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Job description

About HMRC
HMRC is the UK's tax, payments and customs authority and we have a vital purpose: we collect the money that pays for the UK's public services and help families and individuals with targeted financial support.

Our Estates Services Directorate is the largest landlord in Government. Looking after 170 operational HMRC offices plus ancillary properties. Our purpose is to ensure a safe, secure and efficient working environment for our people which represents good value for money to the taxpayer. We are at the forefront of delivering the largest estates transformation programme across Government - Building Our Future Locations - which is responsible for delivering Phase One of the Government Hubs Programme, including the 13 regional centres, transitional sites and specialist sites, which are due to be completed in the early 2020's.

About the Role
The Estates Surveyor supports the Property Team within Estates Transformation. As the Estates Surveyor, you will act for HMRC as an Estates Surveyor in managing the national HMRC estate comprising of offices and ancillary premises held by HMRC.

You will manage and negotiate lease events such as lease renewals, lease re-gears, lease breaks, rent reviews, landlords consents, assignments and sublettings, dilapidations claims, etc. in line with HMRC's estate strategy and to deliver VFM in the most efficient, effective and economic use of public funds.

Key Responsibilities
The key areas of responsibility are recognised as but are not limited to:
  • Negotiation of property transactions of all types and management of staff and external consultants to achieve excellent commercial settlements.
  • Provide specialist information on lease obligations, together with providing appropriate technical assessments and reports on ancillary property issues.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in the Property Transformation team to respond to peaks and troughs in workloads.
  • Monitor and maintain all lease activity including vacations, rent reviews, lease renewals, licences and other landlord and tenant transactions, including agreement of all supporting documentation on behalf of the Department.
  • Provide technical advice for appraisals relating to new projects, where HMRC can proactively influence outcomes.

    The full list of responsibilities can be found on the Role Profile attached at the bottom of the advert

    Experience and Qualifications

  • A demonstrable track record of negotiating commercial property transactions including the ability to effectively interpret leases and understand the underlying legal obligations.
  • Working knowledge of legislation, innovations and work practices in commercial property management, such that assurance can be given that all transactions undertaken conform to and comply with current statutory instruments, regulations, Codes of Practice and other recognised industry standards.
  • Identifies and instigates collaborative opportunities and manages the benefits realisation plans.
  • Demonstrates a conscientious approach to meeting internal and external customer needs and delivers quality service, understanding the impact of service on future compliance including continuous improvement.
  • Proven corporate team working experience across corporate business streams.

  • MRICS qualification highly desirable but not essential as candidates with relevant commercial property experience will be considered.

    Potential candidates are asked to carefully read the Role Profile and Candidate Pack which will give you an overview of who HMRC Estates are, and will cover information on Salary and Benefits, Sift Assessment, and Interview structure and how to prepare.

    Person specification

    Must be able to demonstrate a proven track record of successfully negotiating commercial property transactions along a sound working knowledge of commercial property regulations and legislation


    We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
    • Making Effective Decisions
    • Managing a Quality Service
    • Delivering at Pace

    Technical skills

    We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
    • GPP: Professional/Technical Expertise (Practitioner Level)



    Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


    If you are applying for a role in an office within a regional centre location or a transitional or specialist site, then the following may apply: Daily Travel Assistance will be available for this role, provided the successful applicant is a current HMRC employee and meets the eligibility requirements outlined in the department's Daily Travel Assistance guidance.

    Things you need to know


    Successful candidates must pass basic security checks .

    Nationality statement

    Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules .

    If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

    Selection process details

    This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.

    The Sift
    Applicants are invited to apply via submission of a CV. The initial sift will be based on the information provided the Role Criteria, Employment History and Qualification Details. Further information on the written sift is included in the candidate pack below.

    The Interview
    Candidates invited to interview will undertake a blended assessment against the Civil Service Success Profile Behaviours Framework (see link below) and the Success Profile Strengths Dictionary. We will also be including a Government Property Profession technical competency. Full details on how to prepare for the interview is included in the candidate pack below.

    Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

    Nationality requirements

    Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .


    Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

    Working for the Civil Service

    The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

    We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

    The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

  • Industry
    Job Sector
    Construction & Property
    Job Position
    Quantity Surveyor/PQS
    £36,750.00 - £40,930.00
    Nottingham, UK Show on map
    Post date
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