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Meller Speakman - Wilmslow, Cheshire - Graduate Chartered Surveyor (Rural)

Job Description:

Reports to: Directors


An exciting opportunity for Graduate Rural Chartered Surveyor to be part of our Land Agency team in Cheshire. The role would predominantly be assisting the existing team with the management of a range of rural and commercial property portfolios but also assisting with valuation instructions, compulsory purchase & compensation and other rural related professional services as necessary. The position would provide a great opportunity to obtain a wide and varied range of experiences, ideal for a candidate training to become an RICS member.


  • To report directly to the directors
  • Provide the skills and resources of a Graduate Rural Chartered Surveyor / Land Agent
  • Fulfil the role of assistant rural estate manager as directed to include:
    • assisting with tenancy / lease management including preparation of new agreements
    • assisting with negotiating tenancy/lease renewals, rent reviews
    • cost management
    • electronic information and document management to ensure all tenancies/leases and titles are accurately recorded
    • property inspections
    • assisting with the delivery of maintenance in accordance with budgets and client instruction
    • assisting with the negotiate of maintenance contracts with external contractors
    • administering supplier invoices
    • assisting with the management of contract farming operations for landowners, liaising with farm contractors, administering supplier and contractor invoices
    • assisting with the delivery of statutory obligations and compliance
    • assisting with the implementation of smaller refurbishment and conversion projects
    • Assisting with valuation instructions
    • Assisting with compulsory purchase & compensation instructions and other ad-hoc professional instructions as necessary


  • Degree level qualification
  • APC candidate working toward MRICS status


  • Rounded knowledge of general surveying skills
  • Financial acumen and budget management
  • IT skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet)
  • Good level of numerical reasoning and analytical skills.


  • Good presentation and marketing skills
  • Good negotiation and commercial awareness skills
  • Good communicator
  • Report writing
  • Team player

Please submit a CV and covering letter to Peter Wain FRICS (, or telephone 07584 100548.

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