Senior Estate Surveyor

Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Plymouth, Devon
£41,000 + substantial pension and benefits
Closing date
15 Feb 2023

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Land, Property
Contract Type
Estates Management
Business Type
Public Sector
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Senior Estate Surveyor

Vacancy Reference Number -263379

Location - Portsmouth, Andover, Plymouth, Longmoor, Folkestone, Sandhurst, Westdown Camp, Tilshead, Catterick, Telford, Brecon, RAF Lakenheath, RAF Lyneham

Salary - £41,000 + substantial pension and benefits

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

For successful candidate(s) based at Andover, Wyton, Portsmouth and Sandhurst locations only, the post(s) offer a Market Skills Allowance of: MRICS/FRICS Qualified - £5,000.00 per annum; + 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 Senior Estate Surveyor role will be responsible for the management of a portfolio of properties within a region and are part of a regional team of surveyors. The Senior Estate Surveyor is supported by and will have the line management of a team of Estate Surveyors and Apprentice Estate Surveyors

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

Land Management Services (LMS) are an in-house consultancy team providing a full range of surveying and estate management services to the MOD. These include lettings, acquisition of leases, lease management, Landlord & Tenant (MOD both as Landlord & Tenant), rent reviews, lease renewals/expiries and general property related advice to protect MOD interests. LMS also undertake a wide range of stakeholder engagement with local authorities, other government departments and special interest groups as well as providing support and subject matter expert (SME) advice for parliamentary business.

About DIO

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 :Paul Cooper


Telephone :07773049390

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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