Senior Surveyor – Estates

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Senior Surveyor - Estates
Interim Position

Tameside 0008 0BC0 / 1

Posted: 16th November 2023 16:48
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £45.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months


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Interim Senior Surveyor - Estates

Reference no: Tameside 0008 0BC0 / 1

Pay Rate: up to £45.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 1-2 months


To support the delivery of the Council’s property strategy via the provision of asset and property management across the Council’s property portfolio, which includes commercial and operational property. This will include; working collaboratively with the other members of the property team and other departments within the Council. When necessary attending Cabinet, Scrutiny and other meetings representing the Estates function and Property Team and deputising for the Head of Estates

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertaking a range of property work including valuations and negotiations (where appropriate instructing and monitoring appointed consultants) for all purposes relating to:-
    • a) Acquisitions, development opportunities, disposals and appropriations
    • b) Land compensation claims for and against the Council
    • c) Lettings, Rent reviews and lease renewals in relation to external lettings
    • d) Granting or taking of any rights of any description in or over land. Internal valuation and property management advice to other Departments
    • e) Viability studies and estimates
    • f) Non Domestic Rating
    • g) Encroachments on Council land
    • h) Annual valuations of the Council’s Assets in accordance with the IFRS
    • i) Reviewing and reporting on general property matters
  • Identify opportunities to add value and work with colleagues to progress these.
  • Work within and lead (as necessary) project teams to deliver projects.
  • Assist with the prioritisation of casework of the Estates function within the Property team. Where appropriate identify, seek approval and subsequently appoint relevant external consultants and monitor their performance to ensure satisfactory service delivery.
  • Manage other surveyors and property staff accordingly including prioritising their caseload, providing advice, working on the development of their service areas and their own personal development. The management of staffing areas and work streams shall be dependent on experience and skill sets and shall be discussed during interviews.
  • Draft, prepare and provide advice on reports to Committees involving property matters, which have financial, or property management implications. This includes dealing directly with elected members and senior officers of the Council.
  • Input and work with the Property teams to prepare and deliver an Asset Management Plan relating to all Council land and property.
  • Ensure that all actions/recommendations are consistent with prevailing regulations and Council policies.
  • Support other team members and collaboratively assist others where necessary. Advise and assist trainees with their RICS APC (assessment of professional competence) requirements.
  • Where appropriate develop policies and working practices that seek to improve the effective and efficient running of the property portfolio. Contribute to determining and setting objectives and targets for the Property portfolio in line with corporate policy. Provide information to enable performance against these objectives and targets to be monitored

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Relevant Degree such as, Surveying Degree/Real Estate Management / Property Development & Valuation / Quantity Surveying & Commercial Estate Management or equivalent qualification
  • Member status with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or equivalent – MRICS or FRICS
  • Hold a full UK driving licence and has access to a vehicle for use at work


  • Demonstrable experience of effective team working and supporting less experienced members of the team
  • Experience of leading on key property and projects in relation to optimising the use of the Council’s assets
  • Experience of fully project managing key projects in relation to optimising the use of the Council’s assets whilst be able to demonstrate being committed to high quality, customer focussed delivery and having the ability to work effectively with a range of colleagues and partners

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent negotiating skills
  • Excellent verbal and written and comprehension skills e.g. ability to write complex, but cogent reports in plain English, give advice at all levels on complex matters
  • Able to demonstrate experience of instructing and leading external consultants and project teams
  • Ability to demonstrate a broad knowledge base and experience in a variety of property work including, asset management, development and acquisition
  • Able to demonstrate experience of collaboratively working with colleagues and external consultants
  • Able to demonstrate a broad range of knowledge of property law and asset management
  • Able to demonstrate an innovative approach to property problems
  • The ability to interact at a senior level and to prioritise own and the Team’s workload when experiencing conflicting demands
  • Demonstrate the ability to mentor and motivate staff and deal effectively with difficult issues


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Senior Surveyor - Estates
Client Category: Local Authority

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