About Natural England:
Do you have a passion for nature and the environment? Do you want to make a real difference and secure significant environmental gains in the present and the future? Do you enjoy working in a team? Can you see yourself advising communities and customers to maximise gains for the Natural Environment?
If this appeals to you, a career at Natural England offers rewarding opportunities to secure environmental improvements and play your part in creating a better future for people and nature.
The priority work Natural England is delivering includes:
We are the Government’s advisor for the natural environment, playing a vital role in delivering the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan, an ambitious vision which brings new opportunities to protect and enhance and to achieve real outcomes for the environment.
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Natural England staff are inclusive, motivated and ambitious to achieve results for our environment, for everyone. We welcome and encourage applications from all communities and we operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum requirements for the role.
Wherever possible we will accommodate requests for both full-time and part-time hours and other flexible working patterns to help employees achieve a good work/life balance and maintain their health and wellbeing.
From induction to ongoing learning and development, everyone in Natural England is supported to develop their skills and capabilities. Where appropriate there will be offers of training under our apprenticeship schemes.
Natural England is adopting hybrid working – which means that our staff will work from a flexible range of locations, encompassing home, offices (ours and our partners) and relevant sites. By default, all new staff will be formally linked to one of our 25 offices across England and the expectation is that all new staff will be able to access their local office to be part of the community of staff in their geographic area. You will be expected to work part of your time from the local office to integrate with the Area Team staff. These roles will be linked with NE offices in the Norwich & South West.
The successful candidate is required to carry out all their duties working in this way and cannot do so from an overseas location at any time.
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Natural England requires two Chartered Surveyor roles leading traditional land agency into the world of natural capital and ecosystem services.
This is an opportunity to work for the Estate Management arm of Natural England who hold a mixed leasehold and freehold estate of some 64,000ha of land, workshops, offices, and other buildings. The Estate comprises 143 National Nature Reserves (NNR’s) covering some of the most important and iconic wildlife sites in England.
Chartered Surveyors are essential to the Estate fulfilling its conservation and income potential whilst meeting the organisations legal obligations and providing value for money.
You will be joining a national team of Surveyors/Land Agents working across the country and be part of a wider team of conservation professionals. Each role covers a particular geographic patch with these roles covering Norfolk / Suffolk is a full-time role & South West – primarily Devon & Cornwall is required for 3 days per week.
These roles offer the following benefits:
Key areas of work include:
How to apply
We will assess you against the competencies below during the selection process. When completing the application form you should present relevant examples using the STAR format. STAR stands for:
A maximum of 250 words is allowed for your response to each competency. The Candidate Information Pack has lots of useful information – read it before you begin completing the application form. Please note STAR format is not required for the ‘Technical Skills and Knowledge’ competency.
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Technical Skills and Knowledge
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Professional qualification as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Things you need to know Selection process details
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Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.
Successful candidates will be expected to have a medical.
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