MRICS Senior Rating Surveyor/Associate
Property taxation is a growing core service with the Firm, where they have a first class reputation and are seeking to recruit a enthusiastic rating surveyor for their Manchester office.
To provide rating advice on a wide range of properties on differing bases to private and public sector clients predominantly throughout the North West of England. Within an overall remit to drive the rating business forward.
Negotiations directly on behalf of clients with VOA over rating assessments, reaching settlements wherever possible, but taking cases to the Valuation Tribunal and/or the Lands Tribunal where necessary.
Undertaking the preparation of tenders and bids, including giving presentations, in respect of 2010 Rating Revaluation work for/to existing and potential corporate clients, undertaking reviews of assessments reached in prior Revaluations where necessary.
Senior Surveyor Level:
1) Providing key clients with services covering rating valuation appeals, rates reliefs, rates management and rates audits.
Managing the relationship with key clients.
Agreeing, achieving and surpassing billing targets.
Key Attributes and Qualifications (depending on level of experience)
A detailed understanding and knowledge of rating issues, particularly the ability to use relevant comparable information to support and justify rating appeals, presenting these in a concise form both verbally and in writing, and operating within tight deadlines.
Prior experience of dealing with the VOA, not only achieving settlements, but building effective relationships.
Good client management skills.
Must possess the ability to identify and exploit cross-selling opportunities.
Must be well-organised and capable of managing a large volume of instructions effectively, with little day-to-day direct supervision.
Good computer skills
Full driving licence.
Well organised with excellent planning, organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.
Good personal and professional manner in dealing with client contacts at all levels.
Salary and benefits
Salary: competitive based on market, professional experience and qualifications.
Car allowance or firm car
Performance related staff profit share scheme
26 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays and days at Christmas and New Year (2 days in 2012).
Holiday increases by one day per year to a maximum of 26 days after 5 years’ service.
Pension scheme membership (after initial probationary period)
Life / Accident insurance
Private Medical Cover
Employee assistance programme
Accor childcare vouchers
The normal hours of work for this position are 0900hrs to 1730hrs, Monday to Friday. This position also involves out of hours working on an ‘as necessary’ basis.
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