Vacancies

Tennants Auctioneers is an equal opportunity employer. We are always looking for highly skilled, motivated individuals who are as enthusiastic and passionate about their work as we are. At Tennants we expect commitment, loyalty and hard work - in return we will invest our time in your professional development.

If you like the sound of becoming part of our professional team, we look forward to hearing from you with a speculative CV.

Career Opportunities for Specialists with Tennants – full and part time

Tennants Fine Art Auctioneers is one of the UK’s leading salerooms, connecting buyers and sellers in more than 70 countries worldwide.  As a fourth-generation business of 27 specialist departments and a professional team of more than 50, Tennants holds more than 80 sales a year and has an unrivalled reputation for delivering service and achieving results.

As our business continues to grow, we are looking for suitably qualified, enthusiastic Specialists to strengthen our team:

  • Jewellery
  • Books
  • Coins and Banknotes

Based in our large, purpose-built salerooms the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, each specialist is responsible for valuing a diverse range of items, from everyday single pieces through to collections of the best quality collectables and antiques.  Working as part of a team, each specialist has responsibility for part of an annual programme of auctions and is involved in every stage of the sale process, from initial valuations, cataloguing, marketing and photography.  The role is office based but with some occasional regional and national travel.

To be successful you will need substantial, demonstrable experience and qualifications in your chosen field although not necessarily in the auctions sector.  You will also have great interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate at all levels.  You must be well organised and able to work quickly and accurately on your own initiative in order to meet tight deadlines.

In addition to an attractive salary and benefits, Tennants is a forward thinking family business and a positive place to work which offers scope for ongoing professional development.

For a confidential discussion or to apply, please email jo.fletcher-lee@tennants-ltd.co.uk or call 01969 623780.

Closing date for applications 30th November 2019.

  • Porter/Van Driver

Tennants Fine Art Auctioneers is one of the UK’s leading salerooms, connecting buyers and sellers in more than 70 countries worldwide. As a fourth-generation business of 28 specialist departments and a professional team of more than 50, Tennants holds more than 80 sales a year and has an unrivalled reputation for delivering service and achieving results.

To strengthen our team, we are looking for a Saleroom Assistant/Van Driver for our busy Leyburn salerooms. Working as part of a team, the work includes:
Visiting our clients homes in one of our company light vans to collect antique furniture, ceramics, pictures and works of art and unloading at our salerooms
Moving items in the building and at our off-site stores as required
Helping clients who are dropping off and collecting items to unload/load their items

Much of this role involves moving large items of furniture, often from a first floor setting and you must therefore be capable of this type of work and of working on your own initiative. You will often be handling high value items and must be able to work carefully and accurately.

You must be able to communicate effectively with people at all levels and you must have a full clean driving license, previous relevant experience and live within a 30 minute drive of our Leyburn salerooms.

The hours of work are 7.30am-5pm Monday to Friday, with some Saturdays and evening working.

To find out more or to apply for the role, please email Jo Fletcher-Lee, Commercial Director jo.fletcher-lee@tennants-ltd.co.uk

Closing date 20th December 2019

  • Waiting/Bar staff to work in The Garden Rooms Bar, Café and Restaurant

This is an exciting opportunity for applicants looking to further their career in the hospitality industry or to learn new skills.
Full and part time positions available, Week days/Weekends/Evenings.

We are looking for friendly, presentable, loyal staff to work as part of a team in a busy environment.  Daily duties include serving food and drink in a professional and knowledgeable manner to both restaurant and café customers.  The role will also include hosting the catering side of special events. Previous bar experience advantageous but not essential as full training will be given.

Please apply to General Manager Paul Freeman: paul.freeman@tennantsgardenrooms.com