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Principal Valuer

Grampian Assessor
Aberdeen, Banff or Elgin
£51,498 - £55,532
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

Location: Aberdeen, Banff or Elgin

Position Type: Permanent, Full time (36.25 hours per week) or Part time also avaiable.

Salary etc: £51,498 - £55,532 p.a. plus Essential Car User Allowance, Pension Scheme & Flexible/Home Working. 2023/24 pay award pending. Relocation package up to £6,480.


The Grampian Assessor & Electoral Registration Officer offers professional employment opportunities, with employees benefiting from a rewarding workload of diverse and interesting property types in both the domestic and non-domestic sectors and with a valuable pension scheme, essential car user allowance, support of ongoing professional development, flexible/home working and 35 days annual leave (including public holidays) rising to 39 days after 5 years’ service.

The post provides an exciting opportunity to live and work in an attractive and vibrant environment recently ranked the top area for quality of life in Scotland. A relocation package of up to £6,480 is available to assist anyone wishing to move to Grampian to take up the position.


Applicants should be Chartered Surveyors (F/MRICS) with experience in the survey and valuation of commercial and/or residential property and have the ability to organise and motivate a multi-disciplinary team in all aspects of relevant activities. Applicants should be computer literate and have excellent communication and team working skills together with an enthusiastic, self-motivated and flexible approach to work.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the efficient management of a small team comprising Valuers, Trainee Valuers and Technical staff who undertake the survey and valuation of non-domestic and/or domestic properties for the purpose of maintaining the Valuation Roll and Council Tax Valuation List respectively. A key aspect is the ability to defend valuations, negotiate with appellants or their representatives, prepare appeal cases and appear as an expert witness before Valuation Tribunals.


The successful applicant will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations to meet the operational requirements of the Service.  Due to the rural nature of Grampian this is normally undertaken by use of a car. On occasion, such as at the approach to a revaluation deadline, annual leave may be restricted and there may be a requirement to work additional hours, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays. Our staff are currently working on a blended home/office working basis.


Application packs can be downloaded from our website: or email


Informal enquiries about the post to: Gavin Oag, Depute Assessor & ERO  

tel. (01224) 068380 or email


Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post are guaranteed an interview.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm, Thursday 30 November 2023.

Note – Successful candidates will be required to undertake a Basic Disclosure Check.

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