Recruiting the best talent to assist your business to sustain long-term growth

Recruiting the best talent to assist your business to sustain long-term growth

ABOUT US

James Rhodes Exec Search specialises in providing recruitment and advisory services to Financial Services businesses and Financial Services professionals across the UK.

With over 18 years’ experience recruiting across various Financial Services markets and 10 years’ specialising in recruiting specifically within the Wealth Management market, we have developed an extensive and far-reaching network, with loyal relationships spanning the whole of the UK.

James Rhodes Exec Search has built an enviable reputation and developed a deep understanding of the Wealth Management market and the key drivers within it. This not only allows us to assist candidates to achieve their goals and clients to source the best talent for their business, but it also allows us to advise on various subject matters related to the ever-changing industry.

We are passionate about the industry, and are at the forefront of the ever-changing landscape across it. This has included one of the largest changes within the industry following the Retail Distribution Review. We continue to see changes that we believe will only enhance the professionalism of the industry.

It is paramount that James Rhodes Exec Search operates in a highly professional manner to allow us to work in unison with candidates and clients from the Wealth Management market, whilst ensuring that we also uphold the increasing professionalism within the industry. We are committed to achieving a positive outcome for candidates, clients and our business, without the detriment of anyone’s reputation involved.

With that in mind, as a business, James Rhodes Exec Search does not operate any monthly, quarterly or annual targets, thus ensuring the working environment is a non-pressurised one, which allows our approach to be truly consultative. Although relatively small, we pride ourselves on being able to offer a very bespoke and tailored, proactive service to both candidates and clients, with the emphasis being on, getting to know you more and developing long-term relationships.

Our aim and ethos is simple;

We are looking to successfully recruit the best talent to assist your business to sustain long-term growth.

We are relationship driven and look to blend old fashion values with modern recruitment techniques.

We are proactive, consultative and innovative in our approach, ensuring a positive outcome for all involved.

We are not looking to re-invent the recruitment wheel, but are looking to simply recruit well and do what we say we will do.

We are specialists for a reason; if you commit to us, we’ll commit to you.

At James Rhodes Exec Search we fully appreciate that the process of changing job can be extremely stressful and a very anxious time, not only for you, but also for your family. There can be a lot of uncertainty around the move and a never ending list of questions on your mind, including, ‘am I doing the right thing’!? Everyone has their reasons for looking for a new job and everyone’s circumstances are different and unique.

The first step in the process though, is to talk to somebody who has an in-depth understanding of the market that you work in and can give you an unbiased, objective view of it. At James Rhodes Exec Search we specialise purely in recruiting within the Wealth Management market and are more than happy to have confidential, initial conversations with you about your current situation and the market. Following a conversation with us, you may realise that the grass isn’t actually greener elsewhere and the doubts you’ve had about your current working environment have been put to bed, or you may realise that the timing isn’t right just now, which is fine.

James Rhodes Exec Search is a relationship-driven business and we are passionate about doing the right thing. We take great pride in our straight forward and honest approach, and ensuring that as a candidate, you receive the same service that we ourselves would want. If for whatever reason, the timing isn’t quite right now or your circumstances change, we would always hope that you would get back in touch with us.

If however, following an initial conversation with us, you do want to move things forward and you feel comfortable working with us and are happy for us to help you find a new opportunity we would always advise a face-face to meeting, should time and geography permit. If not, we live in a technologically advanced age and are happy to utilise other communication sources to develop the relationship further.

We are specialists for a reason; if you commit to us, we’ll commit to you.

It’s often said in recruitment, that you are only as good as your last placement! Whilst there is some truth in this, from a clients’ perspective you want to be confident that the recruiter you are working with will be successful at filling your vacancy, but sometimes you have to wonder at what cost. At James Rhodes Exec Search we believe that you are only as good as the relationships you have developed. You don’t always have to make a placement to add value to the business you are recruiting for throughout the recruitment process.

Having market knowledge, market awareness, an understanding of market conditions and being able to relay that information in real time can be extremely valuable to your business. It takes an experienced, professional recruiter years’ to build this knowledge up and be aware of how these variables affect businesses. With James Rhodes Exec Search, you can be assured that if you commit to us, we have the experience needed to add value to your business; whether it’s through recruiting, internal structural analysis, salary comparisons across the market or competitor mapping; we are specialists for a reason.

We are also firm believers that ‘people buy from people’, and no matter what corporate name is on your business card, if you are not able to build a relationship with the person sitting in front of you, then you are not going to transact much business, if any at all. This is fundamentally where the recruitment process begins, seeing whether a working relationship can be developed. All we ask is that you contact us for an initial conversation. The first 30 seconds count. You will make a decision whether you want to develop a relationship with us and utilise our experience in those first 30 seconds, or not.

