Senior Surveyor - Affordable Housing



Cluttons is a company with a difference, working on a solid foundation of mutual trust, we are commercially focussed, and business orientated.

We employ over 230 staff in the UK with a fast-growing presence, serving a wide range of Clients. Headquartered in London. we have established a strong track record and reputation as the ‘Partner with a purpose’ to help each Client get the most out of their property.

Through our network of offices in the UK, we offer a wide range of property services including consultancy, management, investment and commercial agency, residential sales & lettings.

The Development & Planning business line is a key division within the organisation and comprises the following three main areas :

  • Affordable Housing & viability
  • Planning
  • Development Agency

The D&P team is made up of experienced and professional individuals with an appetite to grow in both personnel and market share within the above three areas.

As a Senior Surveyor, requirements include conducting a mix of appraisal and valuation work for housing associations, charities, developments, councils and banking.

The role offers a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to progress to Associate and Partner.


  • Deliver fee income commensurate with role
  • High quality presentation skills, with the ability to present information accurately and succinctly both orally and in reports
  • To undertake valuations, financial viability reports and agency work within the affordable housing sector.
  • Ability to reach firm and justifiable conclusions on values for work undertaken
  • Ability to deal with several instructions at the same time efficiently and effectively
  • To be comfortable taking a simple brief from clients, acting upon it and producing best practice solutions for the clients.
  • To gain the confidence of clients and become a focal point for communication.
  • Preparation of fee proposals.
  • To regularly liaise and build relationships with colleagues across the business ensuring consistency of service delivery.
  • Working closely with other members of the D&P tam, supporting the planning and development Agency function and being a team player



  • May have budget and cost control responsibilities
  • Has an awareness of wider team or department budget

Clients and Business Development

  • Is proactive in building relationships with internal clients and responsive and helpful to external clients
  • Completes own work under minimal supervision/guidance
  • Can deal with novel or difficult situations within context of ownfunction or specialism


  • Active team player
  • Shares expertise with colleagues
  • Proactively communicates to colleagues and others

Systems and Process

  • Manages, co-ordinates, implements and develops a range of important activities, processes, functions or relationships
  • Makes some decisions within field of expertise
  • Is conscious of process and takes steps to protect interests of Cluttons and Clients
  • May be a contributor to wider projects


Essential qualifications

  • Educated to degree level
  • MRICS and Registered Valuer

Essential experience

  • Previous experience of planning would be advantageous but is not essential for the role
  • Past valuation experience is essential for the role
  • Knowledge of the affordable housing sector


  • Holidays: 25 – increase in line with length of service to a maximum of 30 days
  • Auto Enrollment Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loans
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flu and Eye Care Vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Plus Flexible benefits as below

  • Policy that allows you to pick and choose additional benefits including purchasing 5 days additional holiday
  • Discounted Gym membership
  • Dental Insurance
  • Travel Insurance