Rural Surveyor Required to Join the Adkin Team

An exciting opportunity for a qualified Rural Surveyor is available within our highly respected rural surveying practice at an Associate/Director level. Good career prospects are available for the right candidates with an opportunity to move towards taking equity in the business. This is a great chance to develop your career and be involved in shaping the future of a dynamic and driven company. Based in the attractive village of Ardington in Oxfordshire, our dedicated team offer an array of services including agricultural, commercial and residential disciplines, and therefore a wide variety of professional work is attained. The main focus of this position will be towards professional work rather than management. Many of our clients have been with us for generations, something we are very proud of, and a testament to the reputation and expertise of the firm. We are also working for a diverse range of new clients with interesting and demanding requirements. Whilst the majority of our clients are based in central southern England, we increasingly act for landowners nationwide. Role requirements You will be educated to degree level and be a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with Registered Valuer status. Fellowship of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers is also preferable but not essential. A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered.

Please send applications with your CV to: Mrs Emily Ham MRICS FAAV –

If you wish to call to discuss the position in the first instance, please contact Emily on (01235) 434382 or by the e-mail address above.

All applications and enquiries will be treated in strictest confidence.

Simon Alden elected as Senior Vice President of the CAAV

We are pleased to announce the election of Simon Alden as Senior Vice President of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV).

 The CAAV is a specialist professional body representing, qualifying and briefing almost 3,000 members practising in a diverse range of agricultural and rural work throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  CAAV members are agricultural and rural valuers who provide professional advice and valuation expertise on issues affecting the countryside.  These can cover many topics, such as tenancy matters, sales and purchase of farms and land, planning and development, taxation, compulsory purchase of land and property, auctioneering, conservation issues and farming business advice.

Vacancy – Accounts Assistant

Due to retirement, we are looking for a new Accounts Assistant to help manage our client property accounts.
Based in our lovely office in the peaceful village of Ardington, near Wantage, you will work closely with the Client Account Manager and one other Accounts Assistant to ensure the accounting functions are run smoothly but also in accordance with the Rules and Regulations.  Whilst you will assist with all clients, your main focus will be to run the accounts for one large rural Estate in Oxfordshire.
Full or part-time considered.
For more details, and to apply, please click on one of the following links;
If you would like to talk to someone about the post before you submit an application, please call the office on (01235) 862888 and ask to speak to Nicola Cahill or Kerry-Holbrook Bull.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive – Pilot and Scheme Launch

The Sustainable Farming Incentive forms the baseline entry point for the new Environmental Land Management schemes (ELMS), and it will open in reduced form to all BPS applicants in 2022 (SFI2022) before the full scheme opens in 2024. In the meantime, DEFRA are running an SFI pilot to test different elements of the scheme.

For more information please see the attached article written by Sarah Payne. THE SUSTAINABLE FARMING INCENTIVE – article by SAP March 2021