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Finance Manager - Bespoke training and career development opportunities

Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire
Salary: £35,000-£40,000
Contract Length: Permanent

Job Description:

Are you a frustrated finance professional looking for genuine progression opportunities? Here’s an opportunity to join an established technology company offering bespoke training and a defined career development plan.

 

The role

You’ll be responsible for maintaining all necessary financial controls, systems and processes to ensure the efficient and effective management of the company’s finances. You’ll take ownership of analysing and reporting on company financial data to help directors and stakeholders make effective and informed decisions. Duties include:

  • Carry out internal financial audits and monitor the financial effectiveness of systems and controls
  • Recommend any changes to improve the company’s financial performance and controls
  • Maintain reliable accounting records and produce timely financial information about the company’s status and performance
  • Provide the necessary statements and reports to enable the accurate measurement of cash flow, profit and loss, stock and debtors, etc.
  • Provide external auditors with necessary information
  • Provide sales financing auditors with necessary information
  • Keep up to date with any developments in financial management which might affect how the company’s finances are managed or its statutory obligations
  • Direct control of two finance staff to ensure they are appropriately motivated, trained and carry out their responsibilities
  • Prepare and publish monthly sales commission summaries for each sales rep and submit to payroll
  • Approve and pay employee expense claims
  • Reconcile bank statements
  • Prepare and submit quarterly VAT returns

 

The company

Our client is the UK’s largest independent broker and hardware specialists. They buy, sell and rent servers and storage hardware from the top vendors, supplying to companies all over the world. They maintain a fun, energetic and not-so-corporate, enjoyable environment. They invest in their team and create a bespoke training and development plan for each member of staff.

 

The package

Joining this thriving business, benefits will include:

  • £35,000 - £40,000 salary
  • Funded and supported training to help you develop your professional skills
  • Two company events per year, Xmas party and summer BBQ
  • Fun, social environment
  • Internal promotions to take you as far as possible within the company. For example, the current Finance Director began with the company as a Purchase Ledger Assistant.

 

To be successful, you will…

have an accountancy qualification (full or part)

…have at least 2-years’ experience in managing financial control systems and processes

…have experience in managing computerised accounts systems

…have people managerial experience

…have experience in analysing company financial information

…have strong attention to detail

…be adaptable

…be organised and able to prioritise

…have good interpersonal skills

…be proactive, highly motivated and a team player

 

You won’t…

…be uncooperative and not willing to roll your sleeves up when needed

 

Apply!

If you’re looking to join a thriving company that will support your career development, apply now!

Account Manager - Ideal For Someone Looking To Step Up

Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire
Salary: £24,000 - £30,000
Contract Length: Permanent

Job Description:

Are you working in a desk-based sales role and looking to step up? Do you want an instant pay rise? Well, here’s an opportunity for a driven junior sales professional to step up as Account Manager with an exciting Marketing Agency.

 

The role

Joining a thriving marketing agency as an Account Manager, you’ll be responsible for growing revenue with existing accounts and proactively winning new business. You’ll be joining a motivated and hard-working team of three, and be responsible for:

  • Managing and developing existing client accounts
  • Identifying, developing and converting new business opportunities
  • Building a sales pipeline
  • Upselling & cross-selling different marketing services
  • Accurately forecasting quoted work & probability of conversion
  • Understanding customers’ goals and designing marketing campaigns to fit
  • Creating proposals for customer consideration
  • Negotiating contracts
  • Regularly attending customer sites and having telephone conversations to maintain relationships
  • Working closely with the Service Delivery team to ensure all work is delivered successfully
  • Attending marketing events to stay up to date with the industry

 

The company

Our client is one of the UK’s leading marketing agencies. They provide a range of marketing services including digital and social media marketing, telemarketing and data-driven marketing. They help IT companies gain introductions with their target markets. They maintain a hard-working but enjoyable environment and take a work-hard-play-hard approach where good work is recognised and rewarded.

