Smart Money said it wants candidates with the necessary experience in underwriting and the capacity to satisfy a range of introducer needs.
However, in search for “new blood” within the industry, the lender is offering a training programme for candidates outside of financial services.
Paul Crewe, managing director at Smart Money, said: “Experience obviously counts for a lot within specialist lending but it’s also essential that we attract new talent to the industry in order to progress as a firm, and as a sector.”
As part of its growth strategy, the firm has secured larger premises for its Glasgow operations.
“This is likely to be part of an ongoing recruitment process,” Crewe continued, “the growth of specialist lending will continue in 2018, and it’s important that we mature alongside it in a responsible and accountable manner.
“There are many expansion plans in the pipeline and we look forward to the new year with great anticipation,” Crewe added.