Barclay Simpson has a dedicated team of technology, change and transformation consultants with a vast hinterland of experience and networks to facilitate the sourcing and selection of the high calibre talent essential to the creation and delivery of the technological commercial advantages your business needs to succeed. Whatever the level of your requirement, we can deliver a bespoke recruitment solution, sourcing candidates on a permanent or contract basis for positions in traditional financial services, disruptive FinTechs or commerce and industry.Submit a vacancy
Barclay Simpson excels in providing the first class talent you seek for your business analysis roles. We understand the importance of bridging the gap between business objectives and technology solutions, and the complex matrix of technical and interpersonal skills this demands. We connect organizations with skilled professionals who possess exceptional analytical skills, sourcing individuals who can deliver valuable insights and drive successful business outcomes through their expertise in business analysis.
We are well-versed in the rapidly evolving landscape of cloud computing and data analytics. We meet the growing demand for skilled professionals in this field, sourcing individuals with expertise in cloud technologies, data analysis, and data engineering. From cloud architects to data scientists, we deliver the specialists who can harness the power of cloud and data technologies, enabling businesses to make data-driven decisions, optimize operations, and stay ahead in today's competitive market.
With a highly experienced specialist technology and change team, Barclay Simpson can source a wide range of Agile delivery roles. We understand the significance of collaboration, adaptability, and incremental value delivery in project management. We are expert at sourcing highly skilled talent who excel in Agile methodologies, such as Scrum and Kanban. Whether it's Scrum masters, Agile project managers, or Agile coaches, we have the capability to deliver individuals who can drive successful project outcomes by fostering a culture of collaboration and efficient delivery.
We understand the critical role of DevOps and SRE in modern software development. Barclay Simpson can source the highly skilled professionals who excel in streamlining software delivery processes, automating workflows, and ensuring system reliability. Whether it's infrastructure management, continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD), or cloud technologies, we will find you the individuals who possess the expertise needed to optimize software development and operations, enhancing productivity and efficiency.
Barclay Simpson has extensive experience and a strong focus on PMO and portfolio management roles. We understand the complexities of overseeing project portfolios, optimizing resources, and aligning projects with strategic objectives. Our agency has the expertise to source experienced professionals who can provide strategic insights, drive project governance, and ensure effective project delivery. Whether it's PMO managers, portfolio analysts, or project coordinators, we find the talent who possess the skills necessary to drive project excellence and contribute to organizational success.
With over 30 years of recruitment experience to draw upon, we have a few recruitment stories to tell. The case studies here are designed to illustrate the range and type of work we undertake for our clients as we partner with them to resolve their cyber security recruitment challenges.
I have been at Barclay Simpson for just under three years and can speak very highly of the firm and the entire team. I joined the business to work exclusively within the banking and financial services sector and Barclay Simpson has given me an excellent platform to develop long-lasting relationships in this space. In addition to the firm’s brilliant reputation and positive focus on career progression and development, the culture and flexibility at Barclay Simpson is something that I believe is unrivalled in the market.
I’ve worked with Barclay Simpson for many years, both as a candidate and as a client building my team. When I was starting out, Barclay Simpson found me 3 excellent career opportunities over a ten-year period that enabled me to make significant progress in my career with some excellent companies. Since then, when hiring they have successfully found me numerous internal and IT auditors, both permanent and contractors, with the specialist skills and experience I needed to deliver our audit programme. The service I have received over these many years has always been characterised by patience and good listening, straightforward honesty, an exceptionally detailed level of knowledge of companies, departments and people in internal audit and a general sense of decency. I’ve always found the people of Barclay Simpson great to work with and I look forward to doing so for years to come.
As a long-term internal audit contractor, I have worked with Barclay Simpson for many years. There are three things that stand out about their service, first the people. I find it quite incredible how long I have worked with Barclay Simpson but how few people I have had to deal with. This builds trust that they understand me and what I can offer clients and what I am looking for from assignments. Secondly, the quality of their client base. They have been around a long time, and I don’t think anyone has the depth of market coverage they have. As a result, I have never had to wait long for an assignment, even when the markets have been tough. Third, the people are great to deal with – lots of care, attention and insight backed-up with great administration, nothing is too much trouble.
