Current Vacancies

Secretary / Office Administrator - Oxford Office

Reference: OXF343

Location(s): Oxford

Team(s): Land & Business - Estate Management


We have an opportunity for a highly organised, first class secretary to join our team at our Oxford Offices.  The ideal candidate will have the following: 

  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Good typing skills, including digital audio
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • 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 with particular attention to detail
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and achieve deadlines

A full job description is attached.  The closing date for applications is Friday 31 October.

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Cartographic Assistant

Reference: CAM335

Location(s): Cambridge Head Office

Team(s): Business Support Services - GIS Mapping


This role is the ideal first step into cartography - or a great move if you already have some knowledge or experience of GIS Mapping. You will be joining Bidwells, one of the country’s leading property consultancies. Our mapping team provides Cartographic support to our divisions, service teams and clients across the UK. Your job will be to provide technical and administrative support. This will include preparing new, and updating existing, mapping information - and also using surveyed data, historical maps and aerial photography.

Please see the attached job description for more detail.

The closing date for applications is 24 October 2014.


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Graduate Landscape Architect / Urban Designer

Reference: CAM333

Location(s): Cambridge Head Office

Team(s): Planning - Landscape Architecture


Start your career as a Landscape Architect / Urban Designer with the largest Planning Consultancy in the Eastern region.

This is an excellent role in which to begin your career – you will be assisting the Head of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design on a wide range of projects, giving you exposure to residential, education, commercial, urban regeneration and retail schemes.

You will take on varied responsibilities, such as conducting site appraisals, carrying out environmental and townscape assessments, preparing detailed plans and working drawings, assisting with the preparation of master plans and urban design strategies.

It’s a fast-learning curve. But, with commitment, energy and a positive approach, you will soon be making a valued contribution and building the foundation for a successful long term future.

It’s essential that you have a degree (or equivalent) in Landscape Architecture and/ or Urban Design. You should have a specific interest in Masterplanning and Urban Design.

  • Your technical skills will include proficiency in Auto Cad, Adobe systems including digital drawing/presentation packages such as InDesign.
  • You will be able to work independently and show initiative in furthering projects, while also working well as part of multi-disciplinary professional teams.
  • Your strong interpersonal and communication skills will be matched by the ability to prioritise your own work and meet deadlines.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 29 October 2014.

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Secretary / Administrator - London

Reference: LON326

Location(s): London

Team(s): Planning - Planning


This role is an exciting opportunity to support the the Planning Team and the Project Management Team in our new Central London offices.

Bidwells employs almost 500 people, has 13 offices across England and Scotland, comprises over 40 Specialist Service Teams, is one of the UK's leading property consultancies and provides a full range of Commercial, Residential and Rural services. Our clients range from Tesco and most of the major house developers in the country, to landowners, Colleges in Oxford and Cambridge, City Institutions and some of the nation's wealthiest families.

The focus of this role is to provide secretarial and administrative support to the Planning and Project Management teams in London, the ideal candidate will have:

  • PA /  Secretarial experience
  • Audio and copy typing (minimum 50 wpm)
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels whilst maintaining absolute confidentiality where required.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines, flexibility.
  • Ability to use own initiative.

A full job description is attached.


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Graduate Surveyor

Reference: CAM332

Location(s): Cambridge Head Office

Team(s): Commercial - Fund Management


The Fund Management Team undertakes the management of various commercial properties worth in excess of £750 million. We act on behalf of a range of clients including Cambridge colleges, institutions, property companies and family trusts.

We have an opportunity for the right individual to join the Cambridge team The main focus of the Graduate Surveyor role is to provide support and assistance to the Fund Management team, undertaking the day-to-day management of a number of commercial properties/portfolios. This post offers the right person the opportunity to work towards their APC and become MRICS qualified.

The post holder will act as the key point of contact for the tenants and occupiers and be responsible for the day to day management of properties, with the potential to become involved in tenants' applications, the grant of new leases and liaison with both solicitors and clients.

The closing date for applications for this position is 31 October 2014.

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Planner / Senior Planning Associate - St Albans

Reference: ALB266

Location(s): St Albans

Team(s): Planning - Planning


If you’re ready to take the next step in your town planning career, then you’ll find the ideal opportunity at Bidwells – we’re keen to hear from professionals with varying levels of experience.

If you can impress us with your attitude, talent and potential, then we’ll shape the role to fit your current skill levels and your future aspirations.  We want you to play an integral role in growing and developing the business at our St Albans office. You can build your track record by contributing to a wide range of projects as part of a collaborative team. If you’re nearer the start of your career, you will get to lead smaller scale and less complex projects yourself. If you have more experience, you can expect to head up projects of medium to large scale and complexity. There will be lots of opportunity to use your initiative and take a proactive approach – we’re a business that values entrepreneurialism and gives you the opportunity to take on more responsibility and make the most of your abilities. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Handling job enquiries and preparing fee proposals
  • Prepare and progressing applications through the planning system
  • Undertaking site assessments
  • Preparing planning documents such as Design and Access Statements
  • Liaising with officers at Local Planning Authorities
  • Formulating planning strategies for medium and long term development sites

We’re open to varying levels of expertise and experience. It is essential that you hold relevant qualifications - and you should be MRTPI or actively working towards it.

You should also demonstrate strong business acumen and a genuine commercial focus. This will be complemented by your ambition, resourcefulness and ability to overcome challenges.

The closing date for applications is 24 October 2014

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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.


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