Estates Surveyor

North Hertfordshire District Council is looking for an Estates Surveyor to join its Commercial directorate.  You will be involved in managing the Council’s property portfolio and advising the Council on property acquisitions and disposals to maximise income and capital receipts, and to generally help secure value for money. 

The Commercial team is an exciting and relatively new part of the Council.  Its primary function is to respond to the financial challenges of local government and ultimately help maintain quality services for residents of North Hertfordshire.  The Council’s property portfolio is fundamental to achieving this goal.  The current portfolio comprises a wide variety of properties, including offices, industrial ground leases and community centres. 

You will be a Member or Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or a Member or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) with a minimum of 2 years’ post-qualification commercial property experience.  Self-motivation and good communication skills are key to this role. 

Please note, the successful applicant for the above post will be background checked with the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau).

Special Conditions: 
We can offer you an excellent benefits package including a pension scheme, generous leave allowance, flexi-time, home working, leisure concessions and more.
Salary Range: 
Starting from £39,000 per annum
Closing Date: 
Friday, 1 May 2020 - 12:00pm
Interviews to be held on: 
Friday, 5 June 2020
Reference Number: 
Further Info: 

If you are interested in this position, you can find out more details by looking at the attached documents at the bottom of this page.

If you would like an informal chat about the post, you can contact Chris Robson, Senior Estates Surveyor, on 01462 474252. 

How to apply: 

To apply for a position you must complete the online application form and submit it to be received by us no later than midday on the closing date.  Please note that we do not accept CV applications, either on their own or accompanying application forms. Therefore please ensure that all relevant information is provided on the application form.

To apply, please follow the link below to our online recruitment service:

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If you have any questions or require assistance, please email and one of our team will respond to you.

Guidance on Completing the Application Form:

Your completed application form will be vital during the recruitment process, both for shortlisting and at interview. Therefore please ensure that you complete the form clearly, accurately and in full.

Please read the advertisement, job description, person specification and additional information carefully before completing the application form.

When completing the application form you should target your skills and experience towards the criteria listed in the person specification and provide examples to demonstrate how you are able to meet each criteria.

As part of the application form we ask for Monitoring Information. Please remember to complete this section as it is essential in enabling the Council to monitor the effectiveness of our Equality and Diversity policy. Please note that this information is not passed on to the Recruiting Manager during the application process (it is retained in Human Resources for monitoring purposes) to ensure that each application is shortlisted based solely on information relating to the post.

If you are selected to attend for interview we will let you know approximately 5 working days before the interview date. In the event of you not hearing by this date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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