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Chartered Surveyor, Bidwells

Cambridge, Oxford, Norwich
Full Time, Part Time, Flexi Time
Competitive

Our Rural Privates Estates team, are looking for an experienced and passionate professional to join our high performing team at a senior level in Cambridge, Oxford & Norwich.

We are considering applicants who are looking for part time or full time work. (We also accept flexible working requests from day one!)

Acting on behalf of a range of rural property owners and businesses across East Anglia, including some prestigious landed estates, you will be focused on generating and completing professional instructions including regulated valuations; strategic planning and rural development and diversification projects.

At a period of transition for the sector, our forward-thinking approach and commitment to delivering a consistently high quality of service, means we are proud to enjoy long standing relationships with clients who trust Bidwells to go above and beyond their expectations.

 

As part of a multi-disciplinary office, the Norwich Rural team benefits from a close working relationship with colleagues possessing a diverse range of skills and knowledge. We also work closely with our wider Rural business, whose expertise and resources we are able to draw upon, whilst retaining a level of diversity and independence in our work that makes each day different.

In addition to traditional rural estate work, the Norwich rural team:

  • Represent landowners across East Anglia affected by complex infrastructure projects, including cable routes for off-shore wind farms;
  • Are trusted to act for landowners dealing with solar farm developers;
  • Have a wealth of experience with rural development projects of all types and sizes;
  • Are engaged by clients who trust us to help them navigate the changing world for agriculture and to assist them in finding and exploiting the emerging opportunities for the sector.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake RICS Red Book valuations for all purposes including secured lending and accounts purposes
  • Advising on the diversification opportunities for rural property owners, providing creative advice on how to exploit said opportunities
  • Carry out professional instructions for a range of clients including financial institutions; private and corporate owners; and rural businesses, with various property holdings including estates; let and in hand farms; dwellings; commercial premises; forestry and sporting
  • Assisting the Agency Team in the disposal and acquisition of rural property for new and retained clients
  • Taking responsibility for a relatively small number of ongoing tasks, primarily related to landlord and tenant matters
  • Develop and maintain a portfolio of management and professional instructions
  • Target new prospects for new business
  • Be an active member of the Private Estates team, taking responsibility for the efficient delivery of key areas of the service across the Division, carrying out research where necessary and communicating the outcomes

Essential requirements

  • RICS registered
  • Understand and have experience of all valuation methodologies covering a wide variety of property assets
  • A strong working knowledge of the rural marketplace and competition
  • Ability to find creative solutions and opportunities for our clients
  • Extensive post qualification experience
  • A passion for the sector and a commitment to excellent client service

Desirable

  • Strong bank valuation experience
  • Experience in CPO work
  • CAAV qualification

Benefits

We will pay you competitively and provide you with an excellent benefits package.

Agile working has been part of the way we work for many years. Employees are empowered and trusted to have more choice about where they carry out their work, subject to them being able to work effectively and agreeing their working arrangements with their manager. The team and clients should always be put before individual requirements. A hybrid working pattern has been adopted at Bidwells which will include a blend of office and home working. Flexible working requests can be made for all positions, please add details to your application.

Bidwells is dedicated to fostering a truly inclusive culture of belonging, where everyone can thrive and succeed as their true and authentic selves at every level. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and positively encourage applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of race, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief.

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