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At GSC Grays we bring extraordinary people together to build a brighter future for the rural land and business community in the North of England. Whether you are an experienced professional looking for your next challenge, or a student with dreams of shaping the future, we will help you make an impact from the moment you join.

We are building a workplace where everyone can feel they belong and where your mindset is just as important as your skillset. We are building success through people who are curious and eager to learn, question the status quo and who are never afraid to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty.

We will provide the support and opportunities for you to build the career you want by investing in your development. Through inspiring and rewarding experiences we will support you on the journey to becoming your best professional self.

We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic, committed and talented individuals so please get in touch with us to discuss your next career move.

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SENIOR CHARTERED SURVEYOR / ASSOCIATE 

GSC Grays, Dunns 2, Bowes Office, Lambton Park, Chester-Le-Street, County Durham, DH3 4AN

GSC Grays are a multi-disciplinary professional service firm covering the North of England. Our Chartered Surveyors, Farm Business Consultants, Planning and Development Professionals, Values, Environmental Specialists and Estate Agents provide a full range of services for our rural client base. 

Main Purpose of the job:

We are recruiting for an experienced professional to fill an exciting position in our Chester-Le-Street Office. You will be responsible for developing and delivering our professional services across the region. You will deliver excellent customer service for mainly private clients and develop work. You will liaise with our wider team to identify and follow up opportunities to add value to the service we offer our clients. 

Reporting Structure: 

The role reports to the Head of Office 

The role and responsibilities: 

  • Develop work from new and existing clients, in association with other colleagues, and maintain an up-to-date work pipeline.
  • Help to grow a team of surveyors to ensure they meet their financial objectives, provide excellent client service and develop their skills and experience. 
  • Provide advice to clients regarding renewable and energy developments, including option and lease negotiations 
  • Advise on rural sales and acquisitions. 
  • Undertake compensation and compulsory purchase work. 
  • Preparing professional valuations on behalf of clients, banks, legal representatives as required 
  • Preparing development appraisals, planning applications, nutrient neutrality assessments, and advising on BNG opportunities 
  • Advise on Landlords and tenant-related matters 
  • Undertake strategic planning for private and corporate clients. 
  • Deliver to agreed budget and targets. 
  • Maintain an up-to- date time sheet and record all necessary expenditures against the appropriate project.

The skills we are looking for in you:

  • RICS accredited and ideally a registered valuer. A member of the CAAV is also Preferred. Demonstrable post qualifications experience of providing multidisciplined professional advice to landowners and tenants. 
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with colleagues and clients. 
  • The abillity to assimilate and convey complex information to a variety of audiences 
  • Ability to Lead and manage a small team. 
  • Comfortable with a high degree of autonomy 
  • Ability to manage time effectively, prioritising task to ensure that deadlines are met
  • Work in an organised and methodical fashion, with a high level of attention to detail 
  • Ability to learn new skills and working methods and be adaptable to change 
  • Ability to accept responsibility and work on your own initiative, whilst adhering to company polices and procedures
  • Commercially astute, lateral thinker and capable of generating new business
  • IT literate 
  • Proactive approach to work 
  • Car owner with full UK driving licence

Key Information you need to know:

  • Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm 
  • Auto-enrolment pension scheme with Aviva 
  • Sickness pay
  • 25 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays 
  • Wellbeing activities 
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Company charity events 
  • Each employee receives a branded GSC Grays gilet 

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NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY

SENIOR FARM BUSINESS CONSULTANT

GSC GRAYS, UNIT 9, UNDERLEY BUSINESS CENTRE, KEARSTWICK, KIRKBY LONSDALE, CUMBRIA, LA6 2DY

GSC Grays are a multi-disciplinary professional service firm covering the North of England. Our Chartered Surveyors, Farm Business Consultants, Planning and Development Professionals, Valuers, Environmental Specialists, and Estate Agents provide a full range of services for our rural client base.

Main purpose of the job:

Due to a period of sustained growth, we are recruiting a Senior Farm Business Consultant to join our Farm Business Consultancy team at Kirkby Lonsdale. The successful candidate will be part of and developing a growing team, as well as building strong relationships with existing clients, developing new work and providing practical advice on a one-to-one basis. We are looking for an enthusiastic, determined, and driven individual.

Reporting Structure:

The roles report to the Director of the Farm Business department.

The role and responsibilities:

     Help deliver farm management instructions to existing clients

     Undertake Farm Business appraisals

     Prepare reports and budgets in support of bank funding requests, specific projects including land purchases, business expansions and rent reviews.

