Lead Recruitment Manager- Birmingham

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Have you got experience of working in a sales focussed role?

Have you got at least 6 months management experience including the supervision of an individuals'/teams’ delivery and/or output?

Consider the role of a Lead Recruitment Manager at Reed in Partnership!

We are on a mission to be the partner of choice for developing people and their communities. Reed in Partnership is a public service provider specialising in skills training for the long-term unemployed, increasing employment opportunities by working with employers and providing youth services. 

What is the role about?

The Lead Recruitment Manager reports to the Head of Delivery Support and plays a crucial role in managing strategic partnerships with key sector bodies. Their focus is on local growth sectors within the contract or region they operate in.

In addition to overseeing employer engagement strategy, the Lead Recruitment Manager works closely with large regional employers to secure bulk vacancies. They collaborate with sector bodies, our Curriculum Team, and employers to develop Sector Routeways that align with employer and sector needs. These routeways are coordinated to take place over the course of a month.

Building and maintaining excellent local relationships is a priority for the Lead Recruitment Manager. This ensures they can understand and influence local employment initiatives, seamlessly integrating our services with existing offerings.

The Lead Recruitment Manager will, in addition to these duties, be expected to manage their own large employer accounts and will have personal targets to achieve linked these accounts, this will include pre- screening candidates and managing the whole recruitment process in support with Operations Teams.


*this role will require you to travel around Birmingham and Hereford area 

Just some of your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Employer Engagement Strategy- you will be responsible for the creation, implementation, and continuous development of an employer engagement strategy for their area of responsibility. 

  • People motivation, coaching and development- you ensure the smooth running and productive dynamics of the team by acting as a lynchpin between all key roles involved in the customer journey towards sustained employment.

  • Business Development Activity- you will be responsible for identifying employment growth opportunities both short-term and longer-term, devising, running and attending appropriate events to promote our services and proactively supporting the development of new skills and/or work initiatives to ensure our participants can access such opportunities

  • Account Management- you will be responsible for managing large employer accounts across both Reed and our supply chain acting as their single point of contact. Co-ordinates multi-location campaigns ensure there is both a consistent and joined up approach to delivery on the employers’ needs.

  • Performance Management- you will be responsible for tracking and managing the effectiveness of employer engagement activity across the region. Working collaboratively with Operations Managers they will support, coach and guide Recruitment Managers to effectively find, promote and fill vacancies. 

What’s in it for you?

A generous base salary (pro-rata for part time), and great flexibility with your working schedule, we offer training, development and progression opportunities. You will have access to the range of Reed in Partnership benefits, which include:

  • 25 days annual leave (pro-rata for part time) plus statutory bank holidays
  • Reed Pension Scheme
  • Award Winning Management & Leadership training
  • Professional & Personal Development Funds
  • Bi-annual pay reviews
  • Plus much more that can be found Here
  • With the chance to dramatically make a difference to the local community, this role offers immense job satisfaction.

At Reed in Partnership, we live and breathe our values in every decision and action taken, resulting in a collaborative and enjoyable culture within our offices. Our company values – we are fair open and honest; we take ownership, and we work together.

Where possible we consider applications from candidates that require part-time hours, please discuss with your Talent Partner if this is something you require.

To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone with:

Essential Attainments:

  • Experience of working in sales focussed roles within a business-to-business sales environment, recruitment, welfare-to-work or similar sector.
  • Experience of sales management including the supervision of an individuals'/teams’ delivery and/or output (minimum 6 months experience).
  • Experience of people management including supporting, mentoring and coaching and developing an individual.
  • Experience of the administration or delivery of recruitment or assessment processes.
  • A personal track record of working towards and achieving targets (minimum 2 years’ experience).
  • A minimum of 2 A-Levels or an equivalent Level 3 Diploma.
  • GCSE English Language at a minimum of a Grade B (or equivalent Level 2 qualification). OR achievement of a Level 2 in Literacy Assessment at interview stage.
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-function service delivery team.
  • Demonstrable proficiency in IT and a good grasp of Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint specifically.



Essential Criteria:

  • Track record of effectively developing new business.
  • Track record of delivering exceptional customer service to clients.
  • Track record of building and developing a successful sales team
  • Technical skills including; strong administration skills, good computer/technology skills, basic numeracy/spreadsheet skills and good written communication/record keeping skills.
  • Interest in people and willingness to learn.
  • Must be willing and able to travel across large geographical areas. (Car Desirable)


Desirable Criteria:

  • Technical skills including; the ability to use technology to deliver results and knowledge of welfare/benefits system.
  • Interest in career and self-development.

Diversity and Inclusion

We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity. We offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria.

RinP Values

If you want to know more about our company values, and how we live these each day, please click here - Our Values | Reed in Partnership Work

Job reference: RinP08275