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Estates Officer / Assistant Estates Surveyor - 5624

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East Midlands, London, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Exeter , Hatfield , Leeds , Lincoln , Peterborough , Reading , Solihull , Warrington , Worthing
Manley House, Richard Fairclough House, Apollo Court, Kingfisher House, Waterside House, Guildbourne House, Sapphire East, Kings Meadow House, Lateral
Staff Grade 4
Permanent
Full Time
Estates
£26,869
As an Assistant Estates Surveyor (known internally as an Estates Officer) you will work alongside our Estates and Senior Estates Surveyors providing a professional estates service to our business. Whether you are recently qualified or still working towards your professional qualification we will support you whilst you move through your surveying career, if you are committed and have the drive to progress there will be opportunities for you to move up through our structure once you have gained relevant 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 and enable you to gain a wide breadth of knowledge and experience. Your work will include helping to deliver our national flood risk programme, you will look after various operation projects and manage a diverse land portfolio, you will also provide assistance to the acquisition and compensation programme for major capital works. Working as an assistant 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.
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.
Working knowledge within a professional estates service and able to demonstrate an understanding in one or more of the following areas:
*Compensation and Acquisition.
*Valuation and Estates Management for a diverse property portfolio.

Evidence of balancing workload to ensure tasks are achieved.

Evidence of developing and maintaining relationships with immediate team members and those from other functions.

Good interpersonal skills to influence and negotiate with the whole range of stakeholders with which the post holder interfaces.

Evidence of building networks with a wide range of external individuals and organisations to communicate the Estates Service and to discuss a wide range of technical and professional issues.
If you want to find out more about this role and the Environment Agency you can download the candidate information pack, this also contains some useful information that may help you when applying for this position.
If you do require any further information you can email the estates recruitment team: RecruitmentEstates@ea.gov.uk

The closing date for applications is Thursday 27th July 2017 at 23:55 hours, we expect to be holding interviews mid to late August. We do have positions across the country, therefore interviews may not be local to the office you are applying for.
Basic Check
Communicates Effectively
Description: Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.

In no more than 250 words please describe what is your preferred method of communication at work and why is that. Give an example of when this approach has worked well. What obstacles might this approach present and when you would you adapt your approach.

Please note your answer will be used for interview selection.
Manages Self
Description: Has full awareness of own strengths, weaknesses, impact and approach. Effectively organises self and takes personal responsibility for own role in the Environment Agency.

In no more than 250 words please describe how you prioritise and juggle tasks to make best use of time. We would like to see an example of a real situation. Tell us how you identified the need to prioritise your activities, what considerations you made and what the outcome was.

Please note your answer will be used for interview selection.
Legislative Knowledge
Description: Applies a knowledge of statutory environmental and technical requirements to protect both the Environment Agency and the environment.

In no more than 250 words please tell us what your current understanding of the legislation available to the Environment Agency to support its flood risk management activities.

Please note your answer will be used for interview selection.
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier/becoming-a-supplier-through-the-crown-commercial-service-what-you-need-to-know for more information.