We engaged Barclay Simpson to find us a new Head of Internal Audit to cover our EMEA operations. The brief was quite demanding as we and needed a highly-confidential approach to be taken. We selected Barclay Simpson as they seemed to be embedded in the internal audit market and had the depth of experience and skills to manage such a sensitive mandate. The results were outstanding – a high quality longlist was provided very rapidly which was then used to form a five-person shortlist for full assessment. The whole recruitment exercise was completed within two months to very high levels of service. We have since engaged Barclay Simpson on further permanent and contract requirements with similarly impressive results and have extended our use of their services beyond internal audit
We do a lot of recruitment via direct sourcing, but I have always engaged Barclay Simpson to support us with our IT audit needs. This is not an easy area for us to recruit in and I have always valued Barclay Simpson’s expertise in this area, they really are very knowledgeable and have the ability to source high quality IT auditors at a wide range of levels. Their abilities go beyond sourcing for and managing recruitment processes though and I am currently working with them to increase the number of female IT auditors we employ – not easy but they have helped us develop our sourcing strategy and we are making progress.
I was approached by Barclay Simpson for a Head of Internal Audit role. I wasn’t looking at the time, but the initial call was enough to get me interested and I decided to engage with the rest of the process after I was provided with a written brief and had a follow up call to answer my questions and undertake initial screening. I then attended Barclay Simpson for an interview which was very thorough but conducted professionally and with a degree of humour. I felt like they were making a real effort to get to know me as person, rather than just checking facts on a CV. I was selected for the shortlist and thereafter was supported by Barclay Simpson throughout the rest of the process, which required a lot of input from them as the recruitment process had a number of stakeholders in different locations and communication and coordination was an issue. We got there in the end; I was offered the role and was again supported by Barclay Simpson throughout the negotiations to a successful conclusion. The whole process was calmly managed with a lot of time spent by Barclay Simpson on making sure that everyone knew what was going on and that the process kept on moving forward. All very well done.
The team at Barclay Simpson are on my go-to list for compliance recruitment. I recently engaged them to assist in the recruitment of a Head of Compliance. In addition to understanding the role and the company, they really took the time to get to know the candidates, their experience, motivations and preferences which resulted in only well-suited candidates being put forward. I’d highly recommend Barclay Simpson to anyone who is looking for a professional and well-informed recruitment service.
We engaged Barclay Simpson’s financial crime team to undertake a search for a new role for us, Head of Fraud. As this function was a new development for the business we had limited prior knowledge of the market. Barclay Simpson took a lot of time to listen to our needs and then brief us on what we could expect from the market, what our competitive position was and what our budget ideally should be. In good time we were provided with a long list that gave us a good insight as to our options and then a detailed short list that provided us with a focused and consistent strategy for the position. This was a long process as the business needed to feel its way with the role, but it was very well managed with excellent communication maintained throughout keeping all parties engaged through to a successful conclusion.
We were thoroughly impressed with Barclay Simpson’s understanding not only of the current requirements of this position but also what the position would look like in 5 years’ time. Equal emphasis was placed on both finding the candidates with the right skillset but also making sure that the candidate’s values and corresponding behaviours, attitudes and aspirations were aligned with our own. We will continue using Barclay Simpson for support in our legal searches.
We had struggled to fill this role directly at the right level and with the right experience. Barclay Simpson very quickly presented us with two very good candidates that both made it through to final stage interviews. One of them was successfully hired. The eventual hire was completed within a turnaround of four weeks after we had searched directly for a lot longer than that.
The thing that stood out for me was how incredibly thorough Barclay Simpson were in their approach to this requirement – we were highly impressed by the number of candidates supplied and by the breadth and skill level of the candidates they were able to present to us within the agreed timescales. We hired someone who we know is going to build out a best-in-class sanctions function. The business is delighted.
We received excellent service. Barclay Simpson not only really understood the blend of experience, skills and attitude we were looking for in a candidate but were also in control of the recruitment process throughout which made everything so much easier!
Having struggled to fill a senior role within our compliance team for a number of months, we reached out to Barclay Simpson. With their understanding of the nuances of the role and their wide network of candidates, they were able to quickly present a shortlist of excellent candidates and provided support throughout an efficient and ultimately successful interview process.
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