Our Careers 2018-07-03T13:01:30+00:00

Our Careers

At aspire cambridge, we empower teams to achieve their goals. By working together with a shared purpose we encourage, support and motivate each other. We value diversity and inclusion. Mutual respect and mindfulness is at the core of our culture, and it’s key to our success.

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We encourage staff to be open, honest and humble. We don’t expect you to have all the answers, but we encourage you to learn, develop and strive to make every day worthwhile.  We trust that you’ll do your best work and in return you can trust us to support you.

We’re always on the look out for talented recruitment and human resource professionals. Whether you’ve got years of experience or are fresh into your career, we may just have the perfect job for you.

Rewards and Benefits

  • We offer very competitive basic salaries, fantastic sales incentives and a solid commission structure
  • Career progression opportunities through industry accredited training, development and promotion
  • We offer lots of opportunities to get involved in additional exciting projects, giving you a chance to develop new skills
  • Onsite gym (discounted)
  • Onsite spa & beauticians
  • Onsite canteen
  • 25 days holiday (increasing to 30 days after 5 years) plus 8 bank holidays a year
  • Away Days and Christmas gift
  • Free tea, coffee and fruit
  • Day nursery on site (opening 2019)
  • Free parking
  • Nearby train station & bus service
  • OFO bicycle hire hub on site

aspire cambridge is a highly ambitious, independent recruitment and human resources consultancy based in Waterbeach, CB25. We’re currently seeking experienced Senior / Recruitment Consultants to manage key clients in addition to generating new relationships within the business community.

We have a fantastic reputation across a diverse collection of industries that hire personnel for a vast range of sectors including; engineering and manufacturing, finance and accountancy, hospitality, information technology, legal and hr, office support, and sales and marketing and go beyond the typical agency/employer relationship with our clients. A number of our clients also work with us for a range of human resource services too; this allows us to enjoy a very close and trusted relationship with clients

Role definition:

Identify and secure job opportunities within organisations. Attract candidates and successfully place them in those jobs in return for a fee.

Job purpose:

  • Place suitable candidates to meet client requirements in order to achieve revenue in line with corporate and personal goals
  • Develop and manage client and candidate relationships, to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction and quality standards


  1. Place suitable candidates to meet client requirements in order to achieve revenue in line with corporate and personal goals
    • Identify, progress and convert sales leads as required
    • Proactively and consistently strive to identify and obtain new business opportunities
    • Source suitable vacancies in line with company policies and sales procedures
    • Manage and proactively develop client relationships
    • Establish and agree terms and conditions of service
    • Identify and attract candidates using all appropriate methods to satisfy job requirements
    • Monitor responses/applications received and make sure that candidate’s applications are processed efficiently
    • Shortlist and present suitably qualified applicants against defined job vacancies
    • Manage the recruitment and selection processes by effectively liaising with the client, candidate and internal teams
    • Successfully place suitable candidates with clients
    • Ensure all necessary administration, payment and aftercare services are concluded in line with company policies
    • Understand and meet agreed KPIs (vacancies taken, calls made, interviews etc.)
    • Meet and exceed agreed financial targets
    • Contribute to team meetings as appropriate
  2. Develop and manage client / candidate relationships, to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction and quality standards
    • Ensure that candidates and clients receive a professional and comprehensive recruitment service at all times
    • Comply with company management systems, payroll and billing policies and procedures including accurate database management
    • Develop expertise of market rates and conditions within your sector in order to consult with candidates and clients
    • Conduct professional discussions with clients and candidates using all mediums as appropriate
    • Seek and provide feedback in a professional manner at all times to candidates and clients
    • Conducting regular service reviews with both clients and candidates to ensure continuous improvement
  3. Operate in line with the industry code of ethics and relevant legislation
    • Accurate recording of candidate and client information on the recruitment database
    • Comply with all relevant employment legislation and appropriate codes of practice
    • Comply with all relevant sector specific legislation
    • Comply with all relevant health and safety legislation, employee rights and responsibilities
    • Seek support and escalate non-compliance where appropriate

Person specification:

Essential Desirable

  • Self-motivated and able to identify opportunities
  • Tenacious and resilient
  • Ambitious, driven and determined to achieve targets and objectives
  • Problem solving, in influencing, questioning and listening skills


  • Innovative
  • Attention to detail
  • Customer focused approach
  • Time management and organisation skills
  • Appropriately presented

Essential Desirable

  • Level 2 or equivalent in Maths and English


  • A sales, recruitment or HR qualification
  • Membership of a relevant professional body

Essential Desirable

  • Appropriate verbal and written communication skills
  • ICT literate with accurate keyboard skills



  • Knowledge of recruitment software or CRM systems – Trisys preferred
  • Organisation and planning skills
  • Previous recruitment experience
  • Experience of relevant market sector
  • Experience of a customer focused and sales role
  • Demonstrable ability to develop business relationships

Start: ASAP

Location: Waterbeach, Cambridge

Hours: M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm

Salary: £18,000 to £30,000 plus uncapped commission

Are you a bright and energetic HR Graduate?

