Trainee Estates Surveyor | Fife Council

Location: Bankhead, Glenrothes

Contract: Temporary for 3 years

Closing Date: 12/05/2024

Proposed Interview Date: Week Commencing 20 May 2024

Salary: Initial appointment will be FC4 (£23,633.23) – rising to FC6 (£28,251.00)

Working Pattern: 36 hours per week


About the role:

As a Trainee Estates Surveyor, you will be part of the dynamic Property Services Estates team, providing crucial support to the Estates function. This role offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in property management, including assisting with property valuations, leasing, sales and acquisitions.

This role is perfect for someone who is educated to SCQF level 6 or equivalent and is eager to pursue a degree in Estate Management or a similar RICS accredited course. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills, a flexible attitude, and a strong team spirit. Experience of work within an office environment would be advantageous, as would knowledge of property development, valuation, disposals, acquisitions, or leasing of commercial properties but is not essential.

In this role, you will be expected to undertake formal education and training on a day release or similar basis for a property-related Degree. In addition, you will be encouraged to pursue RICS membership and accreditation as a Chartered Surveyor.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Property Valuations: Assist in preparing property valuations for purchases, sales, and leases.
  • Sales and Acquisitions: Support qualified staff in the sale and acquisition process, including drafting property particulars, negotiating deals, and collaborating with Legal Services.
  • Committee Reports: Contribute to the preparation of Committee reports and strategies related to property activities.
  • Inspections: Conduct property inspections and accurate measurements for various purposes.
  • Team Collaboration: Participate in team meetings and other activities within the service.