Estates Surveyor


Job Details


Knowsley Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive Salary plus Benefits

Closing Date

20/07/2018 11:00

About the Role

Matalan occupies a leasehold portfolio of over 220 retail stores throughout the UK together with associated offices and distribution centres.

An estates surveyor is sought to provide an estate management service to the business with particular focus on retail parks and related service charges, currently budgeted at c. £5.5m pa.

  • Provide quality day-to-day estate management advice having regard to lease obligations on issues such as dilapidations and licences to alter
  • Protect/ enhance trading performance of retail stores by forensic analysis and challenge of occupational costs with particular emphasis on landlord’s service charge aspirations
  • Accurate budgeting and timely approval of property outgoings
  • Manage the landlord and tenant relationship to provide a customer-focused service to retail colleagues
  • Build and maintain relationships with landlords, managing agents, fellow retailers, professional advisors
  • Administer the car park management contract on stand-alone stores and identify income-producing opportunities
  • Management of a small sub-tenanted portfolio in order  to maximise income
  • With experience to assist with rent reviews, business rates, acquisitions, regears

About You

  • May suit a newly qualified surveyor or a graduate working/ looking to work towards the APC
  • Experience of service charges within a retail environment an advantage
  • Basic use of Word, Excel, Outlook essential
  • Experience of Qube property database and Oracle Financials desirable
  • Current driving licence essential as role will involve some travel
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to work well under pressure and prioritise workload
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Committed team player
  • Tenacious
  • Meticulous

About Matalan

Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is a family retail business that is proud to serve its customer excellent quality at great value. With over 200 stores in the UK, a growing online presence and over 15,000 employees, working here is exciting, collaborative, challenging, and above all fun!  As part of the Matalan family you can expect some great benefits and the opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the UK’s most trusted value retailer.  This is Retail Made Real. 

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.