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07 Careers and APC with Kate Taylor

The Surveyor Hub Podcast

Release Date: 04/16/2020

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The Surveyor Hub Podcast

Christine O’Rourke is Head of Conduct Standards at RICS supporting surveyors by producing standards and guidance on professional conduct including the Rules of Conduct. She has worked in complaint handling roles in a number of organisations including RICS, other professional bodies, and the Pensions Ombudsman. What We Cover: - Why RICS regulation is not a counsel of perfection - What RICS’ new rules and regulations contain - How to maintain professional competence in surveying - How to communicate with a focus on respect, diversity, and inclusion Connect with Christine O’Rourke: -...

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The Surveyor Hub Podcast

Neil Hewitt is a residential surveyor specialising in older period properties, in particular local Suffolk timber frame and thatched houses. Neil has come into surveying by what may be seen as a non-conventional route, but he sees this experience of life as a huge benefit when dealing with the public. What We Cover:  -What it’s like being a self-employed residential surveyor - Why surveyors should set clear boundaries for their scope of work  - How to choose and work with the right client - How to deal with distressed clients - Neil’s advice to young surveyors Connect with Neil...

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Phil Parnham is a Chartered Building Surveyor with expertise in the diagnosis of defects in residential properties. Phil has many years of experience in the social housing, higher education, and residential sectors. He has developed a range of training services for residential practitioners of all types. What we cover:  - Better ways of connecting with surveyors after COVID-19 - Focusing on the details versus the bigger picture in the surveying business - Phil’s experience dealing with claims and lessons learned Connect with Phil Parnham: - LinkedIn -   Connect with Marion Ellis: -...

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084 How to Share Technical Content with Stacey Meadwell show art 084 How to Share Technical Content with Stacey Meadwell

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Would you like to share and write more technical content? Perhaps you want to promote your business and share technical content with a wider audience? Surveyors and valuers have a lot of good stuff to share that can make the world a better place. But sharing your expertise is not easy. It's a skill to learn. Stacey Meadwell is a writer and trainer helping built environment businesses create better content more easily. She is also an experienced panel and round table moderator. Before setting up her own business she was a B2B property journalist and features editor for 20 years. What We...

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This week, Marion invited Jo Williams and Betsy Wong to discuss their experiences in networking, self-discovery, and getting visible online.  Jo Williams is a chartered building surveyor working within a team of mixed discipline surveyors. She provides building surveying services to occupiers and investors across all commercial property types. After 14 years working within a corporate consultancy in Birmingham, she happily left the city in 2019 to be closer to home. Betsy Wong is a Chartered Surveyor specializing in commercial properties. She helps both independent and corporate...

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Kirsty Knight is a certified life coach for female entrepreneurs in areas of business, money, time & productivity. She teaches ambitious entrepreneurs her system that covers productivity tactics, mindset work and business strategy.  Maybe there are things in your business that are not getting done. You're finding yourself on a roundabout of analysis paralysis. The bottom line is, it's not the task that's a problem, it's your mindset towards it. You might be scared of change, of the risk of failing or maybe even being too successful if things go to plan. So why do we procrastinate and...

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081 A Chat About Regulation with RICS show art 081 A Chat About Regulation with RICS

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In this episode, Marion invited Sarah Cantrill, Richard White, and Charlie Jackson to chat about the significance of RICS standards and regulations. Richard White is a Chartered Surveyor working in the Profession Support and Assurance team within RICS Regulation. Through different types of review visits, workshops, and other training and advice, the team provides support and guidance to help firms and Members come into compliance with the requirements of Red Book. Sarah Cantrill leads a team at RICS supporting regulated firms and members with the implementation of RICS rules and best practice....

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080 The Love Surveying Mastermind show art 080 The Love Surveying Mastermind

The Surveyor Hub Podcast

The life of a surveyor can be a lonely one. Who do you talk to when you need to get advice, guidance and support that you need? Trying to work out what's important to you can have you going round in circles when you only got yourself to discuss it with. It's so easy to get overwhelmed and an overwhelmed mind does nothing.  But it doesn't have to be that way. That's why I created The Love Surveying Mastermind, for surveyors who love what they do. It’s for those who want to be more intentional about the business and career they're building.  What Is Covered:  - What is The Love...

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Recently Marion had a conversation with Neil Hewitt and Charles Chalcraft about surveying thatched properties and fire safety concerns involved in those surveys. Neil Hewitt is a Suffolk-based independent residential building surveyor who offers the RICS Building Survey. It is the highest level of survey offered under the RICS format that is particularly recommended for older properties. He specialises in older period properties, in particular local Suffolk timber frame and thatched houses. Charles Chalcraft is a retired master thatcher who is trained as a home inspector. He now trains...

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078 Attracting the Right People show art 078 Attracting the Right People

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The title “Attracting the Right People” may sound a little bit misleading, but don't worry, I am not going to share dating tips with you. This piece is about engagement and visibility. You need to wave your flag high and proud to get attention. But then you've also got to hold the conversation consistently to be credible. This applies whether it's at your place of work or running your own business. If you find you’re getting something other than meaningful engagement, take a long hard look at what you're putting out there.  What We Cover: - Talking about your values and why it...

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In this episode Marion Ellis talks with Kate Taylor, an experienced RICS APC Assessor, APC auditor, RICS UK APC Appeal Panel and Chairperson. Kate is lead Tutor for the RICS APC Faculty. She is author of the Commercial and Residential Property Quick Start Revision Guides and the Estates Gazette ‘Pathway to Success’ APC series.

What You Will Learn In This Episode: 

  • How Kate started her career
  • Her work with Lionheart as a trustee
  • The importance of confidence and presentation at the APC interview
  • How to progress from AssocRICS to MRICS

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