Secretary position at Scanlans Consultant Surveyors

Location – Office Based, Knowle, Birmingham, B93

Working Hours – 09:00 – 17:00 Monday – Friday

Salary – £23,000 – £25,000 per annum        


Are you looking for your next exciting role? Do you have experience, or an interest in Property? Then we have the role just for you! We are looking for a super organised and efficient Secretary to join our ever-expanding team!

Our long established Practice brings together a wide range of expertise in surveying, valuation and property development, all under one roof. This means that we can offer our clients a complete range of services in the commercial, industrial, retail and residential sectors.

With a trading history in excess of 165 years, Scanlans has built a reputation for offering clients a reliable and flexible service at a competitive price. The practice has expanded it’s offices in main commercial centres, however, our commitment to personal, partner led service has remained unchanged.

The role of Secretary is responsible for providing secretarial and administrative support to the Head of Valuation and Surveying.


What’s in it for you?

We value and promote a positive work-life balance. Providing a balanced, enjoyable career is really important to us, and we work hard to make sure everyone feels a valued part of our organisation.

You will receive a competitive salary that will match your skills and experience, as well as the following benefits:

  • 24 days’ annual leave + Bank Holidays.
  • Perkbox (which offers a range of discounts for shopping and services).
  • Financial support towards personal development / training.
  • Real opportunities to grow and progress.
  • Recognition incentives.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Employee Referral Scheme and much more…….


What will your role look like?

  • Audio typing of Red Book and all other Valuation reports and ad-hoc correspondence, to a good, accurate quality within a timely manner
  • Updating and typing from templates
  • To provide full administrative support to the Head of Valuation and Surveying Team
  • Raising invoices and fee allocation
  • Carrying out property searches and Conflict of Interest Checks on all new appointments
  • Updating in house software with all appointment information
  • Diary management – arranging inspection appointments for Surveyors using Outlook electronic diary, liaising with Surveyors and external customers, keeping Bank / Panels apprised of all appointments arranged
  • Handling of incoming telephone calls
  • Filing – maintain electronic and paper filing systems, including archiving of old files in line with regulation requirements
  • Archiving, photocopying
  • General administrative duties when required
  • Producing and compiling schedules, spreadsheets, reports as required by the Surveying team


Do you have these skills?

  • Excellent organisational and co-ordination skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Positive, pleasant and personable attitude
  • Strong administrative and secretarial skills including audio typing
  • Proficient in Microsoft Packages such as Word (advanced), Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to multi-task and to work accurately and effectively under pressure
  • Team player with the ability to work on own initiative
  • Must understand the principles and practice of client care
  • Excellent time management skills.


TPG are proud to be part of the Odevo Group.

Look us up on LinkedIn for more information or visit our website for a list of our current opportunities. If you just want to have a chat to find out more, give our recruitment team a call who are always happy to help and provide further details (020 7702 0701) please quote the Ref number below.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK, without restrictions. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from all candidates.


Salary: £23,000 – £25,000 per annum

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