At James Rhodes Exec Search we pride ourselves on providing an exceptional ‘Search and Selection’ service to our clients, and understand how important it is to build and develop a good relationship with you. By doing so we not only know that we will be successful for you, but we know that you will come back to us next time you need to recruit. Repeat business is important to us and many of our clients utilise our services and expertise time and time again. The relationships that we develop are important to us and as such we will ensure they are nurtured and looked after.

We offer 3 service levels, which have been designed to offer synergy in the market that we recruit in. All utilise the same recruitment techniques but what differs is our time commitment and charge. We hope you will see, that we are being clear and transparant with you, which is how we operate.

We are specialists for a reason; if you commit to us, we’ll commit to you.

SPECIALIST SECTORS

James Rhodes Exec Search are specialist recruiters. We specialise in recruiting solely in the Wealth Management market across the UK. The more definitive markets that we specialise in recruiting are:

  • Wealth Management
  • Financial Planning
  • IFA
  • Investment Management
  • Private Banking
  • Personal Injury/ CoP Financial Planners and Support
  • Paraplanners/  Trainee Financial Planners
  • Investment Administrators/ Investment Analysts/ Trainee Investment Managers
  • Support/ Administration

Appointments range from entry level, through to senior level with the ‘sweet spot’ being mid–senior, and working with small regional firms through to national and global firms; again, the ‘sweet spot’ for clients being SME’s.

Examples of assignments successfully completed by our Director, James Rhodes include:

  • Financial Planning Director x3; Global Investment Management Firm
  • Senior Investment Director x3; Global Investment Management Firm
  • Personal Injury/ CoP Specialist Financial Planner x3 & Specialist Paraplanner; Specialist Financial Planning Firm
  • Client Director x2; National Wealth Manager
  • Senior Financial Planner; Top Tier Accountancy Practice
  • Parapalnner/ Trainee IFA; Boutique SME/ Regional IFA
  • Senior IFA/ Board Level; Boutique SME/ Regional IFA
  • Senior IFA x5; Boutique SME/ Regional IFA

We are fundamentally a relationship driven business that offers a very pro-active, innovative and personable service. We are extremely hard working and believe that the placement is the by-product of our hard work. James Rhodes Exec Search is a small specialist recruiter and our reputation is important to us and paramount to our success; we will not compromise our reputation in anyway.

All we ask is that you pick up the phone and have a conversation with us. Whether you are a candidate or a client, if you believe that you can work with us and vice versa we’re already half way there.

We are specialists for a reason; if you commit to us, we’ll commit to you.

SPECIALIST SECTORS

James Rhodes Exec Search are specialist recruiters. We specialise in recruiting solely in the Wealth Management market across the UK. The specific areas that we specialise in recruiting are:

  • Wealth Management
  • Financial Planning
  • IFA
  • Investment Management
  • Private Banking
  • Personal Injury/ CoP Financial Planners and Support
  • Paraplanners & Trainee Financial Planners
  • Administration

Appointments will range from entry through to senior level with the sweet spot being mid – senior, and working with small regional firms through to national and global firms with the sweet spot being SME’s.

Examples of assignments successfully completed by our Director, James Rhodes include:

  • Financial Planning Director; Global Investment Management Firm
  • Senior Investment Director; Global Investment Management Firm
  • Personal Injury/ CoP Specialist Financial Planner; Specialist Financial Planning Firm
  • Client Director; National Wealth Manager
  • Senior Financial Planner; Top Tier Accountancy Practice
  • Parapalnner/ Trainee IFA; Boutique SME Regional IFA
  • Senior IFA/ Board Level; Boutique SME Regional IFA
  • Senior IFA; Boutique SME Regional IFA

We are fundamentally a relationship driven business that offers a very pro-active, innovative and personable service. We are extremely hard working and believe that the placement is the by-product of our hard work. James Rhodes Exec Search is a small specialist recruiter and our reputation is important to us and paramount to our success; we will not compromise our reputation in anyway.

All we ask is that you pick up the phone and have a conversation with us. Whether you are a candidate or a client, if you believe that you can work with us and vice versa we’re already half way there.

We are specialists for a reason; if you commit to us, we’ll commit to you.

VACANCIES

We are specialists for a reason; if you commit to us, we’ll commit to you.

TESTIMONIALS

I have found James to be an excellent recruiter. We set clear guidelines for my potential future role and James provided considered and quality options. I would have no hesitation is recommending James and already have.

David M Financial Planner

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