GSC GraysGSC Grays

Contact our offices

Main office

COLBURN
5 & 6 BAILEY COURT
COLBURN BUSINESS PARK
RICHMOND
NORTH YORKSHIRE
DL9 4QL

01748 897 630

Estate Agency Offices are located in

BARNARD CASTLE, BOROUGHBRIDGE & RICHMOND

Residential Management Team

01748 829210

We are GSC Grays

Work With Us

DO THE WORK YOU LOVE.
BE INSPIRED BY THE OPPORTUNITIES.

At GSC Grays we bring extraordinary people together to build a brighter future for the rural land and business community in the North of England. Whether you are an experienced professional looking for your next challenge, or a student with dreams of shaping the future, we will help you make an impact from the moment you join.

We are building a workplace where everyone can feel they belong and where your mindset is just as important as your skillset. We are building success through people who are curious and eager to learn, question the status quo and who are never afraid to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty.

We will provide the support and opportunities for you to build the career you want by investing in your development. Through inspiring and rewarding experiences we will support you on the journey to becoming your best professional self.

We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic, committed and talented individuals so please get in touch with us to discuss your next career move.

Please also see our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

Call us

01748 897 630

Email us

hr@gscgrays.co.uk

Reference: VA7

Position Overview

​ENVIROMENT & SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANT 

GSC Grays, Dunns 2, Bowes Offices, Lambton Park, Chester-Le-Street, County Durham, DH3 4AN

GSC Grays are a multi-disciplinary professional service firm covering the North of England. Our Chartered Surveyors, Farm Business Consultants, Enviromental Specialists and Estate Agents provide a full range of services for our rural client base. 

Due to a period of sustained growth, we are looking to recruit a consultant to join our Enviroment & Sustainability team in our Chester-Le-Street office. 

From here you will report to the Head of Environment and Sustainability, working closley with other members of the team bases in Colburn and Kirkby Lonsdale. 

They are nationally recognised for their expertise in the field and chairs the CAAV's Environment & Land Use Committee. The Head of Environment and Sustainability has led the department to deliver ground-breaking projects and in doing so, developed a genuine expertise in the field. Recent notable projects include:

  • ​Development and submission of a Landscape Recovery funding bid for an area of over 17,000 hectares
  • Delivery of two Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund (NEIRF) projects. 
  • Management of four innovative ELM Test & Trial projects.

This opportunity has excellent career progression opportunities and will be an exciting challenge for anyone looking to build a career in this rapidly developing area of rural land managment. 

Main Purpose of the job: 

GSC Gray's Environment & Sustainability team work with land owners, farmers and land managers to support sustainable management of the natural environment. We provide targeted advice on the opportunities available to clients through enviromental schemes and emerging nature markets, helping them to identify projects and funding steams that are a good fit for their land and business 

As an E&S Consultant you will help clients to deliver conservation projects that have lasting environmental, social and economic benefits. We take a pragmatic and holistic approach to enviromental managment that interrates environmental outcomes with the business objectives and financial interests of our clients. 

Opportunities for securing funding for, and generating income form, environmental management in England are noew emerging at pace and from multiple sources. The E&S department is focussed on bringing these new opportunities to our clients' and colleagues' awareness and helping them to understand, critique and pursue them as appropriate

Within this role you will work closely with the Head of the department and will be responsible for advising farmers and landowners on enviromental schems and markets. You will also take a lead on researching and managing new service lines and engaging in business development across the North East of England. 

Reporting Structure

The role reports to the Head of Environment and Sustainability.

