Careers at Reed

From our beginnings when Sir Alec Reed looked at a carpet shop and saw the potential for our first recruitment office, through to harnessing the early power of the internet with the UK’s first online jobs marketplace, we look ahead to what the future holds.

Reed is our network of recruitment specialists, located across the globe. We’re always looking for better ways to help people on their recruitment journey and that starts with our purpose of improving lives through work.

Let’s get started…

We’re ready for you. Click the link below to view our current opportunities. If the right role isn’t there now, please register your interest or reach out to our talent team – speaking to exceptional talent is what we do….

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Current vacancies

Find a selection of our current vacancies below, or click the button to search all current vacancies.

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Talent Acquisition Centres
£21000 - £30000

Are you looking to join a growing Talent Acquisition Team?

Our Leeds office is in a period of growth and with excellent coverage in the area, excitingly we’re able to bring a talented individual into the team!

Recruitment Consultant – Temps Desk

Reed Finance
Central London
£24000 - £34000

We currently have a vacancy for a Recruitment Consultant to join our team in Reed Finance in Farringdon. It’s a rare opportunity to join a highly successful team and take on a new challenge in a different role. 

Business Development Manager

Business Development
City of London
£40000 - £50000

Business Development Manager – Reed

Up to £100k OTE (inc. basic salary to £50k + car allowance + bonus)

Location – (flexible) Hybrid home/office and client locations across London region

Is this Person You?

–  Competitively spirited 

–  Purposefully dogged in nature

–  High level of integrity 

–  Commerciality adept

–  Emotionally intelligent

–  Practical in approach

–  Creative problem solver

–  Analytical and enquiring mind

–  Concise, clear communicator

–  A unifier of groups of people

–  Assured, confident public speaker

–  Affable and personable in style

The Challenge

As a trusted member of our high profile central contracts sales team, you will join this tight group of highly talented Sales experts at an unprecedented time of market buoyancy in being responsible for managing the end to end sales cycle in delivering new, profitable cross-industry contract wins across the London area. 

Set up to succeed, you will be equipped to realise the high earnings potential, enabled through access to a solid client base with the tools support around you to own the sale, win business. 

Measuring Success;  

Your success will be held up simply what is delivered in three critical areas;

1) fairly set revenue targets

2) proactive external client facing activities 

3) engagement feedback/scoring from our key internal stakeholders. 

The Required Experience; 

Evidenced sales excellence with either a;

–  Solid recruitment background at Senior Consultant or above grade

–  Business to Business sales environment engaging at Director level plus

Whilst relevant industry background holds weight, the right person and skills set hold precedent over industry background. 


Recruitment Consultant – Perms Desk

Reed Human Resources
City of London
£22500 - £24500

Due to continued success and growth and in response to market demands, we are recruiting for our Bury Street Office.

The role is fast paced and will involve matching HR Professional to various organisations across London. You will be working with renowned companies, to make the perfect match!

Your achievement is celebrated through…

Unlimited earning potential – our transparent and uncapped bonus schemes are paid every 4 weeks
Clear and transparent career development frameworks which deliver regular promotions and salary increases
Annual high achiever awards held at prestigious venues
Thrive at Reed – annual bespoke, personalised holidays, for our high achievers – make memories with the people you care most about
R1 Formula Reed – our high achievers club, giving you access to exclusive benefits including private healthcare, Luxury cars, holidays and more available through our periodic high achiever’s scheme 
Your work really matters, and we support you with…

About Reed…

Reed is the largest family-owned recruitment business globally. Through over 60 years of innovation and organic growth, we now operate across seven countries, including almost every United Kingdom region, and we’re not stopping there.

Our focus is on progress (possibility, improvement and moving forward); it’s as applicable for our clients and candidates as for ourselves. We believe in a high trust, high-performance culture. We ask questions, we innovate, and we react with speed.

This is all part of our entrepreneurial culture and underlines how we approach any challenge and achieve our purpose of ‘improving lives through work’.

We are serious about what we do and about the careers of our co-members, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to have fun too.

Throughout the year, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in company events, high achievers away days, activities from our inclusion & belonging and wellbeing calendars, as well as being able to give back to society even more through our Big Give campaigns and localised charity fundraisers. See for yourself by checking out our Rewards section and our Reed Instagram.

In 2019 we launched the Digital Workplace, which enables co-members to connect, communicate and collaborate in real-time, work on the go, and access key data and files whilst on the move. In addition, every co-member is provided with a Surface Go tablet, utilising the very best in technology from our Microsoft 365 apps.

