Job Opportunities

Carriage Sale Manager

Central Reading

Due to retirement, we are looking for someone to take on the organisation of our bi-annual Reading Carriage Sales. If you know your pad from your crupper and your dub end from your C-spring, have experience of auctions, and the time available in the Spring and Autumn, then you might be the right person.

Please apply with your CV to Richard Dance on

Bi-annual sales in April and October

The role

Instigate advertising and social media posts relating to both obtaining entries and sales

Deal with enquiries regarding entries and valuations

Evaluate entries to establish if acceptable and how they should be lotted

Provide catalogue descriptions as necessary and number entries

Check catalogue descriptions and photographs

Deal with condition report requests

Ensure that all reserves are recorded and in Auctioneers’ books

Liaise with sale administrator and other relevant people

Assist with laying out sale

Assist on sale day

Deal with post-sale enquiries and queries

Negotiate post-sale sales

Discuss reserves with sellers where necessary

Prepare post-sale report

Antique Auction Assistant – part time

Central Reading

We are looking for a part time Auction Assistant to help with our monthly Antiques sales

Please apply with your CV to Rob Smith on

Job Description

  • The organising of our saleroom, dealing with the sale of Antiques, Furniture, Collectables, Books, Prints & Pictures, Jewellery, China & Glass.
  • Checking in goods for sale and checking out goods that have been purchased.
  • Preparing the saleroom for viewing and sales.
  • Photography of Lots
  • Dealing with uncollected items and unsold items
  • Keeping saleroom clean and tidy
  • Helping with other sales as required
  • Collecting items, including furniture from customers

The role would suit someone with Saleroom Porter experience, but while that would be an advantage, a demonstrable knowledge of and interest in Antiques would be helpful. Inevitably it will be necessary to lift and move heavy items such as furniture.


Thimbleby & Shorland has exciting openings for part time Porters at their Great Knollys Street auctions, with opportunities to assist at sales away from site.
The role will involve manual labour as the porter will be involved with lifting and moving auction lots at each sale, in and out of the auction centre, checking receipts as assets are collected, dealing with customers & ensuring our high level of service at all times.
This role requires a strict attention to detail while working under pressure and will include some heavy lifting.
We are continually seeking additional porters for our auction centre.
Please contact Richard for further information: