Graduate Surveyor

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Graduate Surveyor

  • Post Date:14th April 2022
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Job Description

Department: Estates
Reporting to: Head of Estates
Salary: £29,349 per annum
Base: Gravesend/London (Agile working available)
Closing date: Ongoing
Interview date: TBC

What we are looking for

Are you looking for your first step on the ladder as a Surveyor?

Do you have the drive and ambition to become a first-class General Practice Surveyor within the marine and ports industry?

We are recruiting an ambitious and determined Graduate Surveyor from a real estate, business or equivalent degree background to support our small and dedicated Estates team based at our Gravesend offices.

You should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You will also have good communication skills and be able to work as part of a team or on your own initiative. A self-starter with an appetite to build a successful career in property valuation and surveying.

A little bit about us

The Port of London Authority [PLA] is the statutory harbour authority for the tidal Thames, home to the UK’s biggest port and busiest inland waterway. The PLA is a self-financing Public Trust with responsibility for administering the UK’s premier port, maintaining the safety of navigation throughout its limits and for the conservancy of 95 miles of the tidal River Thames.

The river is set to play a key role in the UK’s move towards a Net Zero economy and in transforming urban logistics too.

The opportunities for the future are captured in the updated Thames Vision 2050, which has themes of Trading Thames, Destination Thames and Natural Thames. The priorities for action are safety, Net Zero transition, resilience, technological changes, access and inclusion.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the PLA at a time of growth and transformation, with the Vision setting a clear path for future development.

The role

You will be responsible for providing support and assistance to the Head of Estates to enable the smooth running of the PLA’s property portfolio and landholdings. You will be undertaking site inspections, preparing capital and rental valuations and negotiating lease and licence terms with the PLA’s varied customer base.

This role will enable you to develop a solid career base in property surveying. This is an excellent opportunity to gain mentorship and guidance towards achieving Chartered Status with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), that will underpin your practical knowledge.

A little bit about you:

  • Educated to degree level in Real Estate, Business Management or similar.
  • An active interest in becoming a Chartered Surveyor
  • An enthusiastic and driven attitude to succeed
  • Good organisational skills and proven ability to manage time effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated both verbally and in writing
  • Willing to learn and take advice

For further information or an informal discussion contact; Ben Fanning (Head of Estates) on 01474 562388.

Benefits package:

  • 28 days annual leave
  • Private medical insurance
  • Generous pension
  • Onsite parking with electric charging
  • Discounted membership with Gravesham Active Leisure
  • Access to Occupational Health, Mindfulness, Counselling and Physiotherapy
  • Workplace Nursery Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme

A full job description is available here.

To apply, please complete an application form (Word, PDF) and send it to

You are required to have a Right to Work in UK, as currently the PLA is not a sponsor employer, therefore an offer of employment cannot be made unless you currently hold the rights to live and work in the UK.