 

The package

As well as the opportunity to step up, benefits include:

  • £24,000 basic salary
  • Quarterly bonuses (£1500 per quarter, annual OTE of £30,000)
  • Quarterly team incentives including high street vouchers, trips to the races, summer and winter parties, etc.
  • Regular team socials including lunches out, afternoons in the pub, etc.
  • Bespoke training
  • 28-days holiday, rising with length of service
  • Birthdays off
  • Christmas close down
  • Pension scheme – 5% employee, 3% company

 

To be successful, you will…

…have at least 6-months experience in a desk-based sales role

…be motivated by money

…have excellent communication and relationship building skills

…be confident in negotiating

…be confident in presenting/pitching

…have high attention to detail

…ideally have a knowledge/interest in IT and/or marketing

 

You won’t…

…be afraid to pick up the phone

…be unenthusiastic and lack effort

 

Apply!

If you’re looking to step up into a more senior role and earn more money, apply now!

Automotive PR Account Manager - Work with industry-leading brands!

Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000
Contract Length: Permanent

Job Description:

Do you work in PR? Interested in automotive and motorsport?  Here’s an opportunity to join a specialist Automotive PR Agency and have flexibility to work creatively with some of the world’s best-known automotive brands.

 

The role

You’ll work with an exciting portfolio of automotive clients and come up with creative and innovative ways to promote them online and in the press. Some duties include:

  • Researching stories and writing press releases, articles and case studies
  • Pitching articles to journalists
  • Arranging journalist interviews for clients
  • Event planning and management
  • Creating and posting social media content
  • Maintaining and nurturing relationships with clients
  • Being as innovative as possible and experimenting with new ways to promote clients

 

The company *RPO*

Our client, Elan PR, is an independent PR Agency specialising in classic cars, automotive and motorsport. They work with some of the world’s best-known and most exciting brands in automotive to promote them online and in the press. From racing drivers to international sponsors and OEMs, you’ll work with a diverse portfolio of clients and no two days will be the same. The team are highly driven, enthusiastic and from different backgrounds, so whether you have automotive experience or not, you’ll fit right in. Oh, and the office is super cool.

 

The package

As well as getting to work with awesome clients in an awesome team, benefits include:

  • £30,000 – 35,000 salary
  • Flexibility to work creatively on genuinely exciting projects with industry-leading brands
  • Undertake regular training that you feel will benefit your role (all fully paid by the company)
  • Genuine opportunities to take on more responsibility and progress
  • Work in a REALLY nice, modern office that’s fully stocked with fancy coffee
  • Flexible working – need to work at home in the morning? No problem!
  • Team lunch on Thursdays
  • Birthdays off
  • Regular team socials (dinners out, pub quiz, office beers on Friday, etc.)

 

To be successful, you will…

…have some experience in an in-house or agency PR role

…be hardworking and proactive with genuine spirit and enthusiasm

…be creative and able to work on own initiative

…be an excellent communicator with a good English ability

…be skilled in proof-reading and writing

…be easy-going and not too serious

 

You won’t…

…lack interest in PR and learning new skills within the role

…have too much going on and be unable to focus on work

Apply!

If you love PR and are looking for an exciting and challenging role, apply now!

.NET Developer - Creative Problem Solver!

Location: Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Salary: £45,000-£50,000
Contract Length: Permanent

Job Description:

Opportunity for a creative problem solver to join an innovative software company offering the flexibility to create new interfaces and experiment with new technologies.

 

The role

You’ll be responsible for redeveloping the current and future client applications to deliver a rich user interface. You’ll be given all the flexibility you need to work creatively, overcome client problems and experiment with new technologies. In addition, duties will include:

  • Adding resource to the current development team in the coding of new applications and maintaining existing products.
  • Devising and executing testing programs to improve the quality of prototype products.

Occasionally assisting the support desk by tracing issues through the code and advising on interim or permanent solutions.

 

The company

Our client is an innovative and forward-thinking independent software company. They develop unique solutions to help financial organisations focussing on risk mitigation and improving operational efficiency. They’re working hard to overcome industry-wide problems and are continuously working on new and exciting software projects.

