Our Careers 2020-11-13T11:04:59+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.

Join our Team of Heroes

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
  • 25 days annual leave, eight bank holidays and christmas closure
  • You’ll work with the latest technologies from iMac to MacBooks, receive an iPhone 11 with unlimited use for business, personal and international usage. On completion of probation you’ll receive an Apple watch under our Employee Wellbeing Programme.
  • We’re promoting a “desk free” future with an AI intelligent automated CRM system that is both text and voice instructed through the use of Google Home devices (supplied to you by us!)
  • Private Medical Insurance which provides fast access to high-quality private medical facilities and medical treatments, at a time and place that suits you! This includes; in and out patient treatment, advanced cancer cover, private ambulance, rehabilitation treatment, mental health support, counselling, home nursing, specific weight loss and oral surgeries, private dental, physiotherapy, childbirth cash benefit
  • Private Healthcare Plan encouraging you to lead a healthier life which in turn we’ll reward you for. Discounted health screening, 50% off of gym membership to David Lloyd, Virgin Active and Nuffield Health, 50% off of running shoes, 50% cashback at Evans Cycles, 40% off Garmin, Polar and Withings, 25% off healthy food at Ocado, £30 membership to Weight Watchers for 6 months and a Stop Smoking Programme free of charge – valued at £299! Unlimited accesses to mindfulness app too.
  • Each employee, following the successful completion of probation will be rewarded with a 2 night, weekend break for two at Champney’s in Henlow.
  • Active Rewards to include Cineworld vouchers, free drinks at Starbucks, Amazon Prime membership, 40% off of flights with British Airways and 25% off of accommodation through Mr & Mrs Smith
  • We’re a family friendly business that promote flexible working patterns and 40% off of Garmin Kids activity trackers and between 10-25% off at the Disney Store
  • We collectively pay 8% into a Pension
  • Onsite Facilities include; canteen/cafe, deli, licence and champagne bar, gym, beauty salon, sauna, jacuzzi and spa, shower facilities, cycle racks, free car parking and a childcare creche to follow in 2020
  • Additional Internal Benefits include; free refreshments, flexible working hours for our *High Achievers* Club, employee of the month, highest biller of the month, monthly and quarterly incentives, monthly luncheons, employee referral programme, regular team outings, dress down Friday’s, charitable away days, Christmas party and our annual race event at Newmarket Nights
  • Waterbeach New Town will be a self-sustaining, vibrant new community to the North of Waterbeach with a population of perhaps 25,000 people that will open up opportunities to provide the full array of services and amenities that underpin all successful towns. Read more here >> 

Role definition:
To support the continued growth of our temporary staffing business and deputise for our Senior Temporaries Recruitment Consultant.

Job purpose:

  • To support our temporary staffing business in order that it achieves the agreed objectives in an effective and efficient manner whilst ensuring that excellent client / candidate management is provided throughout.
  • To provide finance support, with a focus on weekly payroll processes, by managing payroll preparation; completing reports; maintaining records so that the finance department may achieve their objectives in an effective and efficient manner.
  1. Candidate Management & Compliance
  • Maintain and develop our talent bank of agency workers
  • Accurate recording of candidate information on the 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
  1. Payroll
  • Work closely with outsourced finance partners and perform general administrative tasks in order to manage and process agency workers weekly payroll
  • Answering queries about timesheets or payslips
  • Issuing P45s and other relevant forms
  1. Resourcing
  • Source suitable candidates to meet client requirements
  • 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

Person Specification
Essential

  • Self-motivated and able to identify opportunities
  • Tenacious and resilient
  • Ambitious, driven and determined to achieve targets and objectives
  • Problem solving, influencing, questioning and listening skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Customer focused approach
  • Time management and organisational skills
  • Appropriately presented

Qualifications
Essential

  • Degree educated

Desirable

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

Skills
Essential

  • Appropriate verbal and written communication skills
  • ICT literate

Desirable

  • Knowledge of recruitment software or CRM systems
  • Organisational and planning skills

Experience

  • Previous recruitment experience
  • Experience of relevant market sector
  • Experience of a customer focused and sales role
  • Demonstrate ability to develop business relationships

Start: January 2021
Location: Waterbeach, Cambridge
Hours: Mon to Fri 8:30am to 5:30pm
Salary: £negotiable
Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, pension scheme, free parking, onsite gym (discounted rates), spa and beauty centre, onsite shower facilities, fruit basket and refreshments, MacBook, iPhone and above all else, a spacious environment surrounding by 10 acres of green land.

As we continue to grow and develop our services, we are seeking an experienced Finance and Payroll Manager to join our team on a part time basis, suggested 3 days per week.

We currently outsource this function however, and as we continue to bring external resources in-house, we are now considering interest from applicants with a particular focus on weekly (agency workers) and monthly payroll processes.

Our ideal applicant will demonstrate experience of working in a heavily compliant payroll function; whilst an agency background is preferred to include AWR legislation and holiday accrual, NHS payroll experience will also be considered. 

This is a diverse role that will require implementation of new systems and processes.

