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Principal Valuation Surveying Lead - Health

Employer
Valuation Office Agency (VOA)
Location
Various with hybrid and flexible working as standard
Salary
£54,631 plus industry leading pension
Closing date
22 Feb 2024
Reference
332663

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Location

Durham, Hull, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Preston, Sheffield

About the job

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) are the public sector’s property valuation experts and advisers. We offer a whole host of learning and development opportunities to support your career development.   

We’re looking for talented people who are eager to contribute to vital public services and assist us to deliver taxation and benefits support to the government and local authorities. Your skills and experience will enable us to provide an efficient, effective service right at the heart of the public interest. 

At the heart of the agency, we are committed to providing our people with a work environment which is accommodating and accessible to all and which values diversity and inclusion in everything we do.   

We encourage our people to bring their whole selves to work by providing a culture that values different perspectives to help tackle complex problems, promote innovation, and deliver stronger decision making in a safe and supportive environment.  

We therefore welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds to join our organisation and enable us to be representative of the communities we serve.

Job description

Principal Valuation Surveying Lead - Health – Role Overview

District Valuer Services (DVS) provide professional property advice across the public sector, including private and third sector clients involved in delivering public services and functions of a public nature. Our clients include the Central, Regional, Local and Devolved Government, Health, Transport & Infrastructure, and the Environment.

We are looking for a Principal Valuation Surveying Lead within the Health Sector.  This is a technical surveying and leadership role primarily involving project management of valuation work for national clients. 

You will provide valuation advice to NHS clients. This will include asset valuations for financial reporting purposes, rental valuations of primary care premises in connection with the Doctors’ Rent and Rates Reimbursement Scheme, value for money advice in respect of primary care premises including 3rd Party Developments, acquisition (purchase and lease) and disposal and rent reviews. Negotiations in this regard will be highly complex and will require sensitive negotiations.

This is an excellent opportunity to lead high profile work and specialist teams and work closely with the Sector Head for Health, Team Leaders and team of Sector Leaders and Complex Caseworkers.  As Principal Valuation Surveying Lead for Health, you will be responsible for managing a large and diverse client base, whilst providing technical advice and support to the team.

Regular travel across the Northeast Offices will be expected.        

Principal Valuation Surveying Lead - Health – Key Responsibilities

  • Maintaining and applying an advanced level of valuation surveying knowledge to own casework activity and conduct reviews of high profile or complex valuations for peers and team members.
  • Casework will typically fall within the following key areas:
    • Providing value for money advice to the NHS in connection with proposed new primary care schemes.
    • Leading on disputed cases under the Doctors’ Rent and Rates Reimbursement Scheme, sometimes involving preparation and submission of expert witness reports.
    • Providing of a range of estates advice to NHS clients, including valuations for acquisitions, disposals, landlord and tenant etc.
    • Providing IFRS compliant asset valuations to NHS Bodies for financial accounting purposes.
  • Leading on disputed cases under the Doctors’ Rent and Rates Reimbursement Scheme, sometimes involving preparation and submission of expert witness reports.
  • Providing of a range of estates advice to NHS clients, including valuations for acquisitions, disposals, landlord and tenant etc.
  • Providing IFRS compliant asset valuations to NHS Bodies for financial accounting purposes.
  • Identifying risks and issues and making recommendations on action to be taken.
  • Providing technical leadership, guidance, and support to caseworkers within DVS, primarily on a regional and, as required, national basis.
  • Ensuring an awareness of the wider political, economic, social, technical, environmental, and legislative agendas that impact DVS and Health Sector clients.
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with DVS clients and ensuring customer satisfaction.  Understanding and challenging the needs of the client.
  • Reporting to stakeholders up to and including Ministerial level where necessary.
  • Supporting the DVS management team and working closely with Team Leaders in the transferring of skills across the sector to build capability and the delivery of agreed quality and timeliness targets.
  • Providing leadership to caseworkers in the Sector.
  • Pro-actively marketing our professional services to existing and potential clients, developing and maintaining client relationships.  Identifying and developing new products and services required by clients.
  • Maintaining a good understanding of the links to other work areas and the external business environment.

Person specification

Our ideal candidate is someone with advanced technical surveying knowledge who can project manage asset exercises. You will have strong leadership skills with the ability to engage with, and influence, stakeholders at all levels.

Essential Criteria

  • An advanced level of technical knowledge, including the application of relevant legislation, case law, and codes of practice and professional RICS standards.
  • A strong understanding of the Health Sector and its key product areas, together with a good understanding of client requirements reflecting the current market circumstances.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills - the ability to build trusted and credible relationships with clients, peers, and direct reports.
  • Line management experience and a willingness to coach, support and encourage individuals to improve their performance and achieve their potential.
  • The ability to identify risks and issues and propose solutions ahead of risks becoming issues.

Licences and Qualifications

  • Full RICS or IRRV Surveying Qualification. Qualified in the Valuation or real Estate pathways.
  • The candidate must be eligible to join the RICS Valuer Registration Scheme (VRS), criteria as determined by the RICS is as follows:https://www.rics.org/globalassets/rics-website/media/upholding-professionalstandards/regulation/rules-for-registration-of-schemes_2020.pd 
  • A full UK driving licence  

Willingness to travel - We are reasonable with our expectations and provide flexible working arrangements to support this need.

Candidates please note that the internal job title for this role is 'G7 Sector Lead - Health'.

Qualifications

Full RICS or IRRV Surveying Qualification. Qualified in the Valuation or real Estate pathways. The candidate must be eligible to join the RICS Valuer Registration Scheme (VRS), criteria as determined by the RICS is as follows: https://www.rics.org/globalassets/rics-website/media/upholding-professionalstandards/regulation/rules-for-registration-of-schemes_2020.pd

Memberships

RICS

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Managing a Quality Service

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • You will be asked technical questions at interview to assess your technical knowledge pertaining to the person specification and essential requirements for the role.

Benefits

Alongside your salary of £54,631, Valuation Office Agency contributes £14,750 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.

The VOA operates a Flexible Working policy, allowing you to balance your work and personal commitments.  

The VOA also operates Hybrid Working – your role will be a combination of office and home working. 

We offer a generous leave allowance that starts at 25 days and goes up to 30 days after 5 years’ service.

  • Pay – In the last few years, we have increased both the minimum and maximum pay points for everyone in the VOA.
  • Pension - We make contributions to our colleagues’ Alpha pension equal to approximately 27% of their salary. Please click on this link for further information Civil Service Pension.
  • Family friendly policies – Our maternity, adoption or shared parental leave encompasses 26 weeks with full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid at your discretion. We also offer paternity leave of 4 weeks at full pay.
  • Personal support – We offer extensive special leave to help balance your life and work commitments, a variety of non-financial rewards (including a Cycle to Work scheme of up to £4000) and we work with professional providers to provide occupational health and full mental and physical wellbeing services.
  • Coaching and development – We are committed to continuous professional and personal development. You will be supported by colleagues with a wealth of knowledge and experience to continually grow in your role.
  • Essential Equipment - VOA will support everyone to get additional essential kit and equipment, to make sure they have a suitable and safe home working environment.

Download the Employee Value Proposition for full details of the benefits of being a VOA employee at: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/valuation-office-agency/about/recruitment

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