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Senior Valuation Surveyor

Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Central London & Birmingham (Nationwide)
£41,000 + substantial pension and benefits
Closing date
15 Feb 2023

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Contract Type
Valuation & Ratings
Business Type
Public Sector

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Senior Valuation Surveyor

Vacancy Reference Number - 262039

Location - Abbey Wood, Andover, Brecon, Catterick, Donnington, Lichfield - Whittington, London: Main Building, Chippenham - Lyneham, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Sandhurst, Wyton, Rosyth

Salary - £41,000 + substantial pension and benefits

General Allowance / Market Skills Allowance (MSA) / Recruitment Retention Allowance (RRA) *

For successful candidate(s) the post(s) offers a Market Skills Allowance of: RICS Registered Valuer - £6,000.00 per annum. 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. + Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27% and additional benefits.


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 surveyor will be one of several valuers responsible for undertaking rent reviews on a residential portfolio which consists of c.490 leases and a total rent of c.£190M p.a. The lease clauses follow commercial rather than residential format e.g., the review clauses include assumptions and disregards. The rents are based on sample units for each estate and the reviews are staggered so that roughly a quarter of the stock is negotiated each year.

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

The Accommodation Optimisation Team (AOT) is a sub-branch of the Estates Division, which is responsible for developing strategy for delivering new Service Family Accommodation and Single Living Accommodation in support of Defence Estate Optimisation and other Military funded programmes, projects, and Departmental change initiatives, in accordance with the DIO Business Plan & to support Military Capability. The team works closely with DIO Regional Delivery Accommodation to optimise outputs and provide specialist property input to the management of existing stock. The majority of existing stock is held on long investment lease, under commercial terms and subject to a rolling programme of Beacon Unit Rent Reviews and dilapidation claims on transfers back, which the team manage. The Team also provides expertise in residential planning; market housing assessment; procurement and development funding; and delivery, working as part of the wider DIO Estates organisation. Delivery is via in-house service delivery teams of chartered surveyors and experienced technical support staff, with support from Industry Partners where appropriate.


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 :Kenneth Daly


Telephone :07773032944

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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