The Role and Respobsibilities:

  • Managig the delivery of long-term ambitious projects such as Natural Enviromental Investment Readiness fund (NEIRF) and Landscape Recovery projects. 
  • Managing Higher Tier Countryside Stewardship application. 
  • Attending client meetings including consultations with farmers and landowners and running workshops and webinars.
  • Work closely with the internal farm business and estate management teams to support our clients through the agriculture transition. 
  • Keep up to date and undertake research to ensure relevant environmental polices and legislation, and their implications for GSC Grays and our clients are understood and effectively communicated.
  • Liaison with colleague, clients, and governments agencies
  • Research and develop new opportunities for GSC Grays and our clients 

​The Skills we are looking for in you:

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience opperating within a similar role.
  • Degree qualified in a relevant field or relevant work experience.
  • FAAV and/or RICS accredited desirable, or qualified in a relevant field such as ecology, environmental sciences, conservation or forestry. 
  • In depth understanding and knowledge of natural capital principle and emerging enviromental markets, and current and future grant schemes. 
  • Awareness and understanding of how new markerts and opptunities might impact farm businesses, rural estate, and other land-based enterprises
  • Confident liaising with clients and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Commercially astute.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priortise tasks.
  • Enthusiastic to take on new challenges and projects.
  • Keen interest in the rural sector and the natural environment is essential. 
  • Mapping/ GIS skills
  • Comfortable undertake business development/ public speaking engagements. 

Key Information you need to know:

  • Hours: Full-time 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday with occasional flexibility required to clear any urgent workload.
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Employee referral scheme.
  • Auto-enrolment pension scheme with Aviva.
  • Sickness pay
  • 25 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays.

View our Job Applicant Privacy Notice

Apply for this job

Apply Now

Share this job

Reference: VA9

Position Overview

FARM BUSINESS CONSULTANT

DUNNS 2, BOWES OFFICES, LAMBTON PARK, CHESTER-LE-STREET, COUNTY DURHAM, DH3 4AN GSC

Grays are a multi-disciplinary professional service firm covering the North of England. Our Chartered Surveyors, Farm Business Consultants, Planning and Development Professionals, Valuers, Environmental Specialists and Estate Agents provide a full range of services for our rural client base.

Main purpose of the job:

Are you a Farm Business Consultant looking for a new challenge within a growing organisation that offers long-term development opportunities? Due to a period of sustained growth, we are recruiting a Farm Business Consultant to Rural Director in our Farm Business Consultancy team at Chester-Le-Street.

The successful candidate will be part of and developing a growing team, as well as building strong relationships with existing clients, developing new work andproviding practical advice on a one-to-one basis. We are looking for an enthusiastic, determined, and driven individual.

Reporting Structure:

The roles report to the Director of the Farm Business department.

The role and responsibilities:

• Help deliver farm management instructions to existing clients.

• Undertake Farm Business appraisals.

• Prepare reports and budgets in support of bank funding requests, specific projects including land purchases, business expansions and rent reviews.

• Prepare reports and budgets to support tenders for FBTs, CFAs and SFAs

• Provide practical Farm Management advice to our farm and estate owning clients.

• Provision of technical advice were qualified to do so.

• You will be expected to build strong relationships with all customers and provide independent and practical advice on a one-to-one basis

• Draw up Contract Farming Agreements (CFAs) and Share Farming Agreements (SFAs) and subsequently manage them.

• Undertake Basic Payment Scheme and Grant Aid applications.

• Undertake applications to Agri-Environment schemes and oversee the management of these agreements.

• Support the land agents with occasional practical advice.

• Leading, mentoring, and developing a growing team.

The skills we are looking for in you:

• Qualified through a college/university course – FACTS or BASIS desirable but not essential.

• A minimum of 3 years practical experience in the arable and/or livestock sectors.

• Demonstrate knowledge of both the arable and livestock sectors, as well as a full working knowledge of Defra’s grants and subsidies and the Agricultural Transition Plan.

• Familiarity with farm accounts.

• Technically proficient.

• Self-motivated and ambitious.

• Commercially astute and capable of generating new business.

• IT literate.

• Capable of working with a high degree of autonomy.

• Car owner with full UK driving licence.

• Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally andin writing, with colleagues and clients.

• Ability to manage time effectively, prioritising tasks to meet deadlines.

• Works in an organised and methodical fashion, with a high level of attention to detail.

• Ability to accept responsibility and work on their own initiative, whilst adheringto company policies and procedures.

Key information you need to know:

• Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm.

• Auto-enrolment pension scheme with Aviva.