 

The package

As well as the opportunity to work creatively on genuinely exciting projects, learn new skills and technologies, benefits will include:

  • £45,000 – 50,000 salary + performance related bonuses
  • Creative and challenging projects
  • Opportunity to experiment with technologies including ASP.NET, HTTP, C#, web services, RDBMS – SQL Server, Oracle, WPF, MVC, XAML, MVVM, third party UI and messaging frameworks and many more!
  • Take the lead role on UI projects
  • Be self-managed/independent
  • 28 days holiday
  • Private medical care
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Pension

 

To be successful, you will...

…have excellent UI skills

…have strong logical reasoning skills

…have a good mathematical understanding

…have a proactive approach to work

…have high attention to detail

…be self-motivated to get things done

…have an interest in continuous learning

…contribute to business improvements

…be results-focused

 

You won't...

…be looking for a short-term career

…take a laid-back, slow-paced approach to work

 

Apply!

If you’re looking for an exciting and challenging position, apply now!

Sales Executive - Training and Progression Available

Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire
Salary: £18,000 - £22,000
Contract Length: Permanent

Job Description:

Are you working in retail and tired of the unsocial hours? Are you good at dealing with customers? Well, here’s an opportunity to join a thriving, family-run business, develop your sales skills and progress inside of 18-months.

 

The role

Our client is a market-leading roofing company, based in Banbury. You’ll directly assist in growing the business by increasing sales. Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting online and database (Salesforce) research to identify prospective customers with current building projects
  • Contacting those prospects via telephone and email to introduce the roofing services and finding out if the prospects have roofing requirements
  • Organising appointments for field sales managers to visit prospects and give material demonstrations and pitches to win the business
  • General sales administration

 

The company

Our client is an established and successful roofing company based in Banbury. Their innovative systems are more durable than traditional systems and less expensive for the customer to buy, which means customers get a better product for less. They supply to both residential and commercial customers.

They have just moved into newly renovated offices and maintain a fun and enthusiastic working environment.

 

The package

As well as the opportunity to join a thriving and exciting business, benefits include:

  • Opportunity to stop working unsocial hours and weekends (if you’re coming from retail)
  • High-quality online sales training to improve your skills which means you’ll earn more
  • Progression opportunities within 18-months
  • £18,000 – 22,000 basic salary
  • 1% commission on all sales which adds approximately £10k per year to your salary
  • Bespoke progression within 18-months
  • 28-days holiday
  • Pension

 

To be successful, you will…

…have excellent customer service skills

…be bubbly and enthusiastic

…be good at building rapport

…be easy to get on with

…have a positive outlook

 

You won’t…

…be downbeat

…be unenthusiastic

…be looking for a ‘stop-gap’ job

 

Apply!

If you’re looking for a to begin an exciting, challenging and highly rewarding career, apply now!

Finance Administrator (IFA)

Location: Bicester, Oxfordshire
Salary: £23,000-£27,000
Contract Length: Permanent

Job Description:

Opportunity for an ambitious IFA Administrator to join an independent financial advice company offering funding and training to support your career progression.

 

The role

You’ll join an established independent financial advice company that will give you the necessary funding and training to support your career progression. This will give you the opportunity to become a Paraplanner, Financial Advisor, or any other role in finance.

You’ll play an important role in the growth of the business providing administrative support to Financial Advisors and company directors. Duties will include:

  • Preparation and completion of client’s financial reviews
  • Preparing and setting up new clients
  • Actioning investment fund switches and re-balances
  • Client data maintenance
  • Taking queries from directors and looking into client cases
  • Answering phones and responding to emails
  • Ad-hoc duties as required

 

The company

Our client is an independent financial advice company specialising in retirement and inheritance tax planning but also offer advice in investing, family protection and long-term care. They are a small but established firm operating a relaxed, non-corporate environment with a friendly, family-like team.

 

The package

As well as joining an upbeat and supportive team that is about to move into a brand-new office near Bicester, benefits include:

  • £23,000-27,500 salary (dependant on experience) + bonuses
  • Excellent training and progression opportunities
  • Great company socials, e.g. All expenses paid day at Ascot, Christmas parties (last years was a night at a hotel, restaurant dinner and party), summer party (last years was a boat tour on the Thames, theatre show, dinner and drinks out in London) and many more.
  • 23 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Friendly, family-like atmosphere
  • Brand new office near Bicester

 

To be successful, you will...

