Recruitment Consultant

Job title : Recruitment Consultant
Location : United Kingdom
Job type : Permanent
Salary : Competitive + Commission
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A recruitment consultant role suits a candidate with some experience within agency recruitment already, or that has been working within internal recruitment or sales.

We'll provide training and development that is moulded around what you already know, provide the resources you need to thrive, and give you a host of benefits that and rival other companies in the recruitment sector.

If this is your first venture into recruitment or sales, we'd still like to hear from you. Check out our associate consultant position.

Your role as a consultant.

Joining the team as a consultant means you'll be identifying candidate and candidate leads, and converting those leads into business opportunities; signing new clients and placing candidates to contribute toward the business' sales targets. Within your role you'll be:

  • Proactively seeking out qualified professionals in the life sciences space, using our industry-leading tech platforms and a variety of techniques.

  • Screening, qualifying and assessing candidates through analysis and interview. You'll also manage their entire process from job application to post-placement, arranging interviews, briefing and debriefing your candidates between each stage and providing feedback to clients.

  • Working on assignments from our existing clients while identifying any opportunities to work with new ones.

  • Regularly approaching and engaging new businesses to partner with, using a variety of our own processes, technologies and your own sales style.

  • Keeping tabs on the latest news in your market; you'll be responsible for a particular specialism within the life sciences industry, and you'll identify any new developments in this area. Read more on our specialisms here.

What are the qualities we look for?

We're looking for experience in a recruitment or sales role from a highly organised, self-motivated individual that is driven by results. To succeed in this role you'll be:

  • Persistent. As with any sales role, you'll need the drive and ambition to see tricky assignments to their end, and push for information from clients, candidates or prospects.

  • A natural communicator. You'll be reaching out to new people every day over the phone, on video calls, via email and sometimes face-to-face. You'll need to be empathetic, an attentive listener, have an enquiring mind and be an all-round people person.

  • IT competent and administratively sound. From MS Office to the latest recruitment tech, we use a lot of tech to support us in our roles. You'll be expected to comfortably get to grips with this, while ensuring compliance procedures are followed.

  • An ambitious team player. You'll be driven by your own success, while still willing to help those within your team and junior level consultants; you'll actively seek new business opportunities within your own specialism, while keeping an eye on opportunities to cross-sell other areas of SEC.

What do we offer our team?

We're continually keeping an eye on the industry standard when it comes to benefits packages, to ensure we're able to compete with the market standard. Here's a look at some of the things you'll get as a member of the SEC team.

  • A great basic salary benchmarked against the industry standard, and an uncapped commission structure that allows you to take home up to 35% of the value of your placements made.

  • A generous annual leave allowance; at least 25 days dependant on your experience, and your allowance will increase year-on-year. You'll also get bank holidays off on top of that.

  • Access to cutting-edge tech that will help you elevate your performance and results. We invest in products from LinkedIn, Cube19, Bullhorn, Paiger and Daxtra, and we're continually reviewing our tech stack offering to help you streamline processes and achieve.

  • Sales incentives. We run regular incentives and competitions, where exceeding your target wins you cash prizes, flashy tech, free meals out, even holidays. Each year we take our highest achievers on our big billers' trip - we've recently been to Cancun, Cape Town, NYC and Hong Kong.

  • Attendance at global events - we exhibit at and attend multiple pharma conferences throughout the year, in locations across the globe.

  • A brilliant social atmosphere. We hold monthly meetings with beers, after work drinks, regular in-office charity activities and quarterly open-bar events. We have a friendly, hugely diverse and social environment.

For more information on the benefits we offer, visit our work for us page.

SEC are industry leaders in the life science recruitment sector, with over 30 years heritage. Operating in over forty countries globally, we pride ourselves on our commitment to our clients, candidates and our own team. Read more about the SEC story here.