• Sickness pay.

• 25 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays.

• Wellbeing activities.

• Employee referral scheme.

• Company charity events.

• Each employee receives a branded GSC Grays gilet.

View our Job Applicant Privacy Notice

Apply for this job

Apply Now

Share this job

Reference: VA10

Position Overview

SENIOR CHARTED SURVEYOR / ASSOCIATE 

GSC Grays, Dunns 2, Bowes Office, Lambton Park, Chester-Le-Street, County Durham, DH3 4AN

GSC Grays are a multi-disciplinary professional service firm covering the North of England. Our Chartered Surveyors, Farm Business Consultants, Planning and Development Professionals, Values, Environmental Specialists and Estate Agents provide a full range of services for our rural client base. 

Main Purpose of the job:

We are recruiting for an experienced professional to fill an exciting position in our Chester-Le-Street Office. You will be responsible for developing and delivering our professional services across the region. You will deliver excellent customer service for mainly private clients and develop work. You will liaise with our wider team to identify and follow up opportunities to add vaule to the service we offer our clients. 

Reporting Structure: 

The role reports to the Head of Office 

The role and responsibilities: 

  • Develop work from new and existing clients, in association with other colleagues, and maintain an up-to-date work pipeline.
  • Help to grow a team of surveyors to ensure they meet their financial objectives, provide excellent client service and develop their skills and experince. 
  • Provide advice to clients regarding renewable and energy developments, including option and lease negotiations 
  • Advise on rural sales and acquisitions. 
  • Undertake compensation and compulsory purchase work. 
  • Preparing professional valuations on behalg of clients, banks, legal representatives as required 
  • Preparing development appraisals, planning applications, nutrient neutrality assessment, and advising on BNG opportunities 
  • Advise on Landlords and teant related matters 
  • Undertake strategic planning for private and corporte clients. 
  • Deliver to agreed budget and targets. 
  • Maintain an up-to- date time sheet and record all necessary expenditure against the appropriate project.

The skills we are looking for in you:

  • RICS accredited and ideally a registered valuer. A member of the CAAV is also Preferred. Demonstrable post qualifications experince of providing mulidiscplined professional advice to landowners and tenants. 
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writting, with colleagues and clients. 
  • The Abillity to assimilate and convey complex information to a variety of audiences 
  • Ability to Lead and manage a small team. 
  • Comfortabke with a high degree of autonomy 
  • Ability to manage tiem effectively, prioritising taks to ensurethat deadlines are met
  • Work in an organised and methodical fashion, with a high level of attention to detail 
  • Ability to learn new skills and working methods and be adaptable to change 
  • ability to accept responsiblity and work on your own initative, whilst adhering to company polices and procedures
  • Commercially astute, lateral thinker and capable of generating new business
  • IT literate 
  • Proactive approach to work 
  • Car owner with full UK driving licence

Key Information you need to know:

  • Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm 
  • Auto-enrolment pension scheme with Aviva 
  • Sickness pay
  • 25 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays 
  • Wellbeing activities 
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Company charity events 
  • Each employee receives a braned GSC Grays gilet 

View our Job Applicant Privacy Notice

Apply for this job

Apply Now

Share this job

Reference: VA14

Position Overview

NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY

SENIOR FARM BUSINESS CONSULTANT

GSC GRAYS, UNIT 9, UNDERLEY BUSINESS CENTRE, KEARSTWICK, KIRKBY LONSDALE, CUMBRIA, LA6 2DY

GSC Grays are a multi-disciplinary professional service firm covering the North of England. Our Chartered Surveyors, Farm Business Consultants, Planning and Development Professionals, Valuers, Environmental Specialists, and Estate Agents provide a full range of services for our rural client base.

Main purpose of the job:

Due to a period of sustained growth, we are recruiting a Senior Farm Business Consultant to join our Farm Business Consultancy team at Kirkby Lonsdale. The successful candidate will be part of and developing a growing team, as well as building strong relationships with existing clients, developing new work andproviding practical advice on a one-to-one basis. We are looking for an enthusiastic, determined, and driven individual.

