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Chartered Surveyor - National Nature Reserves

Job at Natural England in Ashford, Kent

Organisation: Natural England

Posts: Land Agent x 3

Team: NNR Team, National Operations

Location: Locations – South West, South East and East Midlands

Salary: Starting salary £32,438*

Background:

Natural England requires 3 Chartered Surveyor roles leading traditional Land Agency into the world of natural capital and ecosystem services.

Free from fee target pressureFlexible working opportunitiesRoles at the forefront of the Natural Capital sector Multiple roles available with potential for one of these to be pre-qualifiedPost qualified starting salary range of £32,438. * Whilst it is NE’s policy to appoint at salary minimum a higher starting salary within the pay range may be considered for exceptional candidates

This is an opportunity to work for the Estate Management arm of Natural England who hold a mixed leasehold and freehold estate of some 64,000ha of land, workshops, offices, and other buildings. The Estate comprises 143 National Nature Reserves (NNR’s) covering some of the most important and iconic wildlife sites in England.

Chartered Surveyors are essential to the Estate fulfilling its conservation and income potential whilst meeting the organisations legal obligations and providing value for money.

You will be joining a national team of Surveyors/Land Agents working across the country and be part of a wider team of conservation professionals. Each role covers a particular geographic patch with these roles predominantly looking to cover the South West, South East and East Midlands.

The roles offer flexibility for home or office working or a mixture of the two. Offices are located within each geographic patch including Ashford, Bridgwater, Bristol, Dorchester, Exeter, Lincoln, Nottingham, Reading, Wallingford, Worthing and Truro. You would be expected to work out of one of these offices for a minimum number of days a week.

Key areas of work include:

Professional advice on Estate casework matters including the provision of advice on legal and valuation matters or engagement of internal and external advisers on such matters. Income generation - explore traditional and new potential of Estate assets and drive forward opportunities from emerging environmental markets such as Biodiversity Net Gain. Estate Management - manage all tenure casework for a particular geographic area. Acquisitions and declarations - advise the relevant geographic team on NNR acquisitions and National Nature Reserve designation Direct Payments (Basic Payment Scheme) – during the Agricultural Transition assist in preparing the Estates Direct Payments claim and abiding by the Scheme’s regulations. NNR records - updating and maintaining of property records and mapping. Finance - work with support staff to deliver accurate payments and receipts from the Estate tenure and assist with procurement for valuation and other contracts. Contribute to reviews and updates of upcoming Government policy and Estate Management procedures. Professional advice - the post holder will provide formal and informal advice to others on casework matters related to the management of the Natural England estate. This will involve working with our Area Teams, NNR staff and the National NNR team.

Specialist Skills

You will be a qualified member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and will be required to keep professional membership up to date. Professional membership of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers is not essential but preferable.Knowledge and experience of property management, preferably rural, including legal and valuation matters and working with a range of landowners, occupiers and farmers will be valuableExperience in all aspects of Rural Estate Management of a wide and varied portfolio: -

Key Competencies

Personal Effectiveness

Use clear and appropriate language, communication styles and techniques that engage your audience.Be decisive; combine your professional judgement with evidence to inform your decision making. Progress your personal development and take responsibility for keeping your knowledge and expertise current

Work delivery

Manage and deliver your workload to meet agreed targets and deadlinesConsider the financial implications of your work and seek income from our products and services

Collaborating and partnerships

Nurture trusting partnerships and collaborate to achieve pragmatic outcomes that help deliver Natural England’s vision, mission and aimsThis includes building partnerships, negotiation skills, team working, demonstrating honesty and integrity

Decision making

Make and explain objective decisions which combine your professional judgement and evidenceThis includes demonstrating flexibility, objectivity impartiality and weighing up risk best available evidence and pragmatism to get things

Specialist Skills

You will be a qualified member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and will be required to keep professional membership up to date. Professional membership of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers is not essential but preferable.

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