Current Vacancies at Bidwells

Commercial Surveyor - Land Consultancy

Reference: CAM85

Location(s): Cambridge Head Office

Team(s): Commercial - Lease Consultancy

Description:

The Team

The Lease Consultancy Team provides a specialist lease advisory service to property owners and occupiers on all types of commercial property; providing professional advice on rent reviews, lease renewals and lease re-gears combined with local up-to-date market knowledge. The team works across the Eastern Region and East Midlands, working closely with the local agency teams.

Job Purpose

This role provides an opportunity to grow and develop your skills and experience, working as integral member of a small team, taking on a workload of existing L&T instructions and dealing with all aspects of lease consultancy.  There is also scope and opportunity to grow the role and bring new business opportunities for the team.

What will I be doing?

 

Lease Consultancy

 

  • Inspection and measurement of properties

  • Reviewing and understanding legal documents and their impact on rental value

  • Researching comparable evidence and applying it to the premises subject to review or renewal

  • Seeking client instructions and keeping clients advised of progress throughout

  • Negotiation of settlements on behalf of clients

  • Business Development and Client Relationship Management

  • Assist colleagues with business development opportunities

  • Develop own internal and external client and professional network.

  • Maintain relationships with existing clients and seek new clients and instructions.

  • Essentials

  • Understanding of rent reviews and lease renewal negotiations

  • Understanding of the principles of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

  • Computer literate with word and excel

  • High attention to detail

  • Organised and able to prioritise  and manage a high workload

  • Team player with the flexibility to support others

  • Confident but knowing when to seek help when required

  • Full clean driving licence

  • Desired

  • MRICS qualified

  • Experience in dealing with rent reviews and lease renewal negotiations  including references to 3rd party

  • Experience of applying the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and Arbitration Act 1996

  • Experience of winning new business


     

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Regional New Homes Manager

Reference: ALB62

Location(s): St Albans

Team(s): Residential - New Homes

Description:

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to manage the New Homes team in St Albans and Milton Keynes.  This is a newly created role and would suit someone who is keen to develop their career and has good knowledge of the New Homes market.

 The Team

Bidwells' Residential Team provides an unrivalled service for the sale and letting of a wide range of property, from new homes and period cottages to town and country houses.  Each property is handled by a partner or senior agent with expertise, knowledge and experience of the local market.

The New Homes team work with clients to design, plan, launch and sell New Homes. The team provides specialist expertise on everything from the initial development appraisal to the pricing and marketing of a finished scheme.

 Job Purpose

This role will be to manage the New Homes team in St Albans and Milton Keynes, to develop the New Homes portfolio, build excellent client relationships, win new business and manage schemes from inception to completion.

  What will I be doing?

  • Continue to grow the New Homes market share in St Albans and Milton Keynes

  • Undertake land development appraisals for clients taking in to account specific unit type, values and client demands

  • Work closely with the Residential Development team to secure potential sites

  • Manage sites on behalf of / alongside clients from inception to completion, advising and co-ordinating throughout the processes

  • Drive forward actions to target new prospects and pitch/tender for new business.

  • Win new business opportunities

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the New Homes' market share and competition.

  • Highlight marketplace changes, areas of interest and potential business opportunities to clients and professional contacts to build and maintain ongoing relationships

  • Project manage the day-to-day delivery of small scale schemes, ensuring client's requirements are met within agreed timescales

  • Manage the St Albans & Milton Keynes New Homes Order Book and ensure that all billings are carried out accurately, preparing monthly statistics for DMP or Head of New Homes where requested

     

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Administrator - Land & Business

Reference: OXF69

Location(s): Oxford

Team(s): Land & Business - Agribusiness

Description:

Bidwells' Rural Land and Business Division provide a fresh approach to the traditional business of land agency, reflecting the major changes taking place in the rural economy today. A new range of skills and expertise are available to dovetail into the deep-rooted understanding of rural businesses of all kinds which is the cornerstone of our service.

Bidwells manages, consults and offers strategic advice on over 1 million acres of farms and estates across the country and works with some of the UK's top-performing rural businesses including individuals, trusts, colleges, charities and companies. Services include agency, business planning and strategy, valuations, supply chain and renewable energy consultancy, rural enterprise and diversification, planning and development as well as estate management and consultancy.

 Job Purpose

To assist rural surveyors and agribusiness consultants across the Land and Business Oxford Professional/Valuation and Agribusiness Teams.

