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National Trust - Hampshire - Rural Surveyor

Job Description:

Salary: £33,000 pa

Contract type: Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Closing date: 26 September 2021


As a Rural Surveyor, you’ll be working within an Estate Management team in conjunction with a wide range of conservation and heritage professionals along with our tenants and other stakeholders to deliver the modern, progressive land management approach we need to achieve our strategic aims.

We are seeking a Chartered Rural Surveyor to support the Estate Management team at Mottisfont, Isle of Wight and South Downs to manage our diverse let estate and offer our General Managers and Consultancy colleagues technical advice and support on land management matters. We need someone with the ability to bring conservation expertise and knowledge and combine it with up to date technical skills and an innovative, client focussed and entrepreneurial approach to rural surveying. Land and the rural landscape is a rising central focus within the National Trust and your colleagues will look to you for up-to-the-minute advice and guidance.

What It's like to work here

The management of our tenancies and assets, together with the relationships we have with our tenants, underpins our national £40m+ annual rental income and is absolutely essential to the delivery of our conservation work. We’ve recently redefined our strategy and made some revolutionary changes to significantly improve how we do things in Estate Management.

The National Trust is the UK’s biggest private landowner and you will support with the maintenance of the properties it owns and protects.

The salary range for this role is £33,000 - £36,000 depending on PQE

What you'll be doing

In this role you’ll be mostly working on our Mottisfont Estate in Hampshire but also provide support across our properties on the Isle of Wight and South Downs.

As part of the Estate Management team, you'll bring a range of skills to ensure we safeguard and effectively manage our built assets and interests in land. You'll provide insightful advice, excellent client care, and considerate stakeholder management to help our properties achieve sustainable, forward thinking approaches to managing and conserving our assets.

You'll be involved in delivering a range of work, which on a day to day basis might include residential and commercial lettings; agricultural tenancies; management of grants, HLS and Basic Payment Scheme; woodland management; deer management; access rights and boundary disputes; work with restrictive covenants; valuations; and occasional acquisitions and disposals. Most importantly, we need you to be an effective and convincing champion of best practice who brings new thinking and novel approaches to whatever work you turn your hand to.

Please also read the full role profile attached to this advert

Who we're looking for

In order to be considered for the role you’ll need to have:

  • A good knowledge of land use, agriculture, asset management, land management, environmental issues, conservation and sustainable development and how that translates to National Trust Strategy
  • A full member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including influencing and negotiation
  • The ability to analyse, interpret and resolve rural surveying problems using technical knowledge to develop and implement workable solutions
  • Good project management skills with the ability to manage projects with limited complexity
  • Strong demonstrable consulting skills of listening, building trust and acting to deliver a high quality service
  • The ability to work as part of a team to achieve the best results, demonstrating best practice and sharing ideas and thinking

The package

The National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

Wherever you’re from, and whatever your background, we want to hear from you – and it doesn’t matter if you’re jam first, cream first, or even if you don’t like scones at all. Everyone is welcome.

Benefits for working at the National Trust include:

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

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