Join us

Our people are our most valuable assets, so we are always on the lookout for the next motivated and talented member to join our team. Take a look at what it’s like to work here, check out our current vacancies and let us know if you would like to work with us by contacting careers@douglas-stuart.com

Our Culture

Building our business from the inside out

At Douglas Stuart we care about the work that we do, how we do it, and who we do it with. Finding great people for our clients means recruiting great people for ourselves. We are working hard at building a company that we want to work for, and anyone who joins us will play a big part in how we evolve. Fundamentally we all hate doing work that we don’t enjoy, which is why we place a premium on a work culture that encourages good habits and great fun.

Growth

We strive to grow, as individuals, a team and a business. Growth means learning, by the things we do well, and the mistakes we make. It means encouraging candor alongside encouragement and kindness. If our individuals flourish, our business will grow.

Collaboration and Contribution

Our business is our people, and the impact and contribution that each of those people make. We support each other as a team, but we take ownership for the things that we do. We congratulate success and we don’t play the blame game. We promote autonomy, but always have time to offer guidance and support when needed.

Challenge

We are experts in our field, but recognize that nothing is constant, and what worked yesterday, may not be what works today. There is always an alternative way of doing things and a different point of view. Our community is diverse , and so is our approach. We focus on results , not process – the more we can adapt, the more we can accomplish.

Job Vacancies

Head of Shield Safety Resourcing

In partnership with Shield Safety Group, we are now recruiting for two vital roles for their latest division, 'Shield Safety Resourcing'. Already market leaders in the provision of food safety, fire safety and health & safety services to some of the best known brands, it's become clear that there's a shortage of highly trained and qualified health, safety and environmental professionals in the industry. Shield Safety Resourcing has responded to this need, with their unique knowledge and access to the best talent in both the public and private sectors.
Join this award winning organisation, with all the support, benefits and resources of an established business, but with the excitement and innovation of a new start-up.

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About Us

We’re Shield Safety Group, the UK’s leading provider of Food Safety, Fire Safety and Health & Safety software and services. Based in Manchester’s unique Northern Quarter we’ve had years of providing risk and safety management services to our clients. We work with innovative start-ups to the big brands, offering a pioneering approach to compliance services. We are getting famous for ‘making safety simple’. Right now, we’re applying that same approach to our Resourcing Service and we need an ambitious and versatile recruitment leader to join us.

The Role

We’re going (and growing) from strength to strength – recently ranking in the Northern Tech 100 and winning awards for innovation – and we have no plans for stopping. As part of our onward and upward trajectory, we need someone to take the reins and drive sales and growth for our resourcing division. Shield Safety Resourcing offers: Interim and contract HSEQ resource, Executive Search for HSEQ professionals and a full suite of consultancy services such as competency based assessment training, RPO and salary surveys. As Head of Shield Safety Resourcing, you will generate new business and build relationships with key clients to help deliver the talent they need as well as developing a high performing team.

As Head of Shield Safety Resourcing, you will generate new business and build relationships with key clients to help deliver the talent they need. Your responsibilities will include:
Business development, by phone and face-to-face, with both new and pre-existing customers.
* Overseeing and leading a high-performing team.
* Creating candidate pools and client relationships through networking.
* Generating data, including target companies lists.
* Managing work flows to ensure successful placements.

Is this the job for you?

As an experienced recruiter, with a proven track record of success, you’ll have the confidence to advise clients on the best solutions for their business. Discipline experience in HSE, ideally across Leisure, Retail, Manufacturing or Supply Chain sectors is preferred but not a deal breaker. You must however, be adaptable, energetic and innovative. Excellent communication skills are non-negotiable – whether it’s on the phone, via email, or face to face you will be representing us to our clients - so you must be a pleasure to deal with.

It’s an exciting opportunity for someone ready to take their next step up and who wants to help steer the direction of a business already going places.

We expect you will have:

* 360 recruitment experience – including contract and retained.
* Built a successful recruitment business (a desk, division, office, etc.)
* Networked to ensure strong relationships.
* Managed a team of researchers/resourcers and external suppliers.

