Careers at Preston Baker

If you wish to be part of a successful awarding winning estate agency team and have the opportunity to progress in a rewarding environment please refer to our job vacancies listed below. To apply for any of these positions please email a copy of your CV with a covering letter to jobs@prestonbaker.co.uk, stating which position you are applying for.

Current Vacancies

We do our best to respond to all applications, however it is not always possible for us to reply to every application.

  • Preston Baker Academy - Graduate Training Program

    Job type
    Full time
    Job location
    Crossgates, Leeds
    Salary
    Up to £24k once training requirements met

    Seeking talented budding sales people who are looking to start a career path in Estate Agency, Lettings, Financial Services or Land & New Homes

    Salary £up to 24k basic salary + benefits

    Starting salary at £20k+ benefits
    Passing first 6 months’ salary increase to £22k
    Graduating from the Academy stage £24k

    The Role

    Preston Baker was awarded the Best Training and Development title as a company within our industry at the last Sunday Times Estate Agency of the Year Awards.  We are looking to give the opportunity of a structured career path into our varied industry that will result within 12 months in you taking on a full time role specialising in one of the following areas:

    • Residential Agency (sales and valuation)
    • Mortgage Advice
    • Land
    • Property investment (buy to let)

    Your Objective

    • You will be allocated one or two of the Preston Baker businesses to secure 80 new properties to sell and 50 new rental properties over your first year.   In addition you will be responsible to generate 160 financial services appointments for the PB mortgage team

    Competencies

    1. Growth Mindset, the fundamental belief that you can always be better.
    2. Humble and Hungry – says it all really
    3. Positivity – you achieve your goals through constructive solutions, without griping.
    4. Articulate - you are a natural communicator who can interact with confidence over the telephone, face-to-face or in writing
    5. A multi-tasker with the ability to be able to intelligently analyse and prioritise your workload.
    6. Hard working and resilient – you can put in a shift and deal with the stress that comes with the role.
    7. Competitiveness – it hurts when you lose. 

    'A Day in the Life'

    • You will be trained in how to generate business, primarily using sales skills over the telephone to Preston Baker's existing clients.
    • You will be spending 4 hours of an 9 hour working with your clients to secure the business objectives stated above
    • You will help support branches with holiday cover

    The Training Program

    First 6 months

    • 8 week initial induction program (1 day per week). The final of which will include a written and oral assessment
    • Online training program to use the industry leading software REAPIT
    • Regulatory Training (classroom based)
    • 3 month performance and course feedback
    • 6 month probationary review, we will assess you performance against the objectives set above and against the company values

    Second 6 months - Specialising into your preferred route including

    • 1 day per week working in a branch or field based branch activities
    • Further monthly training in your specialist area including
      • Residential Agency (sales and valuation
      • Sales Progression
      • Offer Negotiation
      • Face-to-face home visits
      • Marketing tactics and strategies
      • Branch based systems and reporting
    • Preston Baker Financial Services Academy
      • The Mortgage Process
      • Becoming a successful adviser
      • CEMAP Qualification program
      • Colour Works and Neuro-linguistic programming
    • Preston Baker Elite Listing Program
      • Our in house program on successfully listing houses
    • Property Investment
      • Understanding the buy to let market
    • Land
      • How to source, secure and execute Land transactions

     Entry requirements

    • All applicants should be educated to Further Education level at either sixth form, college, university, or completed NVQ programs.
    • To have passed at least 7 GCSE’s at grade 5 (C) or above including Maths and English
    • Have a full UK driving license

    To apply for the above role, send a copy of your CV and covering letter to jobs@prestonbaker.co.uk. Please use the subject line "Graduate Training".

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  • Sales and Lettings Negotiator

    Job type
    Full-time
    Job location
    York, Leeds, Selby, Doncaster, Sheffield
    Salary
    £20 - £25k

    You are a self-motivated and enthusiastic person by nature. You always want to be at your best whilst understanding that working with and for your colleagues is the key to your individual success. 

    Responsibilities and duties:

    • Making outbound telephone calls to secure appointments for our valuers and mortgage consultants
    • Working to Monthly / Weekly / Daily business targets
    • Securing sales by positively and proactively promoting available properties by telephone
    • Following up online viewing leads and converting these into further business opportunities
    • Ability to react quickly to ever changing situations
    • Organisation is key to deal with an ever changing workload

    The key to your success is your belief that through doing the ordinary things extraordinarily well you achieve consistent results for your clients, yourself and the company.  You make 50-100 outbound calls per day encouraging customers who are thinking about selling to choose you to represent them.

     Apply for this position:

    If you would like this to be you, please email a copy of your CV with a covering letter to jobs@prestonbaker.co.uk stating which position you're applying for as shown above

    Earnings:

    £20 - £25k

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  • Sales Negotiators at Customer Contact Centre

    Job type
    Full-time
    Job location
    Leeds
    Salary
    Competitive basic salary + generous commission package.

    Competitive basic salary + generous commission package.

    Hours: Shift pattern across 40 hours per week, including day, evening and weekend working over 4-5 days with 2-3 days off.

    Preston Baker is looking for Sales Negotiators for our Customer Contact Centre. We are continuing to expand our estate agency and we’re looking for eager, enthusiastic and friendly sales negotiators for our Call Centre in Leeds.

