As a Resourcer your primary role is to support colleagues in sourcing and screening candidates for clients’ job vacancies.

Whether you come with experience, or are looking for a great entry point in to recruitment, joining REED as a Resourcer or Researcher is a great place to start.

Rewards At REED…

Wellbeing Centre

Wellbeing Centre

Co-Members can access information around healthy living, financial advice and more.



Paid sabbaticals for continuous service.

Holiday Scheme

Holiday Scheme

Option to carry forward, buy or sell 5 days holiday per annum.

Personal Development Fund

Personal Development Fund

Gain sponsorship for personal development courses.

Give As You Earn

Give As You Earn

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

Commission Structure

Commission Structure

A structured and transparent commission structure.

Moving Home Leave

Moving Home Leave

We offer a days paid leave to help Co-Members when moving home.

Talent Hub

Talent Hub

Our dedicated learning & development platform.

Refer a Friend

Refer a Friend

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

Professional Qualifications

Professional Qualifications

Sponsorship for professional qualifications.

Love Mondays

Love Mondays holds events linked to our purpose "improving lives through work"

Working as a Resourcer in Reed Specialist Recruitment means you’ll have all the support you need to succeed from day one, including:

  • Industry-leading training at the Reed Business School, on the job, and online
  • The chance to complete Apprenticeship / Recruitment qualifications
  • Access to one of the UK’s largest CV databases, through

Becoming part of Life at REED means you are supporting our co-members, clients and candidates in achieving outcomes that directly impact our company purpose of improving lives through work.

What does the application process involve?

Complete an online application form, with an attached CV for any suitable Resourcer vacancies you find below / on this website. A member of the Talent Acquisition team will then assess your application and will inform you whether or not your application has met our requirements for that role.

If successful, you will be progressed to telephone interview with your Talent Acquisition consultant where they will explore in more detail about your work history, experience, understanding of the role, and your reasons for applying.

The final stage for those who pass telephone interview stage will be to have a face-to-face interview with the management at your chosen office location, who will determine if you could be a great fit for their team.

What's the difference between a Recruitment Resourcer and a Researcher?

A Resourcer role in recruitment may come under a number of names depending on the business, team and specific responsibilities of the role. Always make sure to read the job description / job advert to help determine what the role entails.

For example, at Reed Specialist Recruitment we do not have Resourcer roles in our EMEA offices, but we do have similar roles under the job title of Researcher, as the role may involve supporting colleagues with researching specific markets as well as available candidates in that specialism. Other names for similar roles may include titles such as Recruitment Administrator or Sourcing Specialist.

Resourcer Job Description - What does the job involve?

The role will vary from team to team within a business, but at its core, the main responsibility of the Resourcer is to use a range of research and marketing methods to attract, source, and filter candidates (job-seekers) before engaging with them to help determine their suitability for clients’ job vacancies.

A Resourcer will need to have excellent communication and organisational skills, optimising their time and resources to make sure customers’ needs are met, including supporting their own teams / recruitment colleagues in hitting their business targets.

For a more detailed insight on the role of a Resourcer at REED, you can view a full job description here: Resourcer Job Description.

What qualifications do you need to be a Resourcer?

There are no specific prerequisites for becoming a Resourcer, provided you understand the role and successfully complete the application process.

At REED we have a number of entry-routes which range from Apprenticeships to Graduate programmes; each of which will have their own qualification requirements.

Improving Lives Through Work is our purpose at REED. Joining us as a Resourcer means helping us fulfill that purpose every day through the work you do.

Whether that’s improving the lives of colleagues through working together to achieve team objectives, or directly impacting our clients and candidates’ lives by placing the right people in the right places.

Watch the video to hear from CEO James Reed and other Co-Members about why we do what we do.



Offices for Reed Specialist Recruitment can be found throughout the UK, Europe and South Korea. Use the menu above to find your nearest location, or browse our live vacancies below.


Career Progression

Our Career Development Framework and bonus structure are based on results, meaning you’re in control of your career. Many of our Resourcers choose to move on to Consultant, Manager and other roles for ways to grow their skillset and careers at REED.


Learning & Development

Expect world-class training at our Business School in the Cotswolds and where you work as you work towards industry qualifications. Those eligible will be enrolled on our Apprenticeship Programme – the first of its kind to be delivered in England.

Resourcer Jobs / Current Vacancies


Department: Reed Health & Care
Location: Manchester
Role Type: Permanent
Salary: £18000 - £20000

Ready to work for the UK’s best-known recruiter?  

REED offers you an unrivalled career in recruitment. Joining the best-known recruitment brand in the UK and a company with genuine belief in investing in your development, REED is the career choice for those wanting a rewarding and challenging role.

Why join REED?

Our people say their friends are the people they work with and so you will enjoy the support of the team around you.

Your first year development programme could result in you achieving 2 recognised qualifications and so you can be confident in joining a company that invests in your career.

While you receive this progression, you have access to recognition and rewards along the way, including transparent salary progression frameworks, uncapped bonus schemes, Star Awards providing paid leave and vouchers, high achievers events, paid sabbaticals, long service awards, health care plans, the Reed Discount Club and much more…

Shared Service Centre Opportunities

Department: MSP
Location: Northampton
Role Type: Permanent
Salary: £18000 - £20000

Operating since 1960, REED is one of the best known names in recruitment because people trust us to deliver world class recruitment solutions.

Reed Talent Solutions is a key part of the REED group of companies, and exists to win, develop and retain profitable, long term and complex resourcing contracts with clients in the Private and Public Sectors. The revenue generated through Reed Talent Solution’s client portfolio accounts for approximately one third of all Reed UK income and is growing year on year.

The Shared Service Centre based in central Northampton provides key central support to REED’s clients through two key services, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and as a Managed Service Provider (MSP).

Over 100 Co-Members are employed within the SSC to deliver bespoke recruitment solutions which are tailored and unique to each individual client and forms part of the Reed Specialist Recruitment head office situated on Derngate – so it’s ideal if you are looking for a job in Northampton town centre.

REED are passionate about ensuring their Co-Members feel valued and are rewarded in line with their hard work. Regardless of which role you join us in you can expect to receive industry leading training and benefit from a variety of rewards and benefits including exclusively sourced discounts from fashion and beauty to dining out, utilities and mobile phones, a personal development fund to pay towards the cost of a course of their choice. This includes language or cookery courses, driving lessons (and much more!), offer sponsorship for Co-Members wishing to undertake professional or academic qualifications and a visible promotion structures, ensuring all Co-Members receive the recognition they deserve.

Undergraduate Placement Scheme – Milton Keynes

Department: HR Department
Location: Milton Keynes
Role Type: Contract
Salary: £18000 - £18000

Business Placement Year (Recruitment). 

With the graduate job market becoming increasingly competitive, leaving University with industry experience in addition to your academic grades is more important than ever. That’s why Reed Specialist Recruitment is now offering full-time undergraduate students from UK universities the chance to experience a 12 month work placement with us.

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