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Vicki Blackburn

Senior Recruitment Consultant

A seasoned senior Recruiter, Vicki has worked supporting jobseekers and recruiting on behalf of employers on the Isle of Man since 2003.

  • Key skills - supporting our temporary, contract and permanent employment divisions, in addition to helping candidates from first role to senior level
  • Cross-sector employer insight; in-depth understanding of employer requirements and processes
  • Highly experienced in working to support those starting or changing careers
  • Effective and honest provision of CV and job search advice

'I'm truly passionate about placing candidates into the right jobs - their dream roles!  I really enjoy employability coaching and sharing my knowledge of the Isle of Man jobs market, helping candidates get 'job ready' by developing their cvs, interview preparation, brand and research - seeing the impact of long term results for returning candidates and those recommended to me.  I believe the entry candidates of today are the managers of the future, and it’s really rewarding to both see and support this career progression.'


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AEI Administrator, Temporary & Permanent, Isle of Man

Entry Mid Level
Our client, a leading Life Assurance company is seeking a Temporary and Permanent Administrator for their prestigious office based on the outskirts of Douglas.

The Role...
You will be involved with all activities surrounding the identifying and contacting of all High Value and new clients, for tax purposes, duties will include:
Supporting the completion of client file reviews
Corresponding with clients via email or phone
Updating the business systems with responses from client
Logging, controlling and monitoring client responses

About you...
Good organisational and time management skills with an emphasis on quality and the ability to work to deadlines is essential in this role, along with:
Experience of customer contact
Previous Administrative experience
Good Knowledge of Excel
Cope with varying workloads, pressures and people
Working in a team

The Reward...
You will be entitled to the below, plus further benefits to be detailed at offer stage:
23 days holiday to start with, including all English and Manx Bank holidays
Performance related pay scheme
Car Parking

Administrator, Temporary, Isle of Man

Banking, Funds & Wealth Management, Administration & Business Support
Entry Mid Level

Our client is seeking an Administrator for a temporary period of 3-6 months to be based within their Mortgage and Lending Operations Team.

The Role...
Respond to queries from customers / stakeholders promptly within in agreed timelines
Deliver successful customer / business outcomes by processing / authorising / investigating all transactions
Understanding customer and business needs, specialising in Fraud and Chargeback
Support mortgage customers in the Isle of Man and potentially other offshore jurisdictions
Capture and collate MI as required

About you...
Previous banking for Financial services experience would be desirable
Good customer service skills
Excellent attention to detail is required
Knowledge of mortgages would be beneficial but not essential

The Reward...
There is the potential of this turning into a longer term / permanent role for the right candidate
Salary commensurate with experience
Weekly paid

Relationship Support Officer, Permanent, Isle of Man

Entry Mid Level
Relationship Support Officer fluent in Japanese is required to join the Customer Service team of an international Life organisation.

The Role...
Actively contributing to the successful delivery of the departmental objectives along with your own personal business objectives
Administer a varied book of business including Personal Portfolio products
Carry out and follow through client and IFA requests to a conclusion
Take ownership of, and resolve any queries through to a satisfactory conclusion

About you...
Experience in handling external telephone calls with both clients and independent financial advisors
Fluent in speaking and writing in Japanese
Experience with new business and payments out would be advantageous
Competent in Microsoft applications: Including Word, Outlook, SharePoint and Excel and Knowledge of Finscan (Desirable)

The Reward...
Competitive salary and benefits package

Content Writers, Permanent, Isle of Man

Marketing & Business Development
Entry Mid Level

Our client is a marketing agency that specialises in content writing for sports, betting, e-Gaming, technology and e-commerce companies. We are looking for a driven team member to help deliver and publish top-quality online content to customers as well as our own websites and blogs.

The Role...
You will team up with copywriters to create and edit eye-catching content that includes reviews, news articles, blog posts, and other sports and eGaming writings as well as:
Conduct ongoing research of news and various topics relating to eGaming, sports and sports betting
Come up with ideas for weekly publications of topics of interest
Write your own articles and blog posts, as well as write briefs on topics for other content writers
Proofread and edit materials created by other writers
Write SEO copy and guest posts
Code and publish blog posts using content publishing systems - WordPress
Upload written content to websites and blogs
Create and monitor social media marketing campaigns
Assist the content managers and senior copywriters with other writing-related tasks as needed

