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Jacob Clarke

Human Resources & Recruitment Specialist

Works remotely from London

  • 51.509648
  • -0.099076
  • Suggested rate £300 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location and workplace preferences

London, England, United Kingdom
Remote only
Primarily works remotely


Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month


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  • English

    Native or bilingual


Skills (21)

Jacob in a few words

Experienced HR, people/culture and recruitment professional. Experience from numerous sectors, covering all aspects of HR; policy creation, system implementation, strategy, process improvement, training, L&D, change management, redundancies, and all other areas.
Open to small projects, to support business needs.



HR & Recruitment Lead

May 2021 - Today (1 year and 6 months)

International financial services firm specialising in bridging finance, mortgages and development finance. The company has issued over £500m in property lending to date. Key Responsibilities:
•Work closely with the Directors and 'Heads of' to develop and drive the HR Strategy, ensuring the HR function and team is aligned with the business and operational objectives. Ensuring this is successfully communication and implemented.
•Develop HR policies, processes, and procedures, promoting consistency and fairness in their application and ensuring that best practice and relevant employment law is followed.
•Overseeing the onboarding process, ensuring new starters receive a positive and engaging experience.
•Champion EDI, responsible for a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace and design and implement practices to support their achievement.
•Payroll reporting: working with the Head of Finance to produce timely monthly reports.
•Part of the remuneration committee, meeting quarterly to discuss benefits & rewards, reviewing employee benefits, rewards, and salary competitiveness.
•Responsible for all ER activity across the business, advising and guiding leadership team, managers, and employees.
•Provide management coaching to front line managers and senior leaders, work with line managers and employees to address all types of employee relations issues, fairly representing all interests.
•Influence leaders to adopt initiatives that create high performing environments encompassing diversity, inclusivity, employee engagement, employee relations, work life harmony, mental wellbeing, and social impact
•Producing monthly trade reports; reviewing performance of the HR department [incl recruitment] including time to hire, cost to hire, EDI and candidate data, recruitment source and ROI for candidate sourcing, salary benchmarking, gender pay gap, attrition rate etc.
•Acting as a superuser for HR system [PeopleHR] and trained staff, managers and Directors, on its key functionalities.
•Developed candidate engagement and attraction strategies to directly attract talent and strengthen the employer brand.
•Responsible for the delivery and oversight of; talent strategy, growth and succession planning, budgeting, and direct recruitment strategies.
•Ensuring the recruitment journey, for both candidates and hiring managers, is excellent and seamless.
•Provide management, coaching and training for the recruitment function, allocating vacancies, ensuring adherence to talent strategy and ultimately the recruitment is fair, timely and best in class.

LMP Group

People & Talent Manager

July 2018 - May 2021 (2 years and 10 months)

National education, sports and training provider, specialising in Apprenticeships, learning and development and providing sporting activities. Group of 3 companies. Achievements: Top 75 London Medium Company accreditation from Best Company, Gold Accreditation from Investor in People. Key Responsibilities:
•Producing and presenting Director & Board reports, summarising periods of trading [monthly, quarterly and HY/FY] and providing recommendations where required.
•Presenting at and providing useful insights at quarterly SMT meetings, presenting departmental figures, successes, and key areas to focus/challenge.
•Providing key input and analysis for company growth and organisation structure.
•Create key LMP strategies around; company communications, engagement, wellbeing, COVID-19 strategies and training and development.
•Full oversight, development, and management of the organisation recruitment strategy for LMP Group (3 companies, c.90 staff).
•Recruitment of more senior hires; Directors, Heads of, Senior Management. With oversight of all core business area recruitment; finance, HR, Data, IT & Delivery.
•Continuous developed of the recruitment strategy, ensuring timely, fair, and costly effective recruitment in line with the company strategy and growth plans.
•Management of the recruitment and HR functions, including team management [8].
•Successfully supported the company through growth, increasing headcount from 40 to c.100.
•Creation of key company documentation [for analysis and strategy], including departmental salary benchmarking, skills matrix and providing key market research to ensure LMP are in line with market rate for salaries, commission, benefits, and staff engagement/wellbeing.
•Management of all internal HR processes; disciplinaries, dismissals, pay reviews/increases, probation reviews & extensions, grievances, redundancy, and contract creation and updating company policies/handbook etc for 90 key policies.
•Management, compliance oversight and reporting on the company's internal HR system (PeopleHR).
•Project lead for Best Company awards in which LMP secured the following 2 achievements; best 75 small companies to work for in London & 1* 'Best Company accreditation'.
•Supported the organisation in achieving Gold accreditation via Investors in People.
•Project lead for investors in people; process still in process, with the aim to achieve at least silver accreditation.

Halliday Marx

Recruitment Consultant

February 2014 - July 2018 (4 years and 5 months)

Boutique finance recruitment specialists based in Central London. Specialising in top to bottom finance recruitment within the Commerce and Industry sector Overview:
•Full 360 role, managing; job process, candidate management, business development, client meetings and training new consultants.
•Developed desk from scratch, working with a wide variety of clients from different sectors.
•Working on client recruitment projects: Successfully recruited during a merger between 2 accountancy practices (now a top 50 UK firm). Recruited 6 new roles within management team: 4 managers, Head of Department, and a Head of Operations. This also led to various junior recruitment requirements.
•Presented and pitched at numerous PSL and client onboarding meetings, competing to win new business in front of senior managers and decision makers.