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Estates Surveyor - Bath

My client, a local authority based in Somerset are looking for a number of Estate Surveyors to join their team.

This is a full time, temporary contract and the successful candidate will have a relevant RICS qualification and experience in a similar post.

The main responsibilities of the role are as follows;

To deliver the results required in terms of revenue or capital income, property appraisal or landlord & tenant matters either
a) personally,or;
b) under the supervision of a Senior Estates Surveyor.
All results to be delivered on time and within budget so as to meet the expenditure & income targets assigned to the postholder as part of the team's workload.
To undertake difficult & challenging tasks and to adopt innovative, efficient and effective means developed by the team to achieve successful results.
To undertake detailed investigations into the Title and Town & Country Planning status of all classes and types of property included in the Council's estates, in its care, or required for the execution of its duties and responsibilities.

This is to be done to ensure the premises meet the Council's requirements.
To carry out all types of property valuations.
To act as the Council's Agent in its acquisition, letting, management and disposal, by sale or lease, of all types of property.

The postholder will exercise substantial delegated financial authority in the difficult negotiations in order to secure the most advantageous terms for the Council.

The postholder will be expected to act mostly upon her/his own initiative once s/he has agreed a work programme with the Team Manager - Property Management/Senior Estates surveyor.

S/he will be responsible for the achievement of agreed financial & operational targets and will be expected to call upon the Senior Estates Surveyors for only minimal support & guidance.

S/he will support other team members in the execution of duties as required to do so by the Line Manager.

Activities will include any of the following:
(a) Portfolio management and enhancement
(b) Co-ordination of the asset valuation programme for the property portfolio
(c) Co-ordination all programmes of Repairs and Maintenance.
(d) The capital receipts programme, incorporating the surplus property procedure and asset disposal programme, including the bringing forward of development opportunities.
(e) Co-ordination condition surveys across the portfolio.
(f) Annual compliance inspections across the portfolio
(g) Void inspections
(h) Programme of insurance valuations across the portfolio

To prepare & present evidence as an expert witness to the Court, Tribunals, Inquiries and Arbitrators in pursuit of appropriate settlement of disputes over property related matters allocated to the post holder personally.

To prepare and present reports as required.

To gather, collate, evaluate and present statistics and information on the financial and functional performance of the property in the team's care to ensure that the Council is achieving, as far as possible, optimum use of its resources.

To present the information thus gained as required.

To prepare, submit and pursue Town & Country Planning Applications for the development and improvement of property in the team's care so as to ensure all premises can be put to the best use in achieving the Council's policies or realise the highest and best value when disposed of.

To advise the Team Manager - Property Management of potential conflicts in objectives and to present viable options for their resolution.

To deputise for the Senior Estates Surveyor when requested to do so.

If this sounds of interest to you, please email your CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967