Spinks

Spinks

Recruitment
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Flexible hours

More than 2 days at home per week

Purpose

Spinks are the trusted talent partner to the start-up and scale-up tech communities. We help connect people with growth mindsets to the worlds' top innovators and help to fuel their growth.

About us

Spinks have been around for over 30 years. We started off in 1988, in the early days of IT recruitment and, we have since grown and evolved alongside our tech partners.

We specialise in finding top talent for the start-up and scale-up communities. This can include varying roles from DevOps, to Frontend and Backend Engineers to Project Managers, C-Suite positions, CTOs and Sales people.

We also have our Spinks on Site embedded solution. Our in-house team can be live in any business within 5 days and effortlessly hire multiple people so, that quickly scaling organisations can have the teams they need to fuel their success.

Spinks also like to share the experience and expertise we have gained in the last 30 years. So, alongside our start-up and scale-up partners, we release regular white papers addressing key business areas (e.g. The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion, How to Onboard People Well and more), videocasts, we also hold many D&I events throughout the year, as well as, online panel discussions and more.

Flexible working approach

Spinks adopted flexible working in 2012. We were keen to support different lifestyles and personal needs so, we introduced flexible working as a trial initially. We wanted to test whether it would work in practice and truly give people a better work/life balance.

It has now been 10 years and, we can safely say, we haven't looked back! Everyone at Spinks has the opportunity to balance their life with work, be supported by our flexible teams (irrespective of where they choose to work from) and, still get fulfilment from their roles. We now also have some people working fully remote.

We have office spaces in London, Birmingham and Manchester (as well as, new offices coming soon!), shared Teams chat so that we can all stay connected and, we welcome cross-office visits. In short, we see Spinks as a family and, we do our best to make sure our family community stays connected.

Benchmarking score

Scoring against our flexibility index (1 = not at all flexible, 100 = couldn’t be more flexible, 51 is average) using a number of parameters to assess flexibility such as working from home, hours, frequency of travel, benefits, etc.

71%

Employee benchmarking score

Scoring against our employee perception index (1 = not seen as flexible, 100 = couldn’t be happier with the flexibility, 51 is average) using a number of more emotional / perception based questions to understand whether employees feel supported and offered what they want. The areas we cover are work-life balance / managerial support / flexible benefits / working environment / and many others.

74%

"Best company I have worked for with regards to being flexible. I never have to worry about appointments, starting late/ leaving early or taking time off."

Anonymous Spinks Employee

51
Company employees
20:31:0
Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)
Manchester, London, Birmingham, Warsaw and Berlin.
Office locations

Approach to diversity & inclusion

Spinks has its very own #YouEqualTech community. We are massive advocates of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, so much so, we set up our own D&I brand and community.

We created #YouEqualTech in 2011, for CEO, founders, talent partners, business leaders, tech professionals, students, teachers and parents. It's aim - to help everyone keep up-to-speed with the latest news and advice on D&I practices and, help our start-up and scale-up partners understand how they can take steps towards creating a more inclusive technology sector.

We collaborate with businesses and experts within the space to help share insights and tips on how to achieve a more diverse and inclusive tech space.

What do we think of Spinks?

Spinks were fantastic throughout their flexible employer accreditation. To have both your employer and employee benchmarking scores come out so close to one another is quite rare. This shows that both are very much on the same page and happy with the the flexibility that is offered internally. I highly recommend any candidate looking to get in to recruitment to apply to applicable roles for them, as in this industry it is quite hard to find truly flexible companies!

Meet who might be hiring you

"At Spinks we see ourselves as the 'Spinks family'. We are well connected across all our locations and include our remote workers fully in everything we do.

From quarterly meet-ups to all-Spinks Teams meetings and regular lunch and learns, we do everything we can to include everyone, irrespective of where and how they work.

Also, at Spinks, we encourage and support one another. We see one person's success as everyone's success and we promote a 'help out' attitude which means, we encourage everyone to roll up their sleeves and 'help out' their colleagues where they can.

Working with us means you will be working with some of the world's top tech innovators and, since we like to keep-up with our partners in the tech scene, we are also innovative in the tech that we use.

So, if you're keen to work in the tech scene - from Music Tech to Food Tech and Tech for Good , Spinks have partnered with most. And, if you're passionate, motivated and keen to role up your sleeves and get involved then, Spinks could be the place for you."

What they offer their employees

  • Additional Annual Leave

  • Cycle to Work Scheme

  • Season Ticket Loan

  • Birthday Day Off

  • Volunteering Day

  • Hybrid Working and Summer Hours

  • Discount Gym Membership

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • Eyecare Vouchers

  • Discount Car Leases

  • Dell Computers Discount

  • Benefits Hub

  • Pension Scheme

  • Death in Service

  • Discount Will Writing

  • Financial Advice

Current vacancies at Spinks