  • Providing first class administration support to fee earners

  • Copy typing; to include terms of engagement, reports, letters, memos, minutes, agendas, file notes and other miscellaneous correspondence
  • Updating order books and timesheets and raising invoices

  • Updating databases, Reapit and Midas

  • Downloading digital photos, preparation of photographic schedules and colour printing

  • Aranging internal meetings and supporting fee earners in arranging business generation events

Essential Experience

  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, email, internet and social media

  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills

  • Good typing skills

  • Excellent telephone manner

  • Good numeracy for order books, budgets, invoicing

  • Self-motivated and can rise to a challenge or timetable

  • Highly literate to check and co-ordinate/ collate mail, tenders and filing (both paper and electronic)

  • Accuracy / high attention to detail

  • Ability to remain calm under pressure, achieve deadlines and prioritise appropriately

  • Team player with a positive outlook and a good sense of humour

  • Previous experience of working in an office environment


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Residential Lettings Administrator

Reference: CAM82

Location(s): Cambridge Stonecross - Residential

Team(s): Residential - Lettings

Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our well-established team in their prestigious, newly refurbised office in Cambridge.

Established over 175 years ago, today Bidwells is one of the UK's leading property consultancies.  We employ almost 500 people in 13 offices across England and Scotland and we provide a full range of services across the Commercial, Residential and Rural sectors.

So, why would you want to work at Bidwells?

We are a company with clear core values of excellence, integrity, team work and energy and underlying all this is a sense of fun!. If these values resonate with you, and you are looking for a challenging role that offers variety and a better work life balance, then this could be the opportunity you have been looking for.

 About theTeam

Bidwells' Residential Team provides an unrivalled service for the sale and letting of a wide range of properties, from new homes and period cottages to town and country houses.  Each property is handled by a partner or senior agent with expertise, knowledge and experience of the local market.

The role

To provide administrative support to the Lettings Team in a range of duties, including; coordinating diaries and appointments, answering the telephone, assisting with the marketing of properties dealing with utility providers as well as providing overflow cover for Reception.

The requirement is for a proactive and organised individual who will be able to carry out tasks through to a successful conclusion.  The successful candidate will be organised, efficient, able to work quickly and accurately under pressure whilst maintaining excellent client care at all times. 

What will I be doing every day?

  • Answering the telephone and dealing with any client / applicant / tenant queries promptly and professionally.
  • Welcoming visitors into the office and deal with any lettings queries they may have.
  • Providing full office support, including typing, data entry, photocopying, filing
  • Co-ordinating property inspections and client meetings for team members.
  • Maintaining an accurate record of the allocation and movement of property keys
  • Maintaining databases; ensuring property, client, applicant, tenant and tenancy details are always up to date and accurate.
  • Assisting in the production of marketing and promotional material for online and paper publication and coordinate works order for photographs, floorplans and EPCs as required
  • Updating the website, as required and download photographs, altering if necessary and adding to website and marketing material

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office software and willingness to learn new software packages

  • Previous experience in an administrative / customer facing role

  • Good business writing skills - grammar, punctuation and spelling

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent approach to customer service / client care

  • Attention to detail

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Office Manager - Perth

Reference: PER68

Location(s): Perth

Team(s): Scotland - Forestry

Description:

This is a unique role and we are looking for a dynamic professional with enthusiasm to lead, manage and organise resources within a small support team consisting of Secretaries and a Receptionist providing an efficient and effective support service including the Management Team.

What will I be doing in my role?

Lead and manage support team

  • Management of the support team
  • Leading, developing and motivating the team toward the delivery of the highest quality work
  • Completing Performance and Development Reviews for direct reports, within agreed timescale and with SMART objectives
  • Inspiring an innovative culture, listening to ideas and suggestions made by team members and taking appropriate action, making changes where needed

Office Management

  • Providing senior administration support to the Forestry and Estate Management and Professional teams, including managing IACS, SAFS and insurance, coding of rural invoices and maintenance of general estate records
  • Coordinating external audits of BMS systems
  • Ensure compliance of money laundering regulations
  • Arrange partner travel and coordinate travel arrangements

Essential skills

  • Previous experience of leading and managing a support team

  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

  • Ability to work in team environment and independently

  • Discretion and confidentiality

  • Excellent IT skills

  • Desirable

  • Experience within Property management

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