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National Trust - Shrewsbury - Assistant Rural Surveyor

Job Added: 13 April 2017

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National Trust

£25,935 pa

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Job description:

Situated in the heart of England, the Midlands region offers a huge variety of landscapes and properties to experience, from parklands and lowland estates such as Attingham Park, to the heathlands and uplands such as the Long Mynd. In this Assistant Rural Surveyor role, we are looking for you to provide support to colleagues and tenants across our estates within the west part of our Midlands region.

What it's like to work here

Our Attingham Hub is one of three mixed discipline hubs in the Midlands region. Based at Attingham Park, close to Shrewsbury, in the heart of rural Shropshire, this hub provides consultancy support and advice to our properties in the west of the Midlands region, covering Shropshire, Staffordshire and Herefordshire, in a variety of disciplines from conservation to marketing.

What you'll be doing

 It’s about successful land management and conservation. Under the guidance of a senior fellow professional, you will be helping to deliver a professional rural surveying service to General Manager clients and you’ll work with Estate Mangers, surveying and ranger colleagues, volunteers and tenants across a number of property portfolios in Shropshire and Staffordshire, providing assistance to drive forward strategic land management plans whilst helping identify new opportunities to generate income from our rural assets.

You’ll be responsible for helping to manage the let estate and in particular you’ll support the let estate to achieve sustainable standards of conservation, access, presentation, and land and property management.

And it’s also about building productive relationships. You’ll do this by drawing upon internal and external information to ensure that you’re providing our colleagues, volunteers and tenants with the best service in the most effective way.

Who we're looking for

You’ll need to be a confident trainee rural surveying professional with practical experience working within the rural sector.

You will need to demonstrate;

  • A good understanding of all rural management matters including conventional and conservation land use, agriculture, asset management, land management, residential lettings, data systems, environmental issues, conservation and sustainable development
  • A degree in a relevant subject and working towards the successful completion of the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC)
  • Experience or a good understanding of landlord and tenant relationships
  • Experience or a good understanding of working within a natural/cultural heritage environment
  • Experience in or a good understanding of writing, interpreting and evaluating budgets and business cases

In a role that revolves around people, you’ll need to be;

  • A clear communicator able to share key messages, spot opportunities and provide solutions
  • Assertive with the confidence to challenge where necessary in a professional manner
  • Collaborative, keen to seek opportunities to network and build positive relationships with tenants, colleagues and external professionals
  • You’ll also enjoy working as part of a team and flexing your time and focus to support others

The package

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan – from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness

Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our retail and catering outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

Closing Date: 04 May 2017

Ref: IRC50632

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