     Prepare reports and budgets to support tenders for FBTs, CFAs and SFAs.

     Provide practical Farm Management advice to our farm and estate owning client.

     Provision of technical advice were qualified to do so.

     You will be expected to build strong relationships with all customers and provide independent and practical advice on a one-to-one basis

     Draw up Contract Farming Agreements (CFAs) and Share Farming Agreements (SFAs) and subsequently manage them.

     Undertake Basic Payment Scheme and Grant Aid applications.

     Support with Farm Business Advice Service (FBAS) work 

     Undertake applications to Agri-Environment schemes and oversee the management of these agreements. 

     Support the land agents with occasional practical advice

     Leading, mentoring, and developing a growing team.

The skills we are looking for in you:

     Qualified through a college/university course – FACTS or BASIS desirable but not essential.

     A minimum of 3 years practical experience in the arable and/or livestock sectors.

     Demonstrate knowledge of both the arable and livestock sectors, as well as a full working knowledge of Defra’s grants and subsidies and the Agricultural Transition Plan. 

     Familiarity with farm accounts

     Technically proficient.

     Self-motivated and ambitious

     Commercially astute and capable of generating new business

     IT literate

     Capable of working with a high degree of autonomy

     Car owner with full UK driving licence

     Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with colleagues and clients.

     Ability to manage time effectively, prioritising tasks to meet deadlines.

     Works in an organised and methodical fashion, with a high level of attention to detail.

     Ability to accept responsibility and work on their own initiative, whilst adhering to company policies and procedures

Key information you need to know:

     Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm.

     Auto-enrolment pension scheme with Aviva.

     Sickness pay.

     25 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays.

     Wellbeing activities.

     Employee referral scheme.

     Company charity events.

     Each employee receives a branded GSC Grays gilet.

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GSC Grays are a multi-disciplinary professional service firm covering the North of England. Our Chartered Surveyors, Farm Business Consultants, Planning and Development Professionals, Valuers, Environmental Specialists and Estate Agents provide a full range of services for our rural client base.

Main purpose of the job:

We are currently recruiting for an exciting new opportunity for a Sales Negotiator/ Rural Property Estate Agent to join our team in our Regional Agency Hub just outside Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Within the role you will work alongside a dedicated team and provide a high level of customer service and administration support. The ideal candidate will be eager to learn and will thrive within a fast-paced sales environment. Working as part of a team is key to this position and the ability to prioritise tasks accordingly is essential.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Front of house greeting all visitors to the branch
  • Registering applicants and maintaining records
  • Arranging viewing appointments and gaining feedback
  • Negotiating with potential buyers
  • Obtaining local market information to assist with Market Appraisals
  • Assisting the Branch Manager with launching properties to the market
  • Liaising with the GSC Grays Marketing Department and providing them with content
  • Achieving sales targets
  • Meeting financial services referral targets
  • Providing support to Sales Progression team

Person specification:

  • Experience in estate agency and a NAEA qualification preferred but not essential, but sound knowledge of and experience in sales and customer service necessary
  • Strong communicator; friendly, outgoing with a professional telephone manner
  • Excellent standard of written English language and attention to detail
  • Good IT skills and ability to adapt to new technologies
  • Experience and general knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to prioritise a busy workload and meet deadlines
  • Proactive and problem-solving approach to tasks
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Front of house with a positive can-do attitude

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ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT 

UNIT 2, LINNET COURT, CAWLEDGE BUSINESS PARK, ALNWICK, NORTHUMBERLAND, NE66 2GD

GSC Grays are a multi-disciplinary professional services firm covering the North of England. Our Chartered Surveyors, Farm Business Consultants, Planning and Development Professionals, Valuers, Environmental Specialists and Estate Agents provide a full range of services for our rural client base.

Main purpose of the job:

We are recruiting for a brand-new opportunity for an Administration Assistant to join our teams in Alnwick. Within the role you will oversee and take a lead on a wide range of general administrative duties, as well as working closely with PA's and Secretary's to ensure the smooth running of the office

Reporting Structure:

The role reports to the Office Manager.

The role and responsibilities:

  Typing of letters, emails, reports, creating excel schedules etc

  Dealing with telephone calls, emails and web enquires.

  Follow up on calls, appointments, and other enquiries.

  Photocopying, scanning, printing & electronic filing as well as Outlook email management.

  Upkeep of electronic filing.

