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Steve Shakespeare

Steve Shakespeare

Contact Details

Role:  Divisional Manager
Division:  In-House
Office:  Leeds
Telephone:  0113 245 3338
LinkedIn: View Steve's profile

Who am I and what can I do for you?

I head up the Industry Division and have worked for Sacco Mann since 2000. During this time I’ve assisted countless candidates and clients and seen a number of changes in market trends that I’ve had to react to. Previously I worked in IT recruitment and have now been collectively working in recruitment for almost 20 years. I enjoy most sports and play a couple of them - badly

What else should you know about me?

I've moved jobs only twice in my professional career and think I am therefore a little more appreciative of the significance of talking to recruiters, changing jobs, handing in your notice and going through the process  etc.Changing jobs is never likely to be without any risk or apprehension. I will do my best to help you obtain the information you need to be able to analyse whether a role is right for you.

I enjoy the job I do and believe we genuinely do things differently at Sacco Mann. People's careers matter a great deal to them and it's rewarding that our efforts positively affect our candidates' lives and those of their families.

If I wasn't doing what I'm doing now, what alternative career would I choose and why?

A couple of years ago some suggested I try golf as an alternative to football, as the recovery time started to overlap the regularity of the matches.  This has been a both a blessing and curse! However, allowing for the fact that I’ve still not had a call from ANY of the top record produces, I would quite fancy a bit of time in the sun on the PGA Tour.

Likes: Long haul holidays and exotic destinations, parenthood.

Dislikes: The fact that, as good as parenthood is, it does interfere with your ability to go on long haul holidays and visit exotic destinations!  Everything to do with Information Technology (see photo!)

Five words that describe me:  Positive, loyal, discreet, communicative and understanding

What my Candidates and Clients have to say about me...

"In house roles were not something that I had thought about. However when Steve Shakespeare contacted me about a regulatory role, which is what I was looking for, he provided me with a clear insight and an understanding of the key differences between in house and private practice. Steve kept me appraised throughout the application and interview process and was always more than happy to help with any questions. "
Commercial Solicitor
"I have used Sacco Mann for a number of years to assist in recruitment, both with my present employer and with a previous company. Steve Shakespeare has always been really easy to deal with; he works tirelessly to fit the best candidate for the role and takes time to follow up with both the candidate and the employer after placement. "
Paul Jordan (Head of Legal Services), Leeds Building Society
"Steven provided a professional, targeted and personalised service. As a candidate I felt he understood my requirements and drivers for a move perfectly and also had an indepth understanding of the client's needs. The Pre and post interview check ups were also a nice touch ! "
In-House Counsel
"Steve Shakespeare in particular has been extremely helpful; recommending and advising on suitable candidates. Unlike other recruiters, they listened to what I actually wanted out of my career, and only came to me with roles that fitted my criteria. Three years on, I continue to use Sacco Mann whenever I have a recruitment need in my team. They have consistently found good quality candidates within our budget, and I have found them to be the most proactive recruiters I have used. "
Jayne Vaughan (Senior Legal Advisor), dnata Travel Europe
"Professional, friendly and very knowledgeable of the legal profession. Level of support and feedback really helpful for interviews. Exceeded my expectations in job application time, and always on hand to answer any questions. A pleasure to do business with! "
In-House Litigation Executive
"We engaged Sacco Man to work closely with us and identify our first legal hire; In short, they delivered! We selected Sacco Mann because of their reputation for operating with integrity and their track record of delivering a very effective and professional service. We were delighted with the outcome. "
Cécile Parker (Group Finance Director), JLA

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