Job Opportunities at The Hobbs Parker Group

We’d love to hear from you if you would like to join us. Take a look at our current vacancies.

We are always keen to hear from brilliant people who'd like to work with us at Hobbs Parker

Would you like to join us?

Just send me an email telling me about you and why you’d love to join us.

This is exactly what James Johnson did in 2009 — James is still with us today and is now a Director and an experienced auctioneer, and has been instrumental in helping us triple the revenue of our car auction business during this time. You can see James’ email at the bottom of this page.

Roger Lightfoot, Group Chief Executive

Estate Agents

We do not have any open roles at the moment

Estate Agents

We have earned a trusted reputation for professionalism, sound advice and excellent standards of service.

We have offices in Ashford and Tenterden.

Ambitious Estate Agents

If you are considering a career in Estate Agency or are looking to further your current role, we are always pleased to speak with potential candidates.

A sound knowledge of the local and surrounding area is a real advantage in our work.

Saturday Sales Receptionist

Gain valuable experience by working within our busy estate agency on Saturdays and learn to handle enquiries, arrange viewing appointments and field property enquiries.

Many staff have joined us on this basis and have later developed careers in the industry.

To apply for either role:

Please send your CV to Greg Wood

Property Consultants

Town Planner

Town Planner

An Exciting opportunity for a Town Planner to join the planning team of a highly regarded Property Consultancy in Ashford.

The opportunity would suit someone with two to five years PQE in a consultancy, housebuilder or local authority working towards or recently qualified (MRTPI).

  • We would consider full-time or part-time applicants.
  • Flexible working considered.
  • Knowledge of Kent/East Sussex preferred.
  • Must be able to work independently and in time, develop own casework but supported by experienced planners and consultants.

The Benefits

  • Competitive salary and uncapped bonus linked to individual performance
  • Support with CPD, APC, personal and professional development and networking
  • Opportunity for career progression

The Role

Work in a well-established and experienced property and planning consultancy, managing a wide and diverse range of client instructions, and working alongside the property and development teams. Clients range from housebuilders to universities, developers to private investors, rural owners to commercial businesses.

You will work as part of a team and be involved in projects of varying sizes and planning issues.


We are ready to meet suitable Town Planners immediately so if you would like to learn more about the position please contact Sam Snart on 01233 506201.


Are you fed up with being a small cog in a big machine? Come and enjoy the professional freedom to make a difference.

Sam Snart
Sam Snart Managing Director (Hobbs Parker Property Consultants LLP)

Car Auctions

Vehicle Appraiser and Auction Administrator

We are looking for a motivated individual to appraise and photograph our vehicles ready for auction at our auction centre in Ashford.

You will work with a friendly team throughout the auction journey. The role would be a great fit for someone who enjoys a varied workload in a fast-paced environment.

Essential Skills:

  • Good computer literacy
  • Driving Licence
  • Confidence to work independently and as part of a team
  • A good level of accuracy


We do not have any open roles at the moment

James Johnson's Email

James sent this email to our CEO, Roger Lightfoot in 2009. James is still with us today and is now a Director and an experienced auctioneer.

We were not advertising any vacancies at the time but James was offered a job in less than a week.

Good afternoon Roger

I was told to contact you with my inquiry; I am 24 years old with an established sales background in Media and the Motor Trade. I have worked for the Kent Messenger since 2007 having previously joined Lipscomb Volvo as a Trainee Sales Consultant at 18 in 2003.

I am interested in exploring the possibility of a career working for a professional Auctioneers, I have a natural flair which lends itself well to my current sales position and very strong communication skills.

I am passionate about cars particularly classic cars which led me to make this enquiry, however seeing the vast portfolio of Hobbs Parker I would be interested in finding out more about every area.

Please find attached my current CV.

Please advise if you feel this is something I could pursue further with you.

Kind Regards

James Johnson