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Junior Auctioneer / Catalogue Assistant

Position: Trial basis leading to Permanent
Salary: £15,000 - £18,000
Location: Cheshire Auction Centre, Bredbury, Stockport, Cheshire

A unique opportunity has arisen within Simon Charles Auctioneers & Valuers Ltd for a new Junior Auctioneer / Catalogue Assistant who can make effective use of their literacy & IT skills to further expand our team.

Simon Charles Auctioneers is one of Europe's largest auction houses in the homeware & electrical market. We have exciting plans ahead that involve the expansion of our auction team through the appointment of an additional Junior Auctioneer / Catalogue Assistant with the drive, skill and experience to help us deliver our current operations and assist in our wider company goals.

The Opportunity:

This opportunity is a split role, during none auction days you will report to the Catalogue Manager, you will support the delivery of the cataloguing teams activities. This will include the development of all future auction catalogues by entering details of each item into our systems, ensuring all details are correct & photographing items for our online catalogues.

This side of the role requires a strict attention to detail while working under pressure to meet the deadlines for each auction.

On auction days, you will support our Auctioneers by assisting on the rostrum, plus get to sit in the auctioneers chair and run an auction when we believe you are ready.

You will become the person who controls the auction, keeps the customers attention on you, ensures the highest price for each item, keeps the auction flowing quickly and provides a high level of service we continually seek to achieve. You even get to wield a gavel!

Full training will be provided for this role, but you are expected to have the abilities to thrive under the spot light in this high pressure environment.

Essential Skills:

Possess excellent interpersonal & communication skills, both written and oral
Possess excellent numeracy skills
Possess confidence when speaking in public and the ability to 'think on your feet'
The ability to work individually or part of a team
IT skills with the use of Desktop & Tablet computers
Demonstrate high levels of organisation and reliability with the emphasis for attention to details

Preferred Skills

Experience in an auction house or a similar role in the retail sector
Or
Higher Level Qualifications in any relevant subjects to this role

Additional Information:

When submitting your CV - please email us at jobs@simoncharles-auctioneers.co.uk please also provide an accompanying letter stating your current salary and salary expectation along with notice period.

If you have the relevant skills and are conscientious with a 'can do' attitude then we would like to hear from you.

 

Richard Howarth
Digital Development Manager
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