Head of Surveying and Property Risk

Location London Job Type Permanent
Salary £60000 - £70000 per annum + Car, Bonus, Pension Sector Valuations, Surveying

Head of Surveying & Property Risk

As the Head of Surveying & Property Risk, you'll be responsible for overseeing the team that assesses and values structural risk of the properties is looking to underwrite and for designing a function that is fit for purpose for scale up.

Nested is revolutionising the way property is sold. We are growing at ~10x a year and our surveying capacity will need to grow in line with this. You will be responsible for optimising the process by which we assess structural risk and incorporating this into property valuations, while managing our surveying capacity in line with our ambitious growth plans.

The role

You will report into our Head of Underwriting. On a day-to-day basis you will:

  • Be responsible for assessing structural risk for properties our firm is looking to underwrite
  • Be responsible for designing a flexible and scalable surveying function, capacity planning, and reporting
  • Manage the quality of work of our firm's internal surveyors
  • Manage the quality of work of external surveying partners
  • Conduct due diligence on surveying partners
  • Manage SLAs with our external surveying partners
  • Survey and value risky properties
  • Work with valuation team to re- value properties that don't sell
  • Take a commercial view on survey findings and help translate them into monetary terms
  • Improve the structural risk due diligence approach and processes, including identifying opportunities arising through technology
  • Provide informed views on the market and help the team explore new underwriting opportunities
  • Help the underwriting team continuously refine qualification and valuation criteria
  • Seek and incorporate feedback from internal and external stakeholders


Must be/ have:

  • A licensed RICS surveyor with substantial surveying experience in the wider London market, including non- prime property locations
  • A minimum of 10- 15 year experience in the London property market
  • Experience with in-house surveying
  • An awareness of automated tools that are in the market
  • Knowledge of regulation and rules in your local patch
  • In-depth surveying knowledge, experience and understanding surrounding the property market
  • Led teams and/ or managed panels of surveyors
  • Commercially minded and be able to weigh risks
  • Adhere to timeframes and deadlines/ targets

Things which would be useful but not essential:

  • Have an affinity for our target audience
  • A passion for all things property
  • A network of business contacts in the property market

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