Insurance & financial services recruitment
Reed expertly recruits top professionals to a full spectrum of insurance and financial services roles.
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Reed’s specialist insurance and financial services (FS) consultants secure you permanent and temporary staff across the financial services, banking, mortgages, general insurance and actuarial markets. Our insurance and FS specialists are based strategically in financial centres across the UK, making us best placed to find your next hire, wherever you are.
Our FS and insurance recruitment specialists are experts in their field. They use their in-depth industry and recruitment knowledge to ensure they have a full understanding of your recruitment requirements, identifying which candidate skills and traits are most valuable to you. With access to the UK’s largest candidate database, as well as their own industry networks, Reed’s consultants will pair you with the perfect professional. Such is our confidence in the quality of our candidates, we offer market-leading guarantees of up to 18 months.
We recruit across all seniorities, with executive search and headhunting specialists recruiting the most senior insurance and financial services professionals. Reed is present on a number of key procurement frameworks, including the Crown Commercial Service, ESPO, SUPC and YPO, so when partnering with us you are working with someone who understands the importance of compliance in the highly-regulated insurance and financial services sectors.
Reed supports insurance and FS firms to recruit for a variety of pensions roles. Our specialist consultants cover advisory, advisory support, FS compliance, employee benefits, wealth management, and life and protection roles, meaning that we’ll meet your pensions staffing needs.
Our experts focus solely on the insurance and financial services sectors, so you are guaranteed to be supported by a consultant who knows the field well when you recruit through Reed. Your specialist will work with you on a consultative basis to provide a bespoke recruitment service which fulfils your requirements.
We can help you to fill a vast range of permanent, temporary, contract and interim pensions positions, including pensions administrators, pensions helpdesk advisors, pensions investigators, pensions consultants and financial planners.
General insurance recruitment
Reed is one of the UK’s leading general insurance recruiters, with our insurance recruitment agencies specialists helping you to secure the best broking, underwriting, claims loss and adjustment professionals.
Our consultants have years of experience in the insurance sector, with many of them having worked in the industry prior to joining Reed. This makes them best-placed to provide advice and guidance, using their combination of local market knowledge and industry expertise to support you in finding the right insurance professionals.
We have access to the UK’s largest database of insurance professionals, so our experts will always be able to find insurance specialists with the skill sets you require. Reed recruits for a vast range of general insurance roles, including credit underwriters, brokers, analysts, loss adjusters and compliance professionals.
Our specialist insurance and financial services consultants have vast experience in sourcing the right professionals across the mortgage sector. Our recruitment services cover a full spectrum of mortgage disciplines, including advice and support, underwriting and compliance, as well a range of business development and account management roles.
Reed’s mortgage specialists are strategically based in financial hotspots across the UK. They have excellent local market knowledge and have built up extensive professional networks, so whatever mortgage-related vacancy you need to fill, our specialists will pinpoint a professional with the skills and experience you desire.
We source professionals for permanent, temporary and interim mortgage jobs, including mortgage underwriters, mortgage brokers, mortgage advisors, mortgage administrators, heads of compliance and relationship management positions.
Reed’s banking recruitment specialists have extensive experience in assisting Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulated financial services companies to recruit for a broad range of roles. Whether you need staff for compliance functions, fund management, credit, market and operational risk, trade finance, anti-money laundering (AML), asset management or brokerage roles, we can support you.
We recruit for positions at all seniorities, including leadership and management roles. Our financial services executive search team have filled some of the most senior positions in the sector, including chief risk officers, heads of operations and heads of compliance. When working with our executive search specialists, you will have a dedicated consultant working only on your assignment, and your hire will be covered by up to an 18-month guarantee, the longest available on the market.
We have experience in recruiting for a breadth of roles in the sector and typical clients include international banks, specialists lenders, fintech payments start-ups, challenger banks, brokerage houses, asset management, fund administration and private equity.
Just as you carefully manage financial investments, Reed recognises that every new hire is an investment in a person, so we’re here to help you do your due diligence when it comes to finding the right investment specialists.
When working with our expert consultants, you will be guided by customer-focused local experts who deliver a pinpoint, flexible and efficient tailored recruitment solution. We will always provide a service which is centred on the people who use it: both you and your prospective employees.
We can help you fill a range of permanent, temporary, contract and interim investment positions including investment, fund and wealth managers.
And understand your pain points...
When a vacancy arises in your organisation, what do you do to attract the right quality of professional? Simply posting a job advert is unlikely to attract top talent, which is why Reed’s insurance and financial services consultants work with you to ensure you receive high-quality applications.
Our consultants work with the highest level of discretion, using their extensive network of active and passive jobseekers, plus the best headhunting tools available, to find you the perfect candidate.
Reed not only helps you to recruit top professionals, we help you to retain them too. Our thorough registration process allows us to understand the true motivators that drive a jobseeker to look for a new role.
Using this information, in addition to our in-depth market knowledge, we review your company benefits, and personal development and career progression opportunities, to help you assess how you compare against your competitors.
When working with Reed, we’ll ensure that commencing the recruitment process doesn’t mean that your focus will be shifted from business-critical tasks to writing job adverts and managing an influx of CVs.
We fully manage the recruitment process on your behalf, sourcing the most suitable candidates and handling the application process from the start, all the way through to the successful applicant’s first day within their new position. By ensuring the process runs smoothly, you are also boosting your employer brand further.
In the fast-moving insurance and financial services sector, there may be times when you rapidly need to build out an entirely new team in response to external factors. We understand the recruitment challenges you face in this scenario.
Our specialist consultants are experienced in managing high-volume FS and insurance recruitment and will work with you to determine the best course of action. We will assist you when putting in place a bespoke candidate attraction strategy and pre-screening process, while also supporting you in managing a bulk interview process.
We recognise that insurance and financial services are among the most tightly regulated sectors in the UK, and keeping abreast of new Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) legislation changes can be a difficult challenge.
Our team of consultants are skilled at highlighting new changes and identifying the right resource to support you when this occurs; including headhunting and building out risk and compliance teams on an interim, contract and permanent basis.
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