Recruitment Update – East Anglia

The encouraging start to the New Year continues apace with Oyster receiving further instructions from our law firm clients in East Anglia and not least in the City of Cambridge. There is a particular demand for lawyers in Real Estate and Construction both at the newly qualified level and at more experienced levels, especially for lawyers with a mix of contentious and non-contentious experience.

There is also strong demand for commercial lawyers in IP/IT and also commercial litigation, particularly in the area of financial services litigation. On the non-contentious side of financial services, Oyster has a “watching brief” for a financial services regulatory lawyer.

Ipswich is also quite busy, not least in Agriculture where one of our clients is looking to recruit a Senior Associate or Partner to join the firm’s thriving Agricultural practice.

More generally, Oyster remains very keen to hear from lawyers looking to relocate to East Anglia so whether you are actively looking to move to the region or simply wishing to find out more about what options there might be, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please feel free to contact us and to ask for Michael Pickup, Managing Director here at Oyster.




Human Resources Recruitment – Update

We are pleased to report that the New Year has got off on a busy footing with a number of law firms and other professional services firms instructing Oyster to recruit on their behalf. Of particular note is the number of specialist HR opportunities we are seeing. In the legal sector we are seeing opportunities for Compensation and Benefits Managers, Global Mobility specialists,  Employee Relations Managers and Organisational Change professionals. The majority of these opportunities are permanent and one or two are interim.

Within other professional services firms, we are seeing opportunities for, for example, a Head of Learning & Development and a Head of Recruitment.

In line with our latest policy of attracting and working with more junior HR professionals on behalf of our clients, I’m pleased to see a number of opportunities for HR Administrators and Graduate Recruitment Assistants and Advisors.

Conversations with our clients suggest that there will be additional opportunities for HR professionals in the months ahead.

For details of these and other HR opportunities and/or to discuss your career more generally please do contact us in confidence. We’d be delighted to hear from you.


Happy New Year

A very happy new year to you from Oyster Search & Selection and best wishes for 2013.

For many the new year heralds a new start in a new job and, for others, perhaps the opportunity to embark on their job search afresh. For some, of course, the most appropriate next step in their career may well be to stay-put with their current employer and to make the most of opportunities internally – may be via a promotion, secondment or new project. Either way, we’d be delighted to hear from you if you feel that you would benefit from the opportunity to discuss your career options beyond your current employer and, equally, for those of you minded to stay, to provide you with a “sounding board” with which to review the options internally. In essence, the opportunity to take stock, evaluate your career to date, taking note of any potential “gaps” and agreeing a sensible, focused way forward.

For our part, the new year also provides the opportunity for Oyster to reflect on next steps and, in particular, opportunities for growth and expansion. Indeed, we’d be very keen to hear from anyone interested in contributing to the next chapter in the Oyster story. Perhaps you are an experienced recruitment consultant with an excellent reputation for candidate and client service in the legal and/or professionals services sectors or, like us, an owner-managed consultancy looking to grow and open to some form of joint venture or collaboration. May be you are a freelance researcher or consultant attracted by the flexibility and quality of work we can offer. Whatever, your background, why not contact us, in complete confidence, to discuss what’s on offer and how this might dovetail with next steps in your own career.