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Commercial Officer - Chartered Surveyor Trainee
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: SC/19/111695
  • Published: Fri 11/10/2019, 14:22 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 10/11/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £23,441 - £25,273
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG, Camden

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Commercial Officer - Chartered Surveyor Trainee

Location: 33-35 Jamestown Road 

Salary: £23,441 - £25,273


Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 

Click HERE for information on Camden’s flexible working options

The role

You will provide commercial ‘officer level’ support to the Property Management - Property Services Commercial Division.

You will be expected to develop skills and assume responsibility for a range of commercial activities including: supplier relationship coordination, purchase to pay process, bid governance reviews (including internal governance), contract management advice and support, programme coordination and management (including delivering presentations/ workshops on various processes and tools), data configuration management, completing confidential contracting duties etc.

The post holder would work towards successful completion of the Degree in Surveying and full chartered membership of the RICS. It is estimated this training programme will take 60 months after which the trainee will be qualified in one of the following six qualification pathways offered: Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Commercial property, Residential property, Valuation, and Project Management or alternative agreed relevant pathway.

About you


  • Some administrative experience and possibly experience working in a construction based environment such as Housing / Property Services etc.


  • Ability to develop good understanding of project management, cost models/business models, familiarity with accounting practices, commercial audits, forecasting and valuations.


  • Ability to develop a good understanding of contract terms and conditions.


  • Good IT skills (Microsoft Office programmes - excel/word/power-point).
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good time management skills.
  • A genuine interest of Developing to Surveyor level whilst working within a Commercial function with the ability to develop Commercial administration skills.
  • Must be dedicated to completing the training programme and developing a career in Surveying or similar role.


  • Be an enthusiastic and flexible team member with positive attitude.

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits

Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

Discover and Diversity

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website 

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Sunday 10th November 2019 23:59

Interviews to be held: TBC

Please quote reference: 190000MM

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are 21st October and 18th November 2019