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Duchy of Lancaster - Staffordshire - Estates Surveyor

Job Description:

Salary: Competitive

The Duchy of Lancaster is a private estate owned by His Majesty The King, as Duke of Lancaster. The rural estate consists of approximately 45,000 acres of land in England and Wales which is divided into five ‘Rural Surveys’ and comprises commercial, agricultural, and residential properties (Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, Staffordshire and Southern). Additionally, the Duchy has a significant commercial property portfolio known as the ‘Urban Survey’, as well as separate Minerals and Foreshore Portfolios.

The position

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic Estates Surveyor to join the growing in-house rural surveying team to support and work closely with the Senior Estates Surveyor on the day-to-day management and strategic delivery of projects across the Staffordshire Survey, which comprise a diverse mix of assets. They will also assist the Senior Estates Surveyor and Head of Rural Investment on portfolio-wide matters, including sustainability initiatives and opportunities through the implementation of a land-use strategy.

The Location

Working as part of a small team, the successful candidate will be based on our Staffordshire survey (Needwood) and will be expected to travel on a regular basis to the Lancaster Office and to the Head Office in London.

The person

  • MRICS; recently qualified or with one to three years post qualification experience preferred. Will also consider a candidate approaching qualification exams.
  • FAAV; Fellow or Probationer of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers desirable
  • A good understanding of Rural Estate Management.
  • The skills to use Microsoft programmes effectively, in particular the following: Outlook, Excel (to a good standard), Word and PowerPoint
  • Dynamic and self-motivated with the initiative and drive to deliver results.
  • A team player, reliable, friendly, with excellent communication skills and ability to build relationships.
  • Organised, able to multitask, prioritise activities and work independently with minimum supervision when required.


  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • 25 days’ holiday per annum
  • Pension contribution of 10% of salary
  • Death in Service benefit (4 times salary)

To receive a job description, and to apply, please contact Robyn Bebbington by email at

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