At Reed we want to attract and retain the best talent in the sector, which is why we are constantly adapting, and adding to our roster of rewards and benefits for all co-members.

For Recruitment Consultants, 2021 sees the introduction of several new and exciting rewards for top performers, including exclusive events and days out, holidays, cars and more… All this in addition to our generous commission structures and salary increments from structured Career Development Frameworks.

For all co-members we offer workplace benefits that we believe to be some of the best in our sector, including: a generous holiday allowance (plus options to transfer / sell days), paid sabbaticals after 5 years’ service, Cycle to Work Scheme, health cash plan options,  moving house support, and funding for professional and personal qualifications.

For more information about what’s on offer, check our Rewards and Benefits page, or contact us for a confidential, no-strings chat.

One of the things we never tire hearing from our co-members is that the training at Reed is second-to-none.

Whether you are an experienced consultant wanting to develop your management skills, or a school-leaver or graduate starting your first full-time job; Reed’s dedicated in-house Learning & Development teams are here to help you take that next step in your career.

For new starters, Reed offers a range of emerging career options, including on-the-job training and qualifications through our award-winning Apprenticeship scheme – Reed were even the first UK employer to offer apprenticeship qualifications in Resourcing. For university students we offer an Undergraduate Placement year and an (also award-winning) Graduate Scheme, which spans 3 years and options to take up roles across all Reed companies.

For current or aspiring managers, we have our sector-renowned Management Academy, typically delivered at our beautiful manor house in the Cotswolds, covering subjects from office budgeting and forecasting to conflict management.

All co-members also have the chance to apply for qualification funding, whether that be professional sponsorship or to develop a skill through our Personal Development Fund.

Find out more about our Learning and Development offering here.

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We’re never afraid to ask, “What’s next?”

Inspiration comes from knowing the work you do really matters and, as trailblazers in our field, the value of what we do every day is obvious. We are a family business with a rich history and a purpose of improving lives through work, for people and organisations worldwide.

Our inclusive and collaborative approach, combined with an unwavering belief in our long-standing core values, means that we genuinely trust and work hard for each other. We have built a dynamic culture where individual achievement is celebrated and succeeding as a team is revered. A supportive environment, where careers are developed and futures are forged.

Feel what it’s like to truly belong.

Reed is not your average recruitment business. As the largest family-owned recruiter worldwide and a recognised brand name throughout the UK, our co-members come to work every day knowing they have some of the best technology, support and colleagues to help them achieve success.

Here are just some of the ways in which Reed is unique in our sector…

  • – a website and name millions of people rely on daily for their job search. Consultants at Reed have access to its vast CV database, ahead of the competition.
  • Screening & compliance – candidate screening at Reed is fast and efficient, thanks to our dedicated compliance teams based in Manchester.
  • Learning & development – our consultants receive the best training in the industry from the best in-house L&D teams.
  • Reed franchise partnerships – Reed is growing beyond our current global reach. This is being achieved through commercial partnerships from 2021.

Rewards at Reed…

Personal Development Fund

Gain sponsorship for personal development courses.


Paid sabbaticals for continuous service.

Give As You Earn

Co-members can make tax efficient donations to one or more charities of their choice.

Holiday Scheme

Option to carry forward or sell annual leave days.

Professional Qualifications

Sponsorship for professional qualifications.

Moving Home Leave

We offer a day of paid leave to help co-members when moving home.

Refer a Friend

Get rewarded for referring friends, network or family into Reed.

Eye Test

Free eye test vouchers on request.

Dynamic Working

Flexible ways of working for all.

Health Cash Plan

Access to cashback on everyday healthcare expenses.

Long Service Awards

Rewards and events for co-members with 10 years or more service.

Learning Made Simple

Access to our digital learning platform LMS365.

Wellbeing Resources

Online resources and a calendar of wellness events.

Season Ticket Loans

Help with travel costs on your commute.

Life Assurance

Up to 4 times your salary amount.


Our Locations

We have over 90 Reed offices throughout most major cities and regions of the UK, plus six satellite offices across the globe. Check our Locations tab for more information.


Our Purpose

Our purpose: Improving lives through work.


Our Values

We are fair, open and honest. We take ownership. We work together.

Talent Acquisition Contact Us - Grace Doherty

Grace Doherty

Talent Acquisition Manager- Reed
01604 885 644

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