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Work With Us

Work With Us

The FF team is always looking for talented, like-minded people to join our growing team.

We always accept speculative applications or you can view our live roles here!

If you would like to have an initial chat with us, please send us your CV and we will be in touch with us at either

l.cook@falmouthfairfax.comorj.clarkson@falmouthfairfax.com

To provide a bit of background on us: we are a friendly team that work hard and enjoy rewarding ourselves for our efforts - big or small. Based in Victoria, we are surrounded by the beauty of Central London's architecture and have shops, restaurants and bars on our doorstep - we love a team outing!

A Typical Day in the Office Looks Like...

Lucy, John, Bronwyn and Jay are our consultants who are constantly liaising with clients and candidates to ensure they are providing the appropriate candidates with their clients' needs. This involves offering a much broader service than simply registering candidates and sending roles for consideration. It can be an informal chat about the market, helping candidates with their CV and profile presentation, discussing market salary levels or giving general career advice about potential next steps. Our recruitment and marketing manager, Bea, works alongside the consultants to ensure CV's are formatted professionally, she helps with organising interviews for clients and candidates and manages the social media platforms. Working together as a team to provide the best service and to reach targets is at the core of Falmouth Fairfax's work. Of course, in between the hard work we are doing, we are chatting over coffee

Benefits of working with us:

  • Annual Trips Abroad - all expenses paid trips contingent on hitting targets

  • Work Outings & Social Atmosphere

  • Hybrid Working

  • Central Office in Victoria

  • Birthday Half Day

  • Leading uncapped commission schemes

Q&A with the Falmouth Fairfax Team...

What fuelled the idea of starting up FF?

  • John (Founder) - After 10 years with a larger practice, we realised we wanted to create and build something that really embodied our principles that a recruitment business should be focused on delivering to clients based on expertise and knowledge rather than volume.We wanted to create modern business with a core Real Estate focus that ticked all three boxed:1 - High level delivery to our clients - supporting their businesses in long term partnerships, 2 – Being experts in our sector and consulting with clients and candidates, 3 - Having a great team culture with work life balance and the whole team share in the success of the business with good salaries and bonuses.

  • Lucy (Founder) - Probably two things for me 1) The idea of being able to create a truly knowledge and experience based recruitment offering for the real estate and development market. One where you can could offer a bespoke service which is completely tailored to a client’s particular needs, and then layer in Director level knowledge and experience into their process was an exciting one and one that a lot of recruitment companies weren’t offering. Senior figures in the recruitment market usually move away from recruitment and into internal management roles. But what if they didn’t and they were recruiting, and clients and candidates directly benefitted from those 10/15 years of experience? John and I saw a gap for that in the recruitment market and wanted to create that offering. 2) Creating a supportive and fun working environment. Recruitment and sales companies can be tough places sometimes but we wanted to provide an alternative to this - a considered, professional and fun working environment with kind and fun people in it.

  • What's been the biggest highlight of joining FF?

  • Bronwyn (Consultant) - FF are working with some incredible clients. We have developed close relationships with these clients so we understand the team dynamic, their strategy and hiring process. This makes it all the more enjoyable when recruiting for them!

  • Bea (Marketing / Office Manager) - The biggest highlight of joining FF is that the team are friendly and relaxed. The team is also small so you feel like you have lots of responsibility and potential to grow with the business.

  • Jay (Associate Consultant) - My biggest highlight of joining FF is the opportunity to grow my knowledge and expertise within the Real Estate and Development industry as both Lucy and John have extensive experience within both sectors.

  • What has been FF's biggest achievement?

John (Founder) - Our start date was unfortunate in that we had left our previous roles before COVID became apparent in the UK. So, setting up in the height of the pandemic and being able to succeed in the first year and be in a position to grow the business after 8 months was a great achievement.

Lucy (Founder) - Not just surviving, but thriving and growing in a global pandemic. We started the business in the first lockdown and to get through that in the way we did and be where we are now, that is something to be proud of I think! We have always been a pandemic business so its exciting to be emerging from that now and see where we can go as a business.

What's the biggest challenge FF has faced?

