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Job Title:  Management Surveyor

Date:  26-May-2021

London, LND, GB, SE1 2JP

Full Time/Part Time:  Full-Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term Contract
Hours per week:  37.5

Your role in a nutshell

Fancy yourself as an in-house Surveyor working with retail property? Do you have the 1954 Landlord and Tenant Act on your bedside table as a go-to read? How about fulfilling your lease negotiation and renewals desires in a company where your efforts fuel a better planet for everyone?

More about the role

The Body Shop has 222 leasehold retail properties throughout the UK and Republic or Ireland.


We are continually assessing our property portfolio and we are currently undertaking a high volume of lease renewals in the UK, all of which need documenting after our Head of Property negotiates the deal and obtain board approval to proceed. Support is required to manage these lease renewals from solicitor involvement to contract completion – all requiring a close eye and a tenacity to drive things along.


An ability to tactfully and professionally drive lease renewal deals to completion, negotiating with external solicitors and landlords to unlock lease clauses to keep professional fees to a minimum, whilst protecting our legal position during the lease renewal process.  The accurate recording of lease renewal information on our tenure schedule is also part of the role to ensure we don’t get caught out.


Assisting the Head of Property to document and record other rental deals will be required as part of the role, as will working closely with the department’s Property Assistant, other Body Shop departments and outsourced agents to ensure the property portfolio is managed efficiently on a day to day basis.

What we look for

What we look for

You’ll be a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with a period of post qualified experience.

You’ll have a track record of working with retail property and independently managing lease renewals through to completion - and to do this you’ll have a solid understanding of the 1954 Landlord and Tenant Act.

To achieve the results needed you’ll have excellent written and verbal skills and be highly astute when it comes to detail.

And finally Purpose. You’ll get what The Body Shop stands for and all that is entailed with being a BCorporation. Because that is ultimately what we are all about and our property estate is all in order!

The Body Shop

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good – that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here. 


The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up. 


And in return

* a 6% contributory pension plan,

* 23 days holiday plus bank holidays - time to refresh and recharge

* 3 additional days a year to volunteer in the local community to support the causes you feel most passionate about

* LOVE money to spend on YOUR wellbeing - pamper yourself on us. Every year.

* 50% staff discount and access to product sample sales

* Access to Perks at Work, our online shopping channel with exclusive deals & discounts

* AND - we have also implemented 'Work Wise' into our HQ - flexibility of 'in-office' hours, the ability to work remotely

If you are excited by all that - you might just be the sort of person we need to help us make the impactful change the world needs within a business that invented the culture of ‘joyful collective' and everything that means and stands for.

We have something special to offer and we’re looking for someone special to help us to do that. Show us how you can contribute to the next step in the evolution of The Body Shop.

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