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Work With James Ray Recruitment

Our continued growth means that we are actively expanding our recruitment team.

If you think you have the right skills, we want to hear from you!

Who Are We?

James Ray Recruitment was established
by recruitment consultants with over 20
years experience.

As specialists in recruitment we understand
the stresses and strains on businesses to
recruit and retain top talent. Each division
is headed by a specialist in that area,
ensuring thorough market knowledge and
access to top talent.

Our ethos is simple, provide exceptional,
transparent & personalised customer service
for all our candidates and clients to create
long lasting working relationships.

Company Profile

Our Mission

Build a successful business based on creating long lasting relationships with both candidates and clients through exceptional, personalised customer service.

Our Culture

We want to create a fun, supportive working environment for all our team. We work hard all towards the same goal. We want all our team to feel inclusive in our goals and feel a sense of fulfilment with their role.

Our Goals

Develop a team of outstanding recruiters who embrace the same ethos and values as the Directors. A team of positive, driven and passionate individuals focused on obtaining outstanding results.

Meet The Team

Laura Dearing

Laura Dearing

Finance Officer

Processes payroll for both our own team and candidates. Mother of beautiful Ava, loves Leeds Utd!

Luke Bottomley

Luke Bottomley

Sales Director

Co Director Head of the Education and Rec2rec Divisions. Father of two crazy boys, loves good food, very competitive!

Kat Patchett

Kat Patchett

Senior Recruitment Associate

An experienced temporary and permanent recruiter with a real passion for people. Loves dogs, wine and winter walks!

Rachel Parker

Rachel Parker

Operations Director

Co Director overseeing all things Operational and Head of the Legal Division. Proud mum of little Emily. Loves spending time with friends & family

Benefits of joining
our team

Staff Benefits

Office Benefits


  • Modern office space
  • Local amenities
  • Modern technology¬†
  • Break out area
  • Refreshments
  • Relaxed dresscode
  • Christmas shutdown
  • Regular training and wellbeing workshops
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Increased Annual Leave

James Ray Recruitment value the importance of spending quality time away from the office. Not only is our working day shorter than most recruitment businesses, we provide all our team with increased annual leave in order for you to spend that much needed time to unwind, whether this is a trip away or down time with loved ones.

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Spend your birthday away from the office. James Ray will give you a paid day off to spend your birthday how you wish!

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Flexible Working

We provide any full time staff members the opportunity of hybrid working.

James Ray understand that life sometimes gets in the way when it comes to work. We want to give you the flexibility with your work to support you every way possible to ensure the two combine.

All our team are provided with laptops and a phone allowance in order for you to work remotely at the press of a button.

Success is to be celebrated!

Monthly Incentives

Salary aside, we want to create an environment where you feel driven to succeed no matter what level you work at within the business. Each month we will have varied incentives.

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Company Socials

Creating a sense of family & community at James Ray is vitally important to our success.

We run company social events throughout the year ranging from team building exercises to meals out.

Not only away from the office but within, we provide regular events throughout the year to match the season. Beer garden lunch break in summer? Why not! Cheese & Crackers at Christmas? Sure!

Thank you!

We look forward to working with you.

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