Vacancy Title
Development/Senior Development Surveyor
Business Unit, Department & Location
Planning, Development and Regeneration

Overall Purpose of Job

The position would involve providing development consultancy within the Planning, Development and Regeneration business unit.   The role requires a qualified surveyor with experience of valuation and/or development appraisal, development advisory, legal agreements, acquisition and disposal work. This person will assist in providing clear direction and development consultancy advice, guiding public and private sector clients through the asset evolution process using planning and market appraisal, development appraisal, funding, legal and strategy formulation expertise. The role frequently involves drawing together and coordinating advice from other business units across the Firm as necessary. Some knowledge of the operation of the planning system would be very helpful.  

Main Duties, Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Undertaking appraisals of development sites, with experience of residential appraisals desirable.
Assisting with Red Book valuations.
Assisting in providing strategic advice on delivery structures including development agreements and joint ventures.
Advising local authorities, developers and landowners on Affordable Housing and S106 Viability Assessments submitted with planning applications.
Providing advice, appraisals and reports to local authorities in support of proposed policies including CIL,  Affordable Housing and Site Briefs .
Providing advice on a wide range of areas including the disposal/acquisition of access rights for major new developments, to the sale of single plot housing sites.  This may include pre-acquisition/ pre-disposal advice.
Advising on restrictive covenants, easements and related issues.
Preparing formal reports and input into valuations endorsing the terms of sale/purchase. Liaison with Homes & Communities Agency, local authorities, developers, landowners and the general public.
Ability to prepare sectoral market inputs into consultancy reports.

No job description can fully cover every issue which may arise within the post and the post holder is expected to carry out other duties from tie to time that are broadly consistent with those in the job description

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Experience
The successful candidate will be a Chartered Development Surveyor with at least 2 years post-qualified experience. They must possess and/or be able to demonstrate:  

Good written and verbal communication skills.   
Good presentation skills.
Numerate and analytical.
Experience of residual appraisals and cashflows.
Knowledge of affordable housing.
Strong influencing, persuading and negotiation skills.
An eye for business development and client relationship management

We are an equal opportunities employer

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