a large, varied network. Hostels in towns and cities opened, democratising access to centres of culture and heritage. Standards improved. Opportunities grew.

Over the last ten years, we have transformed the sustainability of our charity. By operating on the principles of social enterprise, we continue to offer everyone affordable access to the countryside, our coasts and the culture of towns and cities.

Today, YHA is in impressive shape. We have a stable financial base. We top the Hostelling International list for customer satisfaction. Our operational standards are at their best. And our 150 uniquely characterful properties are well placed to enable us to tackle some of the most pressing social issues of the day.

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