The Bradleys Experience

Most people would like a job which they enjoy, in which they are never bored and where they feel valued as an individual.

Over 75% of Bradleys staff have over 5 years’ service, 42% have in excess of 10 years’ service, over 18% have 15 or more years’ service and over 3% have 20 years’ service.

Few companies of similar size could equal that. Our staff are passionate about what they do, promoting the culture of the company by providing our clients with the very best service, offering the complete property service and aiming to keep Customers for Life.

Working for Bradleys is not just a job - it's a career.

To find out more about how Bradleys was formed and to meet our Board of Directors, visit the ‘About Us’ page

Current Vacancies

If you are interested in any of the opportunities please email your CV and covering letter to alisonwright@beagroup.co.uk

I see thousands of CVs every year so I know what I am looking for and the simpler the better, so here is a list of do’s and don’ts’ for anyone planning to send their CV to me.

Do put your contact details at the beginning of the CV, the more detailed the better.

Never include a photograph. In a recent Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development survey, it was one of the features most disliked by recruiters so, unless you are an actor or a model, a photo isn’t necessary and could put an employer off before they have even met you.

Always ensure your CV is no longer than 2 pages. Recruiters don’t have the time to read that you obtained your knitter’s badge in the brownies or that you handled cash when working at a shop. The employer, dates of employment and job title are sufficient. I always like a reason for leaving, particularly if there are a lot of jobs in a short space of time.

Personal Statements? I know that I am not alone in loathing personal statements, they always say various versions of “I am honest, reliable and trustworthy and work well on my own or as part of a team etc.” No one is ever going to declare that they are dishonest, unreliable and untrustworthy, are they? If you feel that you must put a personal statement, make it very short, preferable one sentence and make it shout about you personally.

Avoid coloured fonts. If I print a CV, I only ever print in black, so coloured text can be completely lost and never use colour filled text boxes.

Avoid decorative fonts. Use a font that is easy to read, recruiters don’t have the time to spend deciphering.

Check the grammar and spelling. Bad grammar and spelling puts a recruiter off immediately. With today’s technology to check grammar and spelling for you, there is no reason to submit a document full of mistakes.

Dates are important so make sure there are no time gaps or, if there are, that an explanation is provided.

“References can be provided by request” is always preferable to putting full details on the CV. Firstly, it takes up space and secondly, you may wish to select your referees to compliment the position you are applying for.

Bradleys operate a robust and very successful Apprenticeship Scheme in partnership with ETS. If you think you would like a career in Estate Agency and would like to be considered for an apprenticeship, please submit your CV to alisonwright@beagroup.co.uk . Remember, you will need to be able to drive and have access to a vehicle.

We may soon be expanding in the West Cornwall area. If you are an experienced estate agent and would be interested to talk to us about potential positions, please send and e-mail with accompanying CV.

 

Chartered Surveyor required

Must be MRICS, FRICS or AssocRICS. Carrying out mortgage valuations and surveys on residential property. Preferably living within a 25 mile radius of Plymouth to cover the Plymouth and surrounding areas. Competitive salary and commission to be negotiated dependant on hours, experience etc. Four days a week optional. Varied interesting work and working with really good team. To apply for this position please send your CV to sueshears@beagroup.co.uk

 

Plympton – Apprentice : Apprenticeship salary of £7,214 per annum plus the opportunity to earn personal commission.

Hours: Each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 08:45 - 18:00 and every Saturday from 09:00 - 16:00

Full driving license and access to a vehicle is essential.

Find out more about this position

 

Role descriptions

Purpose of the Role - Negotiator

To present Bradleys in a professional manner, endeavouring to maximise Property sales and Property management and referrals of the complete range of Company activities and to do so whilst satisfying all relevant regulatory requirements.

Skills and Experience Required

  • High level of interpersonal skills.
  • Must have I.T and systems experience.
  • Capacity to use initiative whilst working within a team.
  • Ability to cope under pressure and pay attention to detail.
  • Must be able to drive and have a full driving licence.
  • Tenacity to identify and develop business opportunities.

