Environment Agency - Estates Surveyor - Compulsory Purchase Association

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Estates Surveyor
Starting salary £33,990 per annum plus lease car and a generous benefits package
Job ref: 5625
Full time, permanent
Vacancies in various locations nationwide (Leeds, Warrington, Solihull, Peterborough, Lincoln, Welwyn Garden City, Reading, Worthing and Exeter).

The role
As an Estates Surveyor you will be an integral part of the estates team working directly with our project support officers, assistant surveyors and senior surveyors.  You will hold a RICS qualification, and have relevant land and property experience.  Whilst working in this role you will be involved in a wide variety of surveying work, this will keep your days varied and interesting whilst building your knowledge and experience.  In your role as an Estates Surveyor there will be opportunities for you to develop yourself further as you get involved and some large construction projects where you will be given the opportunity to use you influencing skills and depending on skill and experience could even manage them.  You will be involved in wide range of work including our national flood risk programme, looking after various operational projects, manage a diverse land portfolio and be involved in the acquisition and compensation programme for major capital works.  Working as an Estates surveyor in the Environment agency will mean that the environment will be at the heart of everything you do, your work will ensure that we maximise our financial profits and drive forward positive environmental outcomes for our local communities.
You will be have the opportunity to mentor other team members, particularly those progressing towards full RICS membership
You’ll be expected to travel to visit remote field sites, so you’ll need a full UK driving licence. A lease car will be provided.

About you
RICS qualified, you will have experience and a proven track record of delivering results in an operational environment.  You will also have a good understanding of planning, property and compensation legislation and of compulsory purchase procedures.  Your experience will include managing a diverse land/property portfolio and property including property management, valuation and dealing with landlord and tenant issues.  You’re a confident communicator with good networking skills to enable you to build and maintain good working relationships.  With up-to-date knowledge of current legislation and best practice, you’re able to support other members of your team and provide advice on surveying matters.
About us
We operate at the place where environmental change has its greatest impact on people’s lives. We reduce the risks to people and properties from flooding; make sure there is enough water for people and wildlife; protect and improve air, land and water quality and apply the environmental standards within which industry can operate. From regulating major industry to improving water quality, from reducing pollution incidents to the regulation of waste management activities, it’s our job to create a better place for people and wildlife.
The Estates team offers professional support for Environment Agency land, property, compensation and valuation matters.  Our experienced Chartered Surveyors specialise in negotiating access to sites so that our frontline colleagues can do their vital work.  We deal with compensation claims from land and property owners where they have suffered loss as a consequence of the Environment Agency's work.  We also manage the Environment Agency's own landholdings and provide a comprehensive valuation service.
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 pension scheme (18.5% contributions from us)
  • Holiday allowance related 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
  • Leave for examinations, approved studies, public duties, special/reserve forces, environmental work, trade union representatives and health and safety representatives
  • 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
  • Occupational health benefits, including counselling and advisory service, eye care service and access to our employee assistance service
  • Interest free loans for season tickets and/or bicycles and safety equipment
  • Childcare vouchers scheme
  • Subsidised sports and social clubs
  • Up to two days paid environmental outcome days each year. These give you the opportunity to take part in community activities with a clear environmental outcome for people and wildlife
  • Other rewards, including shopping, leisure, fitness, finance and travel benefits and discounts
We will support your continued personal and professional development too: we’ll put a formal development plan in place for you and help you to identify and address any skills gaps.
We are passionate about employing people from all backgrounds that reflect the diverse communities we serve. Help us make a difference in an organisation that embraces difference and values everyone. Diversity: it’s in our nature.
For more information about this role, the Estates team and the Environment Agency you can download the candidate information pack.  The pack also includes some useful information to help you apply.
If you have any further enquiries about this role please email 
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Closing date: (23:55) 27th July 2017.
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.
Diversity: it’s in our nature.

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