Recruitment Consultant

City of London
28000.00 GBP Annual + 00
07 Nov 2018
15 Nov 2018
Job Function
Recruitment Consultant
Contract Type
Full Time
Media Contacts is one of the leading recruitment consultancies specialising in Media, Communications, Publishing, Events and PR. As part of a management buyout and with the support of recruitment guru Alex Arnot (our non-executive director and the "Ask the Expert" for Recruiter magazine) we are embarking on a significant growth plan, doubling in size over the next 3-4 years. This has created opportunities at all levels, with strong, structured career development and high rewards. At the same time as we grow we remain true to our ethos of providing excellent service, a professional, ethical approach and having an inclusive, fun working environment.


Therecruitment consultant will effectively be given their own section of the company to run autonomously, under the guidance and support of their line manager. This will combine a mixture of an established client base, plus the scope to grow it through new business through diversification both through discipline covered and geographical territory (we have clients throughout EMEA, South East Asia and North America). It is therefore an entrepreneurial role, running their own business within the wider company. This is supported through ongoing career development and training, regular one to ones and significant benefits, commission and incentives. Six monthly appraisals review career plans and where these fit within the company's business plan, helping the recruitment consultants to keep on track and secure ongoing promotions and pay increases.

Our recruitment consultants operate in 360 degree roles and have plenty of scope for autonomy, inputting strategy and collaborating with colleagues.

The main areas of responsibility are:

- Hitting revenue targets both to achieve individual and team goals
- Account management of existing clients - over delivering on promises to ensure positioning as their number one supplier and to secure retainers and special advisor status
- New business development both within your current market and through identifying areas for lateral expansion both by sector and geographically
- Maintaining long lasting relationships with existing candidates - some of our candidates have been loyal to us for well over 10 years and many become clients too
- Attracting new candidates through networking, advertising, marketing, social media and headhunting
- Continually boosting your knowledge of your sector through reading/research, having engaging conversations, regular meet ups with key industry figures etc. Nothing should happen in your market without you being one of the first to know about it!
- Improving your skills through company and external training, your own engagement with the recruitment industry and striving to be the best at what you do and to be regularly rewarded through promotion and pay increases

The successful candidate must possess the following skills and experience:

- Previous experience in either recruitment consultancy (any sector) or coming from one of the industries that we recruit for
- Self-motivation, drive and the desire to be a market leader
- A gregarious, inquisitive nature - we strongly believe in regular face-to-face meetings and networking
- A high degree of professional integrity

Media Contacts does not and shall not discriminate based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. Media Contacts is an equal opportunity employer.

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Do you know someone who may be suitable for this role? Should you introduce a candidate to Media Contacts who we subsequently place, we will send you a ??150 retail gift voucher!