Principal Accountabilities

  1. To respond to incoming enquiries and to generate new prospects for the complete range of Bradleys Company activities.
  2. To perform all duties in a professional manner, ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  3. Develop key business areas: a) Valuations & Instructions whether for your office or that of the Group. b) Property Management whether for your office or that of the Group. c) Property Sales/ viewings whether for your office or those of the Group. d) Mortgage/FS Appointments. e) Survey Referrals (where applicable). f) Bradleys Conveyancing. g) General Insurance referrals. h) International referrals. i) Commercial referrals. j) Bradleys Financial Management (non-mortgage related) k) Any land and/or New Homes referrals. l) Refer to Movewithus where applicable. m) Any additional referral opportunities that may arise during your employment with the Bradleys Group.
  4. To provide support to other team members where appropriate and in accordance with management directives.
  5. To collect, manage and input accurate and relevant customer details in pursuit of maximum customer service and business development.
  6. To have full knowledge and understanding of the Company Information Technology equipment and software.
  7. To embrace the Company and Group Culture of Bradleys at all times.

NB Bradleys is a professional Company and we expect all staff to dress and present themselves appropriately therefore we allow no visible piercings with the exception of earrings and absolutely no visible tattoos.

Purpose of the Role - Branch Manager

To develop a team and business capable of (and dedicated to) leading the market.
To present Bradleys in a professional manner, endeavouring to maximise sales and referrals of the complete range of Company activities and to do so whilst satisfying all relevant regulatory requirements.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Ability to motivate and develop a team to achieve business targets and beyond.
  • High level of interpersonal skills.
  • Evidence of goal achievement.
  • Must be able to drive and have a full driving licence.
  • Ability to cope under pressure and pay attention to detail.
  • Tenacity to identify and develop business opportunities..

Principal Accountabilities

  1. To respond to incoming enquiries and to generate new prospects for the complete range of Bradleys Company activities.
  2. To perform all duties in a professional manner, ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  3. Develop key business areas: a) Valuations & Instructions whether for your office or that of the Group. b) Property Management whether for your office or that of the Group. c) Property Sales/ viewings whether for your office or those of the Group. d) Mortgage/FS Appointments. e) Survey Referrals (where applicable). f) Bradleys Conveyancing. g) General Insurance referrals. h) International referrals. i) Commercial referrals. j) Bradleys Financial Management (non-mortgage related) k) Any land and/or New Homes referrals. l) Refer to Movewithus where applicable. m) Any additional referral opportunities that may arise during your employment with the Bradleys Group.
  4. To provide support to other team members where appropriate and in accordance with management directives.
  5. To collect, manage and input accurate and relevant customer details in pursuit of maximum customer service and business development.
  6. To have full knowledge and understanding of the Company Information Technology equipment and software.
  7. To embrace the Company and Group Culture of Bradleys at all times.

NB Bradleys is a professional Company and we expect all staff to dress and present themselves appropriately therefore we allow no visible piercings with the exception of earrings and absolutely no visible tattoos.

Purpose of the Role - Central Administrator

To provide administrative and business support to all of the Group’s Property Management Department. To present Bradleys in a professional manner, endeavouring to maximise sales and referrals of the complete range of Company activities and to do so whilst satisfying all relevant regulatory requirements.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Good organisational skills.
  • Must have I.T and systems experience.
  • Capacity to use initiative whilst working within a team.
  • Ability to cope under pressure.
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Good communication skills.
  • RSA 1 & 2 or equivalent. Or achieve a minimum 40 words per minute with minimum 90% accuracy.
  • Good grasp of English language, grammar and spelling.
  • Previous experience preferable but not essential.
  • Must be able to drive and hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

Principal Accountabilities

  1. To provide excellent administrative support for the Group’s Rental department and provide complete administrative function in accordance with requirements.
  2. To perform all duties in a professional manner, ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements
  3. Develop key business areas: a) Valuations & Instructions. b) Property Sales. c) Mortgage/FS Appointments. d) Rental referrals (where applicable). e) Survey Referrals (where applicable). f) Bradleys Conveyancing. g) General Insurance referrals. h) International referrals. i) Commercial referrals. j) Any additional referral opportunities that may arise during your employment with the Bradleys Group
  4. To provide support to other team members where appropriate and in accordance with management directives.
  5. To have full knowledge and understanding of the Company Information Technology equipment and software.
  6. To embrace the Company and Group Culture of Bradleys at all times.

