As the leading recruitment consultants for the property industry, at Property Personnel we pride ourselves on the close relationships we build with candidates. We invest ourselves in you and your job search, and we’ll do all we can to help you get the new job you want.

As a candidate registered with Property Personnel, you will receive the highest level of professional support from us. Here we explain the standard of service you can expect from Property Personnel, and the commitments that will be made to you.

Our philosophy

Property Personnel is the longest-running recruitment agency that focuses exclusively on residential estate agency.

Established in 1988, it is still managed on a daily basis by owner and founder, Anthony Hesse. The team comprises of consultants who each have in-depth knowledge of the property sector, who have between them worked for Property Personnel for more than 50 years. Put simply, we know what we’re talking about!

Our aim is not just to find you a new job, but to find you the right job for your career aspirations. In fact, over 93% of the candidates we place are still working at the same company a year later – demonstrating our success rate with finding the right fit for both business and candidate.

There are no fees to pay as a candidate, and we work to represent the best interests of both the businesses who come to us to find candidates, and the candidates themselves.

You, as an individual

As a niche recruitment agency focused solely on the property industry, we understand the roles you are in and the roles you want to move into. The extensive range of positions we advertise are suitable for everyone – from graduates and second-jobbers to career-changers and those aiming for the upper echelons of the industry.

Within 24 hours of you approaching us for the first time, one of our highly-trained consultants will call to speak with you. During this conversation, we will aim to find out as much about you as we can – from the role you are currently in, to the role you want and everything in between, such as what salary you are after, what benefits you would like and any flexible working arrangements you need.

We’ll then present you with roles which fit as much of your criteria as possible, with no obligation to apply if you don’t feel it’s the right role for you.

When you do choose to move ahead and submit your CV for consideration, we’ll be with you every step of the way. We provide comprehensive advice and guidance to our candidates (both in person and through our website) on a variety of areas through our Candidate Preparation Programme.

Giving you the best preparation

Thorough preparation will have a dramatic impact on your chances of being offered the opportunity you deserve. Our Candidate Preparation Programme is based on over 25 years of research and practical experience and is unparalleled in the property industry. The Programme includes:

  • Helping you to identify your key achievements and skills
  • Advice on interview techniques
  • Helping you to produce a high-impact CV
  • Positive advice on presentation skills, including dress code, body language and etiquette
  • Helping you research your potential employer

Our Candidate Preparation Programme is designed to fast track you through the preparation stages necessary to maximise your potential. In order to minimise the impact on your time, we do a lot of the work for you.

Our representation of you

Our business ethics are based on absolute confidentiality and discretion and we work equally to represent the best interests of both our clients and candidates.

We assure you of the following:

  • We will make the utmost of your time by ensuring that you are only put forward for positions that are right for you
  • We will represent your skills and aspirations accurately, and will only recommend you when the job appears to be a suitable match
  • We will always seek your permission before giving out your details over the telephone or sending your CV to a potential employer
  • We will provide you with feedback after your interview

Our approach to ensuring that the role is right for you works – one in every three candidates we send for interview is offered a job.

Our brands

We are privileged to work with some of the UK’s most successful property businesses.

We have supplied candidates to well-known brands, including Carter Jonas, CBRE, Chestertons, Cluttons, Grosvenor, Hamptons International, JLL, John D Wood, Knight Frank, Savills and Strutt & Parker.

That’s in addition to many independent and privately-owned estate agencies that are based around the capital and the south east, such as Chancellors, Curchods, Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward, LIFE Residential, Portico, Romans and Winkworth.

Our roles

No matter what role you are looking for, from a first-time role to a director position, we place candidates of all professional levels into a range of permanent roles. The opportunities in the property industry are far more diverse than many people think, and we’re proud to actively recruit across this wide range of sectors.

If you would like to learn more about the service you can expect from Property Personnel, you may be interested in downloading our candidate charter.

If you can’t quite find what you are looking for – don’t give up – email through your CV to enquiries@propertypersonnel.co.uk and one of our consultants will be in touch.