…have experience in a financial advice organisation

…be highly organised with great attention to detail

…be skilled in Microsoft packages (especially Word and Excel)

…have excellent communication skills

…be able to pick things up quickly

…be able to work independently and in a team

 

You won't...

…be uninterested in clients

…be unsupportive to colleagues

 

Apply!

If you’re ambitious and interested in developing your career in finance, apply now!

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Sales Support Administrator - Fantastic Progression Opportunities!

Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire
Salary: £19,000 - £22,000
Contract Length: Permanent

Job Description:

Do you work in Administration? Are you highly organised and able to meet deadlines? If so, here’s an opportunity to join a thriving, family-run business, develop your skills and progress inside of 18-months.

 

The role

Joining a lively and upbeat team, you'll be providing support to the sales team’s administrative duties. Typical duties will include:

  • Responding to customer queries
  • Building relationships with clients and delivering outstanding customer service
  • Estimating materials required to complete jobs
  • Organising and send out samples for customers
  • Generating quotations and process orders for new and existing customers
  • Updating CRM system for all accounts

 

The package

As well as the opportunity to join an innovative, family-run company offering fast progression opportunities, you will receive:

  • £19,000-22,000 salary
  • High-quality training which will help you developwithin the company
  • Bespoke progression opportunities within 18-months
  • 28 days annual leave (including bank holidays
  • Pension

 

The company

Our client is an established and successful Roofing company, based in Banbury. Their innovative systems are more durable than traditional systems and less expensive for the customer to buy, and they supply to, both, residential and commercial clients.

They have just moved into newly renovated offices and maintain a fun and enthusiastic working environment.

 

To be successful, you will…

…be motivated, energetic and enthusiastic

…be a confident and clear communicator both verbally and written

…be a well-organised team player

…be able to work under pressure

…be able to build relationships with customers

 

You won't…

…cut corners

…always expect a pat on the back (good work gets noticed, but they're very busy!)

…be afraid of picking up the phone

...be too serious and not up for having a laugh!

 

Apply!

If this sounds like you, apply now!

Event Sales Executive - No unsocial hours, fantastic progression!

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
Salary: £20,000 - £28,000
Contract Length: Permanent

Job Description:

Are you working in retail and want to stop working unsocial hours? Enjoy sales? Here’s an opportunity to join an exciting and creative Events company offering outstanding benefits including excellent bonuses, an even better progression plan and a gym membership!

 

The role

Joining a thriving and fun Events company, you’ll be responsible for increasing sales by researching, identifying and building relationships with clients, including potential event attendees and delegates to maximise event attendance. Duties will include:

  • Researching potential event attendees and pre-qualifying leads using the company database
  • Contacting previous attendees to gather feedback and interest
  • Working with the marketing team to follow up on outside enquiries via email and phone
  • Building a network using social media, and forming templates for email marketing
  • Regular strategy meetings to discuss campaign progress, using attendee feedback
  • Attending events (UK and overseas) to meet with attendees and provide a quality service
  • Working with the CRM system to update records

*No experience is necessary; all training will be provided*

 

The company

Our client is a successful and creative events company producing congresses and summits for industry leaders to partner, network and knowledge share. They have a strong focus on collaboration and teamwork and encourage this by holding regular social events. Along with boat trips and Crystal Maze challenges, the company bake-offs prove very popular! Their monthly social hours provide staff with the opportunity to enjoy a beer after a busy month, whilst learning about new company developments and initiatives.

 

The package

You’ll be joining an organisation that cares about its employees’ development within and outside the company. Benefits include:

  • £20,000 – £23,000 basic salary
  • Strong commission scheme (£5,000 minimum in year 1)
  • Comprehensive onboarding over 2-weeks, where you’ll have detailed training on the role and sit with each other department to learn how they work together
  • Long-term career plan – 3-6-month review to assess training needs and then an annual appraisal to look at promotion opportunities
  • Gym membership
  • Pension
  • Regular social events – a social hour on the last Friday of each month with complimentary drinks and activities, a summer day out and Christmas party, bowling, cinema, group meal…

To be successful, you will…

…be confident

…be hardworking

…have an eagerness to learn

…be perseverant – it may take a while to close some sales

 

You won’t…

…have low enthusiasm

…be frequently absent

 

Apply!

