Trainee Business Rates Surveyor

Manchester | Full-time Position

Job Description

About Us

RVA Surveyors are Independent Business Rates specialists, with over 40,000 properties already appointed. We are one of UK’s largest and fastest growing independent rating specialists. Our aim is to help commercial property owners & occupiers save money on their business rates and due to our continued and exciting growth plans we have a number of vacancies.

About the Role

Our business rates surveyors work on behalf of our commercial property clients to help reduce their business rates liability. Carrying out on site reviews, recording and gathering property information and using this evidence to assess business rate savings, and to come up with the best money saving solution for the client. Typically based out of our offices in Manchester and once trained you will travel throughout the UK to carry out on site visits.

Key Responsibilities

  • Onsite inspection of client properties
  • Gather supporting evidence to identify possible reduction of business rates liability
  • Managing client cases, weekly reporting
  • Keeping company records and databases updated
  • Communicate with clients, both written and verbally
  • Deliver excellent service to clients ensuring a strong and positive working relationship, effectively dealing with any issues or queries
  • Achieve your individual KPIs, whilst contributing to the overall success of the wider team
  • Full training provided – 3 months

Key Skills & Requirements:

  • A good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including; Excel, Outlook and internet applications
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A-C (or equivalent)
  • Full driving licence, with access to own car
  • Excellent time management
  • Experience in problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships
  • Excellent verbal, written communication skills
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Must be a team player
  • High attention to detail
  • A strong commercial awareness


  • Company pension scheme
  • Excellent earning opportunities
  • Team performance incentives
  • Competency based pay review after 6 months
  • Team building & fundraising activities
  • Early finish Fridays
  • Career progression
  • Free parking
  • Free vending tea & coffee
  • Modern friendly environment


Denton (Greater Manchester) M34 3SH (National Travel Required)


£22.5k per annum (rising to £25k after 6 months’ probation), plus Commission (OTE £40k once qualified), plus Car Allowance


Operations department


Monday – Thursday 8:45am – 5:30pm, Friday 8:45am – 3:55pm – Weekly Working Hours 37.5

Holidays: 25 Days (April – March)

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Trainee Business Rates Surveyor January 13, 2022