Careers at Reed

From our beginnings when Sir Alec Reed looked at a carpet shop and saw the potential for our first recruitment office, through to harnessing the early power of the internet with the UK’s first online jobs marketplace, we look ahead to what the future holds.

Reed is our network of recruitment specialists, located across the UK, Europe and South Korea. We’re always looking for better ways to help people on their recruitment journey and that starts with our purpose of improving lives through work.

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We’re ready for you. Click the link below to view our current opportunities. If the right role isn’t there now, please register your interest or reach out to our talent team – speaking to exceptional talent is what we do….

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Current vacancies

Find a selection of our current vacancies below, or click the button to search all current vacancies.

Education Compliance Specialist

Education North
£20000 - £20000

Reed Education are looking for a Compliance Specialist to join the Team in Preston

Salary: £20,000 

Role Type: Permanent/Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team as an Education Compliance Specialist. The aim of the role is to support the Consultants in developing the business by carrying out the following duties:

• Communicating compliance requirements to candidates
• Preparing candidates for registration
• Managing application packs upon registration and monitored until completed
• Ensure that all candidate files are put onto the database
• Ensuring that all referencing is carried out for the relevant period, with all gaps covered, before a candidate is signed off as compliant
• Processing DBS checks
• Sending confirmation of bookings to candidates and clients
• Undertake weekly Temporary Employee payroll in line with agreed timescales. This includes sending (where applicable) and processing timesheets
• Assisting Consultants to collate information/process information
• Sourcing candidates for Consultants
• Dealing with ad hoc administration

Technical Architect

IT Department
Raynes Park
£70000 - £80000

Reed is seeking an experienced Applications Architect to join its successful, dynamic and experienced in-house IT team.

The Applications Architect role is an exciting new full-time position that will be responsible for driving the design and scalability of a diverse portfolio of internal and external systems for the UKs largest family owned recruitment agency.


Reed Business Support
£18000 - £25000

Reed Business Support are looking for a Resourcer to join the Team in Norwich

  • Role: Resourcer
  • Salary: £18,000 – £25,000 (experience dependant) 
  • Location: Norwich
  • Role Type: Permanent, Full Time
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 37.5 hours

Permanents Recruitment Consultant

Reed Legal
£20000 - £23000

Reed Edinburgh are looking for a Recruitment Consultant to join their growing Legal team.

  • Job Title: Permanents Recruitment Consultant
  • Salary: £20,000 – £23,000 (plus uncapped commission)
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
  • Location: Edinburgh (we offer the opportunity to work from the office and home)

Back in deepest, darkest lockdown, we decided to set up Reed’s Legal Recruitment hub for Scotland…what a journey it has been! Going from relatively unknown territory, to hands down one of the busiest desks in the region, in the space of just 9 months. We’ve worked with some truly fantastic candidates and clients and have even extended our reach into the North East & Yorkshire.

About Reed…

Reed is the largest family-owned recruitment business globally. Through over 60 years of innovation and organic growth, we now operate across seven countries, including almost every United Kingdom region, and we’re not stopping there.

Our focus is on progress (possibility, improvement and moving forward); it’s as applicable for our clients and candidates as for ourselves. We believe in a high trust, high-performance culture. We ask questions, we innovate, and we react with speed.

This is all part of our entrepreneurial culture and underlines how we approach any challenge and achieve our purpose of ‘improving lives through work’.

We are serious about what we do and about the careers of our co-members, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to have fun too.

Throughout the year, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in company events, high achievers away days, activities from our inclusion & belonging and wellbeing calendars, as well as being able to give back to society even more through our Big Give campaigns and localised charity fundraisers. See for yourself by checking out our Rewards section and our Reed Instagram.

In 2019 we launched the Digital Workplace, which enables co-members to connect, communicate and collaborate in real-time, work on the go, and access key data and files whilst on the move. In addition, every co-member is provided with a Surface Go tablet, utilising the very best in technology from our Microsoft 365 apps.