  Opening and distribution of incoming post; delivering outgoing post to local post office/ franked mail post box

  Diary management / arranging meetings

  Any other reasonable duties, as required, to ensure the smooth running of the office

The skills we are looking for in you:

   Good general knowledge of Microsoft Office, Specifically Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, SharePoint, Planner OneDrive, CRM, Advanced Excel skills would be an advantage. 

   Organised with a proactive and problem-solving approach to tasks.

   Excellent standard of written English language.

   Professional telephone manner.

   Well presented with a warm and welcoming manner. 

   Good level of numeracy, accuracy, and attention to detail.

   Ability to prioritise busy workload and manage time

   Ability to act on own initiative whilst also working with Company processes and procedures

   High attention to detail.

   Ability to remain calm under pressure.

 

Key information you need to know:

   Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm.

   Auto-enrolment pension scheme with Aviva. 

   Sick pays.

   25 days holiday including birthday leave plus statutory bank holidays.

   Wellbeing activities.

   Employee referral scheme.

   Company charity events.

   Each employee receives a branded GSC Grays gilet.

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MARKETING MANAGER (ESTATE AGENCY) 

5&6 BAILEY COURT, COLBURN BUSINESS PARK, NORTH YORKSHIRE, DL9 4QL

GSC Grays are a multi-disciplinary professional services firm covering the North of England. Our Chartered Surveyors, Farm Business Consultants, Planning and Development Professionals, Valuers, Environmental Specialists and Estate Agents provide a full range of services for our rural client base.

Main purpose of the job:

As the Agency Marketing Manager, you will collaborate with the agency team to effectively market our estate agency services across multipul marketing channels. Your role will be pivotal in contributing to the achievement of the agency and broader marketing team objectives. This position is ideal for someone with strong interpersonal skills, who can work independently, and has a wealth of experince in content creation. 

Reporting Structure:

The role reports to the Senior Marketing Manager.

The role and responsibilities:

  Develop comprehensive marketing plans to deliver against agency marketing objectives.

  Deliver marketing activity in alignment with marketing plans.

  Produce high-quality content for various marketing channels.

  Build and maintain strong relationships with agent teams to enhance collaboration and marketing efforts.

  Produce and execute at least three agency marketing campaigns annually.

  Create, design and deliver engaging social media content 

  Identify public relations opportunities to increase brand visibility.

  Utilise Alto reporting for data-driven marketing decisions. 

  Manage monthly email communications to applicants database to drive engagement.

  Provide industry commentary to position the agency team as industry experts.

  Deliver market commentary for farms and country house sectors. 

  Oversee the production and management of agency videography projects. 

  ​Explore the potential for an agency podcast to engage with a wider audience.

The skills we are looking for in you:

   Proven experience in a marketing role, preferably within an agency or professional service organisation.

   Strong project management skills within the ability to coordinate multiple activities simultaneously  

   Good general knowledge of Microsoft Office, Specifically Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, SharePoint, Planner OneDrive, Advanced Excel skills would be an advantage. 

   Proficiency in digital marketing tools and platforms​

   Excellent standard of communication and written English language.

   Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

   Creative mindset with strong attention to detail.

   Knowledge of SEO and social media marketing.

   Ability to prioritise busy workload and manage time

   Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

   Ability to remain calm under pressure.

Location :

   Based in the head office Colburn through time will be spent at branch locations in Colburn, Barnard Castle and Boroughbridge.

Required qualifications :

   Degree in marketing, communications or a related field.

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Key information you need to know:


   Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm.

   Auto-enrolment pension scheme with Aviva. ​

   Sick pays.

   25 days holiday including birthday leave plus statutory bank holidays.​

   Wellbeing activities.​

   Employee referral scheme.

   Company charity events.​

   Each employee receives a branded GSC Grays gilet.

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MARKETING MANAGER (PROFESSIONAL SERVICES) 

5&6 BAILEY COURT, COLBURN BUSINESS PARK, NORTH YORKSHIRE, DL9 4QL

GSC Grays are a multi-disciplinary professional services firm covering the North of England. Our Chartered Surveyors, Farm Business Consultants, Planning and Development Professionals, Valuers, Environmental Specialists and Estate Agents provide a full range of services for our rural client base.

Main purpose of the job:

The Professional Services Marketing Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive marketing strategies across multiple departments. This role requires a creative and strategic thinker with excellent communication skills and a deep understanding of the industry. The Successful candidate will build relationships, create compelling content, and identify opportunities for business development and PR. 

Reporting Structure:

The role reports to the Senior Marketing Manager.

The role and responsibilities:

  Relationship Building: Establish and maintain strong relationships with clients, industry stakeholders, and internal teams.

