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Senior Transaction Surveyor (Part Time)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Vacancy Introduction

We've an exciting and rare opportunity for an experienced Senior Transaction (Acquisition and Disposal) Surveyor to join and support our property team on a part time basis (Up to 30 hours per week).

Our property portfolio is a significant part of our business, made up of over 125 trading food stores and more than 60 funeral branches, as well as our travel and stonemasonry premises. We have just under 500 investment properties – residential and commercial – generating £8 million in income for the Society each year.

Role Responsibility

As Senior Transaction (Acquisition and Disposal) Surveyor, you’ll:

  1. To undertake the whole life cycle of property and business acquisitions and disposals
  2. Prepare relevant property reports and Board Papers in a concise and timely manner and in an easily understandable way.
  3. To achieve best value from assets/business sales, property asset management, re-letting or refurbishment.
  4. To assist in the management and asset management of the investment and trading portfolio.
  5. Effective management of external consultants and internal services provided by colleagues.

You can download our job description for this role at the bottom of this webpage.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Place our co-op’s vision and mission at the centre of your decision making.
  • Leading by example, demonstrating the integrity reflective of Our Co-op’s values.
  • Experience of negotiating with developers, agreement for leases, and occupational specifications.
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels – both verbally and in writing.
  • In depth knowledge of the East of England commercial property market.
  • Experience in acquiring and disposing of property and business assets.
  • An adaptable, enthusiastic, committed team player with a good sense of humour.
  • Ability to collaborate cross functionally and to make decisions that are right for the business.
  • Good IT skills – Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Full UK Driving Licence.

Package Description

What’s in it for you

At the East of England Co-op, we strive to be the best place to work. We invest in our colleagues to help them to progress in their careers and achieve their full potential. How do we do this?  

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • 20% discount in our food stores, along with other discounts across our family of businesses
  • 22 days holiday (plus bank holiday entitlement) which increases with service
  • 5% employer pension contribution
  • Death in service benefit
  • Access to our colleague communications app, The Loop
  • Enhanced* family leave and pay arrangements
  • Opportunities to grow, with award-winning training and apprenticeship programmes
  • Great deals and discounts across 100’s of high street and online retailers
  • Financial wellbeing support, including Wagestream®

Check out the detail of all our colleague benefits here.

* Enhanced on statutory terms, subject to service criteria.

We recognise the challenges people face trying to balance commitments both in and out of the workplace -  perhaps studying, caring commitments, or other employment. We therefore aim to be as flexible as possible, to create shift patterns that work for both our co-op and our colleagues.


About the Company

The East of England Co-op is the largest independent retailer in East Anglia, with over 230 stores and branches across Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex.

Owned by over 260,000 members – including our colleagues – our vision is to be the most valued organisation in our region, by being a better kind of business and using our profit to make a positive impact on our communities.

Our Community Cares Fund provides hundreds of thousands of pounds to support groups and good causes, with a focus on mental health and wellbeing, food justice for all and creating community spaces. 

With a focus on environmental sustainability, we’re proud to have led the way on reducing food waste, being the first major retailer to sell food past its Best Before date for just 10p. 

At the East of England Co-op, we strive to be the best place to work. We invest in our colleagues to help them to progress in their careers and achieve their full potential, whether in food retail, funeral services, property investment, travel, security, stonemasonry, events, or our support functions. 

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Our Recruitment Process

If this is the job for you, simply click ‘apply’. You will be required to register a profile on our careers page. To do this simply click apply. The good news is you’ll only have to register once – after this, it’ll be easier and quicker to apply for any roles in the future too.

Please note that our working patterns are non-contractual. The advertised working pattern represents the normal working pattern for the role at time of advertisement and is subject to change.

East of England Co-op

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