Rebecca James

Rebecca James

Senior Underwriting and Legal Recruiter at Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Staffing and Recruiting

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Rebecca James' Summary

I am a professional recruiter with 10 years experience recruiting both Permanent, Interim and Temporary staff within the Financial Services / Insurance industry.

I have gained experience in both an agency and in-house environment so understand the pressures and demands of recruiting high-calibre and professional candidates from both sides. With a background of managing large Preferred Supplier Lists (PSLs) for corporate clients, handling their day-to-day recruitment needs as well as assisting with the interview process. I have worked with my clients on a sole agency, master vendor and PSL basis - providing first class candidates at all times.

I am a passionate recruiter with an excellent understanding of the industry; I will get to know your business and your team so I can ensure that I find you the right candidate with the right skills to meet your business needs.

Specialties: Managing large and specialist recruitment campaigns, working to deadlines, delivering on time and within budget, sourcing the right candidate for the business, working to bespoke and tailored recruitment briefs, headhunting, delivering an excellent and honest recruitment service.

Rebecca James' Experience

Senior Recruiter - UNDERWRITING & LEGAL

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; ZURN; Insurance industry

April 2013Present (1 year 7 months) Fareham

I provide an end-to-end recruitment service, including implementing sourcing strategies, headhunting, assessment centre facilitation, competency based interviewing and offer management.

I pride myself on being able provide a consistently high level of service across a multitude of business areas within the Insurance industry. I am able to adapt to different recruitment markets and enjoy the challenge of recruiting rare skill sets.

I am always interested to connect with people in the Insurance industry and if you would like to find out more information about the careers available at Zurich, please visit or contact me directly on

Senior Recruiter - Financial Services

Ambridge Harris Associates

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Staffing and Recruiting industry

August 2011March 2013 (1 year 8 months) Bristol

I headed up the Financial Services division in Bristol recruiting across the South West for temporary and permanent vacancies.

Ambridge Harris specialise in the recruitment of high calibre personnel across many head office functions including: Financial Services / Insurance, HR, Accountancy, Commercial and Contract Management, IT, Procurement and Supply Chain, Legal, Sales and Marketing and Legal personnel. With offices in Bristol, Cardiff and Southampton covering the South West, Wales, Western Home Counties, West Midlands and South Coast.

Principal Consultant

Sandringham Wood Recruitment

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Staffing and Recruiting industry

October 2010June 2011 (9 months)

Internal Recruiter

JPMorgan Chase

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; JPM; Financial Services industry

July 2010August 2010 (2 months)

JP Morgan are a leading Investment Banking Corporation, based in Bournemouth. As a Internal Recruiter I recruited all levels of positions from entry to senior management on a temporary basis. My role involved conducting interviews for candidates and ensuring the correct compliance checks were completed for each candidate. As well as this I was responsible for generating new candidate attraction methods on various job boards to ensure maximum exposure for JP Morgan.

Financial Corporate Account Manager

SOS Recruitment Consultancy Ltd

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Staffing and Recruiting industry

November 2003July 2010 (6 years 9 months)

Within my 7 years at SOS recruitment, I was responsible for managing our large corporate clients within the Financial Services and Insurance industry - on a nationwide basis. I was involved in the interview process with my clients, redeployment days, recruitment seminars and workshops and much more.
In my time here I won many clients from repeat tenders and PSL agreements, resulting in a very profitable and successful desk.

Rebecca James' Skills & Expertise

  1. Recruiting
  2. Talent Management
  3. Contract Recruitment
  4. Search
  5. HR Consulting
  6. Employer Branding
  7. Headhunt
  8. Internet Recruiting
  9. Recruiters
  10. RPO
  11. Recruitment Advertising
  12. Staffing Services
  13. Employee Relations
  14. Benefits Negotiation
  15. Screening
  16. Competency Based Interviewing
  17. IT Recruitment
  18. Applicant Tracking Systems
  19. Temporary Staffing
  20. E-recruitment
  21. Employee Engagement
  22. financial services recruitment
  23. insurance recruitment
  24. Financial Services
  25. Management
  26. Performance Management
  27. Training
  28. HR Policies
  29. International Recruitment
  30. Insurance
  31. Strategy
  32. Interviews
  33. Account Management
  34. Workforce Planning
  35. Resource Management
  36. Time Management
  37. Hiring
  38. Taleo
  39. Business Networking
  40. Temporary Placement
  41. Onboarding
  42. Job Descriptions
  43. Building Relationships
  44. Succession Planning
  45. Networking
  46. Personnel Management
  47. Employee Training
  48. Corporate Recruiting
  49. Task Driven
  50. Prioritisation

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