Logo: RSPB


Rural Surveyor

Reference: SEP20237942
Flexible in Midlands
£30,940.00 - £40,040.00 Per Annum 
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave

We have a wonderful opportunity for an experienced and self-motivated Rural Surveyor to join the RSPB England’s Land Team to be based in Central and Eastern England, an operational area extending through Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire to Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire. The successful applicant will join an England wide team of 11 Rural Surveyors. You will have a specific portfolio of properties in the east and west midlands to manage and will support the wider delivery of the departmental casework as required across the Country. The location of the role is flexible within this area.

The work will include a wide range of estate management casework to support the work programme across England. In addition, this role will also focus on rural surveying support to specific RSPB nature reserves and projects across the Midlands and surrounding counties. The reserves within the area include woodlands, wetlands and peri-urban sites, they have a diverse range of habitats, species and landscapes along with active visitor operations and facilities. Work on these sites includes rural practice work as well as landlord and tenant leasehold arrangements for various offices.

Key activities include:

  • Land and Property Management:
    • Carrying out due diligence
    • Advising on agricultural matters and farming systems
  • Reserve acquisition work.
  • Land and property disposal.
  • Risk management and project support.
  • Team working

The England Rural Surveyors work together with a strong team ethos, enthusiasm and dedication and share professional expertise, knowledge and information at regular Team meetings. You will work alongside the building surveyors as well as supporting the Area Managers and their teams. You will be encouraged to be out of the office, providing professional advice to staff, to minimise risk and optimise financial returns for the RSPB nature reserves.

Essential qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Chartered member of RICS (Rural) or another equivalent professional organisation.
  • Demonstrable post qualification knowledge of estate management, land and property acquisition and disposal work in the rural environment.
  • Up to date understanding of agricultural subsidy schemes in England and associated cross compliance requirements.
  • Initiative, motivation and flair to spot income opportunities.

The RSPB is committed to training and development and will support appropriate CPD and cover annual membership fees for one professional body e.g. RICS or CAAV.

Closing: Friday 13th October

To complete your application online, please CLICK HERE

Closing Date: 13/10/2023  Location: Flexible in Midlands

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