Recruitment Consultant

29 Jan 2019
21 Feb 2019
Marketing, Sales
Job Function
Recruitment Consultant
Contract Type
Full Time
Aspire Cambridge is a highly ambitious, independent Recruitment and Human Resources consultancy based in Waterbeach, CB25. We're currently seeking a Recruitment Consultant to manage key clients in addition to generating new relationships within the business community.

We have a fantastic reputation across a diverse collection of industries that hire personnel for a vast range of sectors including; Finance & Accountancy, Hospitality, IT & Engineering, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office Support, Legal & HR, Sales & Marketing, Scientific & Medical and go beyond the typical agency/employer relationship with our clients. A number of our clients also work with us for a range of human resource services too; this allows us to enjoy a very close and trusted relationship with clients.

We pride ourselves on "placing people first" and will provide you with a thorough induction into the business in addition to full training, guidance and mentorship. You'll benefit from a defined route for development and progression and engage in weekly 1:2:1's to discuss your personal development plan.

Role definition:
Identify and secure job opportunities within organisations. Attract candidates and successfully place them in those jobs in return for a fee.

Job purpose:

Place suitable candidates to meet client requirements in order to achieve revenue in line with corporate and personal goals
Develop and manage client and candidate relationships, to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction and quality standards


Place suitable candidates to meet client requirements in order to achieve revenue in line with corporate and personal goals

Identify, progress and convert sales leads as required
Proactively and consistently strive to identify and obtain new business opportunities
Source suitable vacancies in line with company policies and sales procedures
Manage and proactively develop client relationships
Establish and agree terms and conditions of service
Identify and attract candidates using all appropriate methods to satisfy job requirements
Monitor responses/applications received and make sure that candidate's applications are processed efficiently
Shortlist and present suitably qualified applicants against defined job vacancies
Manage the recruitment and selection processes by effectively liaising with the client, candidate and internal teams
Successfully place suitable candidates with clients
Ensure all necessary administration, payment and aftercare services are concluded in line with company policies
Understand and meet agreed KPIs (vacancies taken, calls made, interviews etc.)
Meet and exceed agreed financial targets
Contribute to team meetings as appropriate

Develop and manage client / candidate relationships, to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction and quality standards

Ensure that candidates and clients receive a professional and comprehensive recruitment service at all times
Comply with company management systems, payroll and billing policies and procedures including accurate database management
Develop expertise of market rates and conditions within your sector in order to consult with candidates and clients
Conduct professional discussions with clients and candidates using all mediums as appropriate
Seek and provide feedback in a professional manner at all times to candidates and clients
Conducting regular service reviews with both clients and candidates to ensure continuous improvement

Operate in line with the industry code of ethics and relevant legislation

Accurate recording of candidate and client information on the recruitment database
Comply with all relevant employment legislation and appropriate codes of practice
Comply with all relevant sector specific legislation
Comply with all relevant health and safety legislation, employee rights and responsibilities
Seek support and escalate non-compliance where appropriate

Person specification:
Essential Desirable

Self-motivated and able to identify opportunities
Tenacious and resilient
Ambitious, driven and determined to achieve targets and objectives
Problem solving, in influencing, questioning and listening skills


• Attention to detail
• Customer focused approach
• Time management and organisational skills
• Appropriately presented


Degree educated with a passion for sales and customer relations

Essential Desirable

Appropriate verbal and written communication skills
ICT literate with accurate keyboard skills


Knowledge of recruitment software or CRM systems
Organisational and planning skills
Previous recruitment experience
Experience of relevant market sector
Experience of a customer focused and sales role
Demonstrable ability to develop business relationships

Due to the nature of this position you are required to hold a full UK driving licence and possess your own vehicle.

Start: Immediate
Location: Waterbeach, Cambridge
Hours: M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm
Salary: ??competitive plus uncapped commission
Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, pension scheme, free parking, onsite gym (discounted rates), spa and beauty centre, childcare centre from 2019, onsite shower facilities, fruit basket and refreshments, laptop, iPhone 6 and above all else, a spacious environment surrounding by 10 acres of green land.

If you are interested in this position, feel you have the relevant skills and would like to apply please call our team on (phone number removed) or apply online. Whilst we'd love to get back to every applicant, it is not always possible, so if you haven't heard from us within 3-5 days, please note that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Aspire Cambridge is acting as an employment agency in regards to this permanent vacancy.

Our Recruitment Consultants offer specialist marketplace expertise in Temporary Staffing Solutions and Permanent Introductions across our seven Specialist Recruitment Divisions; Office Support, Legal & HR - Industrial & Manufacturing - Finance & Accountancy - Hospitality - IT & Engineering - Sales & Marketing - Scientific & Medical. We have an unrivalled knowledge of the jobs marketplace so it's no wonder that we hold an impressive track record of exceeding client and candidate expectations. How do we do it? By "placing people first

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