Current Vacancies

Credit Controller - 6 month FTC

Reference: CAM331

Location(s): Cambridge Head Office

Team(s): Business Support Services - Financial Services


Our Finance Department is responsible for providing strategic, management and operational financial support to the Firm. The Credit Control team is part of the Finance department and has responsibility for overall debt control management and reporting.

We are looking for someone to assist the Credit Control team for six months. The Credit Controller is part of that team reporting to the Credit Control Manager and is responsible for supporting the Manager and team with regards to the collection of overdue debts.  The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills both written and verbal and an ability to remain calm and firm under pressure.

The closing date for applications is 26 September 2014.

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Casual Viewing Guide

Reference: CAM330

Location(s): Cambridge Stonecross - Residential

Team(s): Residential - Country Houses


Our Country Houses and New Homes teams require a viewing guide cover to show applicants around our varied portfolio of quality property for sale or rent throughout Cambridge and the surrounding areas.  As an Ambassador for the firm, our guides need to be smart, punctual and able to communicate confidently with a wide variety of people.

You will have excellent communication skills, sound geographical knowledge, punctual and efficient with experience of working in a customer facing environment.

Weekend and some evening work will be required on a part-time and flexible basis. Remuneration is on the basis of hours worked plus travel expenses.

We are also looking for a part-time Viewing Guide who is available to work at short notice 7 days a week on a flexible basis.

Own transport is essential for the role.

In the first instance please call Robert Couch, Partner, on 01223 559367 or email 

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Payroll Manager (Part time)

Reference: CAM329

Location(s): Cambridge Head Office

Team(s): Land & Business - Accounts


Our Business Accounting Service specialises in advising and acting for small to medium sized businesses and private clients,for whom it provides a made to measure service mix from a range of book-keeping, accounting, payroll, taxation and rent collection services.

The post holder will manage the day-to-day work of the Bidwells Clients' Payroll Bureau service to ensure that it is delivered efficiently, and effectively.  The post holder will be expected to deliver the payroll work in conjunction with client expectations which may necessitate flexible working days and hours.

The role is part-time (21 hours per week) and the ideal candidate will have significant experience in managing complex payroll systems and extensive knowledge of payroll legislation.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 24 September.


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Senior Planning Associate

Reference: ALB266

Location(s): St Albans

Team(s): Planning - Planning


Bring your town planning expertise to this senior level role with one of the UK's leading property consultancies.

About us

Established over 170 years ago, today Bidwells employs almost 500 people in 12 offices across England and Scotland. Our Planning team provides a comprehensive service to a range of public and private sector clients on residential, commercial, retail and rural projects.

The role

We will give you responsibility for leading the town planning input on a wide range of development projects – you will also contribute to others projects in a supporting capacity.

It’s a varied consultancy role in which you will develop and manage client relationships, in addition to providing advice and dealing directly with planning issues. In managing day-to-day project delivery, we want you to set the highest standards in handling enquiries, assessments, applications, consultations and appeals.

You will also play an active role in identifying and capitalising on new opportunities – and growing the business as a whole.

Your profile

You need a town planning degree or equivalent and full RTPI membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
You will be a commercially aware professional, with experience gained in either Local Government or preferably in a town planning consultancy environment.
Proven experience in managing a project team is a must, as is a successful record of delivering projects through effective management of resources.

The role is located at our new St Albans office.  We are offering a competitive salary and attractive benefits package

 The closing date for applications is Friday 19 September.

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Service Desk Analyst

Reference: CAM325

Location(s): Cambridge Head Office

Team(s): Business Support Services - Information Technology


We have an opportunity for the right individual to join our Service Desk Team.  The IT department consists of 15 staff including the IT Director. The department has three teams, the Infrastructure team, the Service Desk team, and the Business Analysis team. The role sits within our Service Desk Team. The department also has an admin support person that provides support for the department in a variety of areas.

The successful candidate will assist in the day to day operational work of the IT Service Desk team. This includes providing business facing IT support over the telephone, via email, or in person as required and providing Firstline and Secondline support to all Bidwells partners and staff. This will also include maintaining and installing computer hardware and software systems, and working with both internal and external sources of support as necessary to resolve issues.

The closing date for applications is 24 September 2014.

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Head of Client Accounting Services

Reference: PER324

Location(s): Perth

Team(s): Scotland - Finance


Bidwells Scotland Division manages many of the country's most prestigious rural estates from its 4 offices across the country. Our management service includes a fully integrated Client Accounting Service, which serves a client base amounting to over 200,000 hectares of landed estates and commercial forestry, as well as a rent roll of over £4m and a payroll of over 100 employees.

Based centrally in Perth, our Client Accounting Services Team provide book-keeping, bank and financial management, property rental management and payroll services, which allows Bidwells to effectively manage our clients' affairs. You will lead this team, both strategically and operationally, to deliver a prompt, accurate and cost effective service and specifically as part of your role, prepare year end financial statements. In addition to staff management, you will also be responsible for the quality and profitability of the team's performance.

This role would suit a qualified accountant (CA or ACCA) ideally from a practice background with a practical knowledge of property VAT matters and payroll taxes. Experience and knowledge of rural businesses (primarily landed estates, farms and commercial forestry) and property businesses (residential and commercial) would be desirable.

The closing date for applications is 19 September 2014.

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Graduate Residential Development Surveyor - Milton Keynes

Reference: MK314

Location(s): Milton Keynes

Team(s): Residential - Residential Development


We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual to join our Residential Development team in Milton Keynes. The post holder will assist in the day to day work for the Residential Development Team. Work will include appraisal and report writing on behalf of developers, landowners, corporate and institutional clients.  Having an understanding of the key valuation principles and the statutory planning process will be required to undertake this role.

For further information about Bidwells please browse our website for information about the role please take a look at the job description.

The closing date for applications is 30 September 2014.

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