About you...
Are you interested in pursuing a career in website publishing, writing, advertising, or a related field:
Professional writing voice that can adapt to a variety of styles
Ability to structure blog posts and website copy in a logical sequence
Excellent editorial skills in areas of accuracy, voice, readability and grammar
Ability to conduct thorough, credible research and organise findings
Strong collaborative skills with both in-house and remote teams
Experience in product and project management
Knowledge of internet marketing and social media best practices
Knowledge of basic HTML coding and SEO
Experience and knowledge in eGaming - a big plus

The Reward...
Onsite parking
20 days holiday + all Manx and UK Public Holidays
Sickness pay
Modern working environment

Systems Support Analyst, Permanent job, Isle of Man

Information Technology
Mid Senior Level

We are seeking a System Support Analyst to provide Application Support for internal & external customers. Working as part of a small team, you will primarily be focused on delivering an exceptional standard of support and problem resolution services to our customers. You will be expected to perform these duties working as part of a shift rota

The Role...
Provide 1st line support on all tickets raised through the Customer Service Desk
Create, own and maintain documented procedures to aid System Support Team functions/responsibilities
Escalates unresolved incidents
Facilitates recovery, following resolution of incidents
Document and closes resolved incidents according to agreed procedures
Perform batch operations on our core applications

About you...

Minimum of 1 years' experience of working within an IT customer services environment
Experience of working in an International Life Assurance organisation or similar financial services organisation within a customer support capacity
Basic SQL Skills
Proficient in the use of the Jira Suite of Software, including Support Desk and Confluence
In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications
Analytical Thinking
Good problem solving skills in order to resolve incidents quickly and effectively

The Reward...
Comprehensive benefit package
Competitive salary

Investments Opportunities

Customer Services & Sales, Insurance & Insuretech
Entry Mid Level
We are recruiting for a number of exciting new roles in our clients Investments department in the South of the Island. All roles will provide an opportunity for individuals to start a rewarding career in financial services with a growing and energetic company

The role...
Provide back office administration for Investment related processes, ensuring that the policy holder valuations are up to date
Answering queries and taking responsibility for processing each enquiry through to satisfactory conclusion
Providing customers with product and servicing information both verbally and written, with high attention to detail and accuracy
Supporting the Administration of the Externally Managed client portfolios, Stock Reconciliations, Dividends and Corporate Actions and and trade settlements

About you...

Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Work well within a very busy team environment
Good planning and organisation skills
Good numerical skills
Solid IT skills
Any relevant work experience in an office or finance sector would be desirable but not essential

The rewards.....

Along with various benefits and salary based upon experience there is also:

Car parking
On site Coffee Shop and Gym

Client Compliance and AML Officer, Permanent, Isle of Man

Legal, Risk & Compliance
Mid Senior Level

Our client is looking for a Client Compliance and AML Officer who will be responsible for ensuring that the assigned portfolio of client entities has comprehensive and effective systems and controls in place.

The Role...
The successful candidate will be responsible for

Conducting ongoing monitoring of business relationships or one-off transactions in accordance with the Regulations
Conduct transaction monitoring reviews in relation to the fund
Present any updates or key findings to the Board/Fund controlling parties
Consider and make any Suspicious Transaction Reports
Develop AML and CFT Policies and Procedures
Develop and prepare AML Business Risk Assessments
Perform AML and CFT sample testing and AML assurance reviews
Serve as AMLCO, MLRO and DMLRO to the allocated client entities

About You...
Requirements for the roles are
Strong academic background and industry relevant professional qualification
A good level of commercial and fiduciary risk awareness
Sound working knowledge of statutory requirements and financial services legislation, together with relevant guidance notes and Codes of Practice
Good knowledge and application of relevant AML/CFT legislation, the AML/CFT Handbook and relevant guidance notes and codes of practice
Previously held CO / MLCO / MLRO positions would be an advantage

The Reward...
A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate
A genuinely unique opportunity to be part of an expanding large global business


Senior CSP Administrator, Contract, Isle of Man

Entry Mid Level

We are currently recruiting for two experienced Senior Company and Trust Administrators for a rolling contract, for a period of at least 3 months, to join a corporate and fiduciary service provider.

The Role...

To undertake Administration and Risk reviews

About you...

Experience in the trust and company sector
Self-motivated and can work under pressure
Good interpersonal abilities with both colleagues and clients

The Reward...