John (Founder) - Setting up a business in the height of COVID is hard not only for developing new relationships with clients without being able to meet them but more so trying to set up and agree all the baseline principles, terms, website, database, and strategy for a business when both founders are isolated in separate houses. Sending drafts and editing documents back and forth and having strategy or website design conversations over the phone or on zoom is certainly not ideal. There is no substitute for face-to-face meetings to get the creative juices flowing.

Lucy (Founder) - Trying to business develop and introduce FF during the pandemic. Not the best timing to introduce a new recruitment business!

Bronwyn (Consultant) - We are working in a very tight market at the moment, so it’s been more important than ever to know your market.

What are FF's biggest perks?

John (Founder) - Working within a business that really cares about developing your career and sharing the success of the company with all employees. That and obviously the bonuses, flexible working, great clients, work trips abroad and a fun culture.

Lucy (Founder) -The flexible and fun culture, I think. We have flexi working, a relaxed office environment and a fun team culture. Sales roles can be stressful, so it is nice to spend the working part of it in a chilled and friendly environment with fun people. And the holiday trips aren’t bad too! Our recent trip to Bruges was a lot of fun!

Bronwyn (Consultant) - We really do adopt a ‘work hard, play hard’ mentality. We all get our heads down and this is rewarded whether it’s in the form of a bonus, European weekends away, an early finish or a nice meal! Besides this, there is the opportunity to have ownership and autonomy over your work.

Bea (Marketing / Office Manager) - We are rewarded for our small achievements with a bonus which is a great way to stay motivated, the office environment is nice and chilled and the team trips are great!

Jay (Associate Consultant) - We have a Central London office in Victoria with some great restaurants and bars nearby. Furthermore, as we are a small team we go on work outings and team trips and they are brilliant.

Some Falmouth Fairfax Highlights...

As a team, we believe in balance, which means enjoying work outings, work trips and annual leave! Recently, our founder, Lucy, took a trip to New York with her husband and brought back some incredible photos which we have posted on our work Instagram and LinkedIn

We just got back from Bruges and it was so much fun - look at the photos below to see what we got up to!

Giving back...

At Falmouth Fairfax we are firm believers in being able to give back and support charitable causes as part of driving a successful business. We focus on giving our time, advice and donations as well as partaking in fundraising events. Specifically, we support the two charities, Mind & Breaking Barriers. ​To read more about the charities we support, visit our Giving Back page!

Real Estate

Lucy Cook MRICS - Director and Co-Founder

​Lucy joined Allsop’s graduate scheme in 2007 having graduated from Reading University with a 2.1 in Law. Having completed the rotation scheme and a Real Estate Finance Masters, Lucy became MRICS qualified in 2009. Following qualification Lucy worked for a Property Company in a combined investment and asset management role before moving to a shopping centre focused investor in a similar but mor...

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Development

John Clarkson - Director and Co-Founder

Having graduated from Exeter University with 2:1 in Biology, John moved straight into construction recruitment focusing on Quantity Surveying and Project Management roles within the main contractor environment. After 5 years he moved to London to grow his experience in search and selection joining Cobalt Recruitment as a Senior Consultant. Over his ten years at the business he rose to Directo...

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Real Estate & Development

Bronwyn Jesse - Consultant

​Bronwyn studied Business & Management and Psychology at university after which she joined Cobalt Recruitment where she resourced for property debt and infrastructure roles, before focusing on the residential investment, asset management and development market. Following this position, Bronwyn moved to Blayze, recruiting for real estate investment and development positions.  Having worked...

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Real Estate & Development

Jay Peters-Simmons - Associate Consultant

​Jay studied Education, Business and Marketing at College after which he joined Sandbank Estate Agency where he worked with the sales and lettings team, before transferring to a recruitment consultancy role at Daniel Owen Ltd. Having worked in the property consultancy space, Jay joined Falmouth Fairfax to further develop and utilise his knowledge of real estate development. In his spare time, J...

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Marketing & Administration

Bea Begg - Marketing & Office Manager

​​Bea studied Creative Advertising at Leeds Arts University after which she joined Winkworth, where she lead the property marketing before diverting her attention to editorial PR. Following this position, Bea moved to consultancy.Returning to her love for real estate marketing, Bea decided to join the Falmouth Fairfax team where she works across both the real estate and development markets, ut...

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