Estates Surveyor / Assistant Estates Surveyor (Rural)

  • Job Reference: 00266986-1
  • Date Posted: 9 June 2021
  • Employer: Wiltshire Council
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  • Location: County Hall, Trowbridge
  • Salary: £27,741 to £34,728
  • Sector: Property & Construction
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description


The Estates and Development Service is responsible for the council's property estate and the delivery of affordable housing and developments of new homes across Wiltshire. This includes all aspects of property management including acquisition and sale of land and buildings, management and lettings.


The Estates Team, as well as being responsible for a significant operational estate of offices, depots and community based assets, are responsible for the effective management of a 4,750 acre rural estate comprising a diverse range of equipped let farms, blocks of bare land and residential properties. The estate is increasingly being asked to support the council’s wider business plan objectives through a number of exciting projects.

About the role

As an Estates Surveyor or Assistant Estates Surveyor you will directly deliver estate management functions across a range of property assets, focusing on the management of the council's rural estate and the provision of specialist rural surveying advice across council departments including the Major Projects, Highways, Climate Change and Sustainable Transport teams. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with an innovative approach to combine traditional estate management with a diverse range of additional activities. Using your rural surveying specialism you will contribute to major road and housing developments, community based projects and the council’s ambitious target to be Carbon Neutral by 2030.

You will work within an experienced  and committed team of Surveyors with a focus on rural property activities, providing support to other team members and technical input into a range of property related matters. You will have a dedicated caseload across a wide range of estate management tasks and project work. There will also be an opportunity to become involved in the management of the council’s wider operational property estate.

Estate Surveyor salary range: £32,910 - £34,728

Assistant Estate Surveyor salary range: £27,741 - £29,577

About you

As a surveyor you will hold a degree in Rural Estate Management and be professionally qualified with previous experience of Estate Management gained in either the private or public sector. For Assistant Estates Surveyors you will have an RICS accredited HND or foundation degree, or experience in surveying activities. You will have excellent interpersonal, planning and organisational skills and be able to prioritise and co-ordinate workloads. You will have an eye for detail to identify commercial opportunities to either increase income, create capital receipts or reduce costs.

Experience of project working, including within a multi-disciplinary team and the ability to communicate complicated issues to a wider variety of team members, customers and stakeholders is essential.

The post is offered on a full time basis, although applicants wishing to work part-time will be considered.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 1st July 2021.

Unless otherwise indicated, all interviews are held virtually on Microsoft Teams or by phone where this is not possible. Candidates will be sent a link before interview to download the Teams App.