Reed is not your average recruitment business. As the largest family-owned recruiter worldwide and a recognised brand name throughout the UK, our co-members come to work every day knowing they have some of the best technology, support and colleagues to help them achieve success.

Here are just some of the ways in which Reed is unique in our sector…

  • – a website and name millions of people rely on daily for their job search. Consultants at Reed have access to its vast CV database, ahead of the competition.
  • Screening & compliance – candidate screening at Reed is fast and efficient, thanks to our dedicated compliance teams based in Manchester.
  • Learning & development – our consultants receive the best training in the industry from the best in-house L&D teams.
  • Reed franchise partnerships – Reed is growing beyond our current global reach. This is being achieved through commercial partnerships from 2021.

At Reed we want to attract and retain the best talent in the sector, which is why we are constantly adapting, and adding to our roster of rewards and benefits for all co-members.

For Recruitment Consultants, 2021 sees the introduction of several new and exciting rewards for top performers, including exclusive events and days out, holidays, cars and more… All this in addition to our generous commission structures and salary increments from structured Career Development Frameworks.

For all co-members we offer workplace benefits that we believe to be some of the best in our sector, including: a generous holiday allowance (plus options to transfer / sell days), paid sabbaticals after 5 years’ service, Cycle to Work Scheme, health cash plan options,  moving house support, and funding for professional and personal qualifications.

For more information about what’s on offer, check our Rewards and Benefits page, or contact us for a confidential, no-strings chat.

One of the things we never tire hearing from our co-members is that the training at Reed is second-to-none.

Whether you are an experienced consultant wanting to develop your management skills, or a school-leaver or graduate starting your first full-time job; Reed’s dedicated in-house Learning & Development teams are here to help you take that next step in your career.

For new starters, Reed offers a range of emerging career options, including on-the-job training and qualifications through our award-winning Apprenticeship scheme – Reed were even the first UK employer to offer apprenticeship qualifications in Resourcing. For university students we offer an Undergraduate Placement year and an (also award-winning) Graduate Scheme, which spans 3 years and options to take up roles across all Reed companies.

For current or aspiring managers, we have our sector-renowned Management Academy, typically delivered at our beautiful manor house in the Cotswolds, covering subjects from office budgeting and forecasting to conflict management.

All co-members also have the chance to apply for qualification funding, whether that be professional sponsorship or to develop a skill through our Personal Development Fund.

Find out more about our Learning and Development offering here.

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Rewards at Reed…

Personal Development Fund

Gain sponsorship for personal development courses.


Paid sabbaticals for continuous service.

Give As You Earn

Co-members can make tax efficient donations to one or more charities of their choice.

Holiday Scheme

Option to carry forward or sell annual leave days.

Professional Qualifications

Sponsorship for professional qualifications.

Moving Home Leave

We offer a day of paid leave to help co-members when moving home.

Refer a Friend

Get rewarded for referring friends, network or family into Reed.

Eye Test

Free eye test vouchers on request.

Dynamic Working

Flexible ways of working for all.

Health Cash Plan

Access to cashback on everyday healthcare expenses.

Long Service Awards

Rewards and events for co-members with 10 years or more service.

Learning Made Simple

Access to our digital learning platform LMS365.

Wellbeing Resources

Online resources and a calendar of wellness events.

Season Ticket Loans

Help with travel costs on your commute.

Life Assurance

Up to 4 times your salary amount.



Our Reed offices can be found throughout most major cities and regions of the UK and further afield in Europe and South Korea. Check our locations tab in the menu for more information.


Purpose & mission

Our purpose: Improving lives through work.

Our mission: We want to be synonymous with shaping careers and delivering on our purpose.



Everything we do goes towards our shared purpose of improving lives through work. Our company values are the same as the Reed family values: We are fair, open and honest, We take ownership, We work together.

Talent Acquisition Contact Us - Grace Doherty

Grace Doherty

Talent Acquisition Manager- Reed
01604 885 644

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