Reporting Structure:

The roles report to the Director of the Farm Business department.

The role and responsibilities:

     Help deliver farm management instructions to existing clients

     Undertake Farm Business appraisals

     Prepare reports and budgets in support of bank funding requests, specificprojects including land purchases, business expansions and rent reviews.

     Prepare reports and budgets to support tenders for FBTs, CFAs and SFAs.

     Provide practical Farm Management advice to our farm and estate owning client.

     Provision of technical advice were qualified to do so.

     You will be expected to build strong relationships with all customers and provide independent and practical advice on a one-to-one basis

     Draw up Contract Farming Agreements (CFAs) and Share Farming Agreements (SFAs) and subsequently manage them.

     Undertake Basic Payment Scheme and Grant Aid applications.

     Support with Farm Business Advice Service (FBAS) work 

     Undertake applications to Agri-Environment schemes and oversee the management of these agreements. 

     Support the land agents with occasional practical advice

     Leading, mentoring, and developing a growing team.

The skills we are looking for in you:

     Qualified through a college/university course – FACTS or BASIS desirable but not essential.

     A minimum of 3 years practical experience in the arable and/or livestock sectors.

     Demonstrate knowledge of both the arable and livestock sectors, as well as a full working knowledge of Defra’s grants and subsidies and the Agricultural Transition Plan. 

     Familiarity with farm accounts

     Technically proficient.

     Self-motivated and ambitious

     Commercially astute and capable of generating new business

     IT literate

     Capable of working with a high degree of autonomy

     Car owner with full UK driving licence

     Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally andin writing, with colleagues and clients.

     Ability to manage time effectively, prioritising tasks to meet deadlines.

     Works in an organised and methodical fashion, with a high level of attention to detail.

     Ability to accept responsibility and work on their own initiative, whilst adheringto company policies and procedures

Key information you need to know:

     Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm.

     Auto-enrolment pension scheme with Aviva.

     Sickness pay.

     25 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays.

     Wellbeing activities.

     Employee referral scheme.

     Company charity events.

     Each employee receives a branded GSC Grays gilet.

View our Job Applicant Privacy Notice

Apply for this job

Apply Now

Share this job

Reference: VA16

Position Overview

NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY

APPRENTICESHIP - TRAINEE LAND AGENT 

COLBURN, BARNARD CASTLE, BOROUGHBRIDGE, CHESTER-LE-STREET,ALNWICK

GSC Grays are a multi-disciplinary professional service firm covering the North of England. Our Chartered Surveyors, Farm Business Consultants, Planning and Development Professionals, Valuers, Environmental Specialists and Estate Agents provide a full range of services for our rural client base.

Main purpose of the job:

We are currently recruiting for an exciting new opportunity for an apprentice to join our growing team as a Trainee Land Agent.

Within the role you will be involved in supporting the management of a diverse portfolio of rural estates as well as undertaking general professional work. The roles provide experience in property management, landlord & tenant, valuation, land use & diversification, agriculture, forestry, access & rights of way, and purchase & sale.

As part of the role, you will complete a 5-year training programme that consists of a part time undergraduate degree apprenticeship working towards receiving a Bsc (Hons) Rural Enterprise and Land Management degree.

You will then progress onto achieving your APC for full Chartered Membership of the RICS as part of the End Point Assessment.

Training:

We have a strong commitment to the training of our people which complement the broad experience offered. The successful candidates are expected to have a mix of professional interests and a sound understanding of agriculture and the countryside.

Within the business we have a dedicated training committee, with representatives from each department, to ensure all training needs are met. Senior management are included within the delivery of the training programme and are hand to help with training and key specialisms, as required.

We provide you with a structured career plan which will support you behind gaining your qualification.

Person specification:

    A minimum of three A levels at Grade C or higher, their equivalent (in UCAS points) or a Level 3 apprenticeship in a construction or property related discipline.

     GCSE English and Maths Level 4 (Grade C) or above is a mandatory requirement.

     Excellent standard of written English language and attention to detail.

