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Townsend Chartered Surveyors - Exeter - Trainee Assistant Rural Surveyor

Job Added: 12 February 2018

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Main Contact:
Julia Clark


01392 823935

Townsend Chartered Surveyors


Job description:

We are an independent firm of Chartered Surveyors operating as Land Agents and Farm Agents from Exeter Livestock Market.  We are the leading UK national entitlement trading agents, and have a diverse and extensive rural based practice based in the South West, with estate management clients also wider afield. We currently have the following vacancy:

  • Opening for a graduate from RICS accredited rural degree or similar to join our dynamic team of rural surveyors and begin training to complete their RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).
  • You will gain a wide range of experience throughout the rural sector and we will work with you to achieve the required level in all your APC competencies, building on your previous knowledge and interests within the rural sector.
  • Close partner contact throughout your training.
  • You will be encouraged to take the CAAV exams alongside your APC.
  • You will receive immediate face to face client contact, along with significant responsibility early on.

Our trainees have a proven track record of successfully achieving their chartered status as rural surveyors (RICS) and agricultural valuers (CAAV), whilst enjoying exciting challenges in their day to day employment (please see “Join Us” on our website,, for testimonials).

The ideal candidate will:

  • have completed an RICS accredited rural degree and have an interest in joining a small traditional land agency firm.
  • be able to demonstrate confidence with clients both on the telephone and face to face.
  • be an excellent communicator.
  • have a thirst for knowledge to expand on that gained during their degree course.
  • be confident working as part of a supportive team.
  • have an excellent eye for detail.
  • have an excellent writing style and strong presentational skills.
  • enjoy new challenges and solving problems.

The salary offered would be appropriate to the level of experience and qualification of the successful candidate, with an annual programmed salary review based on job performance evaluation meetings and feedback.

The position is available from Summer 2018, or at a later date to suit the successful candidate.   All applicants will be treated in the strictest confidence.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your CV and a covering letter to or for administrative queries please telephone Julia Clark on 01392 823935.

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