Business Rates Adviser

Competitive salary

Permanent, Full-time

Southampton, Hampshire

Great benefits package

The important bit – you

If you are an engaged and energetic business rates adviser who wants to make great money working at an amazing, award winning company then keep reading! Harrison Clarke is a niche building consultancy with an entrepreneurial streak, set up in 2017 to offer high quality building advice to local property investors and tenants. We are looking for someone who wants to be, and feel, integral to the success of our business and our clients’ businesses.  We are a close, loyal and hardworking team and this is reflected in our reward and recognition approach. Do you prefer to be your own boss?  No problem!  You will be in charge of building your own career, influencing the types of instructions accepted and working in a way that suits you.  More importantly, you will be supported to develop your skillsets in whatever direction you choose. We are particularly interested in candidates who are curious and able to see instructions in a wider commercial context.  We love people that are self-starters and want to make our clients’ lives as easy as possible.  So good stakeholder management skills are a must as well as the ability to interpret client briefs effectively. If you are adaptable, take pride in your work and have a collaborative mindset we would love to hear from you.

The work

We have recently grown our building consultancy team and are looking to diversify the services we are able to offer, by looking for a full time business rates adviser to join our friendly and sociable team. Your role will entail providing advice to a range of occupiers and investors to assess suitability of business rates and, where appropriate, challenge these. The majority of properties will be based around the South of England, though there is increasing scope for further travel. Our office is located in Southampton, though work (when not inspecting properties) can be split between our office and at home, to suit the applicant.

Your responsibilities

  • You will be working on a number of different instructions, such as reviewing the suitability of Rateable Values and providing advice on how to mitigate exposure to rates, providing a reliable, consistent and quality service.
  • You will be building relationships with a range of key professionals including solicitors, commercial agents, businesses, and building your own personal contact base in the local area.
  • You will produce detailed advice that reflect Harrison Clarke’s commitment to our clients to be client focused and providing them with the best possible service and advice.
  • You will have an opportunity to enhance your professional profile by filming informational videos on your areas of expertise, to assist with marketing and the wider body of professional knowledge.

Benefits of working with Harrison Clarke

  • Flexible working with the option to work from our Southampton office or home.
  • Competitive salary with clear, reasonable targets and defined bonus structure.
  • Generous holiday allowance.
  • Friendly and entrepreneurial working environment.
  • We will provide you with a mobile phone, iPad (if required) and laptop to ensure you have the best technology to help you carry out your role.
  • Training and support will be provided to suit the needs of the applicant.
  • We have a dog friendly office, suitable for low-allergenic dogs.
  • Award winning business – Harrison Clarke won the Employer Award at the South Coast Business Awards 2023


  • Attention to detail is a must, as is ability to see instructions in a wider commercial context.
  • Excellent people skills.
  • Hardworking and driven with a positive work ethic.
  • Ability to independently manage and organise your own workload.
  • Hold a full UK driving licence with access to personal transport.


  • Recent experience in providing business rates, either as a private sector consultant or within the public sector.
  • Chartered surveyor status (MRICS or FRICS)
If this sounds like you or you would like to know more, send us your CV and covering letter with a bit about yourself and why you feel you will fit in at Harrison Clarke. We cannot wait to meet you! We can be contacted on 023 8155 0051 or We have a number of blogs and videos on our website and YouTube channel, so you can get a flavour of how we work – see our blog here and our YouTube channel here.