Meet our people
My Home Move is a great place to work - but don't just take our word for it! Hear from some of our employees about what it's like to work here.
Louise Monk - Account Manager Team Leader
Before my recent appointment as Team Leader of the Account Management team, I had been an account manager for over 2 and a half years.
A typical day begins by checking my inbox to see what has come in overnight and needs my attention. My team works from a central inbox as well as our own individual inboxes, working closely with recommenders, agents and financial advisors, so there is always something new and varied to assist with.
Each Account Manager is aligned to a recommender or site across the business that they are predominantly responsible for, for me this entails working closely with our Manchester teams and our Leicester / regional teams who look after some of our largest recommenders. Although we are often extremely busy as a team we are very supportive of each other and are always willing to help with each other’s accounts where necessary.
As a sales team our role is also proactive, calling our recommenders through call plans to build relationships, and assisting with following up on marketing campaigns to encourage engagement and increase overall business. We also work in conjunction with the regional development managers to assist in chasing agreements for new recommenders, and assisting with communication for new on boarders. Building & maintaining relationships is so integral to our role, and a most recent example of this was when we attended our annual housing conference which was a great opportunity to put more faces to names.
I feel truly privileged to work for a company such as My Home Move, there is such a community spirit and if you work hard there are excellent opportunities for personal growth and development.
Phill Voss - Panel Account Manager
I have worked for My Home Move for almost 10 years and joined without any previous experience of conveyancing. I was referred to My Home Move by a recruitment agency and, having researched the company before the interview, saw that they offered great career opportunities.
My first role at My Home Move was with the Remortgage team, where I was guided through the conveyancing process and learned all there was to know about the role of a conveyancer. One of the best things about working for My Home Move is how much you learn from the people around you. Throughout my training, I found that shadowing my colleagues was one of the best ways to learn, as each member of the team taught me something different and a new way of dealing with a case.
After six months, I was promoted to Team Leader, but found I missed working on cases and joined the mover conveyancing teams. As well as learning through my colleagues, My Home Move’s Learning and Development Academy enabled me to progress my career and work on more complicated cases. I believe the Academy is the best in the industry and no other conveyancer could provide the depth and breadth of training that My Home Move gives its employees.
I recently moved away from the conveyancing teams to become a Panel Account Manager, liaising with the solicitors that sit on My Home Move’s panel, specifically those who deal with cases referred to us by Purplebricks.com.
The best thing about working for My Home Move is that we’re all one big family – you truly feel like there is an arm around you and your colleagues are always on hand for support.
Matthew Fox - Trainee Solicitor
I joined My Home Move in May 2014 after completing the Legal Practice Course at De Montfort University. Prior to this, I had obtained a degree in Criminology and Social Policy at Loughborough University and completed the Graduate Diploma in Law, which is essentially a conversion course for non-law graduates. After graduating from the L&D academy I was placed on a team, where I was given a small caseload to manage.
After working up to Associate Conveyancer, I was delighted to be awarded a Training Contract position as a Trainee Solicitor which I started on 4th January 2016 and will qualify as a Solicitor in July 2017. The first seat of my training contract was Commercial Property during which I reviewed all of the Company’s lease agreements and assisted in carrying out due diligence on the Company’s new Newcastle offices. I have recently finished my second seat which was a six month secondment with Weightmans LLP in Manchester. Here I was part of the Commercial Dispute Resolution team which deals with all manner of disputes, acting for individuals, businesses and insurance companies.
Working at My Home Move has afforded me some fantastic opportunities, which I have grabbed with both hands and this has all happened in less than two years. There is a real community spirit which everyone feels part of and as long as you are willing to work hard, you can take your career in whatever direction you wish.