Established for 50 years, the IPS Group is a successful international recruitment organisation, independently owned by its Directors and staff, with offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Chicago. Our business coverage spans executive search, contingency recruitment and contract services. Our core markets extend across Insurance, Financial Services, Actuarial, IT, Finance and Legal.
The business is proud of its history and even more excited about its future growth and development.
The Financial Services Division has a national presence but is centred around our London office which houses a highly experienced team. Our primary business areas are the Pensions, Employee Benefits, Life/Health, Investment and Actuarial markets and we deal with all the main employers across these sectors including having a presence on many preferred supplier lists operated by the larger companies.
Our current requirement is for an additional Senior Recruitment Consultant to develop our presence in the wider Employee Benefits, Wealth Management and Financial Advisory space, a natural progression from our firmly established position in the Pensions market where we enjoy an excellent reputation. This will involve working closely with a Board Director with a number of established connections in the consulting and asset management markets which can be built on.
The role will include a mix of servicing existing clients and developing new connections and will therefore have a clear focus on sales. Our reputation is for excellence and technical knowledge of our markets, but the success of our company is also built on the commercial acumen of our consultants who need to demonstrate the requisite energy and strategic know- how to thrive in a sales driven market.
The FS division forms an integral part of the Group’s offering today. In its current form the team is currently made up of 3 employees (1 Director (London), 1 senior consultant (Manchester) 1 senior consultant in London). A high volume of roles are introduced to the team via established corporate relationships, with huge scope to develop the desk beyond this.
Skills and Experience
The candidate will ideally have at least 3 years’ recruitment experience, ideally focused on the Employee Benefits, wealth management, financial services sales and IFA markets.
Some exposure to the Pensions market, or related disciplines, would be an advantage. Candidates should be able to demonstrate not only a successful sales track record in recruitment consultancy but also a commitment to deliver a professional service to clients and candidates alike.
In return IPS can offer you
An attractive compensation package which includes a competitive base salary, a generous combination of commission and bonus incentives and other pension and risk benefit schemes. The package is designed to reward high performers and remains one of the most lucrative in the market for those who achieve what is expected of them.
Most people are still working from home however the IPS London office is open and being staffed on a reduced basis with the Director the role reports to being on site every day. Whilst all safety and social distancing measures are being strictly adhered to, there is the facility for the successful candidate to work in the office at least some of the time, though this is not compulsory.
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At IPS Group we will consider requests for flexible working. For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: flexible hours, and an element of working from home.
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