  Content Creation: Write engaging magazine content and produce monthly articles for each department

  PR Oppertunities: Idenify and pitch public relations opportunities to enhance brand visibility.

  Client Communications: Prepare and distribute monthly client communications updates.

  Podcast production: Manage the production of a fortnightly farming podcast, including content planning and guest coordination.

  Department Strategies: Develop tailored marketing strategies for each department 

  Marketing Plan: Deliver and execute a comprehensive marketing plan aligned with company goals. 

  Board Meetings: Attend relevant board meetings to report on marketing activities and strategies.

  Business Developments: Identify and support business development opportunities.

  Social Media: Design and deliver engaging social media content

  Reporting: Monitor and report on marketing activities and performance metrics.

  Photography and Videography: Manage professional photography and videography projects to enhance marketing materials. 

The skills we are looking for in you:

   Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communication, Business or a related field.

   Proven experience in marketing role, preferably within the professional services industry 

   Strong writing and content creation skills 

   Excellent standard of communication and interpersonal skills.

   Ability to develop and execute marketing strategies.

   Proficiency in social media platforms and content management.

   Strong organisational and project management skills.

   Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

   ​Industry knowledge in farm, renewable energy, planning and development valuations and estate management. 

Preferred Qualifications and Skills :

   ​Experienced with podcast production and knowledge of public relations and media pitching 

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Key information you need to know:


   Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm.

   Auto-enrolment pension scheme with Aviva. 

   Sick pays.

   25 days holiday including birthday leave plus statutory bank holidays.

   Wellbeing activities.

   Employee referral scheme.

   Company charity events.

   Each employee receives a branded GSC Grays gilet.

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SECRETARY / PA


GSC Grays are a multi-disciplinary professional services firm covering the North of England. Our Chartered Surveyors, Farm Business Consultants, Planning and Development Professionals, Valuers, Environmental Specialists and Estate Agents provide a full range of services for our rural client base.

Main purpose of the job:

We are currently recruiting for an exciting opportunity for an experienced PA to join our team based in Colburn.

The role will provide secretarial and administrative support to the Director and his direct reports, being a growing team of surveyors.

Reporting Structure:

The role reports to the Director.

The role and responsibilities:

  Typing of letters, emails, reports, tenders, presentations etc.

  Maintaining records of project costs and approvals.

  Upward management of the team processes and procedures including client take on, project closing and monthly billing.

  Maintaining CRM records of the team on a monthly basis.

  Running regular management reports and taking minutes of monthly team meetings.

  Answering the telephone, dealing with queries, redirecting calls as necessary and taking messages.

  Diary management.

  Greeting visitors.

  Upkeep of client and management filing, including archiving and email management.

  Opening and distribution of incoming post; delivering outgoing post to local post offices/ franked mail post-box.

  Organisation of internal and external events.

  Invoicing using Sage Coretime.

  Undertaking monthly office fire safety checks, petty cash reconciliation and ordering office supplies.

  Photocopying and printing.

  Any other duties, as required, to ensure the smooth running of the office.

 

The skills we are looking for in you:

   Fast, accurate typist - audio typing skills preferred.

   Good general knowledge of Microsoft office, specifically Word and Excel

   Excellent standard of written English language.

   Good telephone manner; well spoken.

   Good level of numeracy.

   Ability to prioritise busy workload and manage time.

   Ability to act on own initiative whilst also working with Company processes and procedures.

   High attention to detail.

   Ability to remain calm under pressure.

   Good organisation skills.

   Ability to deal with customers at all levels and maintain client confidentiality at all times

   Experience within a professional services organisation preferred, but not essential.

   Proactive approach to work.

   Full UK driving licence, vehicle owner and insured for business purposes.

   Front facing with a positive can-do attitude.

Key information you need to know:

   Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm.

   Auto-enrolment pension scheme with Aviva. 

   Sickness pay.

   25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays.

   You will receive your birthday off as an extra days leave.

   Electric car scheme available to employees.

   Enhanced maternity and paternity pay available.

   Option to sign up to private medical, optical and dental cover.

   Wellbeing activities.

   Employee referral scheme.

   Company charity events.

   Each employee receives a branded GSC Grays gilet.

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ADMINISTRATIOR 

DUNNS 2, BOWES OFFICES, LAMBTON PARK, CHESTER-LE-STREET, COUNTY DURHAM, DH3 4AN

GSC Grays are a multi-disciplinary professional services firm covering the North of England. Our Chartered Surveyors, Farm Business Consultants, Planning and Development Professionals, Valuers, Environmental Specialists and Estate Agents provide a full range of services for our rural client base.

