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Development Surveyor - Exeter

Hays Building
Exeter, Devon
Up to £57000.0 per annum + Competitive Salary
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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Job position
Qualified / Chartered
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Surveyor - General practice

Job Details

Hays are proud to be working in partnership with Southwest Norse to recruit for a Development Surveyor!
A unique opportunity has arisen to shape and directly influence the Southwest landscape, overseeing and delivering on development opportunities across Devon and the wider Southwest region - this is your opportunity to make a difference for generations to come across quaint market towns, bustling cities, areas of outstanding natural beauty and miles of historic coastline.

About Southwest Norse: You will be joining an award-winning, multi-disciplinary property consultancy who deliver high profile and inspiring property services for a range of public and private sector clients. Norse Group are perfectly positioned to engage with a wide client base on development projects and innovative schemes, time and time again, working as a strategic partner with Devon County Council.

Your new role: An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Development Surveyor to join the team at Southwest Norse, ideally on a full-time, permanent basis. You will take responsibility for adding value to client assets by identifying and securing planning consents for development across the Southwest. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying, promoting, and delivering the development potential of surplus and potentially surplus assets and adding significant value before assets are sold in order to generate much needed capital receipts.
  • You will undertake a hands-on role, leading public consultations, drafting planning applications, producing feasibility reports and viability appraisals, representing clients and planning committees, and negotiating S106 agreements.

About you: If you are ambitious by nature, commercially minded, and passionate about making a tangible difference to the environment in the Southwest, then this could be a fantastic opportunity for you. In order to progress to interview stage, you'll need to satisfy the below criteria:

  • Professional membership of RICS and a degree in real estate or a similar subject.
  • Experience within planning and development surveying in a role which has included production of viability appraisals.
  • Knowledge of relevant planning legislation.
  • Full UK driving licence allowing you to meet the travel requirements for the role.

What you will get in return: Southwest Norse are proud to present themselves as an employer of choice in the Southwest, offering a competitive suite of benefits in exchange for joining them in this position. You can expect to receive a starting salary of £56,563 per year alongside a wide range of additional benefits to include 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, hybrid working with the opportunity to work both from home and as part of an engaging and motivated office set-up, comprehensive sickness and critical illness cover, excellent contributory pension scheme, and free parking an easily accessible Exeter office.

What you need to do next: Making a career decision can be life changing, and I understand and appreciate the importance of making the right decision for you, for this reason, informal and exploratory calls are available. Southwest Norse reserve the right to conclude the process early if a successful candidate is found, therefore don't delay and click 'apply now' as soon as possible if you are interested in this position!

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