If you’re looking to begin a prosperous sales career with an exciting and welcoming company, apply now!

Ambitious Candidates Wanted From Retail

Location: Oxfordshire
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Contract Length: Permanent

Job Description:

Are you working in retail and tired of the unsocial hours? Are you looking to begin a professional career with a company that offers continuous training and progression opportunities? Well, we’re working with several exciting businesses who are looking for you!

We work with innovative and successful businesses in Oxfordshire who are looking to recruit talented and ambitious professionals coming with backgrounds in retail. All businesses offer competitive salaries and excellent commission as well as continuous, fully funded training to help you develop professionally and progress.

Working in retail is a tough gig – long unsocial hours, weekend work, limited progression and limited salaries. But retail helps you develop the exact skills and characteristics to thrive at work – confidence, customer service, presentability and drive. Everything our clients are looking for.

Our clients are from all different sectors – marketing, IT, fashion, construction, and many more. If you’re looking for an opportunity to begin a prosperous career in which you can continuously learn, develop and earn, this might just be the opportunity for you. Hit apply and we’ll get in touch with you to discuss further.

Lead Oracle Developer

Location: Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Salary: £50,000
Contract Length: Permanent

Job Description:

Opportunity for an experienced Oracle professional to join an innovative software company as the lead database developer.

 

The role

You’ll be responsible for the installation, configuration, maintenance, development and operation of Oracle databases, including support, troubleshooting and performance testing. You’ll be taking these responsibilities over from the CTO, meaning you’ll take lead on database development and have the independence and authority required to make decisions and succeed. Duties will include:

Development – The primary responsibility will be to add resource to the existing development team in the coding of new applications and in maintaining existing products.

Support – From time to time, there will be a need to assist the helpdesk in solving end-user queries by tracing an issue through the code and advising on interim or permanent solutions. This will provide an understanding of products and how they are used by clients.

Testing – A key responsibility of the role will be to devise and execute an application testing program to improve the quality of prototype products generated by the development team.

 

The company

Our client is an innovative and forward-thinking independent software company. They develop unique solutions to help financial organisations, focussing on risk mitigation and improving operational efficiency. They’re working hard to overcome industry-wide problems and are continuously working on new and exciting software projects.

 

The package

As well as the opportunity to take a lead development role, benefits will include:

  • £50,000 salary (depending on experience) + performance related bonuses
  • Be self-managed/independent
  • Opportunity to get involved with new projects which will lead to salary increases
  • Gain valuable experience in dealing with financial services data, software and back-office processes and grow your development skills alongside experienced programmers
  • 28 days holiday
  • Private medical care
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Pension

 

You will...

…have 5+ years of experience in Oracle development

…be experienced in database design

…have excellent communication skills

…have strong logical reasoning

…have a good mathematical understanding

…be hard-working and results-focused

…have a high attention to detail

…be degree-educated or have equivalent professional qualifications

…take a proactive, professional and enthusiastic attitude to work

 

You won't...

…be looking for a short-term career

…need to be micromanaged and told what to do

 

Apply!

If you’re looking to advance your career in database development, apply now!

Ex-Teacher Wanted! Learning Environment Ambassador/Marketer

Location: Harlow, Essex
Salary: £45,000-£50,000
Contract Length: Permanent

Job Description:

Are you a teacher or ex-teacher interested in the development of young people? Well, here’s an opportunity to directly impact the development of learners around the world by owning and implementing the philosophy and marketing strategy of a multinational education supplier.

