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Senior Estates Surveyor

Environment Agency
Worthing, Peterborough, Ipswich, Reading or Pevensey
£55,159 per annum and a generous benefits package
Closing date
29 May 2024

Job Details

The role

If you’re part of the Environment Agency, you’re part of the solution. Working with us means protecting and improving the environment and tackling issues of national importance. We’re based across England, and our responsibilities span industry regulation, flood defences, land contamination, water quality, fisheries and conservation.

Such broad scope of work calls for diverse, multi-skilled teams. Together, we’ll promote sustainable growth, tackle climate change and secure a better future for everyone.

As a Senior Estates Surveyor, you’ll work collaboratively within project teams as you help to deliver a nationwide £5.2 billion programme of capital flood defence work that will protect 336,000 households from risk, including compensation negotiations, land acquisition, and access rights. Your chartered property expertise will also be applied to managing a diverse land and property portfolio. Extending to 25000ha of commercial and rural property your experience will include property management, valuation and dealing with landlord and tenant issues. As a successful and confident negotiator, you’ll represent our interests with a broad client base.

You’ll hold a portfolio of complex cases but will also support others through the proactive sharing and application of up-to-date knowledge of current legislation and best practice. You’ll join the Hub leadership team, which helps to manage delivery and reputational risks across England, and while much work is delivered in-house, some projects will require you to work with our suppliers through framework contracts.


About you

Please read the Additional Information pack for the full essential and desirable criteria required for this role. Below states the qualifications/memberships and experience required:

  • You will hold at least one of the following qualifications/memberships:
  1. you'll be a fellow of the CAAV (FAAV)
  2. qualified as a chartered surveyor (MRICS/FRICS) ideally qualified in Land and Resources, Commercial or Rural. However, we would consider other pathways, if you feel the pathway you have followed would be suitable for this role
  • full and valid driving licence
  • significant knowledge and experience of estate management, property acquisition and disposal and resolving complex property issues with competing demands
  • show a good working knowledge of leading and advising on property matters within high profile complex cases or projects
  • good knowledge of the relevant legislation and government guidance pertaining to the statutory compensation code and compulsory purchase procedures.
  • have technical leadership skills to lead on portfolios of work across Estates


About us

The Estates service extends to 125 people, offering professional support for Environment Agency land, property, compensation and valuation matters. We are core to the delivery of the Agency's £5.2 billion capital programme to better protect 330,000 homes. Our experienced teams specialise in negotiating access, dealing with compensation claims from land and property owners where they have suffered loss as a consequence of our work.

We also manage the Agency's landholdings, which extends to 26,000 hectares.


The rewards     

As well as the opportunity to make a real difference to the environment, you can look forward to a competitive package with a range of benefits. These include:

  • a generous career average salary pension scheme (currently 19% contributions from us);
  • holiday allowance linked to grade and length of service, rising from 27 days to 30 days per year, plus 8 statutory public and bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time employees);
  • generous enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave schemes;
  • a range of flexible working options including flexi-time; these depend on business needs, but our aim is to help you achieve a positive work-life balance.

We will support your continued personal and professional development too and we’ll put a formal development plan in place for you and help you to identify and address any skills gaps. We are committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from candidates seeking flexible working patterns, including job share. Please highlight any information regarding preferred flexible working arrangements on your application.


For more information

We will hold an open MS Teams call on Monday 20th May at 13:00 to discuss this role in more detail. Please download the additional information pack for more information on this call and about this role.

Please note, you will be required to travel across the south-east of the country to carry out surveying work, this may include overnight stays. A full UK driving licence is essential to travel to these sites and offices across our hubs, some of which are inaccessible by public transport. You'll be provided with a vehicle to carry out this work if required.

Interviews are expected to take place via MS Teams on Wednesday 19th June 2024

If you have any further enquiries about this role, please email


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