Senior Estates Surveyor - Worthing - 16921

South East
Guildbourne House
Staff Grade 6
Full Time, Part Time, Part Time/Job Share
Estates, Surveying
As a Senior Estates Surveyor, you will take a lead role in the Estates team, acting as a role model and advisor, undertaking complex work. You will hold a RICS qualification, and have extensive land and property experience. You will be involved in a wide variety of surveying work, which will keep your days varied and interesting, enabling you to use your knowledge and experience gained through your career. You will take a lead on supporting major projects, delivering land entry and acquisition and will also deal with all aspects of estate management, including leases and disposals. There will be opportunities for you offer technical advice and guidance to other teams members. The Estates service is committed to delivering a professional service that exceeds customer expectations, through an innovative approach, which delivers value for money. Working in the Environment Agency will mean that the environment will be at the heart of everything you do.

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 vehicles to carry out this work if required.
The Estates service extends to 113 people, offering professional support for Environment Agency land, property, compensation and valuation matters. We are core to the delivery of the Agency's £2.6 billion capital programme to better protect 300,000 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.
An experienced surveyor, who is able to demonstrate expertise in the following areas:

• A good understanding of planning, property and compensation legislation and of compulsory purchase procedures.

• Providing advice on land and compensation matters to minimise project risk and compensation liabilities. Negotiating access to land, securing appropriate interests and settling compensation claims.

• The management of a diverse land and property portfolio including property management, valuation and landlord and tenant issues to provide sustainable land use and deliver best practice.

• Experience in dispute resolution with a high level of influencing and negotiating skills; the ability to reconcile conflicting interests with tact and diplomacy.

• Ability to identify and implement areas of best practice.

You should be able to balance work to ensure that tasks are achieved and have excellent interpersonal skills to build networks, influencing both internal and external customers/stakeholders and the effective resolution of issues.
There are two posts available, equating to 1.4 full-time equivalent. We will consider applications to work on a full-time, part-time or job-share basis.

If you want to find out more about this role and the Environment Agency, the Candidate Information pack, contains some useful information which may help you when applying for this position.

If you do require any further information, you can email the Estates Recruitment Team:

This role will require regular travel around your work area and some national travel, therefore a full driving licence is essential.

09/05/2021, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Achieves Results
Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets. Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results

In no more than 250 words please describe a challenging goal that you have set yourself and the steps you took to achieve it. We are particularly interested in why you set the goal, how you planned and prioritised your work and monitored the progress.

Please note, your answer will be used for interview selection.
Influences and Persuades Others
Presenting a case in a convincing and attractive way that will win people over, encouraging them to follow plans willingly; often succeeding where logic and reason alone would fail.

In no more than 250 words please describe your most effective approach to influencing others.

Please note, your answer will be used for interview selection.
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Addresses the needs of internal and external customers, provides rapid and effective responses

In no more than 250 words please describe how you use your knowledge and understanding of your customers to improve the service you provide.

Please note, your answer will be used for interview selection.
A full driving licence is required for this role. You will be asked to provide proof of your licence if you are invited to interview.
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS or FRICS).
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.

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