Main purpose of the job:

We are recruiting for a brand-new opportunity for an Administrator to join our teams in Chester-Le-Street. Within the role you will oversee and take a lead on a wide range of general administrative duties.

Reporting Structure:

The role reports to a Director and the Head Office

The role and responsibilities:

  Typing of letters, emails, reports, creating excel schedules etc

  Dealing with telephone calls, emails and web enquires.

  Follow up on calls, appointments, and other enquiries.

  Photocopying, scanning, printing & electronic filing as well as Outlook email management.

  Upkeep of electronic filing.

  Opening and distribution of incoming post; delivering outgoing post to local post office/ franked mail post box

  Diary management / arranging meetings

  Any other reasonable duties, as required, to ensure the smooth running of the office

The skills we are looking for in you:

   Good general knowledge of Microsoft Office, Specifically Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, SharePoint, Planner OneDrive, CRM, Advanced Excel skills would be an advantage. 

   Organised with a proactive and problem-solving approach to tasks.

   Excellent standard of written English language.

   Professional telephone manner.

   Well presented with a warm and welcoming manner. 

   Good level of numeracy, accuracy, and attention to detail.

   Ability to prioritise busy workload and manage time

   Ability to act on own initiative whilst also working with Company processes and procedures

   High attention to detail.

   Ability to remain calm under pressure.

 

Key information you need to know:

   Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm.

   Auto-enrolment pension scheme with Aviva. 

   Sick pays.

   25 days holiday including birthday leave plus statutory bank holidays.

   Wellbeing activities.

   Employee referral scheme.

   Company charity events.

   Each employee receives a branded GSC Grays gilet.

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ADMINISTRATOR / VIEWING ASSISTANT 

PART TIME

15-17 HIGH STREET, BOROUGHBRIDGE, NORTH YORKSHIRE, YO51 9AW

GSC Grays are a multi-disciplinary professional services firm covering the North of England. Our Chartered Surveyors, Farm Business Consultants, Planning and Development Professionals, Valuers, Environmental Specialists and Estate Agents provide a full range of services for our rural client base.

Main purpose of the job:

We are recruiting for a brand-new opportunity for a part-time Administrator to join our teams in Boroughbridge. Within the role you will support with viewing and take lead on a wide range of general administrative duties, as well as working closely with the estate agency to ensure the smooth running of the office

Reporting Structure:

The role reports to the Branch Manager.

The role and responsibilities:

  Typing of letters, emails, reports, creating excel schedules etc

  Arranging viewing appointments and gaining feedback.

  Registering applicants and maintaining records.

  Dealing with telephone calls, emails and web enquires.

  Follow up on calls, appointments, and other enquiries.

  Photocopying, scanning, printing & electronic filing as well as Outlook email management.

  Upkeep of electronic filing.

  Opening and distribution of incoming post; delivering outgoing post to local post office/ franked mail post box

  Diary management / arranging meetings

  Any other reasonable duties, as required, to ensure the smooth running of the office

The skills we are looking for in you:

   Good general knowledge of Microsoft Office, Specifically Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, SharePoint, Planner OneDrive, CRM, Advanced Excel skills would be an advantage. 

   Organised with a proactive and problem-solving approach to tasks.

   Excellent standard of written English language.

   Professional telephone manner.

   Well presented with a warm and welcoming manner. 

   Good level of numeracy, accuracy, and attention to detail.

   Ability to prioritise busy workload and manage time

   Ability to act on own initiative whilst also working with Company processes and procedures

   High attention to detail.

   Ability to remain calm under pressure.

   Experience within a professional service organisation is preferred but not essential.

   Possess a generally positive outlook and enjoy working within a progressive team.

  

Key information you need to know:

   3 Days a week

   Auto-enrolment pension scheme with Aviva. 

   Sick pays.

   25 days holiday pro rata including birthday leave plus statutory bank holidays.

   Wellbeing activities.

   Employee referral scheme.

   Company charity events.

   Each employee receives a branded GSC Grays gilet.

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It is fantastic to lead a team who are not only great at what they do, but care about the results we get for our clients - it makes the job a real pleasure.

Calum Gillhespy
Director

I love the fact that we don’t just think about today we are constantly evolving and thinking about the future of the rural community.

I thrive on managing a driven and innovative team and building strong client relationships by providing rounded advice.

Lucinda Riddell
Director

The people, the properties, the places and the myriad of possible jobs that can arise from that mixture, make my role something extremely special in my opinion.

David Cooper
Consultant

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