Edward Manson
Back to Team

Edward Manson

Managing DirectorSpecialising in Compliance, Risk Management

Ed has built out and manages the MERJE London office since its inception, alongside supporting Financial Services clients in the recruitment of key Compliance and Risk Management hires. He adds strategic direction to the business, mainly through blood, sweat and tears rather than anything too creative or inspirational!

Ed can often be found driving himself mad about the minor details but it’s all for the love of MERJE and ensuring that the business does the best job possible for its candidates and clients.

Outside of work Ed lives an even more stressful existence, managing three high energy kids! This is slightly balanced out by a weekly game of football with his pals, enjoying some of the many quality restaurants London has to offer and always ensuring a holiday is on the horizon!

Why MERJE?

It’s all about the people in any business and I really believe that the DNA of our employees is what makes us stand out from the crowd. Not only are they technically credible and committed to managing things in the right way, but they’re also great personalities who want to work in a collaborative way to achieve the same goals.

The culture is critical and it’s not always easy to get the balance right, but I’ve always described us as being credible when we need to be while not taking ourselves too seriously behind the scenes. We want MERJE to be a great place to work first and foremost, where people are respected, but also provided with the right platform to develop their recruitment careers further. It doesn’t take much to treat people nicely and we believe that this has been the catalyst to our continued successful evolution.

Loves & Loathes

Ed loves great food, holidays and laughing uncontrollably.

Ed loathes slow walkers, bad manners, poor grammar and period dramas.

Jobs by Edward

View All Jobs
Recruitment Resourcer / Researcher
City of LondonGreat salary, commission, benefits & perks!

​Who are we? MERJE is a culmination of outstanding industry expertise, drive to be different, ambition to be better and commitment to valuing our people. Our teams across London, Manchester and Gla...

Apply Now
Recruitment Resourcer / Researcher
City of LondonGreat salary, commission, bonus, benefits and perks!

​Who are we? MERJE is a culmination of outstanding industry expertise, drive to be different, ambition to be better and commitment to valuing our people. Our teams across London, Manchester and Gla...

Apply Now
Senior / Principal Recruitment Consultant - Legal
City of LondonCompetitive Salary plus great commission, bonuses, benefits and perks

​Who are we? MERJE is a culmination of outstanding industry expertise, drive to be different, ambition to be better and commitment to valuing our people. Our teams across London, Manchester and Gla...

Apply Now

Latest Articles

View All Articles
Pexels Scott Webb 305833
​Climate Risk in the Financial Services Sector

Following on from COP26 in 2021, it’s become clear that businesses will need to place increased focus on climate change, and their efforts to reduce its effects, in 2022 and beyond. Bearing th...

Welcome To Merje Banner (26)
MERJE's 2021 in Numbers

​2022 has kicked off at full speed with businesses across the UK powering forward with their hiring plans in order to get ahead of the year and whatever ups and downs it may throw our way. This mea...

Vlad Deep M Cqi3 Mlj C4 E Unsplash
IFRS 17: What you need to know before the deadline

IFRS 17, the new Insurance Contracts Standard, represents a complete overhaul of the accounting for insurance contracts, which will result in major changes for the industry. Originally envisaged ...

Welcome To Merje Banner (25)
Workplace Wisdom from our Favourite Festive Films

Who knew that our favourite Christmas films could teach us a thing or two about the workplace? It’s the most wonderful time of the year...particularly when it comes to festive films and all the war...

Memento Media Z Cz6ri Ussie Unsplash
What should you wear in an interview? We asked the experts.

Suited and booted remains the preferred attire for interviews, but a less formal approach is also gaining momentum​Interviews have had quite the shakeup in recent times thanks to the pandemic and t...

Welcome To Merje Banner (20)
Waving Goodbye to 2021

​What a year 2021 has been. We’ve navigated the ups and downs of the ongoing Covid-19 situation, managed our disbelief at the much-awaited revelation of H’s identity in Line of Duty and watched on ...

Welcome To Merje Banner (18)
Welcome: Jake Kelly

​Rounding off a fantastic year of growth for the MERJE team, we're delighted to welcome back Jake Kelly!Jake joined us back in 2017, straight out of university, and took the first steps of his recr...

Yomex Owo G R Tzh Qsi Vg0 Unsplash
How to support people with disabilities at work post-Covid

​International Day of People with Disabilities is an annual event that aims to recognise the challenges, barriers and opportunities for people who live with disabilities. In 2021, it is backed by a...

Carlos Muza Hpj Sk U2 Uysu Unsplash (1)
Open Finance is on the horizon

Earlier this year, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a feedback statement following a call for increased input relating to the development of Open Finance. The progression of Op...

Article Headers Merje (30)
Sustainable Procurement: The Key to Net-Zero?

​As the final tos-and-fros of COP26 subside and the dust settles on a ‘something is better than nothing’ summit, the Procurement community in the UK has begun to consider what impact this has on th...

Djim Loic Ft0 Xu4n Tv A Unsplash
Is now the right time to change jobs?

The job market has changed significantly over the past few months. The number of open vacancies has exploded as organisations recover from the challenges of 2020 and look to the future once more....

Welcome To Merje Banner (19)
Welcome to MERJE: Benn Pople

The year may be winding to a close but our growth plans certainly aren't! At the beginning of 2021, we set out to increase our headcount substantially and we've certainly done that with the additio...