Discover your aspirations and fulfil your potential at Shirley Parsons.

At Shirley Parsons, we have created a working environment that is conducive to the success, personal development and happiness of our staff.

In order to make this happen we offer comprehensive training, financially rewarding packages, and invest in maintaining a strong, all-inclusive team ethos.

We have a truly great working atmosphere, built on teamwork, where people can progress based on their performance and abilities. Some of our own directors have worked their way up from entry-level and there is no ceiling to achievement at Shirley Parsons.

A story from one of our Recruitment Consultants who has recently moved from our UK HQ to our Australia office.

​"My journey into recruitment has certainly been an interesting one. I left school at 18 after completing my A-Levels and headed to University to study Psychology. I, like many people, didn’t really know what I wanted to do with my career after studying. I knew I liked working with people, had a real drive for success and wanted to make an impact in my career.

I started working in contract recruitment through a friend’s recommendation and found my love for it. High-performance cultures, challenging days and making a positive impact on people’s lives is what really drove me, so it was perfect.

After moving cities, I arrived at Shirley Parsons and felt I had found my people. The culture, the opportunity, and the investment they put into their people was the sticking point for me. Whilst there, I had the opportunity to attend and host networking events, I was put on a Future Leaders course and so much more.

Fast forward a year of grind and determination, I am now a founding member of our new Australia & New Zealand branch, a career move I hadn’t even imagined would be possible when I ended my studies. So, my advice to those thinking about their future is to take every opportunity that is available to you. At Shirley Parsons there is a world of opportunity, you just have to go for it. Follow your gut, put in the work and you’ll get to where you were meant to be." - Hannah Martinez, Recruitment Consultant at Shirley Parsons.

If you're looking for a job where you can learn, progress, get well rewarded and love what you do, come and join a winning team at Shirley Parsons!

​Our Philosophy - Join / Grow / Lead

  • Join: Be an integral part of our dynamic team, where innovation meets excellence. We are seeking passionate individuals eager to contribute their skills to a collaborative and forward-thinking environment. Join us in shaping the future of HSEQ and Sustainability, making a meaningful impact from day one.

  • Grow: At Shirley Parsons, we believe in nurturing talent and fostering professional development. Whether you're just starting your career or bringing experience, we provide opportunities for continuous learning and growth. Our commitment includes mentorship programs, training initiatives, and a supportive culture encouraging personal and professional thriving.

  • Lead: Ready to take the lead in your career? At Shirley Parsons, you'll have the chance to lead projects, teams, and initiatives shaping the future of the HSEQ and Sustainability industry. Our global growth has been driven by employees who started as you are now. We value leadership at every level, empowering you to drive innovation and excellence.

Global Career Development Opportunities

Our Headquarters is based in Aylesbury, UK. We also have a fast-growing North American business with offices in Boston, Los Angeles, and Toronto. Moreover, we have continued our international expansion with offices in Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Taiwan and Australia. If being part of a fast-growing international company and having the opportunity to move abroad like some of us have appeals to you, then apply to join Shirley Parsons today!

Training & Development

We invest heavily in our staff and we offer continuous training and support to help you develop personally and professionally. This applies whether you join us as a fresh graduate or an experienced hire.

When you join us as a graduate or trainee you will immediately join our 12-week Training Academy; this is delivered in-house and provides an overview of all areas of the recruitment process. It uses a mixture of classroom based sessions, work-related activity targets and at-the-desk training. During your time in the Academy, you will also be allocated a buddy, in addition to your line manager, who will be there to offer you help and support. Beyond the Academy, we will provide you with a mix of internal, external and online training, dependent on your training needs and preferred ways of learning.

Enjoy & Belong!

We’re a social bunch and as such there are always events going on like pub quizzes, bowling, golf tournaments, and cocktail evenings. We also believe in celebrating as a team and have had some amazing incentives over the past couple of years, including trips to Prague, Budapest, and Porto, a day at the races in a hospitality box, directors' lunches at some top London restaurants, and outings to the theatre and comedy clubs.. We work hard, we play hard! Join us, it’ll be fun!

Our commitment to CSR

At Shirley Parsons, CSR is not just a corporate obligation but a personal commitment for all of us. With a dedication to ethical business practices including economic, social, environmental, governance and human rights.

Throughout the calendar year, we have multiple CSR events that allow staff to lead on and get involved. These include initiatives such as, 'Time to Talk Day', 'Race Equality Week', 'The Great British Spring Clean', 'World Health & Safety at Work Day, ' Mental Health Awareness Week', 'National Walking Month', 'International Day of Charity' and 'Recycle Week' to name a few.

We also get involved with local schools and the wider community such as a local NHS centre, where we all got involved in beautifying their gardens.

Our charity partner of the year is Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, who we are collaborating with in getting on various events and fundraising initiatives.

​We invite all employees to actively participate, embodying the spirit of giving back and making a lasting positive impact.

Benefits of working here

  • Extra day off for your birthday

  • Volunteering Day - we give you a day off a year to support a charity of your choice

  • Option to buy up to 5 days more annual leave

  • Employee Assistant Programme - available 24/7

  • Private Medical after a years service

  • Employee Referral Scheme - earn extra for referring someone

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Hybrid working

  • Free annual flu-jabs

  • Uncapped commission if you are in a commission based role

  • Annual awards evening to celebrate and recognise staff

  • Opportunity to work overseas

  • Monthly social events

Apply Today!

Whether you are a graduate looking for your first job, or an experienced recruitment consultant looking to take your career to the next level, we would love to hear from you.

Our hiring process tests all aspects of an individual and we are very discerning about whom we bring on board.

This is because we know the types of people that have the potential to succeed within our company and those that do not. Integrity, intelligence, hunger, and positivity are some of the qualities we look for.

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If you are interested in working at Shirley Parsons, please get in touch at: workforus@shirleyparsons.com

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Meet Our Team
  • Shirley Parsons

    Shirley Parsons

    Founder & Brand Ambassador

  • Paul Roebuck

    Paul Roebuck

    Group CEO

  • Gerry Pearson

    Gerry Pearson

    Managing Partner

  • Ben Hiner

    Ben Hiner

    Director

  • Nick Farkas

    Nick Farkas

    Director of Project Services

  • Sam Chappell

    Sam Chappell

    USA Vice President, Global Operational Excellence

  • Shona Paterson

    Shona Paterson

    Director

  • Phillip Muston

    Phillip Muston

    Head of Careers

  • Helen Gibbs

    Helen Gibbs

    Partner & Account Manager

  • Liam Tiddy

    Liam Tiddy

    Head of Search

  • Duncan Cooke

    Duncan Cooke

    Regional Lead

  • Yu Pin Lin

    Yu Pin Lin

    Country Manager - Taiwan

  • Chloe Howard

    Chloe Howard

    Divisional Leader, Shirley Parsons Canada

  • Ryan Binnee

    Ryan Binnee

    Managing Health and Safety Careers Consultant

  • Emily Swindlehurst

    Emily Swindlehurst

    Lead Careers Consultant - Environment & Sustainability

  • Jessica Plested

    Jessica Plested

    Principal Careers Consultant

  • Mike Roebuck

    Mike Roebuck

    Senior Careers Consultant

  • Jonny Montgomery

    Jonny Montgomery

    Head of Project Services - Quality

  • Louie Covello

    Louie Covello

    Managing Consultant

  • Tom Nicholls

    Tom Nicholls

    Principal Consultant