Senior Recruitment Consultant

Reference: CS/SRC/240119
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Sector: Recruitment
Salary/Rate: £30-35,000/yr
Location: Central London
Type: Permanent
Posted: 24/01/2019

Senior Recruitment Consultant | Central London

£28,000 – £32,000 Basic, Plus Uncapped Quarterly Commission

Are you a Senior Recruitment Consultant who is highly successful and motivated and love what you do but crave a more flexible home based working environment? Are you ambitious and looking to get a step onto the managerial ladder but are concerned this will affect your work-life balance? Are you looking for an office based in the heart of Central London with a culture that is team focused, open, honest, flexible and mature? Then Step Ahead could be the organisation for you. Our flexible home-based working policy means that once you are an established member of the team, you choose where you work, whether it’s in our modern ‘co-working’ offices based in the heart of Central London or in the comfort of your own home. Sounds interesting? Then read on.

Step Ahead has been recruiting across the Not For Profit and Public Sector for over 20 years. We have an outstanding reputation of delivery which is demonstrated by our Preferred Supplier status across our wide and loyal customer base. Our Social Media reviews alone demonstrate how our customers feel about us; we engage, we care, we listen and we do exactly what we say we’re going to do.  Equally, our employees feel exactly the same way. We have a loyal team who feel valued, listened to and invested in, who also benefit from a mature and flexible working environment as we understand that a healthy work-life balance equates to a motivated, committed and happy work force.

We are currently seeking a Senior Recruitment Consultant to develop and manage the 360 recruitment lifecycle for a large consortium of clients we have recently won. Whilst you will initially benefit from this ‘warm’ customer base, we are additionally looking for an outstanding business developer who has the drive and confidence to open new doors and secure new business at every opportunity. This isn’t however all about ‘cold calling’, instead this is about delivering a consultative sales approach to your customers whilst at the same time ensuring all sales opportunities are continuously maximised.

We are ultimately looking for someone hungry to succeed, who thrives off meeting targets, who has a positive and high energy who will thrive on being an informal mentor to your colleagues to help them develop and reach their potential, whilst at the same time reaching your own. For the successful candidate, the opportunity to reach Managing Consultant and Manager level are there for the taking and you will be given all the tools and support you need to get there.

Key Responsibilities;

  • The ability to build relationships and develop an existing customer base
  • Self-motivated to generate new business through cold sales calls
  • Positively promote and grow the Step Ahead brand
  • Prioritise business opportunities correctly
  • Develop relationships with clients to ensure repeat business secured
  • Consistent telephone contact
  • Set up and conduct effective meetings
  • Proactively seek service reviews
  • Consistently meet set deadlines and targets
  • Develop specialist knowledge of chosen sector
  • Build excellent relationships with both external and internal customers at all levels
  • Take ownership of candidate pool generation through; targeted advertising and networking through LinkedIn and other relevant professional media sources; monitoring job boards; generating referrals; headhunting
  • Administrative compliance – effectively register candidates to build candidate database
  • Ensure that all aspects of candidate care, both prior to and post placement, are delivered to Step Ahead’s standards – ensuring continuity of communication
  • Fully utilise Step Ahead’s internal CRM system to promote best practice and to maximise performance
  • Mentor your colleagues
  • Clear, positive and kind communication with your colleagues throughout the business

Essential Personal Attributes;

  • Minimum 2 years as a Recruitment Consultant
  • Public and Not For Profit sector experience
  • Demonstrable track record of success
  • High energy
  • Ability to prioritise workload on an extremely busy desk
  • Clear and confident communicator
  • Strong work ethic
  • Resilient
  • Ambitious


  • Excellent basic salary
  • Uncapped earning potential
  • On-going Training & Development
  • Progression Opportunities
  • Smart-casual dress policy
  • Flexible / home-based working post successful probation
  • Laptop and mobile phone post successful probation

The Senior Management team are all industry experts who you will interact with on a daily basis giving you the opportunity to develop and learn from the best! If you think you have the right skills and attitude to be successful within this role, please apply today!

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