Senior Estates Surveyor

  • Job Reference: RSB31
  • Date Posted: 20 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Beach Baker
  • Location: Bath
  • Salary: £44,428 to £47,420
  • Bonus/Benefits: + £5,000 market supplement
  • Sector: General Practice
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Rupert Stuart-Baker

Job Description

Senior Estates Surveyor


Beach Baker is delighted to be working in partnership with Bath & North East Somerset Council - a leading local authority with property portfolio in excess of £500 million and commercial investment portfolio of c £250m+.

This role is a unique and exciting opportunity to work in the newly formed Commercial Estates team, which is a standalone property team dedicated to the estate and property management of this prestigious estate.

The aim of this important team is to generate long term income and financial returns for the council to help provide excellent public services for Bath & North East Somerset.

The organisation

Bath & North East Somerset Council is the local council for the district of Bath and North East Somerset.

B&NES was created in 1996 and covers the City of Bath and includes the areas around Bath as far as the Chew Valley. The city has more than 6,408 listed buildings of which 663 are Grade I and Grade II* and include the Roman Baths, which is owned by the council.

The property portfolio spans the main asset classes including retail, leisure, offices and industrial with the largest proportion made up of prime retail within the historic centre of Bath.

The opportunity

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a unique position where you'll get to play an important part in the portfolio management of a some fantastic investment properties.

You will have a high level of autonomy, and responsibility within a dynamic growing team of industry experts, a community of property consultants and professional advisors.

The council values its team and promotes its core values as an organisation which include (Bold, Empowered, Supportive and Transparent) which underpins everything it does to improve people's lives.

Working for a public organisation such as B&NES offers great variety in workload, a stable career, a good work life balance, potential for flexible working and excellent pension.

The position

Reporting to the Commercial Estate Operations Manager, the Senior Estates Surveyor will act as a member of the Commercial Estates' team and will take on a high degree of responsibility for carrying out the estate management duties for the property portfolio.

The position will undertake estate management work to include (but not limited to) landlord's consent requests, planned maintenance, service charges, section 20 notices, insurance claims, dilapidations, breaches of tenant's lease covenants, property appraisal and landlord and tenant matters.

In addition to being 'hands on', the successful candidate will be expected to take a strategic overview of the Council's property resources and work as part of a team to be committed to achieving departmental targets together.

The main place of work will be the fantastic and RIBA award-winning, Civic Centre in Keynsham designed by AHR in 2015 with outstanding sustainability and includes a library and information centre as well as 20,000 sq ft of retail and hosts many local amenities nearby.

The location is halfway between Bath and Bristol, easily accessible via car or public transport, with a train station 5 minutes' walk away.

Generally at least one day per week will be required in the office but this depends on the service needs and individual cases.

The candidate

  • Qualified (RICS) with relevant General Practice post qualification experience
  • RICS accredited degree in Real Estate, or similar
  • Strong team player who with a collaborative work style.
  • The ability to be proactive, think creatively and identify development opportunities and continuing ways of improvement.
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills, with a strong background in property management appropriate to the designated portfolio for this post.
  • A strong background in landlord and tenant, service charges, planned maintenance, charging of rents and other outgoings.

Skills and experience

The ability and flexibility to work across and support a wide range of professional property services within the Council and the ability to work with other partner or commissioned organisations.

Good written and oral communication skills.

Highly numerate, with the proven ability to understand, analyse, interpret, and explain complicated information and data.

Experience in the use of QUBE or other property-based data systems.

The ability to contribute to the development of new and existing systems and processes.

Strong IT skills including Microsoft Office and an ability to manipulate data in excel to produce relevant management information.

The financial package and benefits

In return for the above, the council offers a wide range of benefits, to ensure that you are paid fairly for your work, have the flexibility to enjoy a great work/life balance, and have the support you need.

These include:

  • A salary at Grade 10 = £44,428 to £47,420pa plus up to £5,000 market supplement.
  • A range of flexible working and hybrid working options, including flexi-time, four regional offices and home-working (usually 1 day in the office), dependent on service requirements.
  • A generous holiday allowance (26 days on joining if no local government experience) and other special leave provisions.
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme (index linked with inflation).
  • Professional and personal development including in-house training and accredited qualifications including Aspiring Manager and Leadership Development.
  • Discount scheme including the VECTIS card that offers numerous discounts at retailers, supermarkets and holiday operators.
  • Cycle2work scheme, car benefit scheme with Tusker and free entry to numerous local attractions within B&NES.
  • More benefits such as hugely reduced entry to a sports and social clubs, free entry to local attractions such as Roman Baths and Victoria Art Gallery, on site cafe, reduced MOTs at the council MOT testing centre and career coaching.
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme - whatever life throws at you; they are committed to supporting you and your well-being at work and home.

If you fancy having a new career experience working client-side with a great team and a superb Georgian estate, then get in touch!

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this exciting opportunity, or would like more information, including our candidate information pack, please contact Rupert Stuart Baker, at, or 07557 978 873.

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