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Herbert R Thomas - Vale of Glamorgan - Rural Chartered Surveyor

Job Added: 28 September 2020

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Sarah Dando


Herbert R Thomas

Basic Salary – £30,000 plus car allowance

Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan

Job description:


Herbert R Thomas is seeking an ambitious, CAAV and RICS Qualified Rural Surveyor to join our Cowbridge Office and to take on a varied role with a wide range of professional work. You will have the opportunity to become an integral part of the business within a highly motivated team with significant career progression opportunities.

Herbert R Thomas is a leading firm of Chartered Surveyors and Agricultural Valuers. It has four offices in south wales in Cardiff, Cowbridge, Bridgend and Neath. The firm has a strong reputation both locally and regionally for providing high quality professional advice. Established in 1926 we have a long, impressive history and our current size and level of success could not have been achieved without a team of dedicated, loyal and satisfied staff. This is an excellent opportunity to join an established and growing business.

About this role.

Areas of professional work will include:-

  • Undertaking property valuations, valuations for secured loan, taxation (CGT/IHT), asset purposes.
  • Land agency – Sales and letting of property, farms and land
  • Compensation claims on behalf of landowners – CPO, utility work (DCWW, WPD)
  • Seasonal Auctioneering duties – Penderyn/Neath markets (optional)
  • Advice to both landlords and tenants – Farm Business Tenancy Agreements, Agricultural Holding Act Agreements, succession planning etc
  • Preparation of Farm Business Tenancy Agreements, Licence Agreements etc
  • Understanding the principles of The Agricultural Holdings Act, The Agricultural Tenancies Act and various laws in relation to the occupation of land
  • Managing, developing client relationships (new and existing)
  • A willingness to undertake and acquire new skills to assist landowners/farmers in a post Brexit world.

About You

  • CAAV Qualification (or willingness to sit the examinations)
  • RICS Qualification
  • Proven track record within similar firms
  • A practical understanding of property, land, business and agriculture
  • Ability and competence dealing with clients in a professional manner
  • Ability to work in a team and independently and use initiative
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong IT capability
  • Own transport with insurance for Business


  • The role sits within a supportive and growing team
  • Basic Salary – £30,000 plus car allowance
  • Performance related bonus; Herbert R Thomas discretionary scheme
  • Training – All necessary training will be provided
  • Holiday –initially 28 days inclusive of Bank Holidays increasing to 33 days per annum
  • Pension Scheme – Workplace Pension Scheme operated through Peoples Pension

Should you wish to contact us for a preliminary confidential discussion please contact Andrew Thomas on 01446 776386

To apply for this role, please email your CV and a covering letter to Sarah Dando on

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