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National Trust - Faringdon - Rural Surveyor

Job Added: 03 February 2020

To apply:

bit.ly/2OnXvHH

Company:
National Trust

Salary:
£35,000

Location:
Faringdon, Oxfordshire

Job description:

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Ref: IRC89344

Summary

Based at our Coleshill & Buscot Estate Office you will be working alongside the estate manager, managing the West Oxfordshire Portfolio which extends to approximately 9,000 acres, 200 residential properties including 3 villages, 11 complete working farms and 700 acres of woodland.

Offering a competitive salary, ranging from £32,304 - £41,239 depending on skills & experience, plus an impressive benefits package including a health cash plan, contributory pension of up to 10% and flexible working.

What it's like to work here

The West Oxfordshire portfolio includes one of the largest let estates in the National Trust, which includes the Buscot and Coleshill estates and villages, the internationally renowned White Horse Hill as well as mansions such as Ashdown House, Chastleton House and Buscot Park.

You'll be working within a team of like-minded professionals collaborating on land and property management to make our places special for ever, for everyone.

Could you see yourself working within our team?

Are you motivated by the challenges of a diverse land and property management role in a range of historic environments?

Can you complement our skilled team of rural surveyors, delivering first class consultancy to support the sustainable management of historic landscapes, in a rapidly changing environment

Do you relish the idea of working with a top-class team of conservation and heritage professionals and a wide range of tenants and stakeholders who are all working together to look after our special places for ever, and to share them with everyone?

Are you seeking a role which combines all of this with flexibility, family-friendly working and a balanced approach to career and life?

What you'll be doing

As part of this team, you will be supporting the Estate Manager to provide insightful advice, excellent client care and outstanding stakeholder management to help our properties achieve sustainable, forward thinking approaches to managing and conserving our assets. You will bring a range of skills, and an ability to learn and share to ensure we safeguard and effectively manage our built assets and interests in land. You will be involved in delivering a range of work including management of agricultural, residential and commercial tenancies; grant applications and claims including HLS & BPS; woodland management; licences and easements; access rights and boundary disputes; management of restrictive covenants; valuations; and occasional acquisitions and disposals.

Most importantly, we need you to be an effective and convincing communicator capable of building strong relationships with our tenants and with a wide range of colleagues throughout the organisation.

Who we're looking for

In order to be successful in this role we’d like you to have:

  • Practical knowledge and experience of rural land and property management, including agriculture, conservation, residential, commercial and public amenity.
  • Up to date understanding of the current issues within the rural sector.
  • Appreciation for the need for innovative solutions.
  • Confidence in interpreting legal documentation and a variety of data sources and using your findings to influence colleagues.
  • An analytical, methodical and organised approach to your work and time management.
  • Excellent people skills, adept at listening, building trust or negotiating, you make things happen and get things done.
  • You will be a qualified member of RICS or CAAV. However applications from candidates due to take their final qualifications this spring will also be considered.
  • This role will require regular travel. Please ensure you’re able to fulfil these travel requirements. (mileage allowance will be paid for work travel)

The package

Benefits for working at the National Trust:

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Discounts in high street stores, cinemas, National Trust properties and cafes.
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Generous annual leave
  • Subsidised health cash plan
  • Free 24-hour support service
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
  • Training & Development tailored to you
  • Up to 5 days of paid volunteering for you.

To find out more and apply, please follow:

https://bit.ly/2OnXvHH

Closing Date: 23rd February 2020

Provisional Interview Date: 6th March 2020

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