About the role:
Horsham District Council is looking for a Trainee Graduate Surveyor to assist in managing our varied portfolio of industrial, commercial, retail, residential and operational properties. This will involve property management activities such as property inspections, determining repair and improvement work and preparing budget reports as well as estate management work, assisting with rental reviews, lease renewals, rating and letting. The role provides professional support to the team of experienced Surveyors but will also provide opportunity for the successful candidate to undertake training applicable to completing the RICS Assessment of Practical Competence.
As Trainee Graduate Surveyor you will be allocated an industrial estate to manage. You will be the person responsible for setting up and coordinating leases with tenants, organising maintenance contractors and developing the property service charge budget and reconciliation. In addition, you will specifically assist with the management of temporary housing flats and instigation of carbon neutral initiatives.
Other responsibilities include carrying out support tasks for the team including lease plan creation, answering title ownership queries, organising licences, assisting in legal documentation and negotiation, contract administration and collating information for rating or valuation surveyors.
To succeed as Trainee Graduate Surveyor, you will hold a degree approved by the RICS as relevant for Assessment of Professional Competence. You will have a willingness to learn and undertake a course of study, developing a broad range of skills with the requirements of the service. Good IT, communication skills and effective work planning are essential. You need to work under your own initiative but operate as part of a team and be able to follow instructions accurately and effectively.
An understanding of property transactions is desirable as well as having an understanding of carbon net zero.
For an informal discussion about this role please call Elizabeth Williams, Property Management Team Leader on 07717 807 835.
About us as an employer:
We have a friendly and supportive working environment and being a smaller Council, you can really get to know everybody.
We encourage and support our employees to have a healthy work life balance by, offering 28 days’ (207.2 hours) annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata), and flexible/hybrid working options where applicable.
We offer a generous benefits package including an online platform offering discounts from online retailers and access to a car lease scheme. Staff are also eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), where the Council contributes circa 20% of pensionable salary.
To support employees’ professional development the Council provides reimbursement for professional subscriptions and a number of training opportunities, including extensive in-house learning resources, short courses, Apprenticeships, and qualifications such as Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), Master of Business Administration (MBA).
If you would like to apply for the role, we highly recommend you show clearly within the ‘Experience Section’ of the application form how you meet the essential criteria detailed within the Role Profile when applying. If you do not make this clear, it is unlikely you will be shortlisted for interview.
Internal applicants, if you would like to apply for the role, please submit an expression of interest to HR@horsham.gov.uk explaining clearly how you meet the criteria and what you feel you can bring to the role.