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Savills - Truro - Rural Surveyor

Job Description:

This is an opportunity to join a friendly and energetic team with a diverse workload spanning rural professional practice, and with a core of retained estate management work and associated strategic consultancy. The immediate team consists of two directors, two residential property managers, a qualified surveyor, and two graduates. The work of the team is also ably supported by two rural assistants dealing with administration and secretarial support for the team. The role would be based in Truro with reach throughout the wider south west.

The Truro Rural Management Team has an actively collaborative approach, and operates as part of the larger multi-disciplinary Savills Truro office, alongside teams delivering a range of services including rural professional services, valuation, building surveying and residential agency. The team also works closely with other Savills specialists in the region in areas such as farm business consultancy, forestry, planning, development, forestry and leisure. The local and regional team is supported by the almost-limitless knowledge, resources and research within the national and international Savills network, and as an integral member of the team you will be expected to liaise with your counterparts across the country and to contribute to business development throughout Savills both within and beyond the rural division.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve the existing client base as the lead in the client relationship, and contribute to the growth of the business and it's profile in the region.
  • Support and work collaboratively with the Director in the office in the management of the team and line managing reporting directly to you.
  • Managing existing and future client relationships as well as seeking out further opportunities for our business in Cornwall and beyond.
  • Day to day running of rural estates and property, reporting to clients direct.
  • Assist in the strategic advice to clients.
  • Provision of advice for landlord and tenant, rent reviews and property management.
  • Building rapport with colleagues, clients, tenants, contractors and suppliers.
  • Identifying opportunities to grow and expand the business.

Key Skills

  • Must be either MRICS and/or FAAV qualified
  • The ability to engage with a variety of audiences
  • Good relationship and management and communication skills
  • The ability to deal with conflict and provide resolution
  • Self-motivated, goal driven and the ability to prioritise, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Commercially aware, but with ability to vary approach dependent on circumstances

Team Overview

The successful candidate will be joining the Truro Estate Management Team. We specialise in providing strategic and day to day management advice to a variety of clients, both private clients and institutional, throughout Cornwall and the south west. We are passionate about providing a high level of service and we do this by investing in our people to enable them to fulfil their aspirations and to succeed within the business and bring with them their unique skills, personality and passions so that they are able to thrive. We enjoy the benefit of the wider national structure of Savills with first class research, template documentation and property management systems, whilst be responsible for and benefitting from our own P&L as a local office. Being based in Cornwall with the local tourism and leisure activities around the coast, the role provides a particularly varied, diverse and interesting stream of work.

Management Responsibilities

  • Set clear objectives and manage performance accordingly
  • Conduct regular 121’s and appraisals
  • Provide equal opportunities to all, supporting career development
  • Role model professional behaviours
  • Deliver exceptional recruitment experiences, in line with company strategy

Additional Responsibilities

The role will play a key part in the delivery of fee earning and provide an excellent client service within the Truro Rural Estate Management Team. The team has an established and varied client base, including charities, corporate and institutional bodies as well as private clients. The successful candidate will assume significant client facing responsibility and accountability for the delivery of the client's objectives. This role offers considerable opportunities for the candidate to progress their career. Savills offers unique training across a range of subjects which includes a comprehensive business management programme. There are also opportunities to be part of national boards and focus groups.


Associate Director or Director

How to apply

Please apply for this vacancy via the Savills website

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