Rural Surveyor - Exeter

  • Job Reference: DC/8795
  • Date Posted: 27 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Beach Baker
  • Location: Devon
  • Salary: £38,119 to £56,563
  • Sector: Rural Surveying
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Dan Cole

Job Description

Chartered Rural Surveyor

Location: Exeter Employer: South West Norse

Are you a passionate Chartered Rural Surveyor looking for a rewarding opportunity in the South West? An exciting role has opened with South West Norse, an award-winning property consultancy known for its innovative and sustainable approach to estate management.

Key Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary: Upto £56,563 dependent on experience and qualifications
  • Generous Leave: 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase up to five additional days
  • Professional Fees Covered: Including CAAV, RICS, and RICS Registered Valuers fees
  • Continuous Professional Development: Fully supported and funded CPD requirements
  • Convenient Amenities: Access to pool cars, free office parking, complimentary tea, coffee, and fruit
  • Health and Wellness: Private healthcare options, mental health first aiders, sickness and pension schemes
  • Flexible Working: Agile work strategy with options for home working and adaptable hours
  • Community Engagement: One paid volunteering day per year

About the Company: South West Norse is part of the nationally recognised Norse Group, providing top-tier professional and consultancy services to local authorities and public sector organizations throughout the South West Peninsula. With a diverse and robust project portfolio, they offer local service delivery backed by national capabilities.

Work Environment: The modern, open-plan office is situated just outside Exeter, with excellent access from the M5 corridor, facilitating an easy commute. South West Norse champions flexible working practices, allowing staff to work from home some days and adjust their schedules to fit personal commitments.

The Role: As a Chartered Rural Surveyor, you will primarily manage the Devon County Farms Estate, a progressive 9,500-acre estate with 65 residential equipped farms leased to new, entrepreneurial farmers. Your role will be crucial in driving economic, social, and environmental advancements on the estate while supporting and nurturing new entrants into the farming industry.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing the evolving Devon County Farms Estate
  • Conducting agricultural planning appraisals for local planning authorities
  • Supporting the development and growth of the Rural Surveying department by securing new clients in both the public and private sectors

Candidate Profile: The ideal candidate is a motivated and inspirational Rural Surveyor with significant experience in rural estate management. Excellent communication skills and the ability to foster strong relationships with clients and tenants are essential.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Member of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV)
  • Professional Chartered Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS or FRICS)
  • Ideally a RICS Registered Valuer
  • Post-qualification experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, including the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986, Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995, and Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
  • A degree or equivalent in a rural estate management-related subject, or relevant commercial experience

Application: Both full-time and part-time applications are welcome. If you are enthusiastic about rural estate management and eager to make a significant impact, this role offers a unique opportunity to advance your career.

Contact Us: If you wish to apply or would like more information, please contact Dan Cole at or 07443 880 834

Join South West Norse and contribute to an organisation that champions innovation, sustainability, and the future of farming in the South West Peninsula.

All third party and direct applications will be forwarded to Beach Baker Recruitment for review.