trainee assistant rural surveyor

Join a forward-thinking and creative team of rural surveyors providing local and national traditional land agency services with a reputation for excellence.

  • The partnership is the leading national entitlement agency in the UK, building upon its experience in trading farm quotas since 1992.
  • A diverse and broad-based range of professional services are provided to national as well as local clients, including Countryside Stewardship and BPS claims, estate management, landlord & tenant, rent reviews, land sales and valuations.
  • From this broad base of experience, expertise has built up in specialised areas for which the partnership is renowned.
  • We are also the WMN farming section land agent/surveyor expert.

We are committed to encouraging employees to build upon their strengths, and believe that those who are working in areas that they enjoy will succeed. We work closely with our surveying team to design their training around a broad-based grounding in all areas that a traditional land agent would come across, without over-specialising at too early a stage. We are able to do this by providing early client contact and a high level of support, enabling employees to quickly fulfil their potential.

The ideal candidate for the graduate role will have completed an RICS accredited rural degree and have an interest in joining a small traditional land agency firm. You will gain a wide range of experience throughout the rural sector and we will work with you to achieve the required level in all your APC competencies, building on your previous knowledge and interests within the rural sector. In addition CAAV training is offered if you are not already a fellow.

Our trainees have a proven track record of successfully achieving their chartered status as rural surveyors (RICS) and agricultural valuers (CAAV), whilst enjoying exciting challenges in their day to day employment (please see “Join Us” on our website, www.townsendcharteredsurveyors.co.uk, for testimonials).

The salary offered will be competitive, recognising the level of experience and qualification of the successful candidate, with an annual programmed salary review.

Significant opportunities for career development are available for the right candidate.

The position is available from Autumn 2018 or at a later date, depending on the availability of the successful candidate.

All applicants will be treated in the strictest confidence.  If you are interested in this opportunity please email your CV and a covering letter to Julia Clark at jclark@townsendcharteredsurveyors.co.uk in the first instance, or do feel free to ring Hugh Townsend.

qualified rural surveyor

  • Exciting opportunity for a recently qualified or experienced rural surveyor to join us and become an integral part of our team.
  • As part of a small firm, candidates can expect a wide range of rural professional and rural agency work to be available to suit the successful applicant, their skills and areas of interest.  Reporting to the senior partner, the appointee will be expected to be able to take on a broad range of rural professional work from the outset.
  • Be part of our highly successful national entitlement agency department.
  • The successful candidate will be encouraged to generate new instructions and expand the business.
  • CAAV training is offered if you are not already a fellow.

The ideal candidate will have the following experience, although this should not discourage candidates with lesser experience from applying:

  • rural planning experience
  • be able to take on a wide range of rural professional work;
  • the confidence and charisma to build on and expand our estate and land agency instructions;
  • knowledge and experience of entitlement trading;
  • an excellent communicator, with ambition, dedication, a keen eye for detail and the ability to provide intelligent, knowledgeable and creative solutions;
  • able to work as part of a close knit team;
  • happy working closely with existing partners initially and being given immediate direct client responsibility;
  • able to expand and improve their current qualifications and knowledge, adding to the strength of advice and services we already provide.

The salary offered will be competitive, appropriate to the level of experience and qualification of the successful candidate, with an annual programmed salary review.

Significant opportunities for career development are available for the right candidate.

The position is available from Summer 2018 or at a later date, depending on the availability of the successful candidate.

If you are interested in either of the above opportunities, please email your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@townsendcharteredsurveyors.co.uk or for administrative queries please telephone Julia Clark on 01392 823935.