How we work

What will happen?

When you partner with us, we’ll start by listening. To understand your requirements in more detail, we’ll want to discuss the job, departmental structure and work environment with you, as well as why you’re hiring and what kind of person you’re looking for.

We do like to meet our clients, as it significantly improves our ability to present your job to candidates and fill the vacancy quickly.  If you would like a coffee and a chat, we will always put time aside.

The recruitment process

  1. We’ll upload your vacancy onto our database, conduct an automated search of thousands of active and dormant candidates, and shortlist suitable individuals.
  2. Due to our industry presence, we also source candidates through our network of industry contacts and research through social media applications.  Our Consultants are trained to source new candidates and the team benefit from an in-house resource as well as paying to access a number of specialist CV jobs boards.
  3. We’ll approach our shortlisted candidates and discuss the role, protecting your confidentiality as needed.
  4. We’ll conduct preliminary interviews and send you CVs for the three strongest candidates, or more if you prefer. 
  5. We’ll arrange interviews for you and ensure the candidate has a copy of the job description, details of whom they are meeting, parking or transport links and the time of the meeting.
  6. We’ll get feedback from both you and the candidates after the interview.
  7. We’ll help you and your chosen candidate reach agreement on the offer of employment.  Our Consultants have a wealth of experience in this crucial stage of the negotiations, and our structured approach ensures we get this right first time. 
  8. We’ll support the candidate in resigning, keep you informed at all times, and help you keep them engaged during their notice period to avoid losing them to competitors.

16% of people leave a new job within the first few months, so we also offer an aftercare service. Our Consultants will have built up an honest relationship with the candidate, and we can let you know if there are issues you should be aware of.

Advertising your job

Once we register a job, we draft an anonymous advert to appear on our website and on specialist pension and EB jobs boards and industry press.  This will help to attract pension professionals to apply.  You will have the opportunity to consider adverts in the industry press, at reduced rates, with your company logo and expand the coverage of your vacancy through our social media channels.  Our experienced Consultants will happily discuss this with you when you register the position.


Maria Coombe
BranWell Ford was very accommodating from the beginning of our recruitment process and clearly has a thorough understanding of her marketplace. She was very helpful in managing the process and keeping momentum throughout and understood well the type of candidate we were hoping to attract. Hayley represented both us and the candidates with integrity and I would highly recommend her and BranWell Ford to clients and candidates alike."
Andrea Suldisha
Accenture have been one of Branwell Ford’s clients for over 5 years, they always responded quickly and efficiently to my recruitment requests.The consultants always gains a sound understanding for my requirements and goes the extra mile to ensure I have good quality candidates. I enjoy working with the team as they are direct and honest and never over sells the services like other recruitment agents do. I know I can count on them for top quality candidates every time.
Laura MacPheee
Hayley is highly personable and efficient. She works hard and comes up with creative ideas to solve problems. I found working with her very easy and enjoyable and would not hesitate to recommend her.
Steven M. Kiwicz
I have worked with a fair number of recruiting firms during my career both in the US and Globally and on various fee arrangements. I can truly say that Branwell Ford clearly is at the top of the list. They were extremely adept at assessing the candidates requirements and assisting us in preparing the offer. The whole process was seamless.
Martine McKenzie
DB Pensions Administrator.
I would like to recommend BranWell Ford, they were wonderful in helping me to secure my latest position. They explained what was expected from the job, kept me informed throughout and even sat on the end of the phone giving me directions when I got lost on my interview. I am very happy to have used the company.
Andy Davies
Pensions Administration Manager
"I cannot ask for a more professional outfit than Branwell Ford. From the beginning of the process to a successful conclusion, the team at BWF kept me fully updated and informed and if required, chased to a conclusion. They do not look to place people into roles that are outside of a person's skill sets and they know the regional marketplaces like they work in them - a refreshing change.
Tatyana Hicks
Pensions Administrator
I was made redundant from my pension admin job in London, while on maternity leave. Needless to say I was much saddened by the situation, so when BWF called me to check my whereabouts we had a good chat about change in my circumstances. Unlike other recruitment agencies, they never pushed me to put myself forward for a position which, in my opinion, did not suit my skills.
Laura Darwen
I spoke with Hayley early in my new job search. It was a little bit daunting to be looking for a new role but Hayley was supportive and helpful. She took the time to get to know me, helping me work out the best roles to apply for. Hayley and Amelia were very knowledgeable and helped me to refine my CV. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Hayley and Amelia to anyone looking for a new role.
My experience with BranWell Ford has been exceptional and very special. Pretty much all my job interviews arranged through them have been a success. They take meticulous care in understanding your job requirements and working with you individually to ensure that they secure the right job with the right organisation.

In addition they also provide and build a fantastic relationship with their clientele and assist with preparations of interviews.

I highly recommend BranWell Ford and very privileged to have secured my jobs through them including my current job.
I’d like to say thank you to the agency, especially to Christine, for their efforts in helping me during my job search.
Vicky S.
Pensions Co-Ordinator
Branwell Ford were excellent from beginning to end. Always available on the end of the phone. They put me forward for brilliant roles with great employers and found me the job that perfectly suited me.
Kath D.
Senior Associate - Governance
I am grateful to Hayley and the team at BWF for their help in finding a suitable role. I was unsure of the market and if I could find a fully remote position. Hayley was very supportive and encouraging. I felt supported throughout the process and would recommend Branwell Ford without hesitation.
Candidate Client