Working at MJ Hudson
MJ Hudson is a great place to start and build an incredible career in one of the world’s most dynamic industries.
From the moment you join the team (actually, even before you join) you’ll see what makes us different. Where some firms seem to spend most of their time talking about what they did in the distant past, we prefer to put our energy into what’s next, constantly assessing and innovating to make asset management more open, accessible and sustainable – fit for today and tomorrow.
Our diversity commitment
At MJ Hudson, we recognise that diversity makes for good business as it stimulates more ideas, opinions and perspectives.
We are committed to the maintenance of a professional inclusive environment that recruits, retains, develops, remunerates, and promotes all of our people regardless of gender, race, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion or beliefs or disability. In short, we embrace diversity as fundamental to the promotion of our company’s values and recognise that diversity and inclusion has an invaluable influence on MJ Hudson and all that we aspire to be.
We have a strategy in place that aims to help recruit, retain, coach and mentor women into senior management positions. We recognise that working to keep the best talent, which includes supporting women through the executive pipeline, is the best way that we can retain our market competitiveness. We are also working with universities on graduate recruitment to try to recruit more females to the alternative asset industry in the first place.
In line with this, we seek to support our female employees as much as possible by encouraging shared parental leave and offering company pay for maternity leave for up to 26 weeks and full pay for paternity leave for qualifying employees.
We actively encourage and support female employees back into work by offering phased return schemes for new mothers, as well as mentoring programmes for those who wish to participate. We also offer flexible working practices to staff, such as working from home and flexi-hours.
Mental Health at Work Commitment
We are dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of all our colleagues. That’s why we’ve taken the Mental Health at Work Commitment and have a programme of activities in place to ensure that everyone can have open and honest conversations about their wellbeing in the workplace and feel supported. We are committed to supporting our employees to fulfil their potential and perform at their best in work.
MJ Hudson is leading the way in developing and maintaining employee health and wellbeing. Recharge is a programme set up by MJ Hudson to promote the physical and mental wellbeing of our staff.
Recharge is a programme to promote the physical and mental wellbeing of our team members.
MJ Hudson is a high achieving, high standards business. You work hard and a lot is expected of you. We spend a lot of time and effort investing in our people, to ensure that we produce the best team possible. We recognise that we, along with our clients, have high expectations which at times can be highly demanding resulting in large volumes of work and tight deadlines. We want the best out of our team ensuring that each of you develop good working practices early on in your career. This will help prevent burn out in both a physical and mental sense. You are unable to work effectively if your mind and body is unhealthy.
With this in mind, we have implemented the ‘Recharge’ Plan. The objectives of this are threefold.
- To promote a healthy and happy workforce with a good work/life balance.
- To encourage every team member to partake in at least one element of the plan.
- The plan should be constantly evolving, with new elements being added through a collaborative approach.
We have implemented a number of elements to the plan over the years, the current elements of which are detailed below:
Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of many medical conditions. MJ Hudson takes part in a weekly ‘Boot Camp’ exercise routine.
Regular practice of mindfulness has been proven to have a variety of benefits such as improving focus and creativity, as well as helping to alleviate stress. MJ Hudson hosts fortnightly meditation sessions within the office.
Catch – 2&20 Book Club
Reading for pleasure is known to reduce stress, improve memory and enhance focus. To stimulate the mind, encourage debate, fuel curiosity and analyse books, Catch-2&20 meet once a month to discuss a book chosen by the team.
Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of many medical conditions. To this end, MJ Hudson holds an informal running club on a weekly basis.
Dynamic yoga classes are a fast-paced workout and a great way to keep in shape. Benefits include improved external health, greatly improved internal health, the ability to better manage stress and greater energy and focus. MJ Hudson hosts weekly yoga sessions within the office.
Time Out Lunch
Lunch, learn and inspire. Our monthly lunch with a specially chosen TED talk provides an opportunity to share opinions, ideas and thoughts on things you wouldn’t normally discuss with your colleagues.
Switching Off Emails
If you have a scheduled holiday for more than 4 days, you have the option to switch off your emails from your device for your holiday (so that you cannot send or receive new emails).
If you have been with the Company for four years, you are entitled to request a six week for zero pay sabbatical. Sabbaticals often provide the kind of experience that broadens an individual’s perspectives and fosters innovation.
MJ Hudson flex
MJ Hudson flex is a way for experienced professionals (not juniors or graduates) to work on exciting projects, outside of a traditional, permanent employment arrangement.
Applications from MJ Hudson alumni are particularly encouraged, but you do not need to have been an MJ Hudson employee to apply. Once you have completed our vetting process, you will become a member of MJ Hudson flex. Members are eligible to apply for short-term, ad hoc and other non-permanent opportunities in MJ Hudson teams, formed to work on specific projects that are a good match for your expertise. The nature of the projects will vary, according to the client and their requirements, but you will be working with MJ Hudson employees and under the MJ Hudson brand. MJ Hudson flex is a great opportunity for experienced people, who are looking for a way to work on high-impact projects, whilst retaining control over when and how they work.
You can apply to join MJ Hudson flex by submitting your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.