Job purpose:

  • To manage the finance function, with a focus on weekly and monthly payroll processes, by managing payroll preparation; completing reports; maintaining records so that the finance department may achieve their objectives in an effective and efficient manner.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor the day-to-day financial operations within the company
  • Process weekly and monthly payroll
  • Process sales invoices
  • Manage purchase invoices and suppliers
  • Credit control
  • Weekly bank reconciliation
  • Provide timely reports and cashflow forecasts to the Director
  • Work with an external accountancy firm for tax preparation and other financial needs as necessary
  • Provide insightful information and expectations to senior executives to aid in long-term and short-term decision making
  • Establish and maintain financial policies and procedures for the company
  • Understand and adhere to financial regulations and legislation

Person Specification

Essential

  • Relates well to people from all backgrounds and levels and treats everyone with respect
  • Consistently helpful, positive and collaborative
  • Builds rapport
  • Engages with others to better understand their requirements and develop appropriate solutions/improvements
  • Engages and shares information with colleagues, internal and external audiences to support agreed courses of action
  • Show initiative and is 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
  • Manages own work to deliver on time
  • Strives to improve their professional development

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree educated
  • AAT, CMA, ACCA desirable

Skills

Essential

  • Advanced knowledge of Xero and Sage Payroll – it would be advantageous to have experience of recommending and implementing an internal payroll system
  • Knowledge of recruitment software or CRM systems
  • Appropriate verbal and written communication skills
  • Organisational and planning skills
  • ICT literate with accurate keyboard skills

Start: January 2021
Location: Waterbeach, Cambridge
Hours: 8:30am to 5:30pm, 3 Days Per Week (Mon, Tues, Fri)
Salary: £negotiable
Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, pension scheme, free parking, onsite gym (discounted rates), spa and beauty centre, childcare centre from 2020, onsite shower facilities, fruit basket and refreshments, MacBook, iPhone and above all else, a spacious environment surrounding by 10 acres of green land.

We are seeking an experienced Senior HR Consultant to join our team that provides an excellent outsourced HR service to a variety of SMEs and not for profit organisations mainly based within East Anglia.

You will have an in-depth knowledge of employment law as well as excellent interpersonal skills. You will be able to generate new business, develop leads and ensure that the administration of the service is maintained. You will be responsible for the provision of a HR services to a number of clients across different sectors and businesses.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for you as a HR Professional to be involved in the development and growth of a HR Consultancy.
 
Responsibilities:
Lead on the growth of the HR function in the business

  • Making outbound calls to new clients to generate leads and appointments
  • Generating lead using a variety of sources including the CRM, newsletters, blogs and social media connections
  • Arranging meetings with new prospects and following up on meetings to ascertain interest in our business offering
  • Provide competent HR advice and support on a diverse range of topics (a large proportion of this relates to ER)
  • Provide HR health checks for all new clients with detailed compliance report including any recommendations
  • Provide branded and tailored handbooks, policies, procedures and contracts
  • Explore the development of tailored HR packages dependent on client’s requirements (retainers, project work)
  • Provide telephone and email-based helpline support
  • Attend relevant networking events
  • General administration to ensure client information is kept up to date and in line with current data protection guidelines
  • Ensure your understanding of employment law and current case law is kept up to date through own research and attendance of relevant training, breakfast seminars, webinars etc.
  • Sourcing relevant legislative changes and converting into industry leading blogs
  • Working closely with marketing in an effort to evolve our service offering, marketing content and newsletter campaign

Person Specification
Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Abilities
Essential

  • Minimum qualification a HR related degree or Level 7 CIPD
  • In depth, generalist knowledge of employment law and employee relations
  • Demonstrable experience of writing HR Policies
  • Excellent communication skills – oral and written
  • Proven ability of presenting ideas/proposals to a variety of audiences
  • Relates well to people from all backgrounds and levels and treats everyone with respect
  • Ability to negotiate and influence where necessary
  • Consistently helpful, positive and collaborative
  • Builds rapport easily
  • Engages with others to better understand their requirements, develop and implement appropriate solutions/improvements
  • Engages and shares information with colleagues, internal and external audiences to support agreed courses of action
  • Show initiative and is 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
  • Manages own work to deliver on time and to agreed timescales
  • Strives to improve their professional development
  • Organisational and planning skills
  • ICT literate with accurate keyboard skills

Due to the nature of this position you are required to hold a full UK driving licence and possess your own vehicle.

Start: Early 2021
Location: Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire
Hours: Mon to Fri 8:30am to 17:30pm
Salary: £negotiable plus commission
Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, pension scheme, free parking, onsite gym (discounted rates), spa and beauty centre, childcare centre from 2020, onsite shower facilities, fruit basket and refreshments, MacBook, iPhone and above all else, a spacious environment surrounding by 10 acres of green land.

Senior / Recruitment Consultant 

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

Responsibilities:

  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 profitably 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 the database is accurately kept up to date
  • 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
  1. 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
  1. 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

  • Self-motivated and able to identify opportunities
  • Tenacious and resilient
  • Ambitious, driven and determined to achieve targets and objectives
  • Problem solving, influencing, questioning and listening skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Customer focused approach
  • Time management and organisational skills
  • Appropriately presented

Qualifications
Essential

  • Degree educated

Desirable

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

Skills
Essential

  • Appropriate verbal and written communication skills
  • ICT literate

Desirable

  • Knowledge of recruitment software or CRM systems
  • Organisational and planning skills

 Experience

  • Previous recruitment experience
  • Experience of relevant market sector
  • Experience of a customer focused and sales role
  • Demonstrate ability to develop business relationships

Start: Early 2021
Location: 
Waterbeach, Cambridge
Hours: 
M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm
Salary: 
£negotiable plus uncapped commission
Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, pension scheme, free parking, onsite gym (discounted rates), spa and beauty centre, childcare centre from 2020, onsite shower facilities, fruit basket and refreshments, MacBook, iPhone and above all else, a spacious environment surrounding by 10 acres of green land.

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