Specialist Surveyor (Assistant Land Agent)
- Natural Resources Wales
- Llandovery/Resolven Office (Wales)
- £37,308 - £40,806 (Grade 6)
- Closing date
- 26 Feb 2023
- Land, Property
- Contract Type
- Asset & Facilities Management, Estates Management, Land Surveying, Rural
- Business Type
- Public Sector
Specialist Surveyor (Assistant Land Agent)
Closing date: 26 February 2023
Salary: £37,308 - £40,806 (Grade 6)
Location: Llandovery/Resolven Office
Contract type: Fixed Term until 31 October 2023 with a possibility of a further extension.
Work pattern: 37 Hours
Post number: 202390
This role provides a fantastic opportunity to join Natural Resources Wales NRW as an Assistant Land Agent (Specialist Surveyor). The role will help provide professional expertise and advice to teams and Senior Management, on all land agency matters to support NRW’s work.
The work will involve the management of a large and varied portfolio including forestry land (Welsh Government Woodland Estate), protected and designated sites, agricultural land, water resources and flood assets. The post holder will work with a Senior Specialist Surveyor (Land Agent) to deliver rent reviews, negotiations of new leases, easements and licenses, tenancy negotiations, valuations and planning advice, grazing licences and event and access permission agreements. As well as working on the NRW managed estate, the role also involves supporting work and agreements on third party land, particularly in relation to conservation management agreements and water management works. Advice will need to be provided to colleagues relating to property deeds and their interpretation to include rights such as mineral and access rights. The post holder will be expected to prepare appraisal reports (Land and Property Consultation’s) and other approval documents seeking consensus and necessary approval for all manner of proposals affecting NRW managed land.
The post holder will need to provide professional expertise on a wide range of rural estate management matters and will be expected to negotiate with third parties to reach agreements. The Specialist Surveyor will be expected to agree Heads of Terms and prepare instructions to solicitors and liaise with the instructed solicitor to support and ensure completion of a range of different types of legal agreements such as leases, conveyances, and easements etc. Occasionally the post holder will be expected to provide information to legal agents in support of claims and litigation on the NRW managed estate, as well as assessing and negotiating the settlement of claims off the NRW managed estate. The role will need to help ensure third party agreements on the Welsh Government Woodland Estate and our managed land are compliant with industry standards, and all relevant legislation and certification schemes including the UK Woodland Assurance Standard.
Candidates should be a qualified Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rural or General Practice Pathway, or similar).
Dependent on experience and knowledge of suitable candidates, we may consider graduates in another discipline willing to complete the Post Graduate Diploma in Surveying and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors’ Assessment of Professional Competency and become a Chartered Surveyor within an agreed time period; or an enrolled APC member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors working towards full membership.
You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of the following:
- Qualified Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rural or General Practice Pathway, or similar) or Graduate in another discipline willing to complete the Post Graduate Diploma in Surveying and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors’ Assessment of Professional Competency and become a Chartered Surveyor within an agreed time period; or an enrolled student member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors working towards full membership.
- Experience in property management and able to demonstrate experience of working with legal documents such as leases.
- Proven ability to analyse property related issues and to develop solutions to deliver the optimum overall outcome, often working in collaboration with others.
- A sound working knowledge of a wide range of legislation and common law interacting relating to bodies with statutory responsibilities.
- Experience of assisting in managing either private or public-sector land.
- Experience of working in partnership with fellow professionals of mixed disciplines (e.g. engineers, building surveyors, cost consultants, designers, environmental managers) to deliver large operational programmes.
- Sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
This role will offer a range of benefits, including:
- Agile and flexible working
- Civil Service Pension Scheme offering employer contributions of 26.6% to 30.3%
- 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days
- Generous leave entitlements for all your life needs
- Health and wellbeing benefits and support
- Weekly well-being hour to use at your choice
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Our roles and responsibilities
- Adviser: principal adviser to Welsh Government, and adviser to industry and the wider public and voluntary sector, and communicator about issues relating to the environment and its natural resources
- Regulator: protecting people and the environment including marine, forest and waste industries, and prosecuting those who breach the regulations that we are responsible for
- Designator: for Sites of Special Scientific Interest – areas of particular value for their wildlife or geology, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs), and National Parks, as well as declaring National Nature Reserves
- Responder: to some 9,000 reported environmental incidents a year as a Category 1 emergency responder
- Statutory consultee: to some 9,000 planning applications a year
- Manager/Operator: managing seven per cent of Wales’ land area including woodlands, National Nature Reserves, water and flood defences, and operating our visitor centres, recreation facilities, hatcheries and a laboratory
- Partner, Educator and Enabler: key collaborator with the public, private and voluntary sectors, providing grant aid, and helping a wide range of people use the environment as a learning resource; acting as a catalyst for others’ work
- Evidence gatherer: monitoring our environment, commissioning and undertaking research, developing our knowledge, and being a public records body
- Employer: of almost 1,900 staff, as well as supporting other employment through contract work
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