Rural surveyor

Rural surveyors value the assets of farms and estates, advise clients on legal and tax issues, and plan and develop land use.

Potential salary
£20,000 to £45,000
Working hours
38 to 40 a week
  • maths knowledge
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • knowledge of geography
  • analytical thinking skills
  • customer service skills
  • knowledge of engineering science and technology
  • knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software
  • legal knowledge including court procedures and government regulations
  • thinking and reasoning skills
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Your day-to-day duties could include:

  • the day-to-day running of an estate
  • maintaining accounts
  • producing financial forecasts
  • dealing with grant and subsidy applications
  • negotiating land access, with utility, mining or quarrying companies

You could work on a country estate or on a farm.

Your working environment may be outdoors in all weathers and you'll travel often.

With experience, you could specialise in a particular area of rural surveying, like valuations.

You could move into a senior management position, partnership in a private practice or self-employment as a consultant.

You can get more advice about careers in surveying from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Data from National Careers Service.
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