Recruitment Partner (Early Careers)

  • Cirencester
  • 02/09/2022

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Location: Cirencester (min.2 days p/wk in the office)

Are you ready to embark on the next step of your Early Careers recruitment journey?

We’re delighted to be recruiting for an exciting new opportunity within our well-respected, in-house Early in Careers (EiC) team. Here at SJP we pride ourselves on our ability to attract a high calibre, diverse and engaged range of candidates to help meet our ambitious organisational growth plans.

To support this, you’ll play a pivotal role in contributing to the design & management of EiC attraction campaigns through effective partnerships with universities, colleges and schools to promote our range of opportunities. You’ll utilise a range of digital and social media channels to create and maintain content for the wider external market, promoting SJP as a destination of choice for potential EiC candidates.

What you’ll be doing:

  • You’ll have responsibility for raising awareness of SJP EiC programmes within the external market to attract a diverse candidate audience.
  • Design & manage attraction campaigns through engagement with universities, schools, 6th forms and diversity partnerships to create a pipeline of talent into all EiC programmes.
  • Lead and manage recruitment campaigns for EiC programmes, responsible for creation of job adverts and management of recruitment processes against each programme timeline.
  • Create and maintain engaging content for digital channels across careers websites and social media.
  • Manage an EiC alumni network to support attraction.
  • Manage diversity partner relationships and review annually in collaboration with the Responsible Business (RB) team.
  • Act as key point of contact for our EiC recruitment partner Penna, working with Penna to build application forms, provide oversight of applications, benchmarking, reviewing final candidate selection and progression to Assessment Centres.
  • Management of Assessment Centres for all programmes, including systems, candidate and assessor management.
  • Effective candidate management from start to finish, with a focus on delivering an exceptional candidate experience to every applicant at every stage of the process.
  • Proactively manage all stakeholders involved in the recruitment process (Internal and external stakeholders, i.e., hiring managers, candidates, and third-party partners).
  • Manage and schedule final stage interviews for candidates and hiring managers, together with creation of interview question packs.


Who we’re looking for:

  • You’ll have a strong understanding of the Early in Careers (EiC) market and experience of working with universities, colleges and schools to promote opportunities.
  • In-depth knowledge of each step of EiC recruitment from advert to offer stage.
  • Experience in using a range of assessment tools utilised across multiple business functions.
  • Strong experience in hosting and running Assessment Centres.
  • Confident and highly experienced in dealing with decline and feedback calls.
  • You’ll have the desire to work hard to promote our EiC programmes through a strong EVP that stands out to the audience. 
  • The ability to develop an in-depth knowledge of all SJP Early in Career programmes. and how they impact each Business Area of the organisation.
  • Experience of using applicant tracking systems.
  • You'll take a proactive approach to facing into problems, have the ability to think on your feet and know when to escalate.
  • A collaborative in approach Is essential, with the ability to build long term and strong relationships with stakeholders, influencing the business to think differently about the approach to EiC recruits at SJP.

Flexible Working

We know that everyone works best in different ways, at different times and in different environments. We value all of our employees and appreciate that everyone is different, and at different stages within their career. Recognising this, we have introduced a hybrid working policy to provide greater flexibility for part-time work, job-sharing, remote working, and flexibility on hours. Our people are encouraged to work in a flexible way that suits their lifestyle, so please ask the question and start a conversation!

Research tells us that applicants (especially those from underrepresented groups) can be put off from applying for a role if they do not meet all the criteria or have been on an extended career-break. If you think you would be a good match for this role and can demonstrate some transferable experience please apply, regardless of whether you tick every box.


Why work for us?

Our Rewards

In addition to an attractive salary and eligibility to participate in the discretionary annual bonus opportunities, you will also receive an excellent benefit package including:

  • Non-Contributory Pension – 10% (increasing with length of service) with further pension matching 
  • *Meaningful protection benefits with real value, such as 10X life cover, PHI, and critical illness.
  •  Best in class terms and conditions including 6 months paid maternity and paternity leave.
  • Private Medical and Dental Insurance
  •  28 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays (based on full-time equivalent) with the option to buy an additional up to 5 days
  •  Discretionary bonus scheme dependent on company and personal performance, varied by level

*Not applicable to fixed term contracts (standard uplift applies in lieu of the protection benefits)

Our Culture

Our culture is the glue that binds us together - It’s one of our biggest assets and one of the biggest reasons for our success. It’s underpinned by core values of doing the right thing, being the best version of ourselves and investing in long term relationships.

We want to embrace diverse backgrounds and experiences to connect with clients, solve problems and innovate. We raise our voice on the things that matter to us and drive change from the front. Contributing to our inclusive culture is vital, ensuring a space for everyone to be their authentic self, no compromises.

In all we do, we consider how our work affects the communities in which we belong. Over 96% of our group employees are involved in supporting our communities through financial education, charitable giving and volunteering. Over 80% of all our employees and Partners donate each month to our Charitable Foundation, which is now the 3rd largest corporate charity in UK.

SJP are delighted to have signed The Armed Forces Covenant, and we are active members of LGBT Great, 30% club, The Diversity Project, Disability Confident and more! Find out more:

Our Awards:

We understand it’s important to be proud of the company you work for, that’s why we’re proud to share with you some of our recent awards:

  • Wealth Manager of the Year – Growth Investor Awards 2021
  • Best Wealth Manager – Shares Awards 2021
  • Championing LGBTQ Inclusion - Financial Adviser Diversity in Finance Awards 2020
  • Top 75 Employer - Social Mobility Foundation Employer Index 2021

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We occasionally close vacancies early due to high volumes of applications. We would therefore recommend you complete your application prior to the closing date which is for guidance only.

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