As Aberdeen's oldest legal practice, we pride ourselves not just on the stability of the firm, but also our ability to retain staff, many of whom have worked with us for their entire professional career.

We strive to create an enjoyable working environment within the firm, and offer our staff the ability to be involved in quality legal work, whilst maintaining a good work/life balance.

If you are interested in working for the firm then please feel free to submit your c.v. and a covering letter to our offices marked for the attention of the Pracitce Manager or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Otherwise, specific vacancies will appear on this page as they arise and submissions for those positions should be made in accordance with the details provided in the job specification.

Assistant Estate Factor (Full Time)


Agricultural Department

Line Manager

Estate Factor


Dependent upon experience

Based at

15 Golden Square, Aberdeen


Full Time - 36 hours per week


Permanent Position


We are currently looking for an Assistant Estate Factor to join the team at Burnett & Reid LLP. This is a great opportunity for candidates who are seeking a wide and varied role, with genuine future prospects for the right individual.

The role involves supporting the Estate Factor to ensure the smooth operation and management of rural and sporting estates and farms, with duties including (but not limited to):

  • Land Management – assisting with the day to day management of estates, instructing tradesmen and contractors, collecting and paying invoices, liaising with clients, organising seasonal grazing and cropping leases, completing SGRPID returns, applying for grants, dealing with forestry maters, and other similar duties.
  • Property Letting – liaising with landlords, arranging for the advertising of residential, commercial, and agricultural properties for let, arranging viewing appointments, conducting viewings, preparing lease agreements, lodging deposits, finalising entry arrangements, processing lease extensions and variations.
  • Rent Collections – raising invoices, processing rental payments, keeping books and records, and instructing recovery of rent arrears.
  • Property Management - dealing with tenant enquiries, instructing work on properties, ensuring compliance with property regulations (including arranging for Gas Safety Checks, LGSC, EICR, and PAT testing), maintaining trades contacts, and up-dating electronic databases.
  • General Administrative Duties – time recording, raising firm invoices, filing, archiving, processing and maintaining client paperwork, supporting other colleagues within the firm as required, and such other tasks as may be delegated by the Estate Factor or other senior personnel.

Although training will be provided to the succesful applicant, the ideal candidate will have:

  • strong communication skills and an ability to deal with people (sometimes in difficult situations),
  • experience dealing with people, tradesmen, and other suppliers and service providers within the agricultural and rural sector,
  • proven administrative experience including book keeping, record-keeping, cash handling and general office duties,
  • experience of completing and filing SGRPID returns (and familiarity with their online systems),
  • an understanding of paperwork relating to seasonal grazing and cropping lets,
  • relevant IT skills, including a working knowledge of MS Office software and other relevant software, and
  • a flexible and adaptable approach to working.

It is essential to this role that candidates hold a clean driving licence and are able to provide their own car (insured for business use), as the position is not wholly office based and will involve frequent travel within the local area.

The successful candidate will have a degree of autonomy in the Assistant Estate Factor role and as such will be expected to be able to effectively manage their time and prioritise work with minimal oversight.

In addition given the nature of the role, and the business of the firm as a professional services provider, there may be times when the successful candidate is required to work beyond their contracted hours.

If you wish to discuss the job role further please call our Estate Factor, Shane Greig, on 01224 655022. Otherwise if you wish to apply for the position please email your CV along with a covering letter to our Practice Manager, Helen Strachan, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We look forward to hearing from you!