PSD is a leading international board, management and executive recruitment organisation.

We operate across a range of functions, industry sectors and countries, providing specialist expertise in each area. We employ over 250 experienced consultants in seven offices across Europe and Asia. During the last five years we have placed candidates in 75 different countries.

At PSD we have a key point of difference - the quality of our people. It's through the skills and knowledge of our consultants and support staff that we are able to provide our clients and candidates with outstanding results and exceptional service.

We were recently awarded the Gold status by Investors in People and we were congratulated for being an "exemplar organisation with great people management practices". We were commended for having "engendered genuine loyalty and affection from staff".

The working environment at PSD is challenging, rewarding and enjoyable. Effective team work and open communication provide a collegiate and supportive culture which is mature and professional. We are passionate about what we do and there is a strong and shared sense of pride in what we have achieved.

If you are interested in working for PSD, please contact us now.

Current opportunities

Opportunities for talented recruitment consultants exist in London, Manchester , Haywards Heath, Frankfurt, Munich, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

We are expanding in each of our principal sectors:

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Business & Professional Services
  • Hospitality, Leisure & Travel
  • Property & Construction
  • Retail & Consumer
  • Sport
  • Industry
  • Technology

Recruitment

We are interested in talking to successful and experienced Recruitment Consultants who are:

  • Seeking a professional, collegiate, quality-driven environment
  • Subject matter experts in either a function or sector
  • Proven business developers with excellent client relationship skills
  • Committed to excellence.

Are you ambitious? Are you driven and want to establish a career within recruitment?

We are interested in talking to highly driven, motivated and competitive graduates. We offer a structured training programme and career progression within a challenging and rewarding environment.

If you would like to know more about what is on offer, please contact one of our Divisional Managing Directors:

UK

Juliet Hardingham. Telephone: +44 (0)207 970 9782. Email: Juliet.Hardingham@psdgroup.com

Chris Eldridge. Telephone: +44 (0)207 970 9691. Email: Chris.Eldridge@psdgroup.com

Lesley Reynolds. Telephone: +44 (0)207 970 9737. Email: Lesley.Reynolds@psdgroup.com

Peter Hardy. Telephone: +44 (0)207 970 9701. Email: Peter.Hardy@psdgroup.com

Germany

Oliver Tonnar. Telephone: + 49 69 13813637. Email: Oliver.Tonnar@psdgroup.com

Asia

Lesley Reynolds. Telephone: +44 (0)207 970 9737. Email: Lesley.Reynolds@psdgroup.com

Emma Charnock. Telephone: +852 2531 2200. Email: Emma.Charnock@psdgroup.com

Norman Lau. Telephone: +86 21 6391 6060. Email: Norman.Lau@psdgroup.com

Our values

Our values-based culture embraces OPEN-MINDEDNESS, COMMITMENT, ACCESSIBILITY, ADAPTABILITY, PARTNERSHIP and SUCCESS. Our values provide us with a real sense of who we are and what we want to be, and clarifies what we can expect from one another.

Our values have helped us build a culture which is open-minded, committed and successful, and which attracts and retains some of the best recruitment consultants in the industry. High staff retention at PSD helps us to build strong and enduring relationships with our clients and candidates.

Values
  • Open-minded
  • Adaptable
  • Accessible
  • Partners
  • Committed
  • Successful

Benefits, rewards & recognition

In addition to uncapped personal commission and bonus schemes, our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Annual Leave - all staff receive five weeks on joining, plus one day for each year worked up to a maximum of six weeks.
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Enhanced Maternity Pay plus a return to work bonus
  • Enhanced Paternity Pay 
  • Childcare Schemes
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • Competitive Dental Insurance Premiums
  • Season Ticket Loans (up to and including senior consultant level)
  • Competitive Gym Membership Subscriptions
  • Introductory Bonus
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

We are constantly striving to make PSD a great place to work. Whether you are a consultant, a manager or a member of our support staff, our aim is to ensure that PSD is a rewarding, challenging and enjoyable place to be. Recognising the achievements of our people is a vital part of our culture.

At PSD we work hard, but at the same time have a lot of fun too and believe that it is important to achieve this balance.

Our annual staff awards ceremony recognises the achievements of our consultants, support staff and managers. Quarterly and monthly incentive schemes reward achievement with team nights out, spa days, iPads and store vouchers etc.

Staff are also recognised for long service from their fifth anniversary and every five years thereafter with gifts and celebratory dinners.

Training, development & career opportunities

We are a recognised Investor in People and were awarded the Fast Track Award in 1996 for being the fastest company in London to achieve the Standard. As a result of our reassessment in July 2014, we were awarded the prestigious Gold status.

We aim to ensure that training and development is ongoing for all staff from induction throughout their whole career at PSD. Structured career paths, well developed performance management systems and a supportive management style are designed to help everybody at PSD realise their full potential. Regular reviews and appraisals and a culture of giving and receiving feedback creates a challenging and open environment in which everybody is committed to ongoing performance improvement.

