Estate Surveyor

  • Contract
  • Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
  • £25 to £28 per hour

Stride are recruiting for a Borough Council and are looking for a Valuation & Estates Manager/ Estates Surveyor for a 6 month contract

Responsible for the delivery of Asset Valuations for accounting purposes (Red Book valuations) and valuations for feasibility, rental, insurance and other purposes.
To lead on management of the existing corporate property estate and Housing Revenue Account (HRA) retail properties.



Educated to degree or equivalent level in valuation/ surveying
Full membership of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (general practice)
Evidence of continuous professional/ managerial development
Mandatory practicing certificates where necessary
Willing to undertake further management education and or development as part of future Professional Development
Either possess Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Qualification or be willing to successfully obtain IOSH qualification within a reasonable timeframe.
Valid driving licence and access to a vehicle



Up to date and working knowledge of relevant Property related legislation, regulations and standards including (but not limited to): Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
Law of :Property Act 1925
International Financial Reporting Standards
Knowledge of valuation principles and valuations for accounting purposes
Knowledge and understanding of:
functions of local government
major issues and challenges facing property
business planning & best practice in asset management
Commitment to and clear understanding of equal opportunities
Understanding of health and safety issues and risk management
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and work specific software packages such as Property Terrier
Budgetary control and management (e.g. budget setting, budget profiling)
Commercial awareness in a property environment (e.g. market values and yields; construction prices/ inflation)


Knowledge of Project Management, Procurement and contract management, Party Wall etc. Act 1996
Leasehold Reform Housing & Urban Development Act 1993 (& associated legislation)
Risk Management & Control


A minimum of 3 years post professional qualification experience in a professional property management role (general practice/ corporate property)
Experience of providing a professional valuation and service
Experience of asset management planning and preparation of business plans
Experience of effectively managing budgets and other resources
Experience of ensuring work practices are managed safely and in accordance with relevant legislation
Experience of identifying opportunities to maximise income, generate savings and/or create efficiencies across a housing and/or commercial property portfolio
Experience of successfully managing a team
Writing reports for a wide range of purposes including for committees, senior management and stakeholders

Experience of procurement and contract management
Experience of Project Management
Experience of working appropriately in an environment which has a politically influenced decision-making structure including building relationships with council members


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