Senior Estates Surveyor - 8010

East Midlands, South East, South West
Exeter , Peterborough , Reading , Welwyn Garden City , Worthing
Manley House, Kingfisher House, Guildbourne House, Kings Meadow House, Alchemy, Bessemer Road, AL7 1HE
Staff Grade 6
Full Time
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 that you have 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. If you are interested in line management there will be opportunities for you manage a small team of surveyors, experience in this area is not essential. 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.
The Estates service extends to 114 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 one or more of 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.
Closing Date: 3rd June 2018 at 23:55 hours If you want to find out more about this role and the Environment Agency, you can download the Candidate Information pack, which 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: This role will involve regular travel around your work area and some national travel, therefore a full driving licence is essential. The salary package for this role includes a lease car. We expect to be holding interviews in early July 2018 in London.
Basic Check
Achieves Results
Description: 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 how you have successfully delivered a high profile piece of work. We would like you to explain your role in the piece of work, any challenges that you had to overcome and the outcome and if you learned anything that you would do differently next time.

Please note that your answer will be used for interview selection.
Delivers Results Through Others
Description: Harnesses the team to deliver results on time, to required standards and in line with organisational processes and procedures.

In no more than 250 words, describe a time when you have acted as a role model and how this encouraged improved performance and excellence within your team. What was the outcome and what did you learn from this.

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

In no more than 250 words, please tell me who your customers are in your current or previous role and explain how you went about building and maintaining effective working relationships with them.

Please note that your answer will be used for interview selection.
Full Driving Licence is required and proof will be requested at 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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This Vacancy is closed to applications.