Senior Rural Surveyor

First established in 1793, Adkin has continually evolved to become one of the most respected and well established rural surveying practices in southern England.  Based in the attractive village of Ardington near Wantage, our work includes all matters relating to agricultural, commercial and residential property. Whilst the majority of our clients are based in central southern England we increasingly act for landowners nationwide. Many of our clients have been with us for generations, something we are very proud of, and a testament to the dedication and expertise of the firm.

We have a team of qualified surveyors, graduates and support staff. Due to an ever increasing workload, an opportunity has arisen for a Senior Rural Surveyor to join us. The successful candidate will ideally have at least 3 years post qualification experience in a broad range of rural professional work, although applicants with greater experience may be considered. You will be hardworking and self-motivated with meticulous attention to detail. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential together with the confidence and ability to work alone or as part of a team. You will be educated to degree level and be a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.

This is an opportunity to join a forward-thinking, friendly and dynamic team with an interesting and varied workload. Good career prospects are available for the right candidate. A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered.

Please send applications in writing enclosing your CV to:

Mrs Sarah Payne

Adkin, Orpwood House, School Road,

Ardington, Wantage, Oxon, OX12 8PQ.

If you wish to call to discuss the position in the first instance, please contact Sarah on (01235) 434383 or e-mail

All applications and enquires will be treated in strictest confidence.

Closing date for applications: Friday 14 July 2017


Adkin Appoints Kerry Holbrook-Bull BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Kerry Holbrook-Bull BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV who joined our Team on the 1st May 2017 as an Associate Director. A West Country dairy farmer’s daughter, Kerry graduated from the Royal Agricultural University in 2007. She is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers and a RICS Registered Valuer.  Kerry will be dealing with a wide range of professional matters and will specialise in rural and commercial property management and landlord and tenant matters.

Farming and Property Bulletin – May 2017

Environmental Impact Assessments

The Environmental Impact Assessment (Agricultural) (England) (no.2) Regulations (2006) will be revised with effect from May 2017.

The regulations aim to protect uncultivated and semi-natural areas from damage caused by agricultural work. Compliance with the Regulations is covered by GAEC 6: Maintenance of Soil Organic Matter of the Cross Compliance rules.

May 2017 Bulletin

Life Vice Presidency

During the recent AGM of the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs held in Torquay members elected Julian Sayers as one of their Life Vice Presidents to mark his services to the Federation as a Trustee over the past 25 years and as Chairman since 2002.

In accepting the honour Julian thanked the Federation and encouraged the members present to take up every opportunity which the YFC Movement had to offer from which he benefited since joining his first Club in 1978.  He paid tribute to the retiring President, Poul Christensen together with the National Officers and the staff team for their leadership and commitment which was a shinning example to others and was reflected in the current strength of the organisation .

Julian will continue to be an active supporter of the YFC Movement in his new capacity.

Farming and Property Bulletin – March 2017

2017 Payments

The Rural Payments Agency online system is now open for 2017 applications to be submitted. The functions enabling online transfers of land and entitlements are also now available. As a reminder the deadline to submit applications and transfer land and/or entitlements is the 15th May 2017.

March 2017 Bulletin

Jenna Wald – Associate Director

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Jenna Wald as an Associate Director.  Jenna has been a key member of our team of surveyors for over four years and we are delighted to confirm this well earned promotion.

2016 Agency Review

Continuing the success of 2015, Adkin has maintained its market share of agency instructions across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and surrounding counties.

With sales transactions of in excess of £39m including farms and estates, residential, development and amenity land, we have collectively sold in excess of 1,400 acres. Alongside this we have helped clients acquire in excess of £6.5m of property including farmland in Oxfordshire, poultry units in Wiltshire and Somerset and residential property in both Oxfordshire and London.

Our recently produced Agency Review provides an insight into some of the transactions we have been involved in over the past year, download your copy here.

Report on 2017 Auction Sale of Hay & Straw

The Adkin Annual Sale of Hay & Straw held at Ardington, Oxfordshire on Tuesday 10th January 2017 met with a better than expected trade.  With buyers present from across the country and beyond all classes of hay and straw met with a good demand.  Given the mild winter to date and reports of very disappointing trade for hay elsewhere the hay trade well exceeded expectations.  Straw was again a good trade and in strong demand and more could have been sold to advantage.