     Good IT skills and ability to adapt to new technologies.

     Experience and general knowledge of Microsoft Office.

     Ability to prioritise a busy workload and meet deadlines.

     Proactive and problem-solving approach to tasks.

     Ability to work within a team.

     Full UK driving licence.

Key information you need to know:

     Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm.

     Auto-enrolment pension scheme with Aviva.

     Sickness pay.

     25 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays.

     Wellbeing activities.

     Employee referral scheme.

     Company charity events.

     Each employee receives a branded GSC Grays gilet.

View our Job Applicant Privacy Notice

Apply for this job

Apply Now

Share this job

Reference: VA20

Position Overview

NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY

FARM BUSINESS CONSULTANTS TO RURAL DIRECTOR

CHESTER-LE-STREET, KENDAL, PENRITH, DRIFFIELD, COLBURN, ALNWICK, HEXHAM

GSC Grays are a multi-disciplinary professional service firm covering the North of England. Our Chartered Surveyors, Farm Business Consultants, Planning and Development Professionals, Valuers, Environmental Specialists, and Estate Agents provide a full range of services for our rural client base.

Main purpose of the job:

Are you a Farm Business Consultant looking for a new challenge within a growing organisation that offers long term development opportunities?

Due to a period of sustained growth, we are recruiting for multiple positions from Farm Business Consultants to Rural Directors in our Farm Business Consultancy team in the North of England. The successful individuals will be responsible for developing and managing a growing team, as well as building strong relationships with clients and providing practical advice on a one-to-one basis. We are looking for enthusiastic, determined, and driven individuals to take a lead on a large-scale project due to commence late this year. 

Reporting Structure:

The roles report to the Director of the Farm Business department.  

The role and responsibilities:

     Undertake Farm Business appraisals

     Prepare reports and budgets in support of bank funding requests, specific projects including land purchases, business expansions and rent reviews.  

     Prepare reports and budgets to support tenders for FBTs, CFAs and SFAs

     Provide practical Farm Management advice to our farm and estate owning clients.

     Provision of technical advice were qualified to do so

     You will be expected to build strong relationships with all customers and provide independent and practical advice on a one-to-one basis. 

     Draw up Contract Farming Agreements (CFAs) and Share Farming Agreements (SFAs) and subsequently manage them. .

     Undertake Basic Payment Scheme and Grant Aid applications

     Undertake applications to Agri-Environment schemes and oversee the management of these agreements.  

     Support the land agents with occasional practical advice. 

     Leading, mentoring, and developing a growing team.

The skills we are looking for in you:

     Qualified through a college/university course – FACTS or BASIS desirable but not essential. 

     A minimum of 3 years practical experience in the arable and/or livestock sectors. .

     Demonstrate knowledge of both the arable and livestock sectors, as well as a full working knowledge of Defra’s grants and subsidies and the Agricultural Transition Plan.

     Familiarity with farm accounts.

     Technically proficient.

     Self-motivated and ambitious. .

     Commercially astute and capable of generating new business. .

     IT literate.

     Capable of working with a high degree of autonomy.

     Car owner with full UK driving licence.

     Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with colleagues and clients. 

     Ability to manage time effectively, prioritising tasks to meet deadlines. 

     Works in an organised and methodical fashion, with high level of attention to detail.   

     Ability to accept responsibility and work on their own initiative, whilst adhering to company policies and procedures.   

Key information you need to know:

     Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm.

     Auto-enrolment pension scheme with Aviva.

     Sickness pay.

     25 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays.

     Wellbeing activities.

     Employee referral scheme.

     Company charity events.

     Each employee receives a branded GSC Grays gilet.

View our Job Applicant Privacy Notice

Apply for this job

Apply Now

Share this job

Reference: VA22

Position Overview

SOCIAL MEDIA EXECUTIVE

1 BAILEY COURT, COLBURN BUSINESS PARK, RICHMOND, DL9 4QL 

GSC Grays are a multi-disciplinary professional services firm covering the North of England. Our Chartered Surveyors, Farm Business Consultants, Planning and Development Professionals, Valuers, Environmental Specialists and Estate Agents provide a full range of services for our rural client base.

