Careers at Sworders 

Sworders' staff are the core strength of our business. As we expand we are always looking for the best talent to strengthen our momentum.

We set ourselves high expectations and employ those who want to challenge and improve themselves. If you think you have what it takes to join our skilled and personable team we would like to hear from you. Current opportunities are advertised on this section of our website and we also welcome speculative applications. Please click here to contact us.


Jewellery Assistant

Full Time
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 Dependent On Experience
Location: Sworders Saleroom, Stansted Mountfitchet

Are you interested in learning about cataloguing jewellery for auction?  Would you like to join our experienced and friendly team, working in beautiful auction rooms in the idyllic Essex countryside?

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and organised individual to join our jewellery department. Working with the valuers in the team, you will be cataloguing items of jewellery taken in for sale or valuation from clients.

Prior cataloguing experience in a jewellers or pawn brokers is essential, as is having a strong ability to assess jewellery with good research skills.  Gemology qualifications are an advantage.


  • Test precious metals and gemstones
  • Cataloguing jewellery for sale
  • Writing condition reports
  • Organising photography
  • Assisting with saleroom preparation and lotting up for sale
  • Working closely with the team to understand customer drivers and help maintain an industry leading service

This is not an exhaustive description, and the position may require additional duties to ensure the business need is met, deadlines are adhered to and ensure the effective running of the auction rooms.

Essential Skills

  • Ability to work independently using own initiative and as part of a team
  • Well organised and conscientious
  • Strong eye for detail
  • Enthusiastic
  • Ability to build effective relationships within the team and with customers
  • Flexible to take on additional tasks/responsibilities
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Computer literate

Desirable Skills

  • Understanding of working in a client facing business and liaising with members of the public
  • Experience of using Office 365 SharePoint
  • Full UK driving licence

Please send your CV with a brief covering letter outlining why you are perfect for Sworders to Jane Watkins