NB Bradleys is a professional Company and we expect all staff to dress and present themselves appropriately therefore we allow no visible piercings with the exception of earrings and absolutely no visible tattoos.

Purpose of the Role -Telesales/Customer Services Adviser

To present Bradleys in a professional manner, endeavouring to maximise sales and referrals of the complete range of Company activities and to do so whilst satisfying all relevant regulatory requirements.

Skills and Experience Required

  • High level of interpersonal skills.
  • Capacity to use initiative whilst working within a team.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Telesales/Customer Services experience.
  • Ability to cope under pressure and pay attention to detail
  • Tenacity to identify and develop business opportunities
  • Computer literate

Principal Accountabilities

  1. To respond to incoming enquiries and to generate new prospects for the complete range of Bradleys Company activities.
  2. To perform all duties in a professional manner, ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  3. Develop key business areas: a) General Insurance. b) Property Sales. c) Mortgage/FS Appointments. d) Rental referrals (where applicable). e) Survey Referrals (where applicable). f) Bradleys Conveyancing. g) Valuations & Instructions. h) International referrals. i) Commercial referrals. j) Land and New Homes Referrals. k) Any additional referral opportunities that may arise during your employment with the Bradleys Group.
  4. To provide support to other team members where appropriate and in accordance with management directives.
  5. To collect, manage and input accurate and relevant customer details in pursuit of maximum customer service and business development.
  6. To have full knowledge and understanding of the Company Information Technology equipment and software.
  7. To embrace the Company and Group Culture of Bradleys at all times.

Loyalty

Many of the people within the company have been working for us since the 1990’s and therefore show an inspired level of loyalty and commitment.
Our highly motivated and experienced staff highlight that we are simply not prepared to compromise when it comes to staff and therefore are committed to employ only the best people in our local market.

Training and Career Development

We believe that it is essential to continue developing our skills to ensure we continue to be the best we can be and that is why we have a dedicated Training Department. Whether you have just joined Bradleys or you have been here since the beginning, training is offered to all staff at different stages. There will be a mix of in-office and external training depending on what it is.

We work with each and every member of our staff to develop their skills and abilities to further their career within Bradleys and to ensure the future of our company is in great hands.

Bradleys Apprenticeship Opportunities

The apprentices of today can be the leaders of the future, which is why we strongly believe in having an apprenticeship programme, in fact many of our senior management team started their careers in an apprenticeship scheme.There are many more recent success stories with our current apprentices who are really taking hold of this fantastic opportunity, which will undoubtedly be the start of a great career for them.

"Working for Bradleys is more than just a job, it is a career. It became apparent very early on that the company provides every opportunity to progress and to better myself as an estate agent"
Tariq Al Khatib
Sales Negotiator - Newton Abbot

FAQ

Do I need qualifications to be an estate agent?
It is not currently a requirement to obtain qualifications in order to practice estate agency in England. There are qualifications which will provide you with a good degree of knowledge of the property industry, which we support but are not essential. Life experience is a good place to start.

Is there an age limit on an apprenticeship within Bradleys?
Not at all! We welcome anyone of any age wanting to start an apprenticeship programme with us and will treat all candidates fairly and equally.

Will I be given the opportunity for promotion?
The advantage of working for a company of our size is that there are frequent opportunities that come available that may be suitable for you. We develop all our staffs skills and therefore the opportunity to get promoted should be increased but obviously this will be down to individual ability.

How much training will I receive at Bradleys?
As much as you need. Training is a huge part of the structure of the Company and everyone receives training, regardless of the position they hold. We carry out a thorough induction course for all new employees and then various training and refresher courses on a regular basis.

How much will I earn?
This will depend on your position, experience and success in the role within the Group. We incentivise all staff for passing business between departments within the Group and offering our Clients a Complete Property Service, which is second to none AND commission is paid for successful referrals, so your earning potential is very much in your hands!

Are there opportunities to gain qualifications?
This is an area we continuously consider and review in accordance with the Property Industry regulations. Many members of staff have gained qualifications during their time with Bradleys, encouraged by the Company to enhance their expertise and professionalism.