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Risk Associate Recruiter

  • Location: New York
  • Salary: $Competitive package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: SS/RISKNYC
  • Sector: Internal Recruitment
Job Description

The Company


Established in 1989, Barclay Simpson is a privately owned recruitment firm with specialist divisions covering:


- Legal

- Compliance

- Risk

- Treasury

- IT and cyber security

- Audit


From our offices in London and New York, we work with businesses across financial services, commerce & industry, and professional services throughout Europe, Middle East and North America.


Our services include executive search, contingent perm, interim and salary benchmarking.


The Division


Barclay Simpson has been recruiting in the United States since 2012. From our offices in Midtown Manhattan we operate within the following markets: Internal & IT Audit; Risk Management; Information & Cyber Security; Compliance. The US division was the second highest division company-wide in 2017 in terms of net fee income. 


Barclay Simpson USA has had a dedicated Risk Management recruitment team since 2015 specializing in Market Risk, Credit Risk, Quantitative & Model Risk and Operational Risk Management disciplines. We have an established group of core clients in Banking & Financial Services from AVP level all the way through to senior hires and MD positions. We have agreed terms with a wide range of clients including a number of major U.S. firms and global non domestic banks. 


We have ambitious plans for the growth of the Risk Management function, which we see as a key pillar of our offering in the United States. The person we hire will be instrumental in joining our established proposition and supporting its growth by winning new clients, optimising our candidate pool and enhancing the quality of our offering.


The team is close-knit and supportive, with a strong focus on success, so someone who is able to embody Barclay Simpson values and collaborate well with others is essential. 


The Role


Based in Midtown New York, the role will be an Associate-level role. Day to day responsibilities will include:


  • Supporting the growth of the risk management desk by winning clients and new business from existing ones

  • Developing a high-quality pool of candidates to send to clients using marketing, social media and networking approaches

  • Writing adverts, content for market reports and other marketing paraphernalia, and supporting the delivery of events within the Risk Management space

  • Working closely with colleagues in the team to effectively cross-sell and deliver a “joined-up” approach to clients 


  • Working closely with and coaching interns who support our work on a day-to-day basis


    As a growing office we are keen for people to develop with us – a successful Consultant can expect both promotional opportunities and, in the medium-term, opportunities to build out new areas, manage more junior staff as we add headcount, and contribute to the infrastructure and development of the office in a variety of other ways.


The Candidate


The successful candidate will have the following attributes:


  • Experience working in a recruitment agency, ideally in a 360 “full-desk” role.

  • Working knowledge of risk management from a recruitment perspective (any sector) is highly desirable, although candidates with experience recruiting in other control functions will be considered.

  • Candidates will be comfortable with business development and have demonstrated some success in this area.

  • Likewise, given the profile of some of our existing accounts, an uncompromising approach to client delivery and account management is essential.

  • Strong attention to detail regarding system usage and sharing data. 

  • Strong, genuine team-player who enjoys a collaborative approach.

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