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Senior Early Careers Relationship Manager

Michael Page Human Resources
City of London, England
Competitive Benefits Package
Closing date
23 Jun 2022

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A Global Financial Services firm based in the City of London seeks a Senior Early Careers Relationship Manager to lead the Early Careers agenda across dual areas of the business. Partnering closely with business stakeholders to ensure that the early careers and talent accelerator proposition supports the development of the junior talent pipeline. Leading a small team this role will oversee the school graduate, student, junior to mid level talent pipelines.

Client Details

A Global Financial Services firm based in the City of London.


A Senior Early Careers Relationship Manager to successfully own the following areas:


  • Partner with the Head, Early Careers and Talent Accelerators, and other members of the leadership team to shape and execute the overall Talent and Resourcing Strategy for the Bank
  • Design the resourcing strategy for early careers in a specified region / business / function in a way that is aligned with the global agenda whilst also meeting the needs of local market nuances
  • Create and execute employer brand and marketing strategies for your remit ensuring alignment with global brand and employer brand strategy and standards, while addressing local market nuances

Business Partnering

  • Partner with key stakeholders in a specific region / business / functional areas to plan and execute the early careers proposition in line with Bank wide standards
  • Establish routine measurement practices to monitor the effectiveness and return on investment in early career and talent accelerator initiatives and create ways to report and monitor progress
  • Partner with local HR teams to embed early careers talent pools into local talent management practices to ensure effective deployment of early carers and accelerator talent
  • Own and drive relevant alumni activity in line with Bank wide standards, supplementing global activity with local engagement and communications activity where required

Early Careers Proposition

  • Overall responsibility for strength and health of early careers candidate pipeline in a specific region / business / functional area. Ensuring diverse candidate pipelines are actively managed to meet the skills needed by the business
  • Provide oversight and quality assurance of all campus hiring activities, including business participation in marketing, recruitment and selection activities while aligning with employer branding team on regional requirements and translating them into sustainable initiatives
  • Plan and execute strategies to continuously improve candidate experience and engagement throughout the early careers recruitment cycle, in partnership with Lead, Early Careers Resourcing and leadership team
  • Ensure the team is managing all programme requirements for talent accelerator programmes. Including but not limited to rotation planning, allocation of buddies, ongoing assessment, engagement events, inductions etc and create platforms for report back/senior visibility and alignment to business/market practises
  • In partnership with the Lead, Talent Accelerators, manage any local country requirements that will support and enhance the global talent accelerator proposition and / or address any individual market needs. Eg) attrition/ localisation agendas/untapped talent pools etc


  • Discharge Country Risk Owner responsibilities for relevant HR processes as required, ensuring appropriate first line responsibilities are upheld at all times
  • Establish and run the operating routine, resource allocation and portfolio management of the Early Careers portfolio in a specific region / business / functional area. Ensuring alignment with flexible, dynamic ways of working that maximise productivity and impact of the function
  • Build capability and drive operational / delivery disciple to ensure projects and work-streams are delivered in line with strategic priorities and the agreed book of work

People and Talent

  • Responsible for managing and recruiting staff in the team, ensuring adequate capacity and focus on building an inclusive and innovative culture that is underpinned by sustainability and conduct
  • Set and monitor job descriptions and objectives for direct reports and provide feedback, recognition and reward in collaboration with risk and control partners that reflect individual and team performance against agreed objectives
  • Lead by example in setting tone and expectations of colleagues that is consistent with the Valued Behaviours. Clearly define priorities and individual objectives for direct reports and virtual teams. Connect objectives and growth plans with strategic priorities of the Bank and colleague aspirations
  • Lead indirect and matrix teams (including third party sourcing partners) to deliver specific projects and deliverables as determined by the relevant scorecard metrics and agreed functional priorities


A Senior Early Careers Relationship Manager with key, demonstrable skills in the following area:

  • Talent Management
  • Talent Assessment
  • Candidate Sourcing
  • HR Consulting
  • Brand Management
  • Team Management
  • Senior Stakeholder Management/Engagement
  • Effective Communication
  • Industry Knowledge
  • Demonstrable Financial or Professional Services experience

Job Offer

A competitive base salary and benefits depending on experience/skills


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