Main purpose of the job:

As our Social Media Executive based in Richmond, you will play a key role in shaping our online presence and engaging with our target audience. 

This role will suit someone who is proactive and forward-thinking, has excellent knowledge of social media and a strong background in content creation and copywriting for social

You will be responsible for managing and growing our social media accounts, creating content, and monitoring and reporting on social media metrics. 

Working within the highly collaborative team, you will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally to contribute to the broader marketing team objectives

You will be able to use your initiative and take ownership of activities, and the right candidate will enjoy working in a highly creative environment. 

Reporting Structure:

The role reports to the Marketing and Communications Director. 

The role and responsibilities:

  Create compelling campaign content including thought leadership and devise creative ways of reaching our target audiences using a multi-channel approach, ensuring consistency with brand visual identity, voice, and style.

  Help to plan and manage our social media calendar. 

  Write scripts, social media posts and website content. 

  Create social media assets in Canva. 

  Proactively planning and executing the correct activity levels & correct timing.

  Analyse results to identify opportunities to expand our reach and drive more engagement.

  Liaison with internal departments regarding content.

  Writing content for social media posts in line with company branding and objectives.

  Proactively researching and recommending new ideas.

  Administration tasks in relation to projects and events.

The skills we are looking for in you:

   Social media experience is essential, although it might be through a marketing content or copywriting role.

   Undergraduate degree in a relevant field or proven experience working within communications and social media.

   Experience in the rural and/or property sector would be advantageous.

   Confident liaising with internal stakeholders.

   Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

   Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with team members.

   Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and project requirements.

   Team player with autonomy.

   Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritise tasks.

   Enthusiastic to take on new challenges and projects.

Key information you need to know:

   Part-time, 3 days per week pro-rata or reduced hours 5 days per week.

   Auto-enrolment pension scheme with Aviva. 

   Sickness pays.

   25 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays.

   Wellbeing activities.

View our Job Applicant Privacy Notice

Apply for this job

Apply Now

Share this job

Reference: VA32

Position Overview

ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT 

5 & 6 BAILEY COURT, COLBURN BUSINESS PARK, RICHMOND, NORTH YORKSHIRE, DL9 4QL

GSC Grays are a multi-disciplinary professional services firm covering the North of England. Our Chartered Surveyors, Farm Business Consultants, Planning and Development Professionals, Valuers, Environmental Specialists and Estate Agents provide a full range of services for our rural client base.

Main purpose of the job:

We are recruiting for an exciting opportunity for an experienced Administration Assistant to join our farms business team in Colburn. In this position, you will play a vital role by providing comphensivie secretarial and administrative support to the team, while also assistant the farm business team in effectively managing the office.

This is an exciting time to join a leading forward-thinkng firm that offers long term prospects.

Reporting Structure:

The role reports to the PA's and Secretary's

The role and responsibilities:

  Typing of letters, emails, reports, creating excel schedules etc

  Dealing with telephone calls, emails and web enquires.

  Follow up on calls, appointments, and other enquiries.

  Photocopying, scanning, printing & electronic filing as well as Outlook email management.

  Upkeep of filing & electronic filing.

  Opening and distribution of incoming post; delivering outgoing post to local post office/ franed mail post box

  Diary managemnet / arranging meetings

  Any other reasonable duties, as required, to ensure the smooth running of the office

The skills we are looking for in you:

Audio typing skills to a high standard are essental

   Good general knowledge of Microsoft Office, Specifically Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, SharePoint, Planner OneDrive, Advanced Excel skills would be an advantage. 

   Organised with aproactive and problem-solving approach to tasks.

   Excellent standard of written English language.

   Professional telephone manner.

   Well presented with a warm and wellcoming manner. 

   Good level of numeracy, accuracy, and attention to detail.

   Ability to prioritese busy workload and manage time

   Ability to act on own initiative whilst also working with Company processes and procedures

   High attention to detail.

   Ability to remain calm under pressure.

 

Key information you need to know:

   Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm.

