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Savills - Oxford - Rural Surveyor

Job Added: 22 January 2020

To apply:

Main Contact:
William Benbow, Director




Job description:

Division/Department: Rural Management

Grade: Recently Qualified, Associate

Working Hours: Full Time

Reports To: William Benbow

This document sets out the primary duties and responsibilities of the above position.The duties and responsibilities described below are not intended to be exhaustive.

The Role / Location

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic recently qualified chartered surveyor to work within the rural team in Savills’ Oxford Office working primarily for institutional clients on land and projects throughout England.

Key Responsibilities

  • The management of a substantial portfolio of let residential agricultural and commercial property, including instigating/negotiating rent reviews, lease renewals and other landlord and tenant practice
  • Management of reactive of pro-active and reactive maintenance and repairs
  • Property Letting
  • Working with team-members to ensure property compliance
  • Working with other Savills departments to support the efficient delivery of Client projects.
  • Spotting and delivering added value opportunities.
  • Providing timely and accurate reporting to the Client
  • Financial management working closely with the client accounting team in preparing budgets and managing cash flow and expenditure.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Key Skills

  • Self-starter with proactive and resourceful capabilities
  • Commercially aware and able to negotiate independently
  • Able to problem solve effectively
  • Strong verbal, numeracy and report writing skills
  • Able to work both individually and within a team dynamic
  • Ability to retain information and follow up all leads
  • Resilient, adaptable and, above all, keen and enthusiastic

Technical experience:-

  • Strong understanding of landlord and tenant law and practice, and property compliance
  • Sound knowledge of the rural economy and rural estates, including the challenges and opportunities facing rural landowners
  • Sound agricultural knowledge
  • Knowledge of buildings and the built environment
  • MRICS and/or FAAV both highly desirable, but not essential if equivalent relevant experience demonstrated

Skills and Knowledge

  • Clear written and verbal communication style, including the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Strong people skills with the ability to work effectively as part of the team

To apply for this position, please submit a CV and Covering letter, with salary requirements, to William Benbow, Director, or telephone for a preliminary confidential discussion on 07870 999 462

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