Recruitment CoOrdinator

at Forward Partners in London

(₤25000 - ₤35000 per year)

We’re looking for an upbeat, organised and super motivated Recruitment CoOrdinator to join the Forward Partners team. We’re looking for someone to proactively network within a range of skill sets, building relationships with the tech startup ecosystem’s most talented and impressive people.

Forward Partners has a portfolio of over 50 early stage tech startups, and, with direction and support from our Head of Talent and People Ops, you will make a significant impact in providing the portfolio with new hires that will supercharge their success. You’ll also support Forward Partners’ own internal team growth.

We work in a collaborative office space and alongside our earliest (Pre-Seed) startups, and every day is different!

We’re looking for someone who relishes variety, and who is excited to work with real pace, autonomy and ownership to provide a dynamic pipeline of candidates for a range of roles at any given time; proactively building talent pools of permanent and freelance talent. This is the ideal role for someone looking for the best of both worlds; a remit for supporting internal recruitment while also managing a small, ‘client base’ of tech startups with whom you’ll build relationships as a trusted partner.



  • Your core goal is to network! You’ll be a brilliantly emotionally and socially intelligent person, able to quickly and effectively build relationships with people from cold
  • You’ll be an effective listener with high empathy; in this role you’ll become an expert in quickly building a genuine understanding of a variety of people
  • Working on a few, hand-picked and business critical searches for our portfolio companies, you’ll be able to deliver a suitable volume of candidates, of the highest quality and present the strongest matches for our startups’ opportunities.
  • You may already have some sourcing experience, but whatever the case you will be taught best practice talent acquisition strategy and tactics, including sourcing, interviewing and candidate experience
  • You’ll be a brand ambassador; with responsibility for effectively representing FP and our portfolio companies’ employer brands.


  • You’ll be responsible for managing your own ‘desk’ with autonomy and high energy.
  • You’ll need to keep our ATS (applicant tracking system) up to date and accurate as well manage your activity via LinkedIn, AngelList, and all relevant social media channels
  • You’ll enjoy measurable success and being able to track your progress; you may have some sales experience, or have enjoyed working with (reasonable and achievable) targets in the past

People and Culture

  • You’ll work closely with Forward Partners’ operations team and in particular support the Head of Talent and People Operations with recruitment and people operations activities; for example coordinating and scheduling interviews and helping to drive engagement with all internal talent acquisition activity
  • You’ll build excellent relationships with the whole Forward Partners team

About You

You’ll get job satisfaction from;

  • Building really effective, positive relationships with a significant number of people
  • Creating seamless, replicable processes and seeing them work well
  • Working under pressure, with creativity; you’ll enjoy deadlines and will be innovative in finding solutions to make sure you’re hitting them
  • Being able to preempt issues and solve problems before they present themselves
  • Being the most organised person you know!

Company Benefits

Axa PPP + family

Carried Interest
You will be awarded points in the relevant Fund’s carried interest scheme

All the snacks and drinks you could wish for; including many healthy options. Just help yourself!

Every FP-er receives a £500 annual budget to spend via Sunlight, our partner for ordering books, courses and pretty much anything you could wish for!

The company contributes 5% of your base salary into a pension plan. You may contribute as much of your salary as you wish into the pension.

Team Socials and Lunches
We have frequent and excellent team socials, to which you and are your significant other are invited to join. In addition, we regularly go for lunch as a team.

Forward Partners is an £81m venture capital fund, investing in tech startups at the earliest stages. We were established in 2013 by our Managing Partner, Nic Brisbourne, and we are on a mission to make long-term investments that deliver outstanding returns, and to back the best pre-seed and seed stage founders, and businesses

We are doing this by not only making brilliant investments, but by supporting our founders with world-class execution support at every step of their journey

Our vision is to see a world where ever founder with a great idea will realise their potential. From Engineering to Growth, to Design, to PR to Talent, our team of experts help our founders achieve their goals quicker, better and in a more cost effective way

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Published at 08 Mar 2019
Expires on 28 Mar 2019

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