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Post Date: 01 Jun 2022



Closing date: 10 Jun 2022

Bonhams is looking for a Valuer to join our team in Exeter

About Bonhams
Bonhams is a global auction house with an 18th century heritage poised for transformative change. Our global operations are based in London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong where we sell in over 60 categories, including motor cars, paintings, jewellery, and entertainment memorabilia.

About the team
The Exeter team are a small team based in the historic city of Exeter and covers a large geographical area including Devon, North West and West Somerset and West Dorset.
We are looking for a general Valuer to join the busy team, with existing valuation experience, to carry out home visits for auction purposes as well as formal valuation work. To help grow the business and provide support to colleagues.

We define teamwork as –
• Taking accountability for outcomes
• Identifying ways to be of assistance to others
• Embodying collaboration and communicating clearly
• Aligning actions to maximise the quality-of-service delivery
• Providing data, metrics, and resources to facilitate transparency
• Sharing opportunities for improvement

About you
We’re looking for a general Valuer, with at least 5 years experience, keen to join a successful regional team, who are enthusiastic to grow and enhance the business in the South West and surrounding area. You will be proficient in insurance, probate, and market valuation work, understanding how to provide formal valuations to a professional standard. You take pride in your ability to communicate and form relationships at every level. You are proactive and equally comfortable working alone or collaborating as part of a wider team. You take pride in delivering a high standard of service. Knowledge of the area, existing client base and specialist knowledge in a particular field is beneficial but not essential. You are a driver with a full clean licence. Proficiency in MSOffice is essential.

About the role
As a Valuer you will:

• Apply general valuation knowledge to sourcing, identifying and valuing items consigned for sale.
• Undertake formal valuations for sale purposes, via house visits, valuation days, events, etc.
• Prepare probate, market, and insurance valuation reports.
• Demonstrate a good knowledge of values and trends in the auction world.
• Able to liaise effectively with the London specialist departments and the Exeter office.
• Demonstrate and keep up to date proficiency in MSOffice.
• Provide excellent customer relations with new and existing clients.
• Provide general support to the team.
• You will have a friendly and approachable nature.

• Communication – your judgement is sound on communication content, style, and method
• Relationship building – you are proactive and inclusive, and you inspire trust and confidence
• Organised – you understand priorities and manage your workload methodically
• Analytical – you apply evidence-based thinking to your rationale and decision making
• Situational decision making – you work beyond a ‘one size fits all’ approach
• Experience across Insurance, probate, and market valuations.
• Ability to drive with full licence.
• Proficient in MS Office.

Bonhams Benefits
• 28 days annual leave (including bank holidays) increasing to 33 with service.
• Private Health Care
• Life Assurance
• Health & Wellbeing Assistance Program
• Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
• Learning and Training Assistance Program
• Annual Travel Season Ticket Loan
• Cycle to Work Scheme

If you wish to apply please your CV and cover letter to Recruitment by the 10th June 2022 at midnight.

We thank you for your interest in this position but please note that we will only contact candidates chosen for further consideration.

Bonhams is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to fight for equality, we work to ensure a fair and consistent interview process. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to an inclusive work environment.


Exeter, UK

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