Senior Surveyor

Job Details

Barnsley council  are looking for MRICS qualified surveyors, ideally with a history of working in Local Authority/public sector but with extensive commercial knowledge and experience.  We have split our requirement into 2 work areas; acquisitions and disposals and commercial property management.  Potential candidates could have experience of both areas or have specialised in one or the other but must have an aptitude to work independently and take a lead within their workload.  Broadly speaking we would like one to support with the first area and 2 people for the second.


  • To support the Council’s 5 year-disposal programme of surplus assets. The role will be focussed on the disposal/development of small to large scale allocated residential/commercial development sites. It is expected that the candidate will have experience of dealing with the sale of development sites from initial site preparation/feasibility, development/planning knowledge, valuation appraisals, marketing, negotiation, contract terms/agreements, through to completion. The candidate will also be expect to have excellent communication skills  and developer relations alongside a strong knowledge of the residential market.
  • In addition the Council have a programme of targeted property acquisitions that support a series of highway schemes and regeneration projects located throughout the borough. The candidate may be required to provide advice/investigate on land and property acquisitions therefore will be expected to have experience of acquiring a variety of properties and undertake valuations, negotiation skills and knowledge of the acquisitions process including Compulsory Purchase experience if possible.

Payrate: £24.66 umbrella