Logo: RSPB


Head of Rural Surveying - England

Reference: AUG20223189
Location: Flexible in England
Salary: £42,768.00 - £61,479.00 Per Annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent

Can you lead a team of brilliant rural surveyors and support the RSPB’s ambitions to grow the land area where we actively bring nature back, both in strategic partnerships and as the UK’s leading nature conservation body?

About the role

RSPB England has an incredibly diverse portfolio of reserves, with over 100 sites.

As Head of Team, you will provide the professional and operational overview, leadership, and coordination of England’s Land Agency function in order to achieve RSPB’s policies and required standards of estate management. You would be responsible for overseeing the technical expertise requirements of surveyors to develop and maintain an exemplar level of delivery standards, and in doing so, manage a comprehensive and high-performance rural surveying team as well as personally undertaking some of the more complex casework.

We are looking for an individual with excellent personal experience of estate management in land and property, covering the full breadth of the different areas of technical work.

Essential skills knowledge, qualifications and experience:

  • Corporate member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
  • A wide breadth of post qualification experience and technical knowledge in estate management of land and property.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of acquisition/disposal work.
  • Able to acquire knowledge from other disciplines/colleagues to relate to land agency function.
  • Experience of managing a multi-discipline team to achieve optimum outcomes.
  • Manager of teams and projects, skilled in working across regions and departments.
  • Well developed communication skills to be able to represent complex and technical issues.
  • Ability to speak and present confidently to a range of audiences including external agencies and senior managers.
  • Ability to travel and work flexibly.
  • Personal experience of estate management of land and property, covering the full breadth of the different areas of technical work.
  • Experience of dealing with standard legal conveyancing work covering acquisitions, disposals of interests in land; leasing and licensing.
  • Experience of valuation and acquisition of land and rights overland.
  • Experience of line management and project management.

Desirable experience:

  • Experience in conservation management of land. Knowledge of designations; legal compliance; agri-environment schemes.
  • Experience in estate management planning, balancing competing needs.

Closing date: 23:59, Sun, 25th Sep 2022

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Closing Date: 25/09/2022  Location: Flexible Location - England

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