Senior Estates Surveyor

£56,266 - £61,818

UK / Greater London

Estates & Facilities Management


Job Description

REF: 14191
Posted: 26 November 2018
Closes: 21 January 2019

University College London (UCL) is a globally recognised Institution and one the UK’s most successful Universities. The UCL Estate comprises over 200 buildings valued in excess of £2 billion, more than four million square feet of academic accommodation and c 4000 student bedrooms. The scale, variety and complexity of the estate are unparalleled in the sector. UCL Estates is responsible for managing the delivery of an Estate Strategy with a capital investment programme in excess of £1.25 billion over the next ten years.

The Property Team within UCL Estates support the Estate Strategy by taking responsibility for the asset management of UCL’s extensive operational and investment property portfolio, providing solutions for future growth requirements and ensuring that UCL gets the best possible value from its existing portfolio. We are seeking to appoint a Senior Estates Surveyor to plan a key role in the Property Team.

Reporting to the Director of Property, the Senior Estates Surveyor with take a lead role in the asset management of UCL’s estate portfolio and will undertake a broad range of activities including acquisitions and disposals, lease renewals and administration, rent reviews and development appraisal.

A Chartered Surveyor, the successful candidate will have proven experience of asset management and property management gained across a large scale and diverse estate portfolio. You will have demonstrable experience of freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals, management agreements, lease renewals, rent reviews and other estate related matters. Knowledge and experience of the Central London property market would be advantageous.

It is vital that the postholder has have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills coupled with the ability to work in a collaborative manner with a multitude of stakeholder groups whilst achieving results. We are also seeking an individual with strong negotiation abilities, a high level of commercial acumen and an entrepreneurial mindset.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to develop their career in a client side general practice surveying role on one of London’s most diverse and large scale estate portfolios.

The role attracts a competitive salary and excellent benefits including 41 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and closure days), a generous pension scheme, personal and professional development support and health and wellbeing benefits. Further information on the details of the benefits of working at UCL can be found at

For a confidential discussion and/or the Candidate Briefing Pack please contact our advisors Ben Duffill ( or Stephanie Howe ( of The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900. Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to

The closing date for applications is 13th January 2019.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

UCL - Senior Estates Surveyor