Technical Moves | Development Surveyor - Cheffins Cambridgeshire

Development Surveyor - Cheffins

Are you a General Practice or Rural Surveyor with the desire to move into a full-time development career?

Your New Role

Cheffins is an independent and market leading team of property professionals operating from a number of offices across East Anglia. Established in 1825, we have grown significantly over the years to become a modern and dynamic multi-disciplinary practice.

As a rich and vibrant business, our team of industry experts operates across a range of disciplines including; Residential Sales and Lettings, Commercial Property, Rural Property and Farm Management Consultancy, Planning and Development. Also renowned for our Auctioneering business, we regularly host machinery, fine art, interiors and property auctions.

Your new role

Cheffins have never been busier! and you will become a key part of our new development division. As our Development Surveyor, you will be working alongside our equity Directors to identify and promote sites through the planning process and deal with the disposal of sites once planning permission has been granted. You will also;

  • Manage development instructions both in Cambridge and Ely and gain support from our wider network of experienced professionals.
  • Join a seasoned team of property and development professionals with further exposure to our Rural, Commercial, and Planning departments.
  • Work closely with our residential teams to identify future development opportunities whilst also becoming involved in the marketing of sites.
  • Continue to monitor emerging local plan allocations and contacting landowners with development potential.


To excel in this role, you will need at least three years’ experience working in residential land sales with good knowledge of; land promotion, option agreements, and affordable housing development.

This opportunity would suit a General Practice Surveyor or Rural Surveyor with a private practice or house building background and the desire to move into a full-time development role. Equally important is your confident personality and your ambition to help drive your career and the business forward.

Your new career package

We believe our staff and directors are the core strength of our business. We have an enviable reputation for excellence, integrity, and professionalism.

We pride ourselves on seeking out the best and brightest talent across the sectors within which we operate.
Your career will flourish as you gain experience working alongside our team of industry professionals whilst gaining exposure to our established networks.

You will work Monday to Friday and your salary package will be commensurate with your experience - but expected to be between £30,000 - £40,000 with appropriate benefits.

Packages include; car allowance, good holiday entitlement, additional time off over Christmas, and group life cover.
Technical Moves have been engaged exclusively for this opportunity and will be fully managing the recruitment campaign. If you have any queries or would like to discuss the opportunity, please contact me on 01223 603273 for a confidential chat.