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Environment Agency - Peterborough and Welwyn Garden City - Assistant Estates Surveyors

Job Added: 14 May 2018

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Environment Agency

Starting salary £27,138 per annum plus lease car and a generous benefits package

Peterborough and Welwyn Garden City

Job description:

Job ref: 8008
Full time, Permanent

The role
As an Assistant Estates Surveyor (known internally as an Estates Officer) you will work alongside our Estates and Senior Estates Surveyors providing a professional estates service to our business. Whether you are recently qualified or still working towards your professional qualification, we will support you whilst you move through your surveying career. With the commitment and drive to progress, there will be opportunities for you to move up through our structure once you have gained relevant experience. Whilst working in this role you will be involved in a wide variety of surveying work, which will keep your days varied and interesting and enable you to gain a wide breadth of knowledge and experience. Your work will include helping to deliver our national flood risk programme through your involvement in various projects to secure access to land, acquiring appropriate interests and agreeing compensation claims. You will help manage a diverse land portfolio. The Estates service is committed to delivering a professional service that exceeds customer expectations, through an innovative approach which delivers value for money. Working as an Assistant Estates Surveyor in the Environment Agency will mean that the environment will be at the heart of everything you do: your work will ensure that we maximise our financial profits and drive forward positive environmental outcomes for our local communities.

You’ll be expected to visit remote field sites around your work area, so you’ll need a willingness to travel and a full UK driving licence. The salary package for this role includes a lease car.

About you
You’re recently qualified, or part qualified and working towards RICS qualification (or equivalent experience), you’ll have a working knowledge within a professional estates service and a good understanding of the principles which underpin Compensation and Acquisition of property interests and the Management of a diverse property portfolio. 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.

About us
We operate at the place where environmental change has its greatest impact on people’s lives. We reduce the risks to people and properties from flooding; make sure there is enough water for people and wildlife; protect and improve air, land and water quality and apply the environmental
standards within which industry can operate. From regulating major industry to improving water quality, from reducing pollution incidents to the regulation of waste management activities, it’s our job to create a better place for people and wildlife.

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 some 26,000 hectares.

The rewards
As well as the opportunity to make a real difference to the environment, you can look forward to a competitive package with a range of benefits, these include:

  • A generous career average pension scheme (currently 18.5% contributions from us)
  • Holiday allowance related to grade and length of service, rising from 25 days to 30 days per year, plus 8 statutory public and bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Generous enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave schemes
  • Leave for examinations, approved studies, public duties, special/reserve forces, environmental work, trade union representatives and health and safety representatives
  • A range of flexible working options, including flexi-time - these depend on business needs, but our aim is to help you achieve a positive work-life balance
  • Occupational health benefits, including counselling and advisory service, eye care service and access to our employee assistance service
  • Interest free loans for season tickets and/or bicycles and safety equipment
  • Childcare vouchers scheme
  • Subsidised sports and social clubs
  • Up to two days paid environmental outcome days each year. These give you the opportunity to take part in community activities with a clear environmental outcome for people and wildlife
  • Other rewards, including shopping, leisure, fitness, finance and travel benefits and discounts.

We will support your continued personal and professional development too: we’ll put a formal development plan in place for you and help you to identify and address skills gaps.

For more information about this role, the Estates team and the Environment Agency you can download the candidate information pack. The pack also includes some useful information to help you apply.

If you have any further enquiries about this role please email or to apply click here

We are passionate about employing people from all backgrounds that reflect the diverse communities we serve.

Help us make a difference in an organisation that embraces difference and values everyone.

We welcome applications from candidates seeking flexible working patterns, including job share. Please highlight any information regarding preferred flexible working arrangements on your application.

Diversity: it’s in our nature.

The closing date for applications is 3rd June 2018. We expect to be holding interviews for the role in early July 2018 in London.

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