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With offices in London and Birmingham – and plenty of agile working – we’re one big, talented family. But we’re always looking for people who share our values to join us at Penna and Stafford Long.

What are those values, exactly? Well, we’re accountable. Collaborative. Supportive. Inspiring. It’s how we do some pretty incredible work for some pretty incredible clients. We’ve even picked up a fair few awards along the way. Because no matter if we’re recruiting Chief Executives or crafting innovative graduate campaigns, we develop solutions that find, excite and secure the right people for our clients, smash targets and create noise in the industry.

Here’s a snippet of some of our award-winning work.

 

Our culture

We know that great work doesn’t happen without great people. We’re an open and friendly bunch, so we take the time to share our ideas, knowledge and skills. It’s the kind of place where everyone’s encouraged to speak up, make suggestions and do things just a little bit differently.

We love nothing more than seeing our people grow and flourish. That’s why you’ll have such great learning and development resources at your fingertips. And we always make sure we celebrate one another’s success – whether that’s through the Golden Pear Awards at our annual conference or cheering for our employee and team of the month (complete with confetti cannons, of course). So if you do something great, expect a hearty pat on the back.

Benefits

We offer a whole range of benefits from day one. You can have them all, or just choose those best suited to your lifestyle.

Ways of working

We’re a people-focused business, so we’re passionate about helping everyone be their absolute best. Like most of the world, we’re redefining where and how we work – and we want everyone to join us on that journey. There’s a great level of autonomy here, and every team has their own version of hybrid working.

Health & Wellbeing

We take your health seriously. These are just a few of the great health benefits we offer.

Private Medical Insurance
Comprehensive medical cover, including mental health and more.

Health Cash Plan
Cash back in your pocket for extra health or wellness treats. 24 hr online access to a GP and physio consultants.

Private Health Insurance
Covering you for periods of absence due to ill health where you’re out of the business longer than six months. This policy covers you at 75% of your monthly pay.

Life Assurance
Automatic cover to help your loved ones if you pass away while employed with us.

Holidays
Flip flops or just flopping on the sofa? It’s important to take a break. Our core offer is 25 days, which increases with time, but you can also buy a few extra days too.

Dental Insurance
Keeping your pegs in tip-top shape.

Eyecare Vouchers
Tests, glasses and lenses, our contributions have got you covered.

Gymflex
Get your body moving with up to 50% off gym memberships.

Employee Assistance Programme
You’re only one phone call away from a friendly expert to help with your wellbeing.

Finance & Lifestyle

Shop, travel and eat your way around the city! Take a look at some of our Finance & Lifestyle benefits.

Pension  
Working together to secure your future by setting a little aside every month. We’re all about balance and match you at 5%.

Getting Around
Get savings on bikes with the Cycle2Work scheme, or hop on buses and trains with a Season Ticket Loan.

Shopping & Holiday Vouchers
Get new outfits and gadgets or travel the world with countless discount opportunities.

Your development

It’s simple: when you grow, we grow. Here’s how we’ll help you flourish.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Whether it’s the work we do for clients – or the commitment to our colleagues – we’re passionate about driving change and being truly inclusive. Honest and open, we’re constantly looking for ways we can improve. We listen. We reflect. We act.

Learning Academy
A huge variety of personal and professional development resources are available on topics such as knowledge, confidence and leadership.

On Demand
Unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning, Degreed, PepTalks and more.

Little extras

It’s the little things that count. Here are some of the benefits that make us the family we are.

Family Gathering
Feeding you juicy info every month (as well as a breakfast spread or afternoon snacks).

Quarterly Knees Up
Whether it’s our main Summer Fest event or a smaller get-together, we leave boring presentations behind and focus on having fun and getting creative. You may even get to hear our very own band play.

Gary Day in December
St.Gary (or actually our former CEO) once gifted us an extra day of holiday around the festive season. So naturally, we’ve kept it going.

Volunteering Day
A paid day every year to do some good with a charity of your choice.

Latest Vacancies

This is a selection of our current openings. But please do keep checking as we advertise throughout the year.

Associate Consultant CIPFA

Location: Hybrid working

We’re here to make sure that our clients get the best senior finance people who will deliver instant results for interim roles. We’ve been really successful in the sector so far. So much so, we’re now going through an exciting period of growth. As part of this, we’re looking for an Associate Consultant to help us to become even better. With experience in recruitment you will support the CIPFA Penna’s Consultants and Directors in live roles, client and candidate care.

Client Partner – Education Team

Location: Hybrid working

Do you want to be at the forefront of new and emerging student trends, utilising your consultative selling skills with our great university clients? Then this could be your chance to really excel here in the education team at Penna. Teamwork is what we are great at both internally and externally and we have been growing stronger and stronger during the last 22 months so would love to hear from you if you think you fit the bill: flying to Aberdeen one day, chatting to Northampton College the next, working with truly amazing internal teams and our trusted media partners. Variety the spice of your life? If so, please send your CV by clicking the link below.