Competitive salary
Central Douglas location
Core business hours

Accounts Technician, Permanent, Isle of Man

Entry Mid Level
A busy, independent corporate service provider are recruiting for an Accounts Technician to join their client accounting team to maintain the accounting records of a portfolio of client companies.

The Role...
Reporting to the directors, the successful candidate will be the dedicated accounting manager to a client portfolio with a major focus on UK property investment and will
Input all entries from bank statements and other financial records into the accounting package (VT) and reconcile accounts
Request and collate financial information from clients and third parties
Prepare client company VAT returns (including partial exemption calculations) and files online
Process client company payments in accordance with internal procedures
Assist in house accountants with year end bookkeeping as required
Assist with ad hoc projects whilst managing deadlines

About You...
We are looking for a friendly professional with
In depth understanding of double entry bookkeeping
Ideally CAT or AAT qualified or close to achieving that qualification
Good technical skills with the ability to research and analyse financial information
Preferably some previous experience in the financial services sector in a similar role
Some knowledge of AML regulations

The Reward...
This is a full time, permanent role. Where you will receive
Competitive salary
9 till 5.30 (37.5 hour) working week
Friendly working environment based in central Douglas

Systems Analyst Tester, Permanent, Isle of Man

Information Technology
Entry Mid Level

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Systems Analyst / Tester for our clients Systems Analysis and Testing team within the life Assurance Industry

The Role...
Conducting analysis and producing clear documentation, including technical specifications and test documentation
Analysing and testing software upgrades across our diverse range of systems
Identifying and managing test related issues throughout the development lifecycle
Taking ownership for delivering accurate estimates of time and resources for assigned test phases, including dependencies, risks and assumptions
Communicating progress against plan for any work packages assigned
Representing the Systems Analysis and Testing team on corporate projects

About you...
You will already have worked in a similar role, preferably in a life assurance environment, and will possess:
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
The ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure
The ability to generate and follow comprehensive test plans
Obtained or working towards ISTQB Foundation level qualification is desirable

The Reward...
Douglas based
Excellent benefits package
Onsite parking

Bookkeeping Assistant, Permanent, Isle of Man

Accountancy, Actuarial & Tax
Entry Mid Level

Our client based in the South of the Island is seeking a Part time Bookkeeping Assistant / Administrator to work in a small, friendly, private client environment in the South of the Island.

The Role...
The main focus for this role will be daily Bookkeeping and helping with financial reports and working directly with the Director. You will have the chance to work in a small, friendly environment with international clients in sourcing, supply chain management and logistics.

Bookkeeping for company and its associate companies
Financial reports, supporting Director directly
General office and administration duties
Scanning and filing 
Reception cover 

About you...
Good organisation skills
Attention to detail 
First class communication skills are essential
Ability to draft and write coherent, polite emails for follow ups.
Experienced in MS Office 365
French speaking, reading and writing skills would be advantageous, however not essential

The Reward...
Salary commensurate with experience

Company and Trust Administrator, Permanent, Isle of Man

Entry Mid Level

Our client is seeking a full time experienced Company and Trust Administrator to administer a portfolio of client companies and trusts, ensuring compliance with trust deeds, articles of association, regulatory requirements, corporate governance and company law.

The Role...
Be responsible for client communications
Liaise with clients, private offices, intermediaries, banks, government departments and registries, lawyers, compliance and accounting departments
New business onboarding
Involvement with company incorporations, dissolutions, annual returns, Isle of Man Beneficial Ownership register and BVI Economic Substance reporting
Maintain and obtain necessary documentation to ensure that client companies remain compliant with relevant regulatory authorities and company law
Undertake periodic risk assessments and compliance reviews
Prepare client company and trustee board minutes and agreements
Prepare VAT applications and perform subsequent VAT related tasks
Opening and maintaining bank accounts
Prepare and issue client company invoices and liaise with accountants and bookkeepers
Create and verify payments in accordance with payment procedures
Prepare and distribute ICM invoices and credit control

About you...
Ideally 3 years experience working within Corporate Services Administration and preferably
at least three years experience of administering complex company and trust structures
Experience of working with clients who are high net worth individuals and their private offices
Understanding of the Isle of Mans corporate governance regime
Understanding of tax matters would be an advantage
Holds or working towards an industry recognised industry qualification

The Reward...
25 Days Holiday, pro rated where necessary
Private Medical Insurance (self)
Death in Service x3
Study leave/support, for board approved training
Salary sacrifice group pension scheme
Holiday purchase scheme, up to 5 days
Discretionary Bonus