   Auto-enrolment pension scheme with Aviva. 

   Sickness pays.

   25 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays.

   Wellbeing activities.

   Employee referral scheme.

   Company charity events.

   Each employee receives a branded GSC Grays gilet.

View our Job Applicant Privacy Notice

Apply for this job

Apply Now

Share this job

Reference: VA34

Position Overview

BUILDING MANAGER / CLERK OF WORKS

WARTER PRIORY ESTATE, YORK, NORTH YORKSHIRE, YO42 1XA

GSC Grays are recruiting on behalf of Warter Priory Estate for a Building Manager / Clerk of Works to join their team near York.

The Estate:

Warter Priory Estate comprises approximately 12,000 acres of agriculture arable, grass and woodland and 63 farmhouses and residential dwellings within the Yorkshire Wolds. The majority of the Estate is farmed and managed in-hand.

Main purpose of the job:

The Estate is looking for a highly motivated, organised and experienced individual with a background in construction and/or building surveying to take up the role as Clerk of Works and Manager for the Building and Maintenance Department.

The successful candidate will be responsible for all building maintenance matters and refurbishment projects as part of the Estate's extensive residential, commercial and agricultural property portfolio.

The role and responsibilities:

  Lead and manage the Building and Maintenance Department.

  Oversee all repairs and maintenance on the built infrastructure across the Estate.

  To be responsible for the scoping, specifying, obtaining tenders and management of approved projects within agreed timescales and budgets.

  Support delivery of robust Health & Safety and CDM practices across the Estate.

  Preparing an annual budget for Capital Projects and Repairs and applying financial control. .

  To Prepare and implement a proactive programme of repairs and refurbishments.

  To be responsible for prioritising the reactive property maintenance.

  Identify and secure grant funding for projects where appropriate.

  Liaise with local authorities parish, councils etc over conservation area, Listed Building and planning issues ensuring compliance requirements are met.

  To liaise with the Managing Agents and Heads of Departments.

  Attend regular Estate Meeting and reports on all programmed work and repairs including the financial performance of the Department.

 

The skills we are looking for in you:

   Knowledge and understanding of residential and commercial property and argicultural buildings.

   Ability to work as an individual and prioritise work.

   Ability to lead, motivate and work with a small but effective team.

   Ability to work with the other Estate Departments to deliver the Estates core values.

   Technically strong, able to understand, develop and challenge specifications.

   Experience of working with heritage properties and listed buildings.

   Ability to anticipate risks and pitfalls and bring about solutions.

   Capability of preparing and working to a departmental budget.

   Ability to draw up plans and produce tender documents for client approval.

   Flexible approach to hours works and duties undertaken.

   Effective communication and organisational skills.

   Honesty and a high level of integrity.

   Enthusiasm and capacity for hard work.

   Systematic and cheerful approach with a 'can do' attitiute.

   Attention to detail and a high degree of security awareness.

   Capacity to develop skills through ongoing training.

   Track record of managing multiple and simultaneous projects successfully.

   Well presented.

   High degree of Health and Safety awareness.

   Computer and IT literate.

   Full UK driving licence.

Key information you need to know:

   Permanent, full-time position.

   Accommodation, if required (negotiable depending on experience and living requirements).

   Company pension (Warter Priory's standard policy).

   Company vehicle (may be available for the appropriate person) or pool vehicle.

   24 days plus Bank Holidays (Warter Priory's standard policy).

   Other benefits including training / further qualifications.

View our Job Applicant Privacy Notice

Apply for this job

Apply Now

Share this job

It is fantastic to lead a team who are not only great at what they do, but care about the results we get for our clients - it makes the job a real pleasure.

Calum Gillhespy
Director

I love the fact that we don’t just think about today we are constantly evolving and thinking about the future of the rural community.

I thrive on managing a driven and innovative team and building strong client relationships by providing rounded advice.

Lucinda Riddell
Director

The people, the properties, the places and the myriad of possible jobs that can arise from that mixture, make my role something extremely special in my opinion.

David Cooper
Consultant

Latest News