Talent Partner

Cape Town, South Africa


  • Are you curious, excited by experimentation and always looking for a better way of doing things? 
  • Do you want to keep learning and developing whilst getting hands-on, entrepreneurial, business building experience? 
  • Do you want to have the opportunity to support the growth of one of our ventures?   

If so, we would love to hear from you! 


Blenheim Chalcot is one of the leading venture builders in the world. Headquartered in London from our flagship White City Scale Space campus, we have been building exciting and disruptive businesses for over 25 years. Blenheim Chalcot is responsible for building some of the most innovative companies in the UK and increasingly around the world – with significant operations in India and the US, as well as emerging operations in Europe and Southeast Asia.

Our ventures are at the forefront of a multitude of industries being disrupted by digital including FinTech, EdTech, GovTech, Media, Sport, Charity and more. Our portfolio has been conceived and launched by us and employ over 4,000 employees. Our assets under management stand at more than £1.8bn and total portfolio sales is over £500 million. 

Our team, Venture Builder Services (VBS), exists to support our ventures to be successful quickly, sustainably and with access to the best practice tools, solutions, and expertise. We provide a range of services to help new business get off the ground, including technology, growth (marketing and sales), talent, HR, finance, legal and tax


Our culture is inclusive, modern, friendly, smart and innovative – we seek to employ bright, positive thinking individuals with a can-do attitude.  Our people enjoy challenging themselves to be the best at what they do – if that sounds like you, you’ll fit right in! 


15% of our partnerships and ventures are charities. These include the British Asian Trust, BabyZone and Onside Youth Zones. In the same way that we support our ventures, our Partners provide direct hands-on support to these charities by being active board members and offering expert advice. 



  • Honesty and integrity – trustworthy 
  • Resilience - keeps going when the going gets tough, remains optimistic in the face of challenges, open to feedback and willingness to change and experiment 
  • Team work – is collaborative and supportive, elevating and developing others to deliver results,
  • Innovation - restless to improve, challenges how to make things better 
  • Deliver results - keeps promises, drives to achieve, commitment to high quality work 
  • People awareness – collaborative and supportive, respectful 
  • Commercial awareness - looks for best value solutions for the business, understand costs / revenues, spends money wisely


The BC Talent team are hiring a new Talent Executive. The role will be working in one of our innovative ventures and will be instrumental in leading the attraction, selection and placement process within VBS and on a project basis across the Blenheim Chalcot portfolio. This will include a range of roles in different sectors at varying levels of seniority.  

The role is designed to be an integral part of Blenheim Chalcot’s central function.

Key responsibilities 

  • Help run the recruitment function of Blenheim Chalcot, managing the end to end recruitment processes across the portfolio.
  • Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders and hiring managers, ensuring best-in-class recruitment processes are adhered to.
  • Produce regular reports on progress and placements for the management team.
  • Lead on all end-to-end recruitment processes, including conducting interviews, liaising with key stakeholders, and updating people systems.   
  • Demonstrate a growth mindset to continuously improve the processes and activities. 

Specific duties

It is essential that you’re confident and comfortable with doing the following: 

  • be able to transition between different projects with the ability to deliver results quickly,  
  • continuously develop innovative methods to attract top talent,
  • be on point for all elements of the hiring process,  
  • work in a highly entrepreneurial environment, focusing on execution and ensuring plans come to fruition; and, consistently build strong relationships quickly with stakeholders in the business and Blenheim Chalcot team.


The ideal candidate will have a track record in delivering results ideally in a fast-moving business and hence be comfortable with change and uncertainty. You must have a can-do attitude, ability to manage multiple tasks and superb interpersonal skills. 

The Ideal Candidate

  • An ambitious and driven individual 2 + years’ work experience in a recruitment role.
  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience using recruitment systems such as LinkedIn Recruiter and Greenhouse (or equivalent) is preferred.
  • You're a problem solver – you take ownership and won’t settle until the problem is resolved. 
  • You’re resilient and love to use any learnings to improve a process next time round. 
  • You thrive from working in a fast-paced environment and are comfortable with ambiguity. 
  • You’re willing to get stuck in – we’re a small team so you’ll be happy get involved in projects outside of your job description. 
  • You’re collaborative by nature, looking to work with & elevate those around you.
  • Excellent relationship building and stakeholder management skills.



We have a rigorous recruitment process, which we use for all our roles to ensure we attract the very best talent. Individuals seeking employment at Blenheim Chalcot must note we see diversity as a really positive thing that actually creates a better workplace and delivers better outcomes, so we are really keen to maximise the diversity of the workforce and actively encourage applications from anyone and everyone.

By submitting your CV you understand that we have a legitimate interest to use your personal data for the purposes of assessing your eligibility for this role.  This means that we may use your personal data to contact you to discuss your CV or arrange an interview, or transfer your CV to the hiring manager(s) of the role you have applied for.  You can ask us at any time to remove your CV from our database by emailing recruitment@blenheimchalcot.com – but please note that this means we will no longer consider you for the role you have applied for. You can review our privacy policy here.

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