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Careers and Opportunities

Miller Commercial recognises that its success has depended – and will continue to depend – on the quality of the personnel it recruits. The ability to work well in a team and perform to the highest professional standard at all times is essential for every position in the business.

We are always pleased to receive approaches from talented people.   For current vacancies, work experience or for a graduate placement, please contact June Shields, Practice Manager, on 01872 247003 / email js@miller-commercial.co.uk

At the moment our graduate programme is full and we have no placements available, but graduates are welcome to stay in touch should a placement arise in the future.

Before lockdown we were a very sociable company with regular drinks after work on a Friday, curry nights, bowling, wine tasting and beach barbecues and we look forward to doing that again in the future when it is safe to do so.  It is a fun and dynamic environment to work in full of passionate and dedicated staff.  The video (courtesy of South West Sky visions) above is of our staff out on ‘Spirit of Falmouth’ which is Turn To Starboard’s flagship 91-foot wooden gaff rigged tall ship, used for sail training for Armed Forces who have been affected by military operations.  We are proud sponsors of Truro Rugby Club and every year, apart from 2020 sadly, we gather there with colleagues, clients and other professional firms to enjoy a game with a few beers!

Why Choose Miller Commercial

Miller Commercial is a dynamic forward thinking company of Specialist Business Property Consultants which is constantly evolving and developing. The Company has grown fourfold over the last 25 years and is always striving to improve the levels of service and professionalism that is provided to its clients.

This growth has been achieved through investing in high quality, professionally qualified experts supported by an active graduate recruitment programme. Structured training and assisted lifelong learning has enabled our team to develop as people and offer high levels of expertise and service to our clients.

Zoey Collis, who joined us as a Management Surveyor, has this to say:

“Miller Commercial is a perfect place for making a career, the industry we are in is dynamic and I am given all the support I need to give me a complete insight in this fast changing business. For me a ‘typical’ date is never typical, there is always something different happening and every day you’re coming across new learning opportunities.

The best part of Miller Commercial is the people. I work with talented people with an amazing passion to work and an energy that is infectious. ”

There are many team events throughout the year which enable the company to retain its historic family feel and help new people to integrate within the company.  We are a very sociable company with regular drinks after work on a Friday, curry nights, bowling, wine tasting and beach barbecues.  Staff have recently enjoyed a sports massage here at the office and as well as the traditional CPD subjects we also had a photography workshop.  It is a fun and dynamic environment to work in full of passionate and dedicated staff.

Many of the existing team members have relocated from elsewhere in the UK and enjoy the benefits of living in one of Country’s iconic locations. In between their working hours they are often spotted riding a wave on the north Cornish coast, enjoying the sailing waters of Carrick Roads or Helford River, walking or riding on the rugged paths of Bodmin Moor or the stunning Cornish Coastal path. Occasionally they can be found enjoying fine food in idyllic locations or even enjoying some of the quality, locally produced ale.

Come and talk to us to see how we can redress your work life balance, not just for a week or two each year, but all year around!

Graduates

Miller Commercial are committed to contributing to the training of graduate surveyors who leave University with both cognate and non-cognate degrees wishing to complete the requirements of the RICS and qualify as a Chartered Surveyor.

Miller Commercial have achieved Approved Employers status from the RICS following approval of the firm’s Structured Training Agreement.

This means that we advise potential candidates which competencies we can help them to develop and how. Each candidate enters into their own Structured Training Programme which sets out what they can expect from us, what we expect from them and when. It also confirms that we have the will, the means and the intention of getting people qualified in accordance with the RICS Guides.”

Furthermore, Brian Botting, one of the firm’s Partners, was an APC Assessor for over 25 years and thus is uniquely positioned to provide invaluable advice to a candidate.

Building Surveyor

We are currently recruiting for a fully qualified Chartered Building Surveyor with approximately 8 years’ PQE.

Personal Specification: We are seeking an experienced, RICS qualified Building Surveyor, with significant knowledge of building and construction, problem solving and analytical thinking skills and an ability to think laterally and work autonomously. There is significant home/flexible working offered.

Role Summary: To be accountable for the delivery of all aspects of a high quality building surveying service of almost exclusively commercial property assets across the South West in accordance with the firm’s contractual obligations to its clients and good estate management practice, surveying properties, businesses and buildings and reporting back on the design, construction and repair that may be needed.

Key Responsibilities & Attributes:

  • Surveying properties, producing Schedules of Condition, defect analysis and making recommendations for repairs with a high degree of autonomy, but delivered within contractual and statutory requirements, efficiently and effectively to maximise returns for our clients and profitability for this firm. Assess damage for insurance purposes, establish who is responsible for building repair costs and advise clients on issues such as property boundary disputes. Complete detailed reports as necessary.
  • To ensure that both the policies of Miller Commercial and practices of the RICS are consistently delivered to the required standards.
  • Check properties to make sure they meet building regulations, and fire safety and accessibility standards, and ensure compliance with all relevant legislation.
  • Deal with planning applications and advise on property law, building regulations and other legal matters such as health and safety. Act as an expert witness for our clients in property disputes.
  • Advise on the health and safety aspects of buildings; advise on boundary and ‘right to light’ disputes and party wall procedures; prepare insurance assessments and claims. Advise on dilapidations, technical due diligence, contract administration and planned preventative maintenance.
  • Receive, check, authorise and code invoices related to expenditure within the portfolio.
  • Ensuring the portfolio complies fully with all aspects of Health & Safety and to keep full records recording those compliances.
  • Provide comprehensive financial and operational reports tailored to your clients on an agreed frequency in an agreed format.
  • In conjunction with the FM team plan and deliver planned cyclical property maintenance programmes as well as response repairs.

You can contact June Shields, Practice Manager via email js@miller-commercial.co.uk or by pressing the ‘apply now’ button below or ring her on 01872 247003.                                 

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We are always looking for exceptional people to join our team; whether you are Chartered, doing your MSc Real Estate, your APC or if you have a proven knowledge and experience in the commercial property industry.  If you don’t see a suitable role above but would like to be considered for any future roles, send your details to our Practice Manager June Shields or ring her for an informal chat.  We are an expanding business so that perfect role just for you may come up!

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