Career Opportunities

We are always looking for new talent

People matter at Symonds & Sampson. We value our staff and recognise how everybody plays an important part in making business tick. Whether you are starting out or looking to further your property career we pride ourselves on nurturing talent.

We aim to offer the opportunity to progress through the firm, obtaining professional qualifications including through our graduate and apprentice training schemes. Our mission is to recruit, support and encourage the right people, and enabling them to become future leaders within the firm. Many of our senior staff and partners have been with us since finishing education.

If you are a ‘people person’ - whether you are already in property, looking to transfer your skills from another profession, or looking for a return to work opportunity, we’d love to hear from you. If there isn’t an opportunity listed here that suits you, why not contact us or pop into your nearest office for a chat.

Symonds & Sampson is an equal opportunities employer.

Current Opportunities

Senior Auctioneer

  • Closing Date: 17 June 2022

We are looking for an experienced Senior Auctioneer to sell livestock, plant and machinery on farms and in Frome Livestock Market. This varied and exciting role will appeal to a candidate with knowledge and experience of the agricultural industry, ideally already working in a similar role, and who is looking to further their career. Alongside selling, this exciting position offers a candidate the opportunity to develop either their professional work or as a fieldsman and moving forwards, to assist in the management of the Market.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • On-site (and on-line) selling at Dispersal Sales
  • Market auctioneering
  • Cataloguing and sale preparation
  • Identifying and developing business opportunities
  • Option to develop professional business or stock procurement

KEY SKILLS

  • Rostrum experience within the sector
  • A good understanding of livestock and agriculture
  • A confident team player with excellent people skills
  • Full driving license essential
  • RICS/CAAV/LAA qualifications desirable but not essential

REWARDS

  • Salary - A competitive salary dependent on experience and skills
  • Holiday - Starting at 28 days per year including bank holidays and increasing with long service
  • Hours - Full time
  • Pension - Work based pension scheme

STARTING DATE  By mutual agreement

LOCATION The role can be based in any of our Agricultural offices and will cover Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire.

 

Graduate Surveyor - Wimborne

  • Closing Date: 01 June 2022

Symonds & Sampson are seeking a Graduate Surveyor to join our busy Rural Professional team in Wimborne, Dorset. The position offers an incredibly varied role enabling the successful candidate to gain wide experience in all aspects of rural surveying. This will include but not be limited to:

  • Planning, diversification schemes, development and strategic planning
  • Purchase and sale of rural property
  • BPS and Countryside Stewardship
  • Landlord and Tenant related issues for both landlords and tenants
  • Valuation for banks, private individuals, probate and general tax planning
  • Compensation, telecoms and utilities installation work
  • General professional advice for rural clients

This is a diverse and interesting role offering exciting career prospects for the right candidate.  

Requirements of the role:

  • Full UK Driving license
  • Completion of an accredited degree course to enable entrance onto the APC rural pathway.

Rewards

  • A competitive salary dependent on experience
  • Training and subscriptions of RICS and CAAV along with any additional qualifications required
  • Opportunity to establish a client base and progress career
  • Holiday starting at 28 days per year including bank holidays and increasing with long service plus up to an additional five days study leave where appropriate

The Office

The Wimborne office is a busy, multi-disciplinary office situated just off the market square in Wimborne and within walking distance of many local amenities.            

Closing Date 1st June 2022, where we receive a high level of interest we may close the post before this date, it is recommended therefore that you submit your application promptly.

All applications will be received in the strictest of confidence.

 

Inventory & Inspection Clerk

  • Closing Date: 20 May 2022

Symonds & Sampson are looking for a full-time flexible Inventory and Inspection Clerk to join our dedicated Property Management Department.  The role involves the preparation of start of tenancy Inventory Reports and end of tenancy Checkout inspections as well as visiting homes and putting together property reports.  Experience in the role is preferred but not essential.  An organised, cheerful and empathetic individual would be well suited to this rewarding role with the ability to work to deadlines and manage their own diary. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintaining good relations with Landlords and Tenants
  • Diary Management
  • Preparation of Inventories & Checkouts to include Taking meter readings & listing keys for the property
  • Managing, booking and attending property visits

KEY SKILLS

  • Strong computer skills
  • Use of databases & excellent IT skills
  • Experience of residential lettings/and or property management preferred but not essential
  • A good eye for detail

REWARDS

  • Salary – Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Holiday – starting 28 days per annum including bank holidays and increasing with long service
  • Hours – Full time to include some Saturdays
  • Pension – A work based pension scheme

STARTING DATE – The requirement for this role is immediate.

CLOSING DATE – 20 May 2022.  Where we receive a high volume of applications, the closing date may be brought forward.  To avoid disappointment therefore we suggest submitting your application promptly.

 

Farm Agency and Agricultural Administrator - Axminster

  • Closing Date: 29 April 2022

Symonds & Sampson are looking for a part time Administrator to join our Agricultural Team at Axminster Office.  This is an opportunity for a highly organised and enthusiastic individual to become a vital part of the team.  We are looking for someone with the ability to think independently, have great administration and contribute to a supportive environment wherein they can learn new skills. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintaining good relations with Vendors, Landlords and Tenants
  • Diary management for busy team
  • Typing letters, sale particulars and tenancy agreements
  • Carrying out some viewings of properties

KEY SKILLS

  • Strong computer skills
  • Confident public and telephone manner
  • Experience of farming/agriculture and/or property an advance but not essential
  • A good eye for detail

REWARDS

  • Salary – Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Holiday – pro rata 28 days per annum including bank holidays and increasing with long service
  • Hours – Part time c. 2.5 days per week to include Fridays and Saturdays (rota 1 in 4 roughly)
  • Pension – A work based pension scheme

STARTING DATE – The requirement for this role is immediate.

CLOSING DATE – 29th April 2022.  Where we receive a high volume of applications, the closing date may be brought forward.  To avoid disappointment therefore we suggest submitting your application promptly.

THE OFFICE - The Axminster office is situated in the heart of the town. It is a multi-disciplinary office, home to residential sales, lettings, agricultural and professional departments. 

 

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