• Office Location: 66-68 St Mary's Butts, Reading RG1 2LG
  • Office Name: Reading Business Support
  • Salary: £34000 - £40000
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Role Type: Full-time
  • Job Ref: 532302

Business Manager

Are you an experienced Reading recruiter looking for your first step into management? Or a Recruitment Manager wanting to find security & build your career? This is a fantastic opportunity for a Recruitment Manager to head up Reed’s commercial business in our Reading mega site. 

  • Role: Recruitment Manager
  • Specialism: Business Support
  • Location: Reading RG1 2LG – (with blended home working and office working)
  • Salary: £34,000 to £40,000 per annum with car allowance and uncapped commission
  • Hours: Mon-Fri, 37.5 per week
  • Contract: Full Time Permanent

This is an opportunity to join the largest family-owned recruitment business globally. Reed has grown significantly over the past 60 years, and we have very ambitious growth plans to expand our teams. We believe in a high trust, high-performance, and high reward culture. We ask questions, we innovate, and we react with speed. At Reed our purpose is to improve lives through work and as a Business Manager for Reed Reading, you will play a crucial role in helping us achieve this.

Ideally you will be an experienced 360 agency recruiter from the commercial sector. Managing two Recruitment Consultants and a Resourcer, you will be a hands-on billing manager running your own desk with opportunity for personal billings as well as team commission, and heading up the specialism. The Business Support specialism covers a range of commercial vacancies from administrators and Receptionists to Customer Service Advisors, Sales Consultants and up to senior level managers.


  • As Recruitment Manager your main objective will be to increase profitability for your business ensuring targets are met and performance is high
  • You will run a successful recruitment desk, leading by example to motivate and inspire
  • You will grow & develop your client base to gain the greatest market share
  • You will demonstrate expertise as a recruiter and act as an example to your team in candidate and client facing activities
  • The Recruitment Manager always works within best practice guidelines and sets an example to follow in terms or service delivery, creativity, performance, networking and developing and sustaining professional relationships


  • Minimum two years 360 agency recruitment experience or 180 recruitment with management experience
  • You will able to demonstrate leadership skills, sales expertise & resilience
  • You must who have the tenacity, ambition, and drive to identify, build, and grow our market share within your geographical area
  • You will be heavily supported and encouraged to maximise your full potential
  • You will advocate the Reed values; we work together, we are fair, open and honest & we take ownership

Why Reed

Achievement is celebrated through…

  • Unlimited earning potential – our transparent and uncapped bonus schemes are paid every 4 weeks
  • Clear and transparent career development frameworks which deliver regular promotions and salary increases
  • Annual high achiever awards held at prestigious venues
  • Thrive at Reed – annual bespoke, personalised holidays, for our high achievers – make memories with the people you care most about
  • R1 Formula Reed – our high achievers club, giving you access to exclusive benefits including private healthcare
  • Luxury cars, holidays and more available through our periodic high achievers scheme 

Your work matters and you’re supported with…

  • A personalised learning and development experience, hosted on our bespoke digital learning platform, supported by our experienced in-house team
  • Your personal Microsoft device enabling you to work dynamically wherever you work best
  • The ability to buy more holiday and gain paid sabbaticals linked to your length of service on top of the 25 days we give
  • Our dedicated health and wellbeing centre and calendar – everything from financial wellbeing to mindfulness
  • Reward Hub delivering you retail savings of £100s a year
  • Professional and personal development schemes and your choice of three different mentoring schemes
  • Access to life assurance which covers you to the value of 4 times your salary
  • We have inclusion and belonging ambassadors and senior board sponsors, who act as catalysts for change
  • Our cycle to work scheme, supports the environment and your health

Trailblazers in our field…

  • You have an annual opportunity to join our shadow board and contribute to the company strategy
  • Be part of our social impact strategy – 18% of Reed owned by the Reed Foundation – meaning you work one day a week for charity. We give globally and have invested over £36m to help alleviate poverty and support Women’s rights worldwide
  • We are all about the environment being the first recruitment company to be certified as Carbon Neutral 

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Proud winners of:

  • #1 Recruitment Agency – Glassdoor Best Places To Work 2020
  • The JobCrowd Top Companies for Graduates to Work For 2021
  • The JobCrowd Top Companies for Apprentices to Work For 2021

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All job offers are subject to satisfactory references and compliance with vetting requirements applicable to the job role. Reed is an equal opportunities employer.  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 identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity. We are a Mindful Employer, proud signatories of the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter and the Armed Forces Covenant. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants and ex-services personnel, reservists and cadets, who meet the minimum criteria.