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Graduate Surveyor

Employer
Fenland District Council
Location
Cambridgeshire
Salary
£27,803-£30,296 per annum.
Closing date
7 Apr 2024

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Sector
Asset & Fund Management
Job Role
Surveyor
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About the role

The Graduate Surveyor post within the Assets and Regeneration Team is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team managing a varied commercial property portfolio. The position would suit a hardworking, highly motivated, proactive individual.

Working with the Principal Estates Surveyor you will be required to advise on all aspects of property and asset management for example arranging lettings, conducting rent reviews, lease renewals, end of term dilapidations and the management of service charge accounts. The work covers a range of commercial premises and land, such as business centres, offices, industrial units, open land, leisure resources. There will also be opportunities to work on exciting redevelopment projects.

There will also be opportunities to work on redevelopment projects, working with the Building and Projects Team, as well as with the facilities Team to deliver an efficiently managed estate.

The post holder will be required to build and maintain business relationships with the team, other Council services, Councillors, tenants, and contractors/suppliers.

About Fenland

Fenland is an ambitious, passionate, and progressive council with a forward- thinking attitude and award-winning departments. As a Borough Council, we are committed to our four core values and goals which we demonstrate through our ongoing policies and projects. We are always keen to improve our services and welcome innovative and proactive individuals who are open minded and have a positive approach in supporting our vision.

The Assets Team encompasses a wide variety of work including capital projects and facilities management. Our property portfolio means no two days are the same, and our hard work makes a substantial contribution to the Council’s wider objectives.

About you

You will have a degree in surveying and a desire to or be undertaking your APC.

The Successful candidate will have excellent communication and numeracy skills together with the ability to working effectively with others within the organisation, private and public sector partners.

You will have knowledge of property law, RICS code, financial budgeting, and landlord & tenant practice procedure, together with awareness of regulatory & statutory framework applicable to property.

Access to a suitable vehicle for business use and holding a current driving licence are also key to this role.

Skills and experience needed:

  • Experience of commercial property management and GIS systems would be advantageous
  • Degree in commercial property or equivalent qualification essential
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 essential and ideally Microsoft Teams and SharePoint systems
  • High standard in daily office work, accurate record keeping, data entry and a good attention to detail
  • Good general IT skills with the ability to adapt to new systems and processes
  • Excellent Customer Service skills, ideally experience within Local government environment
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A team player and able to work independently using your initiative
  • Goodtime management and the ability to work to deadlines
  • Experience of working within a local authority is desirable

Benefits:

  • Local Government Band 5 grade annual salary with potential to progress to higher grades upon completion of APC and admission to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors - full membership (subject to confirmation)
  • Hybrid working (home and office mix)
  • Flexible working hours
  • 25 Days annual leave, plus 8 days bank holidays
  • Excellent Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Payment of one professional membership per annum
  • Mileage allowance

Once you’ve completed your probationary period there are lots of salary sacrifice staff benefits available, including car lease & home technology.

If you are interested in this post and would like to apply, please complete an application form (please read the guidance notes) and send to the Human Resources team, preferably by email to Recruitment@fenland.gov.uk or post to the HR Team, at Fenland District Council, Room 48, Fenland Hall, County Road, March, PE15 8NQ.

Application forms are available to download from our website, www.fenland.gov.uk or alternatively, please either phone our Customer Services team on 01354 654321 or email Recruitment@fenland.gov.uk

*For the right candidate there will be an opportunity to progress up to £33,945 after successfully completing career grade criteria*

Closing date: 7 April 2024.

 

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