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Working at Reed in Partnership is never dull, browse through our available positions below.

What we do

The Reed family of companies prides itself on being expert in employment support services. This includes Reed Specialist Recruitment, the UK’s largest family owned recruitment business and the UK’s largest careers site,

Reed in Partnership started in 1998 as one of the first Welfare to Work providers in the UK with one office in Hackney. Since then we’ve grown and diversified into a business employing over 400 employees, across various contracts delivered from more than 20 UK offices. To date our employment services have assisted 140,000 people into work.

Our aim is to the partner of choice for developing people and their communities. Our support is often delivered under challenging circumstances and we pride ourselves on our ability to break down barriers to change people’s lives for the better.

We currently run a wide variety of innovative services including employment support, business support, preventative health and youth services such as careers guidance in schools and the National Citizen Service.

Varied and Interesting Work

Working at Reed in Partnership is never dull. The diversity of our business offers employees the opportunity to work on a variety of different services throughout their career. In fact we actively encourage our employees to seek out new experiences within our business, believing change is not only exciting but offers our employees the opportunity to develop and progress.

In a front line role, such as an Employment Adviser, this means that you’ll be working with different people every day. This could include people looking for work, schools and their students or local organisations and stakeholders who contribute to the success of our services. Many of our services involve some form of outreach, so you won’t be chained to your desk either.

If you work in a support capacity such as Business Development or Marketing the varied and changing nature of the services will challenge, stretch and develop your abilities and offer you great variety in your day-to-day work.

Professional Development

We are proud of our culture of career development and are keen to support career progression across the company. A significant proportion of our management and support team are home grown including our Operations Director who first joined as an Employment Adviser. Beyond progression into management and support functions, we actively encourage and support our employees to develop and progress whether that be by moving into new services or into roles you might not have considered before joining Reed in Partnership.

Where relevant to the role, we offer full study support for industry recognised qualifications such as an NVQ level 5 in Management for our Managers. We also offer matched funding of up to £500 for any professional development that leads to a recognised qualification.

If you are looking to challenge and develop yourself in other ways we also offer a Personal Development Fund of up to £500 matched funding to learn any skill that you want - from scuba diving, to a new language or even driving lessons.

Flexible Working

At Reed in Partnership we want to be flexible to your circumstances. We have the following policies to give you as much flexibility working for us as possible:

  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Access to the Reed Discount Club, a wide range of discounts ranging from high street shopping to holidays.
  • Life assurance
  • Medical Cash Plan
  • Flexitime scheme
  • Part-time working opportunities
  • Smart Casual dress code
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays and the option to buy up to five more days
  • An additional 8 weeks maternity leave on top of the statutory 52 weeks
  • Enhanced Paternity Pay
  • A range of Family Leave options

Social Benefits

Firstly you’ll be working for a company that makes a difference to society. From Reed in Partnership’s inception, our aim has been to support and develop people and their communities and everything you do on a day-to-day basis will be working towards that aim.

If that isn’t enough, Reed in Partnership is part owned by the Reed Foundation so 18% of our profits go to charities in the UK and abroad and effectively one day of your working week would be working for charity.

The Reed group is committed to reducing its impact on the environment, Reed was the first UK recruitment company to become Carbon Neutral and Reed in Partnership is Green Mark accredited.

New to the Sector?

If you are coming to this page from outside of the sector then we’re excited that you are considering working for Reed in Partnership. Many people look to the employment support industry as an opportunity to have a career where they can make a real difference.

We’ve had lots of people join us from outside of the sector who go on to have very successful careers with us and we’re keen to see this continue. Our induction and training schedule will give you a comprehensive overview of the sector and the service you will be working on, this will be followed up by a range of coaching sessions and support once you are in the office.

We are also offering those new to our sector who are undertaking frontline roles, the opportunity to complete industry recognised qualifications to develop their knowledge and capability within the sector.

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