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About the job
The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) are the public sector’s property valuation experts and advisers. We are one of the largest employers of surveyors in the country offering access to 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.
We are looking for people with great potential, eager to start a new career with our fully-funded BSc Level 6 Chartered Surveyor Apprenticeship. An integrated programme of work and learning will be put in place to ensure you get the right mix and breadth of experience required to complete your apprenticeship.
- Provide valuations and property advice to support taxation and benefits to the government and local authorities in England and Wales.
- Provide independent, impartial, valuation and professional property advice across the entire public sector, and where public money or public functions are involved.
- Undertake property inspections, draw, scale and analyse property plans, identify and record property attributes.
- Research, analyse and review property data to support real estate valuation in line with statute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor’s Global Standards.
- Manage your own case load effectively to deliver work promptly and within set timescales.
- Complete the Level 6 BSc Chartered Surveyor Apprenticeship.
We are holding three live events on 09/02/2024 at 10am, 14/02/2024 at 1pm and 21/02/2024 at 10am via Microsoft Teams for candidates to find out about more. Click here to sign up. Please note each event will close for new bookings after 5pm the day before the event. You will receive a joining link to access the event by 09:30am on the day of the event.
Please note this job advert is for our BSc Apprenticeship pathway only. We plan to advertise our MSc Apprenticeship, as well as Graduate Surveyor opportunities, via Civil Service Jobs in Autumn 2024 (to be confirmed).
Successful candidates will need to:
- Be committed to undertake and complete the BSc Level 6 Chartered Surveyor Apprenticeship, becoming an expert in property and valuation and build a career as a Chartered Surveyor.
- Have strong analytical skills to inform decision-making and provide advice to others.
- Communicate complex information effectively to others, both verbally and in writing.
- Adapt to different types of work and manage competing demands at one time.
- Work effectively with others and demonstrate leadership capability when required.
- Be willing to travel on a regular basis, including potential overnight stays.
Successful candidates will also need to meet the following qualification requirements by end of August 2024:
- GCSE Grade C /4 or above or an equivalent Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics as defined by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England.
AND ONE OF the following:
- 96 UCAS tariff points (2021 Tariff) or an equivalent level of attainment through recognised qualifications not included in the UCAS Tariff- please use the UCAS calculator.
- Advanced Apprenticeship in Surveying or an Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction Technical through which a Construction and Built Environment Diploma with a minimum DD profile was obtained or through which a Construction and Built Environment Extended Diploma with a minimum MMM profile was obtained, or an equivalent qualification.
- Current RICS Associate qualification (AssocRICS).
PLEASE ALSO NOTE:
- During the recruitment process you will need to be able to provide certificatesfor the above. A statement of results from your exam board will suffice initially if you are awaiting certificates. But you will need to provide certificates when enrolling on the apprenticeship programme.
- Candidates must not already hold a qualification at the same level or above in in the same subject area as the apprenticeship.
- For the duration of the apprenticeship, candidates can not undertake another qualification at the same time (including other apprenticeships, degrees, sandwich placements and other qualifications).
Successful candidates will also need to meet certain residency requirements. Please see the candidate pack attached below for further details.
Hold a full UK / EU Driving Licence – A Provisional licence is accepted at time of application however a FULL licence must be attained and evidenced within 2 years of take up date. However, if you are considered disabled under the Equality Act 2010 and do not hold a full driving licence we will consider your application. Please contact email@example.com with your details to discuss this further.
Please see qualifications section.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Communicating and Influencing
Alongside your salary of £28,360, Valuation Office Agency contributes £7,657 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.
We offer a range of flexible working options, a generous leave allowance that starts at 25 days and goes up to 30 days after 5 years’ service and a pension scheme. Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks with full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 4 weeks at full pay.
The most popular parts of our reward package include:
- 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 at least 26% of their salary.
- Working hours and location flexibility – Everyone in the VOA has some opportunity to work from home, and we support a full range of flexible working options including part time, part year, compressed hours and job shares.
- Family friendly policies – Including four weeks of paid paternity leave.
- 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.
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
For further information and details on how to apply, please click the 'Apply' button.