The Met Office – Estates Surveyor

The Met Office



Job title
Estates Surveyor

Employer profile
We are seeking to appoint an Estates Surveyor to join our Property Management team. You will join a busy and friendly team reporting to the Estates Manager at this world-leading organisation. This is an excellent opportunity to join an in house property function delivering comprehensive multi-disciplined Property Management solutions for the continued management of the diverse commercial and operational Met Office estate.

Job profile
Working with the Estate Manager, this varied and busy role is responsible for providing professional advice for the effective management of the Met Office estate. This will involve a wide variety of tasks including rent reviews and lease renewal negotiations as well supporting the effective delivery of projects across a diverse property estate to enable the Met Office to successfully deliver its services to customers.  The role requires close liaison with colleagues and customers across the Met Office as well as other Government Departments and external professional bodies.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the regular review of the estates strategy based on documented property portfolio to ensure effective decision making in Met Office estate matters
  • Assist with the negotiation and resolution of any rating, planning, landlord and tenant matters to ensure the Met Office estate delivers best value to the organisation
  • Assist with the acquisition and disposal of property, working with external advisors and customers to ensure the interests of the Met Office and value for money are maintained
  • Ensure compliance liaising with technical specialists on legal and other obligations in relation to leasing and general estate matters and ensure all required legal documentation is in place and up to date
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of projects to ensure successful delivery

Qualifications and experience required/preferred

  • Relevant (or working towards) RICS accredited Real Estate degree
  • Demonstrate an understanding of, or have experience in, Commercial Real Estate Management of a diverse property portfolio including knowledge of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954
  • An organised approach to work & proven ability to prioritise effectively and use your own initiative to achieve tasks amongst competing demands
  • Customer focused and able to demonstrate excellent networking skills with the ability to build relationships effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Good communication and negotiation skills with the ability to present conclusions and proposals clearly and concisely in writing and verbally
  • Personal drive and desire to complete work in an effective manner in addition the following are desirable
  • A broad understanding of the nature, purpose, and structure of the Met Office
  • Evidence of relevant continuing professional development
  • Have commenced or are part way through the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence

Applications considered from

  • Postgraduates
  • Graduates
  • Current BSc students
  • Current postgraduate students

Salary and benefits

  • Annual Leave of 27.5 days (+ 8 Public and Bank holidays), increasing to 32.5 after 5 years.
  • Flexible working hours to promote work/life balance
  • Extensive career development opportunities
  • ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme to enable affordable, healthy travel.
    Free car park
  • On-site modern, fully functional gym + classes.
    On-site restaurant, shop and café
  • Many more benefits including healthcare plans and childcare schemes
  • Salary Information: £22,361 – £26,119.  Please note, when joining the Met Office all new employees will start on the salary band minimum

Application method
Please apply online here and attach the most recent version of your CV, along with a cover letter which briefly (no more than two-pages) states your experience against each essential and desirable criteria.

This recruitment post is not offering UK Visa and Sponsorship and therefore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the UK / EU without restriction. If you are a non–EU candidate you will be required to provide and attach all relevant eligibility documentation to your application at the time of applying.

This post requires you to gain full security clearance due to the nature of the role. Therefore, in order obtain full clearance you will need to have lived at the same address in the UK for 2 years out of the last 5 years, or lived in the UK for 3 out of the last 5 years if you have lived at various addresses.

Closing date
27 January 2019, with interviews expected shortly after. Please note that you will be notified if you are successful or unsuccessful.