Salaries up by 20% across Arun Estates group

first_imgIf your job in estate agency seems a little underpaid, with a lack of paid leave contributing to that work/play balance, you could be working for the wrong people.In what Arun Estates describes as, “The ongoing, industry-wide battle to recruit and retain the best staff” the group has significantly upped the ante by introducing sweeping new improvements to pay and conditions for in-branch staff across all four of its regional brands – Douglas Allen in Essex, Ward & Partners in Kent, Cubitt & West in Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire, and Pittis on the Isle of Wight.Among the changes announced by Group Managing Director David Lench is an across-the-board increase in basic salaries of up to 20 per cent and a new 33-day minimum annual leave entitlement. Arun also  pays sales staff annual leave commission, which makes up for sales opportunities lost while they are enjoying themselves on holiday.Alongside higher basic pay and more annual leave, Arun staff will also enjoy shorter hours and reduced Saturday working, while all branches will be closed on Bank Holidays. Service levels to customers will be maintained via telephone access to the Group’s central sales team, open 8am to 8pm seven days a week.Announcing the new package, David Lench said, “Despite the enormous changes that technology has brought to the industry, estate agency remains above all a people business, and in such a competitive environment, recruitment and retention of top quality staff is vitally important and uniquely challenging.“For us, that not only means ensuring that Arun staff have all the training and support they need to achieve the best possible results for themselves and for the company, but in the process also enabling them to enjoy a better work/life balance. Through our recruitment partners we continually review what is happening in the marketplace in terms of salary and benefits, and we are confident that these latest changes keep us significantly ahead of the game as a preferred employer.”  Arun Estates arun estates pay rises arun estates salaries david lench david lench arun estates August 21, 2017Sheila ManchesterWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Salaries up by 20% across Arun Estates group previous nextAgencies & PeopleSalaries up by 20% across Arun Estates groupArun Estates raises the bar for employment conditions and packages in a bid to attract and retain staff.Sheila Manchester21st August 201701,239 Viewslast_img read more