Charterhouse hold regular monthly sales of fine arts and antiques, and nine auctions of vehicles per year. We have a very keen attitude towards technology and the internet. We are a hardworking and friendly team of people and a family-owned company. We are housed in a large and attractive building located in the heart of Sherborne.

Current vacancies: We are recruiting!

Head of the Vehicle Department

We have a vacancy for head of our busy vehicle department.

We hold nine vehicle auctions per year (Classic Car and Classic Motorcycle) (currently temporarily all online due to Covid-19)

We are searching for an enthusiastic, experienced individual,  comfortable dealing with clients, an ambitious business getter who will be excited to increase the turnover of the department.

We are looking forward to the inaugural Motorcycle Auction at the Classic TT on the Isle of Man in 2021, which you will be running.

The history of the department shows a strong emphasis on classic cars, which we also want to build on.

The remuneration package will include a company car, 5 weeks holiday, a basic salary (please enquire) and bonus package when auction targets are met.

Saleroom Assistant/Porter

We need an enthusiastic energetic team player, who is interested in working on our busy vans, helping customers to deliver and collect items, running our computer during auctions, and photographing lots. The work will include van driving, going to clients houses to collect and deliver items, and carrying out house clearances where required. This involves (under supervision) disposing of all waste from a house, re-cycling where possible, and bringing items that can be sold in to the saleroom.

We are looking for someone interested in the auction business, who is able to move furniture and assist in the organisation of the saleroom, helping at catalogue deadline.  There will be a lot of contact with the general public, and you will need computing and photographic experience.

We are a family run business, we work hard and have fun.  This is a busy and exciting position, physically demanding, with team support. We are offering a full-time position.

Qualities required:

  • Some computer experience.
  • A clean UK driving licence
  • A smart appearance, as you will be dealing with our customers at all times.  Branded clothing (t shirts and fleeces) will be supplied, which will need to be worn.
  • Honesty and a friendly nature. You will be dealing with some clients at a difficult time, dealing with sensitive items, so professionalism, discretion and tact are all essential.
  • Numeracy.

45 hours per week.  During the auction week (usually once a month), auction days (Friday) start at 8.20am.  Twice a month there is a team meeting starting at 8.30 in the morning. At least five times a year there is a car auction on a Saturday and Sunday which you will be required to work at.  Some overtime may be required to complete your work.

Holiday: 4 weeks per year, plus bank holidays.


If these positions  sound of interest, please send your cv and a hand written covering letter to:

Mrs Abigail Bromell, Director, Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset  DT9 3BS

Charterhouse is an equal opportunities employer