JOBS & CAREERS SPRING 2018 - 167
P R O P E RT Y
This highly varied role would see you
manage the investments people have in
property. Investment advisers help to
create strategies to get their clients the
best return on their investments. This
involves a good deal of coordination with
other teams, such as developers and
surveyors. Inspecting properties is
another part of the role.
What skills do I need? The deadlinedriven nature of this job means you need
to be a natural multitasker. You'll also
need to be commercially aware and have
good numeracy skills.
What qualifications do I need? You'll
start as a trainee adviser, working with
more senior people. A degree in
surveying does help, but if you don't have
one there may be the opportunity to gain
the qualification once you're in the job.
How much can I earn? At trainee level
the salary is around £23,000 but with
experience this rises quickly to £30,000
or more. You will also earn commission.
Town planners need to balance a number
of needs, including housing, transport,
agriculture and environmental issues
This is a great role if you want to be
involved in the development and
regeneration of an area. Planners analyse
the use of land and decide how it would
best meet the needs of the area, whether
that is a town, village or city. They need to
balance a number of needs including
housing, transport, agriculture and
environmental issues. As a town planner
you'll negotiate with developers, consult
residents and businesses, design planning
policies and assess planning applications.
What skills do I need? Planners need to
be creative so they can find solutions to
planning problems. As you'll be working
with lots of different interest groups, good
interpersonal skills are a must. You also
need to be organised to review applications,
write reports and manage projects.
What qualifications do I need? A degree
or postgraduate qualification accredited by
the Royal Town Planning Institute in a
subject such as town planning, urban
design or environment and development.
How much can I earn? Starting salaries
range from £18,000 to £25,000, rising to
more than £55,000 with experience.
A campaign was launched at the end
of last year to promote a more diverse
approach to the workforce in real
estate. CEO Commitments for
Diversity sets out 10 actions to bring
about a gender balance in senior and
leadership positions throughout the
"The property industry has come a
long way in embracing diversity, but
we have further to go," says Vivienne
King of Real Estate Balance. "Women
are better represented than ever and
yet virtually all leadership positions
in the sector are held by men."
Find out more
* Chartered Surveyors Training
* Royal Institution of Chartered
* Royal Town Planning Institute
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