Creative Traffic Administrator

Location: Hybrid working

This role sits centrally between the Penna Attraction & Communications team and our Stafford Long brand, working closely with our Operations and Traffic Manager to help allocate projects and resource. As such, it’s a brilliant opportunity to learn about the workings of a busy creative communications studio – helping the teams work together to produce award-worthy creative solutions and gaining exposure to commercial aspects too.

Data Scientist

Location: Hybrid working

As we continue to grow, we are seeking a talented and driven Data Scientist join the Performance Media team which is comprised of specialists in data science, ad-ops and paid media. Reporting to the Head of Performance Media, you will work to develop and maintain prediction and optimisation models using machine learning and artificial intelligence tools. You will collaborate with teams across the organisation to ensure that our real time reporting dashboards evolve as needed and monitor model performance metrics. You will play an important part to maintain our data driven culture whilst mentoring junior of our team.

Lead Developer

Location: Hybrid working

As Lead Developer you’ll work across both of our award-winning Penna and Stafford Long Brands. You’ll be responsible for driving the development on all our projects producing websites, web applications and custom solutions that look great and beat client expectations. You will also be maintaining existing applications. You’ll be guiding the technology platforms we use to build our solutions across a range of big name commercial and public-sector clients.

Performance Media Specialist

Location: Hybrid working

The Performance Media Specialist will play a key role as you will be involved in all aspects of the success of our paid media campaigns from the setup and optimisation to the channel strategy. This is a unique opportunity to become an expert in all digital marketing channels such as Tiktok, Instagram, YouTube, Google, Bing, Reddit, Facebook, Pinterest but also Programmatic, SEO and Job Ad Exchange platforms such as Joveo or Appcast. As data is essential of our media planning, you will be involved and trained to become a real Data Guru. Don’t wait any longer and contact us to join our supportive and innovative team.

RSSP Campaign Coordinator

Location: London

From niche, specialist roles to entire teams of people: when it comes to resourcing, we've got the expertise and drive to take on the biggest (and smallest) challenge. However, what we’re missing right now is a smart Campaign Co-ordinator to make it all happen: someone who’s dedicated to helping clients and understanding their needs in detail. If that's the kind of role where you tend to excel, we'll give you the chance to develop within our friendly, talented team.

RSSP Quality Assurance manager

Location: London

We’ve recently won a new seven-year RPO contract, to deliver all permanent recruitment for a prestigious government department. You will drive quality outcomes, compliance and rigor throughout the recruitment process lifecycle and with the infrastructure deployed on the contract. You will also ensure an integrated business quality management system (comprising core quality and environmental accreditation) is established, implemented and maintained in accordance to requirements within ISO standards as detailed within the contract and be the single point of contact on all quality matters across the RSSP Team.

RSSP Recruitment Assessor

Location: London

Playing a pivotal part in every successful recruitment campaign, you’ll work directly with various clients from our central London office. Day to day, you’ll screen candidate, conduct telephone interviews, answer queries, give information and stay on top of tasks to ensure we provide a fantastic service. You’ll also make sure candidate screening meets set criteria and attend assessment events to make sure they run as planned. With responsibility for keeping accurate records and overseeing the candidate management process, you’ll be on the ball and always ready to help.

RSSP Senior Recruiter

Location: London

We’re looking for an experienced recruiter to join our long-term clients on a journey of significant change, growth and progress. As our team works in partnership with a number of government organisations, the days of you doing BD calls will be over, and you'll be able to build meaningful relationships with our client who value your opinion. We use data to drive decisions and inform our clients, which means this role has all the perks of client facing roles that you'd expect. Without the BD calls!

Please note that this role is London-based and subject to security clearance.

Senior Consultant CIPFA

Location: Hybrid working

We’re here to make sure that our clients get the best senior finance people who will deliver instant results for interim roles. We’ve been really successful in the sector so far. So much so, we’re now going through an exciting period of growth. As part of this, we’re looking for a Consultant/Senior Consultant to help us to become even better. With significant experience in recruitment you will grow and develop CIPFA Penna’s; business opportunities, reputation and presence within the chosen market(s) and provide Sector expertise to Penna to create sustainable winning sales strategies.

Latest Vacancies @Stafford Long

An multi award winning Agency who are part of the Penna Family

That eternal question: why should you work here?

One: you’ll be able to explore ideas and approaches you wouldn’t elsewhere.
Two: we have a passion for great ideas – and we like to get everybody involved.
And three: we’re thinking big about the future, so this will be a place where you can explore, grow and develop.

Have a look at our current opportunities