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A message from Kate, our
Founder & Managing Director
I hope the information on this page will give you a unique insight into what a career with McCarthy could give you and what makes us standout as being different. MCCarthy is a well respected business with a strong reputation for quality and delivery.
We are serious about
Here at McCarthy, we have a dedicated Recruitment Training team who are responsible for ensuring everyone has a great onboarding experience when they start working for us as well as ongoing support, coaching, and development.
We like to give everyone amazing experiences at McCarthy, and we believe that our Teambuilds and Training Conferences really do that! We take the team to different, exciting locations each year while focusing on key aspects of the business and building our relationship as a team.
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why they love McCarthy
See why our team loves to work at McCarthy and what sets us apart from the rest. We really are different and no one will tell you better than the McCarthy family!
What makes a ‘Very
This is not just a list of words, we live by them, we recruit focusing on them, and we challenge ourselves to ensure we are living by them. We are one team, we are one family – we work together for the greater good of the business and we are resilient and we have GRIT to ensure that we deliver for our clients and candidates.
We are focused on delivering great service with a keen eye on efficiency, always questioning why and improving our processes whenever we can to ensure that we are commercially successful. We aren’t afraid to say no; if it doesn’t make commercial sense we don’t do it.
Whatever happens, we look for the positive and we are optimistic. Without failing we won’t develop and however hard it feels when we fail, we make sure we fall forwards. We have energy, a zest for life and we love what we do.
We make our health and wellbeing a priority to ensure we are mentally fit. We know this links to our performance and happiness, and we take it seriously. When we need support, we are able to ask for it.
Whatever the day brings, however much fun we have, we know when it’s time to be serious, we get our heads down and deliver!
We aspire to be the best we can be, at home and at work. We want to better ourselves to ensure the best for our families and our future. We are dreamers but we make those dreams a reality.
We accept and act on feedback however tough it is to hear, we know that without feedback we don’t grow and if we aren’t growing, well what’s the point? Our door is always open and we want to hear how we can improve; we actively seek it.
We aren’t afraid to speak our mind, we say what we think, we want to progress ourselves, the business and our team and we know that challenge is absolutely key to achieving this. We fight indifference.
We have an energised will to win, we hate losing, we will do what it takes as a team to ensure we are the best at what we do, we encourage friendly competition whilst always having each other’s backs.
We tell the truth. When we have made mistakes, we know that hiding them stifles learning. We value honesty, we know that it is the only way.
We are relentless in our focus to accomplish our goals, we are hard-working and ambitious.
We put our hearts into our business. We make an effort to engage with each other, our clients and candidates and the wider world, we enjoy shouting about our successes and we love celebrating when we achieve.
We welcome change, we understand the journey and we know without innovation and open-mindedness we will stand still and we won’t be the best. We are flexible and we will do whatever it takes for our team to achieve its goals.
We have determination and passion. We have resolve, courage and a strength of character that means we will do whatever it takes – and we have some great stories to back this up!
When it gets tough we dig in, we support each other and we don’t give up.
We recover fast from a setback, we reflect, we learn but we don’t dwell.
We are innovative, we make things happen, when we spot an opportunity, we grab it, we don’t sit back. We get outside of our comfort zone.
We demonstrate perseverance, a strength of purpose and will, we are determined to achieve and we have staying power.
You will progress
We have a unique structure that ensures whatever background, goals or experience you join us with we will be able to offer you a fantastic starting point.
Your role as a DC is to support the RC team to cover and fulfil vacancy requirements for our clients. You will source, screen and interview candidates selecting the most suitable and qualified candidates against the client brief. As a DC you will have the confidence to headhunt, the resilience to keep going in search of the best candidate and excellent communication skills. You may choose to progress to an RC role in the future or there is also the opportunity to be developed to account manage and take on other responsibilities within the DC team.
The journey to becoming an RC starts with developing your ability to manage candidates and fill vacancies from core clients, our approach is that we play to your strengths so not all RCs are full 360 recruiters. Our RC team’s focus is on delivery to our clients as well as supporting business development and account management. You will source, screen, interview and manage our candidates through the full recruitment cycle, supporting, advising and coaching them.
As a senior RC, you will oversee the performance of a dedicated DC, you will manage their day to day activities and support them in their career journey. You will be involved in training and development and you will have strong knowledge in your sector and be an expert in your field. You will lead by example and manage your desk like your own business, operating strategically you will understand how to deliver your personal target and how to get the best out of your peers and those around you. You will be innovative, vocal and passionate, always looking for ways to develop the business.
Our team managers are responsible for the welfare, coaching, and performance of a team of RCs and DCs. You will demonstrate strong leadership, lead by example in your ability to bill and deliver excellent service to candidates and clients. Our team managers display high levels of commitment and live the company values, they strive for excellence and they have a high level of understanding of all of the business processes. They are part of creating and delivering the business strategy and they play a key role in the business reaching its potential.
As an account manager, you will be responsible for delivering excellent quality-focused service to your clients. You will be an expert in your field and have the passion to develop partnership relationships always going above and beyond for your clients. On a day to day basis you will manage the team to deliver for your clients, ensuring that we deliver our promises. You will enjoy developing relationships and have a detailed knowledge of the services we offer.
As a director in the business, you will drive, create and deliver the strategy for your function. You will have overall accountability for all aspects of your business and you will lead the team to deliver success – there isn’t anything you won’t get involved in and the team will look to you for guidance, advice, development, and coaching.
We recognise that some people love business development and some don’t – our BD execs love it! They research, develop new client relationships, pitch and are innovative in how they communicate our offering to new approaches. They work closely with our marketing team and develop a clear strategy in line with the business aspirations for new sectors and new opportunities. Our BD execs are strategic, love to talk and are not afraid to jump on the phone!
This role does what it says on the tin! Our trainers make sure we are all trained, coached and are operating at our best! It is not always a dedicated role, some RCs and team managers take on extra training responsibility and love the impact that they can have on new people in our business.
Once embedded into the business, you will receive structured on-going development in the form of a Personal Development Plan focused around the McCarthy Growth Academy (our succession and opportunity people map). The McCarthy Growth Academy enables our team to understand the opportunities that they have in the business and highlights that whatever level you join the business at, ultimately you can be what whatever you want to be – there are no limits at McCarthy!