Who We Are
Saxton Bampfylde is a top UK search and leadership consulting firm with global reach and a modest mission to change the world, by changing leaders in interesting and important organisations.
Since our establishment in 1986, we have stayed true to our founding principles, namely our dedication to a uniquely diligent and thorough search process that is different from our competitors, and our commitment to providing the highest quality service when advising on board level roles for our clients. In 2014, Saxton Bampfylde became an employee-owned organisation. The business is held in trust for our Partners – currently a team of over 100 – with oversight from an employee-elected Trustee Board.
As well as placing leaders in interesting and important organisations, we challenge ourselves to find individuals from different backgrounds and experiences to join our team. We strive to build and maintain a workplace where each team member is listened to and feels they can contribute to their fullest. We value each other as individuals worthy of respect and care, and behave towards everyone with honesty, discretion, tolerance, and fair-mindedness. It is important to us to grow, support, and celebrate the diverse voices of all our Partners as an Employee-Owned Business. We have a fantastic book club, an enthusiastic choir, and a very active charity committee – having a strong culture is at the heart of who we are as a firm.
Our Partners are passionate about widening access, and using our skills and expertise to support others. In the past year, 51% of our placed candidates have been women, and 13% ethnically diverse. Our award-winning REACH mentoring programme supports Civil Service employees with disabilities in maximising their career potential. Our Partners also act as mentors for those from diverse backgrounds to help them attain Board roles through the OnBoard programme. We also support survivors of sex trafficking through a partnership with Strength & Stem – a social enterprise that seeks to give survivors the skills and training to find work in the UK.
The Project Coordinator Role
The Project Coordinator role is the lynch pin which enables us to manage our work with our clients. They are the key person who everyone involved in the project communicates with to plan, administer and deliver the search, from the client, to our colleagues, to the candidates.
The Project Coordinator will support one or two Consultants in all aspects of client management and search execution. They focus on supporting their Consultant in project managing all of the client assignment work being undertaken, in addition to all aspects of administration connected with this e.g. creating project timetables, pulling together reports, liaising with candidates and clients to book in interviews and key meetings and ensuring that Consultants are prepared for client meetings. They also support their Consultant in business development activities (e.g. arranging lunches, marketing dinners, etc.) as well as general their diary management and travel. The role is focused on providing support to the Consultants in their professional capacity, rather than undertaking any personal work for them.
This is an involved position with high levels of responsibility where diplomacy and confidentiality are essential.
We currently have a team of around 20 Project Coordinators who have come to us via a range of career paths. The role requires some level of previous professional experience but the team ranges from those who are earlier on in their career, or who are maybe are newer to this type of role, to those with considerable experience who have been in the business over two decades. We are proud to welcome people from all walks of life.
The team works across London and Edinburgh, as well as enjoying the flexibility of hybrid working. Despite this geographical spread, we are a strong, collegiate group.
We offer a comprehensive and ongoing induction programme, as well as on the job training and regular in-house team workshops.
Your development is important to us and discussed regularly with your Team Leaders. There are many ways of developing once you are here, whether that is moving to other roles across the business, or growing into a highly skilled and experienced Project Coordinator.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for bright individuals with prior business experience to join our team. Candidates need to be articulate, polite, personable, curious, proactive with a great working attitude. They need to be able to hold their own with the best and brightest and must be comfortable communicating on the telephone as well as email. In addition, candidates will have an empathy for others, a desire to work in a firmly team-based environment and the ability to convey ideas, as well as facts, succinctly and persuasively.
From an early stage we give Project Coordinators a great deal of responsibility and autonomy which means they need to be highly efficient, flexible and can change workload and prioritise to meet business needs. The role requires someone who can meet this challenge with a keen attention to detail and a high level of self-motivation.
Partners work within a range of flexible working patterns – this includes parents, carers, and those pursuing further education.
£competitive + benefits (including Partnership bonus)
How to apply
To register your interest, please send your CV to email@example.com with the reference PCT2023 indicating where you heard about the role. In your email, please answer the following questions:
- What interests you in a career in executive search at Saxton Bampfylde?
- Tell us about who you are as a human being – we would love to hear how you spend your time, whether that is through charity work or hobbies.
Please also complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
We are an open and inclusive organisation, and strive for our workforce to reflect the clients and organisations that we work alongside and advise. Please let us know if you would like us to accommodate for any reasonable adjustments for interviews.
Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will only respond to applicants who are taken forward to the next stage of our recruitment process.
Saxton Bampfylde is an approved ‘Disability Confident’ Employer which means we are working with the government to remove barriers, increase understanding and ensure that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. The badge helps to make it clear that we welcome applications from disabled people and are positive about their abilities and potential contributions to our firm. It also shows existing employees that we value their contribution and will treat them fairly should they become disabled.