Bruton Knowles

Rural Surveyor

1 month ago(11/12/2017 16:17)
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The purpose of the job is to undertake general rural land agency and utility work from Shrewsbury. The role will be in part to service existing rural estates managed from the Shrewsbury office, as well as the delivery of professional advice for private clients and local authorities.

The services delivered will include estate management; preparation and delivery of valuations; landlord and tenant advice; negotiations of access to land for utilities and property agency.

To develop work from new and existing sector client contacts, in association with other Team colleagues and BK Offices regionally.

Projects to be undertaken based from the Shrewsbury office, with travelling throughout the Midlands and North Wales.

The job will require someone who is able to demonstrate at least 2 years post qualification experience in undertaking Rural Surveying related work, preferably with Estate management experience.


Formal qualification to degree level that is accredited by the RICS and/or qualified as a Member of the RICS.

We will consider part time workers, with a minimum of 3 days per week.

Essential Criteria:

  • Self-starter with good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with colleagues and clients.
  • The ability to work in an organised and methodical fashion, with a high level of attention to detail.
  • The ability to manage time effectively, prioritising tasks to ensure that deadlines are met.
  • A willingness to be part of a team and to interact with other professional staff.
  • The ability to learn new skills and working methods and be adaptable to change.
  • The ability to accept responsibility and, within parameters defined by the immediate performance manager, work on their own initiative.
  • A willingness to undertake business development.
  • A proactive approach to work.
  • The ability to produce clear and concise written reports and recommendations.
  • A good working knowledge of IT is essential, in particular a familiarity with and understanding of the Microsoft Office packages and preferably good keyboard skills.












  • Fee Earner – maximise fee income.
  • Estate management – assist and lead on managed rural estates
  • Ensure delivery of land access negotiations for utility clients.
  • Prepare valuation reports for panel lenders.
  • Provide professional advice on property matters to private and local authority clients.
  • To manage the utilisation of time for the team’s benefit. Maximising efficiency and optimising the profitability of work for the team.
  • To deliver agreed budgets and targets.
  • To deal with clients to a high standard whilst retaining job profitability.
  • Negotiate compensation in accordance with clients instructions.
  • Procurement of new work instructions wherever possible.
  • Assist in the delivery of agreed budgets and be responsible for managing own performance whilst exceeding in core technical skills.
  • To attend training sessions and team meetings.
  • To provide support to other offices as directed.


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