Charterhouse hold regular monthly sales of fine arts and antiques, and ten 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;

Saleroom Assistant/Porter

We are recruiting, and we need an enthusiastic energetic team player, who is interested in working in our busy salerooms, helping customers to deliver and collect items, running our computer during auctions, and photographing lots. The work will also 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 gain 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 solo work and team support. We are offering a full-time position.

Qualities required:

  • Some computer experience would be useful.
  • 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.

Pay is reviewed every year in December.  Overtime is paid at time, apart from weekend car auction work, which is time and a half.

If this sounds of interest, please request full salary details from:

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

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