A new and exciting opportunity has arisen at the Firm's Head Office in Cambridge for a Full-Time Commercial Graduate Surveyor.

Why Cheffins?

Cheffins is a privately owned independent partnership and one that believes interviews are life-changing events.

We focus on fair and objective hiring, we work hard to create and maintain a welcoming, inclusive and safe environment that embraces the uniqueness and value that each person can bring to the business. We want everyone to be themselves.

The Commercial Property Management Team are currently responsible for the management of over 200 properties across the Cambridgeshire sub-region including office, light industrial, retail and medical uses. The Commercial department act for a wide range of Investors, Developers and Corporate Occupiers in the industrial, office, R&D and retail sectors. The department has particular expertise in advising on the life science and technology markets around Cambridge and works on a portfolio of Business and Science Parks across the region. This is an exciting opportunity to join a progressive and dynamic department.

Our values

Welcoming, we’re friendly and make everyone - without exception - feel safe, included, valued and at home at Cheffins.
Considered, we provide effective advice and support to our clients and colleagues. We’re open-minded and considerate of people’s experiences and stories.
Committed, we care about our work, clients, colleagues, communities and the environment. We always act with respect, kindness and responsibility.
Knowledgeable, our staff combine technical and market expertise, with a willingness to listen and fully consider people’s views, values and ideas.

How we will reward you?

We offer a competitive salary and rewards package including,

  • 23 days annual leave, plus bank holidays with entitlement increasing with length of service
  • All offices shut down over Christmas and the New Year as we recognise that our people need a break
  • Long Service Awards
  • Annual All Staff Reward scheme
  • Contributory Pension
  • Health Cash Plan through Medicash, with a focus on Wellbeing (including, complimentary therapies, skinvision, digital physiotherapy, health & stress support, virtual GP, mProve yourself, gym discount and discounted shopping)
  • Life Assurance
  • Optical cover
  • Flexible working opportunities and we are always happy to discuss how this could work for you
  • Payment for professional memberships and development opportunities
  • Menopause policy
  • Employee Volunteering days
  • Family friendly policies

Our focus is to encourage you to continue with your learning and development and we are committed in supporting you to be the very best version of yourself to help you achieve and fulfil your potential.

Social events include Christmas and Summer get togethers, charity events, team building opportunities, we actively encourage our people to gain life experiences.

What will it take to be successful?

  • RICS accredited degree
  • Good IT skills, to include Microsoft Office and enthusiasm for embracing ever changing and advancing technology
  • Ability to understand, interpret and apply Real Estate Lease terminology
  • Passion to provide a high level of customer care and build long term relationships with clients
  • Strong organisational skills / written and verbal
  • Ability to meet multiple demands and deadlines (multitask and prioritise workload)
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • High level of accuracy and detail orientated
  • Commitment to meeting or exceeding expectations
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism
  • Self-motivated and someone that enjoys working as part of a team and ability to establish strong interpersonal relationships with team members
  • Full driving licence and use of own car which is insured for business use.
  • Desirable:
    • Experience of Propman or other property management software
    • Knowledge of local area Commercial property market
    • Advanced knowledge of Excel

What will you be doing?

You will be working with a close-knit team of surveyors within the commercial department, providing a full range of professional and management services to clients. You will be required to assist with the day to day operation and administration of the commercial property management team, and providing a high quality service to existing clients.

Job purpose

The successful candidate will join a close-knit team of surveyors across the Commercial Department.

You will

  • Be provided with full APC support with an assigned supervisor and counsellor
  • Attend quarterly sign off meetings and 6 monthly supervisor counsellor reviews
  • Be able to attend organised CPD Events, mock interviews and be provided with Case Study support
  • Be provided with a varied workload to achieve your mandatory, core and technical skills required for the final APC assessment
  • Be required to work in an open plan office with the Commercial Agency and Management team.
  • Hours of work: Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm

Main purpose/scope of the role

  • Manage Landlord and Tenant property transactions, rent reviews, lease renewals and licenses
  • Identifying repairs, obtaining quotes and instructing contractors
  • Ensuring compliance with statutory regulations and professional standards
  • Updating and maintaining property records on the Propman data base
  • Assist and coordinate Commercial Property Management Team Meetings and wider administration tasks for the team
  • Service charge management, including the preparation of service charge budgets and reconciliations.
  • Monitoring the collection of rent, service charges and credit control
  • Liaising with the Commercial Agency team and generally assisting with the smooth running of the department. Carry out disposals via lease or sale across a wide range of asset classes. Inspect and measure property, advise on method of disposal, produce property particulars, conduct viewings and answer any queries. Collate offers and negotiate with potential purchasers. Report to client with recommendations. Agree sale, carry out background checks, instruct solicitors, respond to any queries.

What happens next?

This role could be the best move you make. Take your time to apply. Be honest and tell us all about who you are, what motivates you, your life experiences and what you would like Cheffins to offer you.

Before we get to meet you, take your time to look at our website and learn a bit about Cheffins. Think about what you have achieved and how that fits with the role and person we are looking for.

The interview will not be an interrogation, it will be relaxed and an opportunity for us to learn about you and for you to learn about us.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Please note applications submitted without a covering letter and completed application form will not be considered.