The Suffolk Countryside Specialists

Working for Us

Suffolk Cottage Holidays is a great compay to work for, even if we do say so ourselves.  We occasionally have opportunities avaialble to join our team.  Please see below the current job vacancies with Suffolk Cottage Holidays.

Property Recruiter

Job Description - What’s the job all about then?

This is a really exciting job; if you love property, people and working in a fun and ambitious team then read on! This role is an integral part of the recruitment team at Suffolk Cottage Holidays, with the opportunity to help shape the future of the business and development of the portfolio – both new and existing. 

The ideal candidate

We are looking for a fun, friendly, enthusiastic person with a can-do attitude to join the Property Recruitment Team. You will be confident, motivated and a self starter with a view of growing our Suffolk Countryside portfolio. A confident personality is imperative as you will often be the first person that our homeowner’s contact during their journey from idea to reality. In addition to homeowners you will also be a confident networker, comfortable working existing and new contacts and leads. You will be happy working individually or as part of a team. Attention to detail is vital as is an empathetic manner when liaising with homeowners and it goes without saying that you need to be well organised, with great time management skills. Excellent computer skills, a good standard of written communication and a friendly and helpful telephone manner are all important parts of a fantastic role. 

You will need a flair for property, possibly with current experience in this field, and also some sales experience.
You will be meeting prospective owners and ‘selling’ Suffolk Cottage Holidays to them, so you will need to be confident and persuasive whilst adapting to individual personalities and customer expectations.
Our recruiting numbers each year are going from strength to strength and you will be
expected to participate towards an annual recruitment target.
With a busy office and constant demands on your time we require a person who can
organise their time to maximum effect.
You will also need to be computer literate with good Microsoft Skills, have good admin and telephone skills and enjoy talking to people from all walks of life.
As part of your training you will be shown our TABS booking system.

Responsibilities & Tasks

Carry out homeowner visits in all areas of Suffolk, dealing with initial enquiries  professionally and working with potential homeowners to meet our company standards for holiday lets to ensure properties maximise bookings and reach quality guidelines.
Contribute to plans for business growth through property recruitment and retention within existing areas as well as new priority areas in the county.
A key representative of ‘Suffolk’, develop local relationships and ensure visibility locally.
Identify ways to develop new business and opportunities to generate enquiries.
Help plan and then implement advertising and promotional strategy and activities related to recruiting and maintaining properties.
Seek and continuously develop knowledge and information about competitor activity, pricing and tactics.
Attend business networking and breakfast meetings to increase brand awareness.
Set up properties on the website & through TABS adhering to our current brand processes including relevant knowledge and application of property letting legislation.
Arrange meetings with local property developers and estate agents in Suffolk.
Target independent property owners to introduce Suffolk Cottage Holidays, coming up with flexible arrangements to gain additional properties for the Suffolk portfolio.
Work with the Marketing Manager to develop recruitment campaign for geographical areas identified for increased recruitment.
Proactive in suggesting improvements to the recruitment process.

Working Hours
We offer attractive working conditions and a very strong team working ethos in which people are encouraged to feel part of “the family”.
The hours of work will be 37.50 hours a week working 5 days Monday - Saturday.
Place of work will be in Woodbridge and Bury St Edmunds.
Salary £24,000 per annum.
22 days holiday a year (plus bank holidays) and nobody works on their birthday! The longer you work with us then the better holiday and conditions you receive – we value longevity and loyalty.
We operate a company contributory pension scheme.
In a steadily growing company such as this, the career opportunities are there for further advancement into any part of the business – promoting from within being a major part of our business philosophy and values.
Company car provided.

Closing Date 16th December 2018

Interested? This is how to apply…

Please send a CV and covering letter (this is important to us) with a little bit about you and why the job appeals to you. This should be addressed to Angie Brown and sent to us using the contact details below. The closing date is 16th December 2018 but don’t delay as we encourage early applications. 

Interviews week commencing 17th December.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Email Address -
Telephone Number - 07508167833
Office Address - 19 Market Place, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6E