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Rural Surveyor


Job Description

A Rural Surveyor will manage an estate to ensure that it complies with the law, relating to land, tenancy, environment, planning, buying and selling. They will also advise on estate management, forestry and woodland, conservation and agricultural matters and will advise if non-agricultural land can be sold for other uses such as leisure or other businesses.

Entry Requirements

A qualified Rural Surveyor will require a HND or degree which is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in one of the following:

  • Geographic information science
  • Land management
  • Land use and environmental management
  • Rural property management
  • Surveying

Required Skills

  • The ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Good management skills
  • A keen interest in conservation and agriculture matters
  • The ability to identify and resolve problems
  • Good IT skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Excellent negotiating skills

Starting Salary

£20,000 to £25,000

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