A conveyance executive is usually an unqualified legal worker who is responsible for overseeing property transactions under the supervision of conveyance solicitors.
Many legal firms employ trainee conveyance executives from school. Candidates will normally need at least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, and some employers will also insist on A-levels or other recognised forms of further education. Trainees will combine working in real life situations with training at a local college that has been endorsed by the Council for Licensed Surveyors(CLC). Anyone who wishes to find employment as a conveyance executive needs to be registered with the CLC, and they will need to pass a 'fit and proper person' test to do so.
Legal firms hire conveyancing staff to manage the 'nuts and bolts' of a property transaction, so candidates must be able to manage their own workloads efficiently. This role is hugely dependent on meeting deadlines, so recruitment agencies will be looking for applicants who have a proven track record in being proactive and working without supervision. A conveyancing executive will also be the point of contact and 'go-between' for solicitors, vendors and buyers, so excellent communication skills are essential.
A depressed property market means that opportunities for conveyance executives are rare, but those lucky enough to find employment can expect a minimum starting salary of around £16,000. However, salaries nearer £30,000 are not unusual for highly experienced professionals.