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Working at Reed in Partnership

  • Company size
    2,500–4,999 employees
  • Sector

What we do

What we do

Reed in Partnership’s mission is to positively transform people and their communities.

We support individuals, their families and the places they live to prosper - often under challenging circumstances.

With our help, people start working, improve their health, develop their skills and fulfil their potential.

Hundreds of thousands of people across the UK have benefited from accessing a Reed in Partnership service and using it to change their lives for the better.

Starting in 1998 with a single office in Hackney, we’ve grown and diversified into a company employing circa 3000 people with services available in more than 120 offices around the country.

All of our services help people to change their lives for the better.

Our Values

We are Fair, Open & Honest
We Take Ownership
We Work Together
We believe that acting in accordance with our values ensures we provide outstanding quality across our services. Our Values guide our work and enable us to fulfil our mission.

Our services

• Reed Employability
Help for unemployed jobseekers, including people with health conditions and disabilities, people aged 50+ and other disadvantaged groups

• Reed Assessment
Provide testing and exam services, such as the DVSA Driving Theory tests nationwide

• Reed Citizen Services
Services that positively transform peoples lives and their communities, including supporting asylum seekers, ex-offenders and youth services

• Reed Wellbeing
Helping people manage their weight, quit smoking, be more physically active and reduce their chances of developing Type 2 diabetes, through our joint venture Reed Momenta

Find out more about Reed in Partnership and the excellent services we provide by visiting Reed in Partnership

An Inclusive Culture

We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce by recognising and understanding each individual’s unique differences. Valuing diversity allows us to create a workplace where Co-Members can thrive. We are proud that our employees come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences and are reflective of the communities we work in. We appreciate the benefits this brings to the quality of our services. Our inclusive recruitment process provides equal opportunities for all through skills based selection.

Reed in Partnership is a Disability Confident Leader. This means we are recognised by the government as a champion for inclusion and employment opportunities for people with health conditions and disabilities. Our Disability Inclusion Network meets regularly to promote and feedback on accessibility and opportunity for our employees.

We run a Women in Leadership programme that supports the progression of female employees at Reed in Partnership into senior management roles. This programme includes:
• Women in Leadership Mentoring Scheme
• Quarterly filmed events with a Senior Female Business Leader
• Access to our Women in Leadership resources page
• 24/7 access to Tommy’s ‘Pregnancy at Work’ hotline, with specialist advice from Midwives

We are dedicated to workforce wellbeing. Our Assistance Programme provides a 24/7 confidential helpline we are partnered with Able Futures, a government initiative providing free immediate support to all employees.





We aim to be the partner of choice for developing people and their communities.

What you'll get

  • Learning & development• Personal Development Scheme • Professional Qualification Sponsorship
  • Learning & development• Association Membership Funding • Reed Think - ideas reward
  • Financial• Reed Group Personal Pension Plan • Life Assurance Cover
  • Financial• Season ticket/Parking permit loan • Hospital Cash Plan
  • Deals & discounts• Access to Reed discount club and discounted Legal Services
  • Holiday & travel• 25 days holiday per yr plus Bank Holidays • Flexible Holiday Scheme
  • Employee satisfaction• VIP Club & Incentive Scheme for high performers
  • Health & well-being• Free eye tests (and VDU glasses if required) • Free Life Insurance
  • Health & well-being• Free Personal Accident insurance • Free Critical Illness insurance
  • Working hours• Flexible working scheme • Relaxed dress code

Who you'll work with

About us

Reed in Partnership was launched in 1998.

We are part of the REED Group of companies, along with REED Specialist Recruitment and

We are part-owned by the REED Foundation, so 18% of our profits go to charitable projects in the UK and abroad. This means one of our working days a week is for charity.

Sir Alec Reed opened the first REED recruitment office in Hounslow, West London on 7th May 1960. In the early 1960s, he pioneered specialist recruitment services, a move which fundamentally changed the UK recruitment market.

Today, REED is the UK’s largest family-owned recruitment business and is the UK’s #1 job site, helping over 7 million job seekers with their search for work every month.

Our Roles

We have a wide range of exciting roles at Reed in Partnership.

Our company is typically split between our Operations Teams and our Support Teams – with lots of collaborative work between the two.

Our Operations roles are customer-facing jobs that make things happen for the people we support.
Some of these roles include:

• Employment Adviser
Supporting unemployed jobseekers to find and sustain work. Employment Adviser provide a great personal service, are good problem solvers and enjoy achieving results.

• Health and Wellbeing Coach
Delivering one-to-one and group-based health services, such as weight management or smoking cessation support. Health and Wellbeing Coaches are knowledgeable, supportive and passionate about healthy behaviours.

• Recruitment Manager
Creating and identifying new employment opportunities in the local area for the jobseekers we support. Recruitment Managers have strong stakeholder management, networking and service delivery skills

• Business Manager
Supervising of a team of Employment Advisers to achieve targets and managing office budgets and spend. Business Managers are really organised, good communicators and leaders.

• Support

Our Support teams keep our company running smoothly and help our Operations teams achieve their objectives.

We have a range of entry level to senior leadership roles across our functions.

Our teams include:

• HR
• Finance
• Marketing and Communications
• Risk Management
• IT and Business Systems
• Curriculum and Learning & Development
• Continuous Improvement

 Our Recruitment Process

How it works

Our process varies between the different roles we recruit for.

For most core Operations roles, our process starts with a Role Brief call to discuss the vacancy and your suitability. Following this, a Telephone Interview may be set up. We may also include a Role Play scenario over the phone with a member of our team. If successful at this point, you will be invited in for a competency-based Formal Interview.

For most core Support roles, you can expect to have a Telephone Interview, followed by a single or two-stage competency-based Formal Interview. This may also include a written test, task or presentation element.

If you would like to discuss adjustments we can make to help remove any barriers to application or have any questions about our recruitment process please contact the Recruitment Team.



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