As an Assistant Estates Surveyor, you will work alongside our Estates Surveyors and Senior Estates Surveyors providing a professional Estates service to our business. Whether you are still working towards your professional qualification or recently qualified as an Associate or chartered surveyor, we will support you while you move through your surveying career.
You will be involved in a wide variety of surveying work; this will keep your days varied and interesting, enabling you to gain a wide breadth of knowledge and experience. Your work will focus on managing a diverse land portfolio as well as helping to deliver our national flood risk programme, overseeing various operational projects. You may also provide assistance to the acquisition and compensation programme for major capital works.
Working in the Environment Agency will mean that the environment will be at the heart of everything you do. Our Estates service is committed to delivering a professional service that exceeds customer expectations, through an innovative approach which delivers value for money while driving forward positive environmental outcomes for our local communities, customers and partners.
You have your RICS accredited degree and working or ready to start working towards your RICS qualification following the relevant sector pathways such as Land and Resources, Commercial or Rural. Alternatively you may be qualified as an Associate or chartered surveyor with relevant experience and wanting to grow your experience and knowledge at this level. Ideally, with some experience delivering results in an operational environment, you’ll have a good working knowledge of a professional estates service. It would be advantageous if you’ve an understanding of compensation and land acquisition, estate management (including landlord and tenant) or valuation.
A credible and enthusiastic communicator with good networking skills, you’ve no problem building strong relationships with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders. You’re a motivated team player, able to think on your feet and prioritise your work effectively.
A full and valid driving licence is essential.
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.
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 25 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
If you want to find out more about this role and the Environment Agency, you can download the Candidate Information pack, which contains some useful information that may help you when applying for this position.
The competencies we will assess are ‘Communicates Effectively’, ‘Focus on Customers and partners’, ‘Achieves Results’ and ‘Manages Self’. You can learn more about these competencies in our capability dictionary: https://tinyurl.com/ycu4cjrg.
For further information, you can email the Estates Recruitment Team: RecruitmentEstates@environment-agency.gov.uk.
With a focus on our customers, this role will involve regular travel around your work area including some remote locations and local and national travel. A full and valid driving licence is essential. You will have access to a vehicle to carry out this work if required.
The closing date for applications is 30 January 2022 and we expect to be holding interviews in early March.
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