    Your job will be to support our team of Local Property Experts working in our Hybrid/Digital team, as well as handling calls from our branch network.

    We’re looking for people who can provide confident, assured, exceptional service. People who can help us to make moving home easier for our customers.

    You’ll be taking calls from customers, as well as calling people on our database to generate property viewings, valuations and mortgage appointments. For many customers, you will be providing the first impression of our business, so we need people who are positive, considerate, honest and approachable. Does that sound like you?

    Our ideal candidate would be someone who has some experience of working in an estate agent’s branch and is looking for a career move into an exciting new area of the industry. Or someone who is used to dealing with the public or has a sales background, who would like a new challenge in a dynamic new industry.

    And where better to seek your next challenge than with Preston Baker? We are a multi-award winning family business, recognised as one of the top estate agents in the UK. We have scooped awards every year since 2011 at the Estate Agency of the Year Awards, including three Golds in 2016. Preston Baker was founded in 2008 and we have grown every year since then. Our enthusiastic and experienced directors provide training, support and development to all our people – and every manager in the company has been promoted from within. You will enjoy a comprehensive induction programme and a management development programme – so who knows where this job could take you? 

    If you’d like to give it a shot, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

     

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  • Experienced Lettings Business Development Manager

    Job type
    Full time
    Job location
    York
    Salary
    Competitive Salary

    Preston Baker are looking for our next SUPERSTAR to join one of our TOP PERFORMING teams.

    Our flagship office in York is experiencing growing success and now an opportunity has arisen for an Experienced Lettings Business Development Manager. 

    Are you?

    An experienced superstar Negotiator or Valuer looking for the next step towards glory in lettings!

    Responsibilities and duties

    • Target driven to increase market share.
    • Generate Market Appraisals.
    • Carry out Market Appraisals and close for business.
    • Love your landlord with weekly updates during marketing.

    Please note that if you are shy of making proactive calls to win business this role may not be for you.

    Benefits

    • Exceptional training from the Best Training and Development Gold Award at the Sunday Times Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2016
    • Uncapped commission
    • Very sensible basic salary
    • FUN
    • Career progression with promotion for top performers
    • Company car/car allowance

    Apply for this position

    To apply for this position or find out more, please email a copy of your CV with a covering letter explaining why you are a superstar to Jodie Hoggarth at jobs@prestonbaker.co.uk stating which position you're applying for as shown above.

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  • Property Manager

    Job type
    Full time Mon – Fri and weekends on rota
    Job location
    York
    Salary
    Competitive and negotiable dependent on experience

    This will be an ideal position for someone who possesses a skill set combining; meticulous attention to detail, excellent organisational skills and the confidence to negotiate with both tenants and landlords with deposit disputes. Training and support will be given on an ongoing basis.

    Daily duties consist of:

    • Taking inbound calls for reactive maintenance issues
    • Conducting out of office appointments such as Checkouts, Inspections and Inventories
    • Instructing works orders
    • Chasing contractor invoices
    • Updating landlords on a daily basis the progress of maintenance works
    • Deposit negotiations with tenants and landlords
    • Communicating to landlord and tenants when dealing with maintenance and checkout conclusions
    • Supporting the Senior Property manager with admin and reactive maintenance

    Experience in the property sector is preferable but not essential.

    Driving licence and own car is essential.

    Apply for this position

    To apply for this position or find out more, please email a copy of your CV with a covering letter to jobs@prestonbaker.co.uk stating which position you're applying for as shown above.

    Apply Now
  • Mortgage Advisor

    Job type
    Full-time/ Part-time
    Job location
    Leeds / Doncaster / Sheffield
    Salary
    DOE

    Due to the continued growth of the Preston Baker Financial Services business we are looking to recruit more mortgage brokers to support the growing number of leads that are being secured.

    You will be working as a mortgage consultant in one of Yorkshires leading independent estate agents.  You will be working along side an excellent team of estate agency colleagues who will support you with qualified leads. In addition you will be expected to work pro-actively to source your own appointments from the extensive database of current and previous clients. You will be experienced in promoting a full range of life and protection products to ensure that our clients needs are fully met. This is a new venture and you will be closely supported by the branch managers and Managing Director to ensure that this becomes an integral part of the Preston Baker offering. You must hold CeMAP and a full current driving licence.

    Apply for this position

    To apply for this position or find out more, please email a copy of your CV with a covering letter to jobs@prestonbaker.co.uk stating which position you're applying for as shown above.

    Apply Now
  • Leaflet Distributor

    Job type
    Up to 20 hours per week
    Job location
    Crossgates, Leeds and Selby
    Salary
    TBC

    We are looking to recruit  leaflet distributors to work as part of our busy estate agency team.

    Daily duties

    Day to day, you will be responsible for the distribution of marketing material to homes on specific streets across the area. Working to a prescribed agenda and within strict time-scales, the successful candidate will be presentable, punctual and reliable.

    No previous experience is necessary.

    The role will involve working up to 20 hours per week, reporting directly to the branch manager.

    Applicants must hold valid UK driving licenses and have their own car.

    Apply for this position

    To apply for this position or find out more, please email a copy of your CV to with a covering letter to jobs@prestonbaker.co.uk stating which position you're applying for as shown above.

    Apply Now