The role presented by this client required a really specific combination of experience, skills and personality. The business was growing and a need for more input in marketing and business development had been identified. In addition, a partner was retiring and a particular element of their professional expertise needed replacing. The ideal would be to combine both requirements into one role but this individual would also need gravitas, professional credibility, people management and significant experience of financial markets: a tall order, particularly when the role was only for three days per week!
Made for each other
Fortunately, Capability Jane Recruitment has an excellent understanding of both their clients and their candidates and was immediately able to identify one individual who filled all the necessary requirements and who was looking for a new challenge. Following a successful city career the candidate had set up and managed her own financial services business. She now did contract work in order to focus on the part-time charity work that was her real passion. Driven, autonomous, incredible industry credentials, marketing & business development experience, strategically minded, definitely interested in no more than a three day working week. They were two sides of the same coin.
It’s uncommon for Capability Jane Recruitment to only offer one CV to a client but in this case, only one was needed. And similarly, it was the first and only role that the candidate considered with Capability Jane. This intimate knowledge that Capability Jane Recruitment have of their clients and candidates alike, the way they address problems from a different angle, have the contacts and knowledge to throw options open, together, they had hit jackpot again.
Very little negotiation was needed. The candidate has happily stayed with the business, her role is now broader but she still has flexible terms, and she has subsequently engaged Capability Jane Recruitment to recruit for another role.