Forestry Commission Scotland
Helen G is a Land Agent for the Forestry Commission. "I look after the land, leasing of the land to third parties, access rights, boundary disputes, title queries, and sort of commercial leases as well, and sort of have mineral leases. We just leave the trees up to the foresters" She says for the future "I've got a professional qualification... that I can take anywhere in the world".
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The UK average salary is £28,758
There are 37.5 hours in the average working week
The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male
DescriptionChartered surveyors conduct surveys related to the measurement, management, valuation and development of land, natural resources, buildings, other types of property, and infrastructure such as harbours, roads and railway lines.
QualificationsEntrants usually possess an accredited degree, equivalent qualification and/or postgraduate qualification. Entrants must also have successfully completed a probationary training period and professional assessment. Entry requirements to professional bodies vary.
- Surveys, measures and describes land surfaces to establish property boundaries and to aid with construction or cartographic work;
- Surveys mines, prepares drawings of surfaces, hazards and other features to control the extent and direction of mining;
- Surveys buildings to determine necessary alterations and repairs;
- Measures shore lines, elevations and underwater contours, establishes high and low water marks, plots shore features and defines navigable channels.