Graduate Surveyor/Residential Surveyor
The Valuation and Asset Team are looking for a graduate surveyor to assist with the delivery of the residential in-house valuation and asset management contract. The role will be front facing and involve engaging with the residents of Wandsworth as well as Council departments, external consultants and advisors.
The residential department completes a range of valuation work including but not limited to leasehold reform, right to buy, release of covenants, disposals and acquisitions as well as providing in house strategic advice across two boroughs.
We would offer full support and training through the APC process and would provide guidance and varied projects required for you to pass your APC. The Council will also provide the resources for you to meet your CPD requirements.
You will be expected to be innovative and contribute to the continuous improvement of services within both boroughs.
For this opportunity you will need to have:
- A 2:1 RICS accredited degree in estate management or equivalent
- Be eligible to enrol on the APC process immediately/ or be part qualified.
- A desire to work and train in Local Government.
- Thorough knowledge and up-to-date understanding of the legislation and best practice relating to local authority/residential asset management, disposals, acquisitions, development and valuation.
- Working knowledge of the property market and its law and practice.
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed hours and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline:
Closing Date: Sunday 30th January 2022
Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 31st January 2022
Interview Date: TBC - There will be a first interview via Teams and then a practical second interview on site.
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
The application process for this campaign will be anonymous.
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Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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