Senior Development Surveyor

Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Andover, Portsmouth, Lichfield
£41,000+ For successful candidates
Closing date
15 Feb 2023

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Property, Construction
Contract Type
Planning and Development
Business Type
Public Sector
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Job Details

Reference number - 263274

Salary - £41,000+ For successful candidates based at Andover and Portsmouth the post offers a Market Skills Allowance of:  MRICS/FRICS Qualified - £5,000.00. Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts. + Allowance (if available), Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27% and additional benefits.

Location - Andover, Portsmouth, Lichfield

Job grade - Senior Executive Officer

Contract type - Permanent

Business area - MOD - Defence Infrastructure Organisation - COO - Estates - Acquisition & Disposal and Major Projects

Type of role - Estates, Property, Surveying

Working pattern - Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of jobs available - 4

Join the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and have a future that matters: Be proud; Be challenged; Be unique

Job Description/ The Challenge

The Role

The Senior Development Surveyor role is key to the delivery of disposal projects in DIO Estates. You will lead and coordinate a variety of different activities to realise the best outcomes from the sale of redundant MOD assets. This could be anything from an individual dwelling to a former Barracks site extending to hundreds of hectares. You will work with town planners, valuers, site closure experts and an extensive supply chain to de-risk the asset prior to marketing. You will also communicate with many different stakeholders, both internal and external, to sustain and enhance the reputation of DIO Estates as an expert professional advisor and responsible practitioner on behalf of the Secretary of State for Defence.  The breadth of work on offer is exceptional as are the opportunities to develop your career in property.  

DIO Business Area - Estates

The Defence estate is one of the largest landholdings in the UK and covers an estimated 1.8% of the UK land mass (200,000+ ha). This is complemented by a significant UK Defence presence overseas.

If you are a suitably qualified property professional who would be interested in working client-side with Military colleagues on one of the largest estates in the country and/or across an extensive overseas portfolio, and you are motivated by the prospect of working on a diverse range of exciting, interesting and often-challenging projects of National interest in support of the UK Defence Mission, then the DIO Estates Team is for you!

Estates are the in-house real estate team within the DIO (part of the UK Ministry of Defence) supporting infrastructure needs across a high-profile Public Estate. We acquire, manage, safeguard, and dispose of Defence real estate. Our unique customer knowledge and insight of the Defence Estate enables our in-house team of property professionals to provide in-depth advice to our Military customers". 

The Team

Acquisitions and Disposals (A&D) is the in-house Estates team responsible for disposing of all surplus MOD land and property to realise capital receipts for re-investment in the retained MOD estate. The team manages an extensive pipeline of sites for disposal supporting major infrastructure programmes. The team also acquire land and property for MOD projects when required.

We enable our people to work at the right place, with the right people, at the right time.

We believe that if we look after our people they will be passionate about delivering great things for our customers. 

We understand the importance of life outside of work and our industry leading flexible working practices, digital technology and modern workspaces will give you the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work-life balance. 

Some of the many benefits you will receive:

Highly competitive Pension Scheme  with an average employer contribution of 27%. Alternative working practices such as working from home.

Opportunity to join one of our several D&I Networks. We value diversity and are committed to being an equal opportunities employer. 25 days annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years’ service. Enhanced Parental Leave. Most sites have free car parking, Sports & Social Clubs, Gym, on site shops and subsidised canteens. 

Successful candidates will become members of the Government Property Profession, with benefits including opportunities for Government and industry led CPD events; access to a diverse community of property professionals across government for sharing knowledge and ideas; and a comprehensive career framework and learning and development curriculum to support your career journey.

To learn more about our full range of benefits, view our Candidate Information Guide attached.

For further information regarding this vacancy please contact:

Name :Robert Smith


Telephone :07971114781

Recruitment team :


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Closing date: 15/2/2023


The DIO play a vital role in supporting Defence by leading and managing the delivery of what the Armed Forces need to live, work, train and deploy on operations. Under the Future DIO Transformation Programme, DIO will become the Ministry of Defence’s professional estate services business and realise our organisational vision of providing a better estate, a better service and a better business.

As part of the MOD, we are responsible for all acquisition, disposal, allocation of assets, construction and maintenance of estate infrastructure in the UK and overseas.

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