Business Rates Surveyor


  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: 284409

About the role

GL Hearn, part of the Capita Group are looking for a chartered business rates surveyor with ideally 1 - 2 years year PQE or equivalent experience to join their team in the South. The business rates surveyor will be responsible for the negotiation of business rate appeals throughout England, Wales and Scotland. Advice and offer recommendations to clients regarding these appeals and regarding rating matters generally. Responsibility for agreeing levels of value in respect of 2010 and 2017 Rating Lists. Inspecting and measuring properties as necessary.

About GL Hearn

GL Hearn part of the Capita group is one of the UK's leading property consultancies providing trusted commercial property advice to the public sector, developers, investors and occupiers. Our goal is a simple one - to understand our clients' business, bring our expertise and enthusiasm to bear and work with them to create, develop, protect and enhance their business interests.

Our strategy informs our approach to any given project and we are fortunate at GL Hearn to be one of the country's top 20 multi-disciplinary consultancies with highly experienced specialists in valuation, investment, planning and building consultancy. Our clients place their trust in us for actionable advice and it is this aspect of our service that has kept us thriving as a business from our modest beginnings in 1923 to the successful national organisation we have become today.

What you will do:

Working within one of their UK's largest Rating Teams you will have a personal caseload of Rating Appeals to review and agree and you will provide advice to clients regarding rate liability matters. Main area of work is in connection with a variety of property types including retail, office, industrial and local authority occupations but all major classes of property are involved from time to time.

The role will primarily involve you working within a team based in Southampton/London. There will be a need to work closely with our central administration team in Southampton but this role will covering appeal settlement work, client development and budgeting advice for clients and covering areas as required throughout England and Wales

Measures of good performance:

  • Successful settlement of appeals.
  • Timely reporting to clients.
  • Accurate maintenance of the GL Hearn Information Management System
  • Responding to business rates enquiries from clients and prospects and seeking opportunities to cross sell other services offered by GL Hearn.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Qualified Chartered Surveyor with minimum 1 year PQE or Equivalent experience, Knowledge of valuation for rating purposes.
  • Experience of negotiation of rating appeals.
  • Understanding of rate liability calculations.
  • IT skills (Word, Excel, database maintenance).
  • Experience of property inspections.
  • Knowledge of the property market in major centres would be an advantage.

What's in it for you?

At GL Hearn, training and development aren't optional extras: they're how we do our job. We will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately. As well as a generous basic salary we also give you 25 day's holiday, discretionary annual bonus, company pension scheme and access to voluntary benefit options including; child care vouchers, share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional but fun environment.

What we hope you will do next

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Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership

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