In return, we’ll offer you countless opportunities for learning, training and career development. We believe in organic growth and prefer to recruit from within wherever possible.

Salary and Benefits

We offer a highly competitive base salary, including bonus, 25 days holiday (plus national holidays) and an extra day for your birthday. Based in the Northern Quarter, we’re close to public transport and affordable parking. Here at Shield, we love our jobs but we don’t just live to work. Our culture is passionate, diverse and fun. The office has a casual clothes policy, music is always playing, and there’s a pool table if you fancy some competition. There’s a “gym and tonic” area for running and boxing twice a week and we play football on Tuesdays. Most importantly, we’re a social office - we have regular events and on Friday, the drinks are on us.

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Do we sound like the right place for you? Apply today or get in touch with James Usher on 01619679670 to find out more.

Resourcer

In partnership with Shield Safety Group, we are now recruiting for two vital roles for their latest division, 'Shield Safety Resourcing'. Already market leaders in the provision of food safety, fire safety and health & safety services to some of the best known brands, it's become clear that there's a shortage of highly trained and qualified health, safety and environmental professionals in the industry. Shield Safety Resourcing has responded to this need, with their unique knowledge and access to the best talent in both the public and private sectors.
Join this award winning organisation, with all the support, benefits and resources of an established business, but with the excitement and innovation of a new start-up.

Read more


About Us

We’re Shield Safety Group, the UK’s leading provider of Food Safety, Fire Safety and Health & Safety software and services. Based in Manchester’s unique Northern Quarter we’ve had years of providing risk and safety management services to our clients. We work with innovative start-ups to the big brands, offering a pioneering approach to compliance services. We are getting famous for ‘making safety simple’. Right now, we’re applying that same approach to our Resourcing Service and we need a tenacious recruitment specialist to help deliver outstanding results to our clients.

The Role

We’re going (and growing) from strength to strength – recently ranking in the Northern Tech 100 and winning awards for innovation – and we have no plans for stopping. To help source the best health and safety professionals for our clients we need a recruitment professional who can help drive sales and growth. Shield Safety Resourcing offers: Interim and contract HSEQ resource, Executive Search for HSEQ professionals and a full suite of consultancy services such as competency based assessment training, RPO and salary surveys.

As a resourcer with SSR, you will be a pivotal team member, driving growth forward. You will support the Head of SSR with the recruitment process, including sourcing candidates for a variety of roles to ensure successful placements.

Your day to day duties will include:
* Locating and preparing longlists of candidates, including candidates who may not be active on the market.
* Building solid relationships with candidates and clients.
* Writing compelling job adverts and publishing them.
* Preparing relevant documents, including candidate briefing documents, insider guides & shortlist presentations.

Is this the job for you?

You’ll be an experienced recruitment professional with a proven track record. As a ‘Completer Finisher’ your unique combination of organisation, attention to detail and creative approach to problem-solving will be highly valued. Exceptional communication skills are essential, both written and verbal. People are our business and we expect you to be as passionate about them as we are.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to join a business in the early stages of growth and really contribute to its success.

It’s an exciting opportunity for someone ready to take their next step up and who wants to help steer the direction of a business already going places.

You will have proven experience with
* Data mining and boolean strings
* Developing and delivering sourcing plans
* Writing and preparing job adverts

In return, we’ll offer you countless opportunities for learning, training and career development. We believe in organic growth and prefer to recruit from within wherever possible.

Salary and Benefits

We offer a highly competitive base salary, including bonus, 25 days holiday (plus national holidays) and an extra day for your birthday. Based in the Northern Quarter, we’re close to public transport and affordable parking.

Here at Shield, we don’t just live to work. Our culture is one of passion, diversity, and fun. The office has a casual clothes policy, music is always playing, and there’s a pool table if you fancy some competition. We have a “gym and tonic” area for running and boxing twice a week and we play football on Tuesdays. Most importantly, we’re a social office - we have regular events and on Friday, the drinks are on us.

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Do we sound like the right place for you? Apply today or get in touch with Emily Thompson on 01619679670 to find out more.