Countrywide may be closing offices and consulting with staff on redundancies – but it is still recruiting.
Our eye was caught by an advert for a senior residential sales and lettings director for London. Experience is, of course, required – but it would appear not in sales or lettings.
The job description on Countrywide’s own careers website starts: “Due to a recent change in our structure Countrywide have a rare and exciting opportunity for a retail director to join the UK’s leading property services company.
“This role will be covering Countrywide brands across London on both sides of estate agency and residential lettings.”
It goes on to explain that the new appointee will help deliver Countrywide’s Building our Future strategy.
The job advert does not mention any requirement for experience in sales or lettings, but does suggest that the successful candidate will have been a “valued member” of a high-performing team within a “highly customer centric service or retail industry environment”.
The job advert is here: https://www.countrywidecareers.co.uk/job/16444
Meanwhile, in Scotland, Countrywide’s Slater, Hogg & Howison has shut down its Troon office after decades in the town. Its phone is being answered by Slater Hogg & Howison’s office in Ayr.
We would also like to wish the best of luck to Nicholas Hextall and William Twiddy who, after some years at John D Wood, have set up their own company, Hextall Twiddy. The Oxfordshire-based company specialises in rural agency work.