We have an excellent opportunity for a graduate looking for the opportunity to work with a variety of different clients across a range of industries, as part of a team of HR and Employment Law experts and gain on-the-job experience in a rapidly growing company, as a HR Graduate.

Based in Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, aspire Cambridge are experts in recruitment and human resource services. We work with a diverse collection of industries from engineering and manufacturing, finance and accountancy, hospitality, information technology, legal and hr, manufacturing, office support, and sales and marketing.

You will be an integral part of the HR Team providing support to the HR Consultant to grow the HR Consultancy function by generating new business. You will have the opportunity to learn from an established professional and become a true HR Generalist with exposure to the full range of Human Resourcing topics, including Employee Relations, Policy creation, Change Management, Employment Law, etc.

We offer a very competitive salary structure starting at £18,000 plus commission.

Full training will be given and as the team grows and you complete your training and demonstrate your abilities, scope for progression to Consultant level.

Attributes & Behaviours

  • A confident telephone manner and an ability to generate new business using a variety of resources
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Relates well to people from all backgrounds and levels
  • Ability to negotiate and influence where necessary
  • Consistently helpful, positive and collaborative
  • A natural sales affinity and ability to build rapport and trust with clients
  • A responsible approach to all the aspects of Human Resources
  • Accuracy with attention to detail
  • Ability to be flexible and respond to changing workloads and situations
  • Ability to prioritise workloads and work to deadlines
  • A methodical approach to maintaining records
  • An ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work as a team member, with motivation and reliability
  • Understanding of the values and behaviours expected of HR representatives
  • An interest and ability to put together marketing materials including blogs, articles, social media posts, etc.
  • A willingness to learn and develop

You’ll be responsible for maintaining the financial records of the company by accurately recording the day-to-day financial transactions of the company.

The role will be varied yet challenging and include duties for example;

  • Check and verify source documents such as invoices, receipts and internal communications
  • Allocate and post financial transaction details to Xero
  • Transfer data to general ledger
  • Reconcile and balance all accounts
  • Draw up financial statements (trial balance, income statement, balance sheet)
  • Collate and analyse account data and generate financial reports
  • Track and maintain inventory records
  • Maintain internal control systems
  • Manage accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Prepare checks, payments and bank deposits
  • Prepare and process payroll to include PAYE and NEST pension scheme
  • Comply with relevant reporting requirements
  • Calculate and prepare HMRC, VAT and Corporation Tax payments
  • Assist with implementation of budgets
  • Assist with audits
  • Maintain complete online filing system to support financial records
  • Management accounts and year-end

Education and experience:

  • Knowledge of bookkeeping practices
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and procedures
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulatory requirements
  • Working knowledge of relevant computer applications
  • Knowledge of data management and financial data analysis
  • An associate degree in accounting, finance or business an advantage
  • Bookkeeping certification

Key competencies:

  • Planning and organising
  • Attention to detail
  • Information collection and monitoring
  • Problem analysis
  • Problem solving
  • Communication skills
  • Confidentiality
  • Integrity

Start: ASAP

Location: Waterbeach, Cambridge

Hours: 2-3 Days Per Week (Flexible)

Salary: £depending on experience

Branch Administrator


Due to an internal promotion we’re currently seeking a Branch Administrator to join our team to provide general administrative and office support to the business. This position would suit a college leaver, ideally qualified to NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration or someone who has up to 12 months of office experience.


The role will be varied yet challenging and include duties for example;


  • Answering the telephones taking detailed messages for referral
  • Supporting the processing of weekly timesheets for submission to our payroll provider
  • Receiving visitors, supplier deliveries and post
  • Making professional calls to clients and candidates
  • Posting adverts on a variety of job boards and performing regular advert reconciliations
  • Confirming Terms of Business, CV submissions, interviews and offers of employment to both clients and candidates
  • Obtaining completion of references and documentation to include verification of identification on behalf of job seekers
  • Recording accurate data on our CRM and cleansing our database
  • Providing a confidential administrative function to each of our Consultants
  • Managing stationery, suppliers and sundry orders for the office
  • Providing refreshments and lunch to the team
  • General housekeeping, office cleaning and watering plants


In order to be successful for this position you’ll;

  • Relate well to people from all backgrounds and levels and treats everyone with respect
  • Be consistently helpful, positive and collaborative
  • Engage with others to better understand their requirements and develop appropriate solutions/improvements
  • Engage and shares information with colleagues, internal and external audiences to support agreed courses of action
  • Show initiative and be willing to take decisions within the accepted parameters of the role
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to prioritise and escalate where necessary
  • Customer focused approach
  • Manage own work to deliver on time
  • Strive to improve your professional development
  • Be computer literate, have a good telephone manner and a friendly disposition

This opportunity offers numerous opportunities for training, development and further progression within he company.


NB: Due to the nature of this position you may be required to travel to/from the shops, suppliers and/or bank therefore you’ll hold a full UK driving licence and own a vehicle.


Start: ASAP

Location: Waterbeach, Cambridge

Hours: M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm

Salary: £14,000 to £16,000 depending on experience

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