Valuation Office Agency (VOA)
Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Colchester, Croydon, Durham, Eastbourne, Exeter, Folkestone, Hull, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Plymouth, Preston, Sheffield, Southampton, St Austell, Stoke-on-Trent, Swansea, Wrexham
The VOA is an executive agency of the HMRC and is the largest employer of Chartered Surveyors with circa 4000 employees in the business. The VOA provides valuation and property advice to support taxation and benefits to the government and local authorities, as well as valuation and surveying services to clients in the public sector.
The VOA is keen to develop its staff and strives to provide a broad range of experience, recognising everybody’s contribution and value.
The Built Environment (BEAMS) team at the Valuation Office Agency has exciting opportunities to join their team of highly enthusiastic and skilled Chartered Surveyors with a technical aptitude.
If you are a Chartered Surveyor who is not already qualified in the Building or Quantity Surveying Pathways, you will undertake a fully funded RICS qualification to enable you to develop the skills and knowledge required. The training offered will support you to deepen your technical knowledge and further your career.
For more information on the courses we’re referring to please follow this link: Search results (rics.org) .
Our team comprises of Chartered Surveyors in the Minerals & Waste Management, Quantity Surveying, and Building Surveying professions. We also employ technicians and researchers. We are proud that our team is made up of colleagues from diverse social and economic backgrounds.
The team offers specialist surveying services across government on a range of professional and technical projects. Our work offers variety. We are responsible for the delivery of surveying services on a range of properties and specialist building structures which range in complexity and size. You might find yourself working on historic buildings and unique and specialist structures such as light houses, government buildings, nuclear sites , and many more.
Our team of Chartered Building and Quantity Surveyors provide advice both internally and directly to external clients. Our primary services include but are not limited to:
We are ultimately seeking a dedicated individual with a desire to broaden their horizons and enter the world of Built Environment. We will provide comprehensive training in these areas to ensure candidates are well equipped to carry out this work. We welcome applications from people who wish to expand their knowledge and branch out into a new area.
As a Chartered Surveyor in the Built Environment you will be responsible for:
MRICS/FRICS Chartered Building or Quantity Surveyor with a personal and professional dedication to your ongoing development.
For Chartered Surveyors not holding MRICS in the Building or Quantity Surveying Pathway, you will be required to complete the RICS Certificate in Building Surveying or Quantity Surveying programme. On-the-job training will be provided to support your development.
The desirable requirements of the Chartered Surveyor include:
Good skills level in the use of common software applications, such as Microsoft 365; Microsoft Teams, Word and Excel. A willingness to learn new software and VOA IT systems, training will be provided.
MRICS or FRICS
MRICS or FRICS
We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
We offer a range of flexible working options, a generous leave allowance that starts at 25 days and goes up to 30 days after 5 years’ service and a Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27%. Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks with full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 4 weeks at full pay.
The VOA operates a Flexible Working policy, allowing you to balance your work and personal commitments. For example, you could undertake on some days a longer working day and then work shorter days on others. The VOA also operates hybrid working – your role will be a combination of office and home working. More information on our flexible working policy can be provided on request.
The most popular parts of our reward package include:
Download the Employee Value Proposition for full details of the benefits of being a VOA employee at:
If you would like further information on these vacancies and to apply, please follow the ‘Apply’ button to the civil service jobs website.
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