During our last re-assessment for Investors in People, the assessors made this comment:

"People feel that the learning and development strategy of PSD is consistent and complimentary to the desire to give a structured journey for employees to progress through the organisation. There is an effective opportunity for consultants to choose between become a sector specialist high billing Directors or to pursue the route of people management to develop their career. This approach helps maintain a performance-focused culture with which to maintain people's sense of achievement, whilst offering variety and opportunity that best matches the strengths and aspirations of the individual"

Career progression & personal development

Consulting staff can progress from Resourcer or Consultant to Senior Consultant and then on to Principal Consultant. From Principal Consultant staff may elect to pursue a management career progressing to Associate Director, then on to Director and ultimately to Managing Director.  Alternatively Principal Consultants may also progress to Associate Director and then onto Director without management responsibility.

Management development

Over the last 10 years PSD has been extremely proud of its success in developing the management teams who are leading and directing the Group. Most of our managers have progressed up through the business and completed our various coaching and training programmes.

Our personal and management development programmes, supported by mentoring schemes and 360o appraisals, have been highly effective in building a strong and experienced management team to support the ongoing growth of the business.

International opportunities

  • Frankfurt
  • Munich
  • Hong Kong
  • Shanghai
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Haywards Heath

We actively encourage staff to take up assignments in group offices where they can benefit from fantastic opportunities to travel and develop their careers at the same time.

Charitable Initiatives

Many staff across the organisation are involved in supporting charities.

In the UK, our chosen charities are:

London   - Kids Company

Manchester  - Cash for Kids

Haywards Heath - Chestnut Tree House

The company helps support these charities through fund-raising and a payroll giving scheme (which is matched by the company). We offer staff one day's paid leave for volunteering activities. PSD was awarded the Payroll Giving Platinum Award in 2014.

Fund-raising events include quiz night, darts competition, auction, raffle, cake baking, cycle ride, marathons and an arctic biathlon. 

Our people   

Juliet Hardingham - Managing Director - Marketing & Sales, HR, FS & Banking and Pensions & Investments - London

For me, it is all about the people I work with at PSD from my peers to all of my teams and the wider business. Quality of what we do and strive to achieve is second to none, and this is core to all of the fee earning staff to our fantastic support teams, from secretarial, HR, IT and Finance. As a woman in business with two young children, I have had a very meaningful career so far, based on working in a very supportive environment that recognises and rewards your efforts and success. The business encourages staff to think / take ownership of their business and rewards success in many different ways, from quarterly awards, based on values, best business referral, best executive award to celebrating team success.

Will Davies - Associate Director - Sales & Marketing Hotels - London

What separates PSD from other recruiters is that they treat their employees as individuals. Everyone's talents are recognised and valued and what you bring to the team is welcomed and celebrated. I appreciate the open and transparent culture here. Targets and expectations are clearly defined and communication and moreover, I feel supported to achieve them. Also, achieving and exceeding various targets is recognised and rewarded in a personal manner which really makes a difference and is a great motivator.

Tom Vardigans - Consultant - Sales & Marketing Hotels - London

I joined PSD as a graduate with no prior recruitment experience, I found the support and training from within the business very useful. It is great how the company recognise your strengths as an individual and help you improve your areas for development through ongoing mentoring and training, giving you the best opportunity to be successful in your role. You are supported in reaching your targets through one-to-one appraisals each month and are incentivised both as a team and an individual. I feel that my experience at PSD has given a great grounding in the recruitment world and I will continue to flourish with their guidance and motivation.

Awards

Investors in People - Gold Status

Following its reassessment in July 2014, PSD was awarded the Gold status. Since achieving the Investors in People standard in March 1996, we have been continuously recognised by the assessors as an "exemplar organisation where employees feel connected to the values, vision and objectives of the business". 

Our elevation this year to Gold status is an achievement that we are very proud of and one that we believe demonstrates to our clients real commitment to excellence and continuous improvement. The recent assessment noted that "PSD develops long term partnerships with its clients, provides high quality feedback and communicates a compelling vision which generates enthusiasm and commitment to the group", all essential components of an effective recruitment service.

ISO9001:2008

ISO 9001 provides a strong framework for quality control and continuous business improvement. This standard is evidence of the quality and consistency of our service, which means that clients will receive consistent levels of service across all divisions.

All employees within the company are jointly responsible for implementing the procedures of the quality system and individually responsible for the quality of service provided to our clients and candidates.  They are also responsible for encouraging teamwork and good communications through the company to ensure that PSD's objectives are achieved.

Payroll Giving Award - Platinum

In 2014, PSD was awarded the Payroll Giving Platinum Award by the Charities Aid Foundation in recognition of our support for our chosen charities, Kids Company in London, Cash For Kids in Manchester and Chestnut Tree House in Haywards Heath. 

Getting involved in the business 

Staff have the opportunity to get more involved in the business by taking on additional responsibilities. This provides a platform for further personal growth and development as well as enriching their role in the Group. Examples of opportunities available are sector head, values champion, trainer, publishing and editing the company newspaper (Informer), as well as getting involved in the many business development initiatives and projects which are carried out across the Group.