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Landlink Estates - West Sussex - Graduate Surveyor

Job Added: 06 April 2017

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Landlink Estates

£24-26K (dependent on experience) with workplace pension provision

West Sussex

Job description:

The graduate surveyor will join our small and dynamic team, based in Chichester West Sussex which manages a rapidly growing portfolio. The role requires you to be part of and contribute to achieving the team’s ambitious growth strategy. This will mean forming close working relationships with the Group’s other business units including farming and herb production as well as working with our customers.

You will assist in the management of a diverse property portfolio consisting of residential, commercial/industrial, office, accommodation, and retail and energy assets. Whilst the portfolio has a rural and horticultural base we are delivering a series of substantial commercial and residential developments. 

The Graduate Surveyor will be involved in a wide ranging series of instructions from compiling the property budget to providing advice on rental expectations and planned maintenance expenditure. In addition, the role will assist in the preparation of board packs, development reports and other material required by the team and report on financial performance of the business unit. Applicants will need to drive to sites within the local area.

Landlink Estates
Landlink Estates is an independent privately owned property and asset management company based in West Sussex with land and property also in Scotland, Suffolk and Spain. We provide a high quality and bespoke solution focused service to our customers, stakeholders and business partners.   We manage a significant rural and commercial estate for a well-established group of clients. Creative and forward thinking, our key focus is on strategic and sustainable growth of the portfolio over time.

The Graduate Surveyor will provide assistance in a range of activities which will include:

  • Negotiating heads of terms, marketing, meeting with tenants, grant of new leases and lease renewals, rent reviews, alterations, inspections and enforcing lease covenants in line with the Landlord and Tenant 1954 Act
  • Use property management system, Qube to manage property records, maintenance requirements and work flow processes.
  • Maintaining accurate and up to date property records and archiving accordingly.
  • Use Pear Mapping system to create and maintain property plans for the Estate, making use of a GPS device to capture data.
  • Undertake property inspections, preparing condition reports for use within planned maintenance programmes. Directly form effective working relationships with tenants, contractors, neighbours, land owners, business partners, consultants, professionals and other key stakeholders. You will be required to obtain and review quotes, advise the Property Team as to appropriate courses of action, instruct maintenance works and manage works through to completion.
  • Assist in overseeing some of the management requirements of the accommodation sites to include inspections, assisting with debtors, audit requirements and H&S documentation.
  • Support the preparation of tender packages to include specifications of work, prelims and contacting contractors to undertake pre-tender qualification.
  •  Tender analysis, instruction, CDM documentation and use of effective project management principles for small to medium sized maintenance and refurbishment projects through to large conversion or new build projects.
  • Contribute to the creation of robust development appraisals with the collation of data, and surveys for planning applications, development feasibility appraisals using Argus software and project management.
  • Actively support the management of health and safety for the Estate from undertaking hazard spots to completing remedial works, ensuring risk assessments and method statements are in place for contractors and instructed works, following the principles of the CDM Regulations and ensuring compliance certification is maintained.


  • Must have a relevant degree with 2:1 or higher that is recognised and accredited by the RICS, RTPI, CITB or similar
  • Will welcome applications from property, surveying, rural, commercial, planning, project management background
  • Relevant experience not necessary but advantageous however must come with some working or volunteering background.
  • Willing to undertake additional training and be mentored to achieve Chartered status, ideally with the RICS. Would ideally suit those looking at the Rural, Commercial or Planning and Development pathway Must have a full and valid UK Driving License.
  • Strong IT skills in core Microsoft Office packages is essential
  • Must be driven, energetic, self-motivated to manage a wide ranging work load in a fast paced environment where progression opportunities are available.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills, underpinned by a good understanding of business and current affairs. 


  • Support in the enrolment and costs of training to achieve the APC.
  • With support from 3 Chartered Surveyors within the Property Team you will be able to choose your own APC councillor with the Estates Manager being your direct day-to-day mentor throughout the APC process and workload will be tailored accordingly to the candidate’s competency requirements.
  • Full week long induction to be given across the property team and wider group business units.
  • Access to local APC network including monthly ‘APC Study/Networking’ Club and other networking opportunities.
  • Flexible contract term to meet your personal needs whether an APC placement, sandwich year, temporary or permanent position, all options will be considered for the right candidate.

The ideal work pattern will be 5 days per week with core hours being 8.30-5.30pm but we will be flexible for the right candidate.

Interview Process
There will be a 2 stage interview process at our West Sussex Head Office with the first stage being an open discussion about you, your background, ambitions and interests. If you are invited back for second stage interview then you will be required to give a 5-10 minute presentation on a piece of coursework completed.  There will also be more getting to know you and the team and a small tour of some of our sites.  Interviews will take place after Easter 2017 with appointment completed by Mid-March.  Starting date can be flexible and will be agreed as part of the appointment process.

Salary £24-26K (dependent on experience) with workplace pension provision.  

Closing Date – April 30th

Apply - by sending your CV and cover letter to using ‘Graduate Surveyor’ in the subject box

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