Assistant Estates Surveyor - East Midlands & Northamptonshire - 23327

East Midlands
Kettering , Lincoln , Nottingham , Peterborough
Staff Grade 4
Estates, Surveying
As an Assistant Estates Surveyor, you will work alongside our Estates Surveyors and Senior Estates Surveyors providing a professional Estates service to our business. Whether you are still working towards your professional qualification or recently qualified as an Associate or chartered surveyor, we will support you while you move through your surveying career. This role readily supports part time and flexible working.

You will be involved in a wide variety of surveying work; this will keep your days varied and interesting, enabling you to gain a wide breadth of knowledge and experience. Your work will focus on managing a diverse land portfolio as well as helping to deliver our national flood risk programme, overseeing various operational projects. You may also provide assistance to the acquisition and compensation programme for major capital works.

Working in the Environment Agency will mean that the environment will be at the heart of everything you do. Our Estates service is committed to delivering a professional service that exceeds customer expectations, through an innovative approach which delivers value for money while driving forward positive environmental outcomes for our local communities, customers and partners.
The Estates service extends to 125 people, offering professional support for Environment Agency land, property, compensation and valuation matters. We are core to the delivery of the Agency's £5.2 billion capital programme to better protect 336,000 homes. Our experienced teams specialise in negotiating access, dealing with compensation claims from land/property owners where they have suffered loss as a consequence of our work.

We also manage the Agency's landholdings. This role covers the East Midlands.
You have your RICS accredited degree and working or ready to start working towards your RICS qualification following the relevant sector pathways such as Land and Resources, Commercial or Rural.
Alternatively, you may be qualified as an Associate or chartered surveyor and are wanting to expand your experience and knowledge at this level.
You will need some understanding of compensation and land acquisition, access and rights over land and estate management (including landlord and tenant). Ideally you will have some experience working in an operational environment delivering estates services.

A credible and enthusiastic communicator with good networking skills, you’ve no problem building strong relationships with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders. You’re a motivated team player, able to think on your feet and prioritise your work effectively.

A full and valid driving licence is essential.
Competencies being assessed are ‘Achieves Results’, ‘Focus on Customers and partners’, ‘Communicates Effectively’ and ‘Technical Knowledge’. You can learn more about these competencies in our capability dictionary:

For further information, you can email the Estates Recruitment Team:

A full and valid driving licence is essential. Regular travel, including site visits to some remote locations, is required. You'll be provided with a vehicle to carry out this work if required.

Interviews will take place via MS Teams in late September 2022.

29/08/2022, 23:55 hours

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

In no more than 250 words, please describe how you have delivered a successful piece of work or project, while overcoming a challenge or obstacle.

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

In no more than 250 words, please describe an occasion when you have used your knowledge and understanding of a particular client or customer to improve the service you provided.

Please note, your answer will be used for interview selection.
Communicates Effectively
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 an occasion where you have had to employ different methods of communication to ensure your client(s) understood the information, in the context of the overall desired outcome.

Please note, your answer will be used for interview selection.
Technical Skills
You will be working alongside more senior surveyors to provide a professional estates service to the business.

In no more than 250 words, please describe your surveying knowledge and experience you feel is most relevant to this role. This should include qualifications and professional membership status but please do not include any actual dates.
A valid driving licence is required for this role.
RICS accredited degree.
Please detail your professional membership(s)/qualifications in the 'qualifications section' of the application form.
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 for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.