Valuer and Estates Surveyor

Publica Group
Witney, Oxfordshire
£42,650- £43630
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Are you a Valuer and Estates Surveyor experienced in asset management looking for the next role to make your mark?

West Oxfordshire District Council is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing West Oxfordshire as one of the best places to live, work and visit in the UK.  We provide a range of important services including waste and recycling collections, planning, housing, leisure, community safety and environmental health.  The Council has an ambitious Council Plan focussed on a range of important priorities including climate action, strong local communities, and a vibrant district economy.  We want to deliver excellent modern services whilst ensuring the financial sustainability of the Council.  We also want to continue working in close partnership with our local communities and other important partners.


About the role

We looking for an experienced Valuer & Estates Surveyor to be part of our Asset team providing valuation and specialist estates advice for various projects.  Including broadening portfolios and strategic investments, reviewing and managing existing properties for asset management purposes, ensuring benefit to the local community whilst continuing to be profitable. 

You will be a trusted professional within the Asset team in providing valuations, guidance and recommendations as necessary for the proactive management of the Councils land and property portfolios and associated transactions. Our diverse portfolio ranges from single site clients to multi-tenanted properties, listed buildings, development land to multiple commercial letting and industrial estates.

Providing all valuation requirements including annual capital and insurance valuations, valuations for rental purposes including rent reviews, lease renewals and surrenders together with valuations for property option appraisals and development proposals. You will also be required to undertake a wide range of estate management work including lettings, reviews, renewals and inspections.

As part of the role you will also have the opportunity to contribute to the shaping of property related policies and use, working in accordance with the Council’s policies, aims and objectives including the Council’s Land & Property Asset Management Plan. 

Sitting within a wider service area, the Asset team works alongside Council Priorities, Project Management and Property.  Publica is a Council owned employment company which delivers shared services between West Oxfordshire, Cotswold and Forest of Dean District Councils and Cheltenham Borough Council. The Asset team is responsible for property portfolios across three of these partner Councils, this post will be involved predominately with the West Oxfordshire portfolio.

If you feel this role is of interest then we would love to hear from you.

You will need


  • Degree level qualification (or equivalent experience) Member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors RICS Registered Valuer Experience of asset management work within a Local Authority portfolio is desirable. We would also welcome candidates within the private sector who currently work in a Valuer and Estates Surveyor role. Excellent report writing skills

Special Conditions


  • Ability to travel

For more information about this role please see the Job Description/Person Specification.


You will be employed by Publica Group Ltd which was created by four partner Councils (West Oxfordshire District Council, Cotswold District Council, Cheltenham Borough Council and Forest of Dean District Council) to deliver more efficient and improved services. 


What can we do for you


  • Agile working allowing a mix of home and office working Flexible working arrangements (depending on the role) 26 days paid annual leave (pro rata if you are working part time) plus bank holidays and an extra two volunteering days off a year for you to support a charity of your choice Health cash plan giving you cash back on health, dental and eye care Pension scheme with a good employer contribution of 5% of your earnings Employee Assistance Programme 24/7, providing positive, preventative and supportive advice and counselling to deal with everyday events and issues Cycle to work scheme Salary sacrifice car lease scheme with huge tax and NI savings to be made on electric cars Access to digital financial advice (covering your pension scheme, mortgages and other finances) Generous sickness cover above statutory entitlements Additional income protection, covering 50% of your salary for potentially a further five years if you are unable to work due to sickness or injury Life assurance, currently four times your annual salary These are just a handful of the benefits that you can enjoy when you join us!

To apply for this position please click on "apply now" within this page and submit your CV and supporting statement. Please tell us about your skills, knowledge, qualifications, experience and how they meet the criteria listed above and in the job description/person specification. It’s important that we’re a good fit for each other, so let us know what’s important to you and why you want to work for Publica Group Ltd..


Your application will not be considered if you have not provided a supporting statement, in addition to your CV.


Accredited of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies - Please state this within your covering statement or in a separate email. 


Safer recruitment practices are applied to all job vacancies. Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment medical questionnaire; provide references;  proof of identity; nationality and immigration status; three years’ employment or education history (if applicable) and, in some cases, verification of criminal record.


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