16 July, 2020

Mitchells Auction Co. Ltd - West Cumbria & Lake District

Graduate/Newly Qualified Vacancy

Farm & Environment Adviser


To apply:

Main Contact:
Andrew Wright F.I.A. (Scot.) FLAA
Auctioneer & Valuer – Head of Land Agency


CV Address:
Mitchells Auction Co. Ltd., Land Agency Dept, Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0QQ

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01900 822016

Mitchells Auction Co. Ltd.

Competitive salary and benefits package

Cockermouth, Cumbria


Job description:  Mitchells Auction Co. Ltd. is a long established auctioneering firm (established 1873) that has diversified over the years. The Company now has two business locations; a modern livestock market on the edge of Cockermouth with associated rural professional services and a furniture and fine art auction house with contemporary coffee shop in the town centre.


It is within the specialist Farm Advisory & Environmental Consultancy department that we are looking to hire a Farm & Environment Adviser. We engage in all aspects of rural practice to provide a ‘one stop shop’ service to our farmer/landowner clients. Our work covers all aspects of government funding such as the Basic Payment Scheme, Countryside Stewardship and grant applications, together with all types of regulatory paperwork related to land and agriculture. This department is ever expanding and opportunities will be available for the right person to work in other areas such as compensation, lettings and valuations.


We have an opening for a recently qualified graduate with an agriculture/environment-focused degree or a recently qualified environmental/rural surveyor, RICS Accredited or otherwise, with an excellent knowledge of all government & European funded schemes. An understanding of the policy and funding changes that are occurring because of BREXIT such as the implementation of the new Environmental Land Management Scheme is also important. The ideal candidate should have experience in delivering on farm advice, a strong working knowledge from within the agriculture industry and excellent GIS, mapping and other essential computer skills. In particular we are looking for somebody who is additionally forward thinking, with the confidence to take the initiative and explore other business opportunities when the situation arises. We utilise social media to market ourselves and service new and existing clients; such experience would also be advantageous.


The successful candidate must have a full driving licence and their own vehicle and will be expected to perform one week of work experience. The Company will support those candidates seeking BASIS, RICS, CAAV and other qualifications and will provide long term future opportunities, with a competitive starting salary depending on experience.


How to Apply -  The position is available from 1st September 2020 and all applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence. For more information or an informal discussion please contact Andrew Wright by telephone and/or send your CV using the above contact details.