Graduate Surveyor

Miller Commerical LLP
Construction and Property
Salary Details
£22,000 per annum + bonus
Hours of work
Monday to Friday inclusive, 8.30am-5.30pm with 1 hour break
Job Type
Closing Date
Graduate Surveyor to assist in the delivery of a high quality core property management service of commercial property assets in accordance with the firm’s contractual obligations to its clients and good estate management practice.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities & Attributes:

  • Assist in the management of a diverse property portfolio with a high degree of autonomy, but delivered within contractual and statutory requirements, efficiently and effectively to maximise returns for our clients and profitability for this firm.
  • To ensure that both the policies of Miller Commercial and practices of the RICS are consistently delivered to the required standards.
  • To gain a thorough understanding of property management accounting concepts ensuring rent, service charge and other such invoices are issued to tenants in a timely manner; that income is collected on time with arrears minimised and reported to clients in an agreed manner.
  • To have complete IT literacy, with particular emphasis on the use and manipulation of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel, within which you should be able to produce, programme or modify spreadsheets. Our accounts and L&T database is run on TRAMPS, provided by Trace Solutions and is an industry leading package.
  • Obtain a thorough grounding in all types of commercial leases and property legislation and practice.
  • Liaise in a timely manner with clients and colleagues in the management of lease events such as rent reviews and lease renewals; instructing colleagues in our professional team on behalf of our clients to carry out these works, document and ensure lease and rental details are altered on our accounts system to reflect those changes.
  • Liaise closely with the accounts team and our client account managers in all financial aspects of the portfolios, including helping in the preparation of service charges budgets within agreed time scales; treatment of arrears and financial reporting to our clients.
  • Receive, check, authorise and code invoices related to expenditure within the portfolio.
  • Assisting to ensure the portfolio complies fully with all aspects of Health & Safety and to keep full records recording those compliances.
  • Provide comprehensive financial and operational reports tailored to our clients on an agreed frequency in an agreed format.
  • Schedule, prepare and carry out property management inspections of all buildings within the portfolio on an agreed frequency in order to ensure tenant lease compliances; to gain an understanding of how to recognise and diagnose any items of disrepair and commence remedial action in accordance with lease terms, where appropriate instructing contractors via our Facilities Managers.
  • In conjunction with the Facilities Management team help plan and deliver planned cyclical property maintenance programmes as well as responsive repairs.
  • To receive enquires from tenants, clients, colleagues and other stakeholders concerning the portfolio and deal with those enquiries and issues in a professional and timely manner.
  • Attend in-house training/CPD events as may be organised from time to time.
  • Work in conjunction with the Senior Property Manager towards achieving personal and team targets in accordance with the company’s performance management system.
  • Assist with business development for both the department and firm by, for example, attending business networking functions which may include out of hours activities.
  • Any other activity that may reasonably be required by the Partners from time to time.

Company Description

As Chartered Surveyors and Business Property Specialists we offer market leading services across the South West as well as the wider UK.

Clients are attracted by our breadth of experience, depth of knowledge, and the sheer number of transactions we successfully conclude. In 2018 we were named ‘Cornwall’s Most Active Agent’ for an 8th successive year by Estates Gazette, an incredible achievement and great testimony to the energy, dedication, and relentless hard work of our team.

Miller Commercial has roots dating back to the 1950s and became fully independent in 1994. The dynamic multi-disciplinary business of specialist departments has grown substantially since then, and with three Partners, our expert team now totals 24. This provides a stable platform for high quality, commercially driven property advice across a full spectrum of services.

Miller Commercial complies with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Rules of Conduct, Manual of Estate Agency and Practice and, in addition, operates its own Quality Assurance procedures.

Our core values stand for professionalism, quality, integrity and reliability. We actively embrace Equality and Discrimination principles within our working practices.

Our aim is to offer our clients a high level of knowledge, expertise, and professional advice. To help achieve that we have within our ranks:

  • Accredited Trainers for RICS
  • 5 Members of the RICS Valuer Registration Scheme.
  • Professionals who sit on Clearing Bank Valuation Panels
  • Members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Members of the Rating and Valuers Institute

To help support and develop our team we run:

  • An active Graduate Training Scheme
  • An ISO 9002 Compliant Quality Assurance Policy
  • Support for the RICS Lifelong Learning Training Programme which all of our team use to add to and refresh their skills

Other Application Details

We are looking for a graduate with a property related degree to train to become a Property Manager within our Property Management Department.  The successful candidate will be mentored through their APC by Brian Botting, who not only is a Property Manager and Chartered Surveyor but is also a Partner of Miller Commercial and an APC assessor.  Miller Commercial will pay for your APC and as long as you stay with us for a minimum of 12 months post qualification you will not have to pay anything towards this.

Our commercial management department manage 1150 tenants over 140 sites across 5 counties from the far west of Cornwall throughout Devon and up to Bristol and into Gloucestershire to the north. Our clients range from single high net worth private investors through to pension funds, SIPPS,  institutions and privately equity funded investment vehicles.  The portfolio is serviced by a team 5 management surveyors, 3 of whom are chartered surveyors, 2 in house facilities managers and 3 client accountants.

32 days holiday which includes statutory days. On successful completion of probationary period:  Private Medical Insurance with BUPA which offers premiums at reduced rates. Cycle Scheme, a Government approved cycle scheme, which entitles staff to purchase a tax-free bike for work.  Subsidised Car Parking Scheme. No company car but use of 2 pool cars / car allowance 45p per mile.

Normal working hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm with an hour for lunch.  However, staff can work in a flexible manner with the agreement of their Head of Department.  For this position this would also include the ability to work from home, or out on site with remote access to our network and use of an iPhone/laptop as necessary.

We are a very sociable company with regular drinks after work on a Friday, curry nights, bowling, wine tasting and beach barbecues.  It is a fun and dynamic environment to work in full of passionate and dedicated staff.

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