Assistant Rural Surveyor (Two Year FTC)

Exmoor National Park
£22183 - £25481 per annum
08 Jul 2021
30 Jul 2021
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Rural Surveyor (Two Year FTC)
Exmoor House, Dulverton (with travel across the National Park)
About Us
Exmoor National Park is a unique and beautiful part of the country that has been shaped by nature and people over thousands of years.
The Authority plays a pivotal role in promoting and enhancing the visitor experience and ensuring that the National Park's stunning landscapes and special qualities are conserved and enhanced for future generations. We have a fantastic staff team who are skilled and committed to the best outcomes for Exmoor.
We’re currently looking for an Assistant Rural Surveyor to join us on a full-time basis for a two-year fixed-term contract.
The Benefits
- Salary of £22,183 - £25,481 per annum
- Government pension
- Flexible working
- Family-friendly schemes
- Paid sickness leave
- Social events
- 27 days’ holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays
Whether you are a graduate working towards a professional surveying qualification, a fully qualified rural surveyor, or possess a RICS accredited degree, if you have practical estate management experience, this is an exciting opportunity to join our organisation and play a key role in the management of our 4,700ha estate.
We will fully support the APC (Assessment of Professional Competence) process, provide you with a mentor and ensure you have the training you need to succeed. You’ll have the chance to gain a broad range of experience so you are able to grow your skill set and knowledge and develop professionally.
So, if you want to help us ensure Exmoor National Park is a thriving, living landscape that everyone can enjoy, we want to hear from you.
The Role
As an Assistant Rural Surveyor, you will be responsible for helping to provide a professional land agency service and helping to manage the National Park’s estate.
Reporting to the Land & Property Manager, you will help develop and maintain good working relationships with tenants, graziers, licensees and other stakeholders. You will support income generation from the Authority’s let estate by drafting, letting and managing permissions to use the Authority’s land including farm tenancies, grazing licences and covenants.
Additionally, you will help manage the Authority’s in-hand estate and undertake the administration of its agri-environment schemes. You will also oversee any maintenance and repair work required, preparing detailed specifications, procuring goods and services and ensuring the work is completed to a high standard.
About You
To join us as an Assistant Rural Surveyor, you will need:
- A RICS accredited degree in Rural Estate Management or similar
- To be a qualified rural surveyor or graduate working towards professional qualification
- Practical experience of estate management
- Good time management skills including the ability to identify, plan and deliver projects
- Creative problem-solving skills and the ability to advise, negotiate and influence people
- To be competent in the use of IT systems, particularly Microsoft Office software and GIS
- An understanding of Exmoor
- A full driving licence and the ability to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within the National Park and elsewhere
- The ability to work alone and outdoors in all weathers
This is a full-time role working 37 hours per week on a two-year fixed-term contract. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.
The closing date for applications is the 30th July 2021 with interviews being held on the 12 August 2021.
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
Other organisations may call this role Assistant Estates Surveyor, Graduate Rural Surveyor, Rural Surveyor, or Qualified Rural Surveyor.
As a service provider and local employer, Exmoor National Park Authority is committed to promoting equal opportunities and tackling social exclusion in everything it does. The Authority recognises its statutory equality duties under legislation in terms of service provision and employment and is committed to meeting them.
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