How we help our people enjoy the 'work'

Freedom & responsibility

We believe in trusting people to do the job they are paid for. We give you the knowledge, understanding and tools you need. We then trust you to make – and be responsible for – your own decisions.

Everyone has input into our internal processes and systems. We expect you to have opinions and we want to hear them. We believe the team should know about the company’s performance and go through quarterly updates with all team members.

You’ll be encouraged to treat work-time flexibly. And we’ll give you the training and guidance to do that effectively. Some of our people work from home most of the time. One even worked from Germany for a while and others, shocking in the modern world really, turn up every week day at 9.00am.

Because we enjoy the work we do, we do it well. And we try our best to ensure we continue to enjoy it. This doesn’t mean that every day is 7.5 hours of fun and laughter. Some will be stressful, tiring and long. But others will be fabulous, and most are pretty good.

Wherever you are, we want everyone to feel a sense of responsibility, to share knowledge, to support each other and to help our clients exceed their objectives.

Training and development

We’ll support you to do your job the best you possibly can. We want you to constantly develop your skills and extend your potential. 

Professional development is an annual KPI for all our people, and you’ll receive a personal budget to spend on training to develop your skills. Throughout the year, we also run general training courses open to clients and staff, on skills like proofreading, storytelling and presentation skills.

Each month we have a full team lunch to share learnings between teams.

Every year, you’ll have a two-stage review. The first stage looks at the past year; the second stage looks at the year ahead. You’ll also have monthly one-to-ones with your manager to discuss any decisions or tasks you’ve struggled with, what work has interested you, what has gone well, and many other things.

We want you to grow and move beyond the role you are in. We want you to know the client and their market. And we want you to understand enough to challenge them.

Real life and rewards

To help attract and retain the best people, we pay at the top of the local pay scales for our industry.

Our standard holiday allowance is 25 days plus bank holidays. On top of this allowance we close for Christmas and we give you time to attend children’s school events or other family occasions.

When the firm does well, we want you to do well. So if the agency hits its targets, we automatically pay a bonus to those employees who have hit their target, too.

Our charity work is time matched by the firm meaning that if you give up your own time to raise money for the chosen charity we will give you the time back.

Finally, because we want you to grow old comfortably, we pay 5% into a pension scheme.

Current vacancies

There aren’t always positions available, but we do keep a black book for future opportunities. So if you think you might be a good fit for our team, send your CV and a covering note to:

alexs@lesniakswann.com