 

The role

Our client is at the forefront of creating better learning environments to improve the development of learners globally. They’re looking for an ambitious and creative education professional who is passionate about improving learning environments to develop, implement and champion their national and international marketing strategy. Duties will include:

  • Championing the interest in improving learning environments and promoting flexible learning spaces
  • Overseeing communications activity, ensuring consistency, relevance and thought leadership
  • Building a network of like-minded contacts who will be keen to collaborate on joint marketing initiatives
  • Representing the company in forums where educational environments are being influenced
  • Producing thought leadership pieces, and represent the company at industry leading events
  • Contributing to the strategic direction, ensuring the company is reflecting, and in-touch with, market change and innovation
  • Contributing to product development, identifying emerging opportunities

 

The company

The world leader in school storage solutions. The company designs, develops and manufactures award-winning storage systems for the educational market. Throughout their years of growth and success, they have remained a family-owned business meaning they still provide a personal service to customers. They’re collaborating with companies worldwide to identify and build the best environments that will enable learners to achieve maximum success.

 

The package

As well as having a direct impact in creating better learning spaces and the development of learners on a global scale, you’ll get:

  • £45,000 – 50,000
  • Take ownership of a global education philosophy and marketing strategy
  • Collaborate with leading businesses from all over the world
  • Benefit from a creative and supportive leadership team
  • Opportunities to travel internationally
  • Be a part of a highly reputable, market-leading brand
  • Private healthcare
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Regular team socials like summer away days, Xmas party, etc.

 

To be successful, you will...

…have strong communication skills, particularly in writing and content creation

…be confident

…be a proactive go-getter

…be articulate

…be creative

…be a strategic thinker

…be easy to get on with and find it easy to get on with others

…be competent in using digital platforms and communication channels

…be good at practical implementation

…have strong leadership skills

…be highly organised

…have education industry experience (ex-teacher or worked in at education supplier)

…ideally have knowledge of pedagogical practice and curriculum needs

 

You won't...

…be an introvert

…be unsocial

 

Apply!

If you’re passionate about education and really want to make a difference, apply now!

Sales Executive - Growth and Retention

Location: Sittingbourne, Kent
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000
Contract Length: Permanent

Job Description:

Are you working in sales and looking to step up? Are you good at dealing with customers? Well, here’s an opportunity to join a thriving marketing agency, earn more money and learn new skills.

 

The role

You’ll get the opportunity to join a highly motivated, success-driven team and work with various businesses from innovative start-ups to some of the UK’s biggest brands. You’ll be responsible for:

  • Supporting inbound sales channels (phone / email / live chat / referral)
  • Owning a number of clients, providing the highest level of interaction, understanding and interest
  • Identifying client ‘pain points’ proposing marketing-based solutions
  • Producing creative proposals
  • Identifying areas of growth with existing clients
  • Developing skills to match the evolving services on offer
  • Work closely with the marketing services team to retain awareness and control over campaigns

 

The company

Our client is a fast-paced digital agency in Sittingbourne working with clients to increase their sales pipelines. Their marketing services team provide end-to-end campaign delivery via email marketing, SEO, PPC, social media and more.

 

The package

This is an exciting opportunity to join, learn and increase your earnings with an exciting and successful business. Some benefits include:

  • £19,000 – £21,000 basic salary
  • £800-£1000 monthly bonus
  • Outstanding sales training and qualifications
  • Work with some of the biggest brands in the UK
  • Attend work parties throughout the year (including our famous Summer BBQ)
  • Snacks and drinks for free (healthy and not-so-healthy options available)
  • Play pool, table tennis or table football at lunchtimes
  • Work on genuinely exciting projects alongside the sales team and account managers

 

To be successful, you will…

…be seriously self-motivated and driven

…have a genuine and provable interest in sales, customer service and marketing

…have strong digital, verbal and in-person communication skills

…be able to perform under pressure

…be happy to talk to new people

…enjoy nurturing relationships and growing accounts

…have a demonstrable ability and passion for learning and self-improvement

…probably be interested in psychology and what makes people act the way they do

 

You won’t…

…be easily flustered

…have poor self-esteem

…be someone who loves routine

…be a talker and not a doer

…be a ‘clock-watcher’

…expect problems to be solved for you

 

Apply!

If you’re looking to move on from your current situation and develop in sales, apply now!

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