Recruitment Consultant working for Thorpe Molloy Recruitment

Status: Permanent
Rate: Negotiable
Location: Aberdeen
Ref: VR/123456

In response to the growing demand for our services from both candidates and clients we are currently looking to add to our team of recruitment professionals across our divisions. Consideration will be given to experienced recruiters and graduates.

A recruitment consultant at Thorpe Molloy will engage with our clients as an equal business partner, building strong relationships in order to gain a better understanding of their recruitment needs and requirements. You will be tasked with attracting candidates by advertising in a wide range of media, as well as by networking and through candidate and client referrals. You will also assume responsibility for screening candidates via a thorough pre-registration and interview process with the aim of matching candidates to the most suitable employer and specific vacancy. This would be a priority of any consultant and a key measure of success is ensuring that both the job seeker and employer expectations are met, and often exceeded, from the start to the end of the recruitment drive. Naturally, you would be required to effectively communicate with a range of employers and individuals, understanding what they are looking for and presenting appropriate solutions.

Through a rigorous training programme, consultants are fully supported so as to facilitate the achievement of becoming a specialist in their field.  A range of advice is offered to our clients and candidates from north east specific market salary information to training requirements and career opportunities.

A recruitment consultant's role is both demanding and diverse with specific duties and responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Visiting clients; developing a detailed understanding of what they do, their structure, work culture and environment.
    Maximising the potential of your designated market area through maintaining and developing current client relationships whilst targeting new business development opportunities.
    Proactively developing knowledge of their marketplace, enabling the generation of new and continued business pipeline e.g. canvass calling, use of marketing function, networking and lead generation.
    Receiving and reviewing applications, managing screening interviews and short-listing candidates for appropriate vacancies.
    Preparing and adding value to candidates CV's following screening interviews to allow for an effective submission to appropriate vacancies.
    Completing a thorough search of the candidate database to source the best candidate for the employer's vacancy.
    Briefing candidates about each role responsibilities, the career path, remuneration and benefits of the job in question.
    Organising client interviews for candidates and informing both parties of the outcome with respective feedback.
    Negotiating terms and conditions where necessary and finalising start date arrangements between client and candidates.
    Regular reviews of recruitment policy to ensure effectiveness of selection techniques and recruitment programmes.

Key skills and attributes of a high performer:

  • Uses highly developed interpersonal skills to build rapport with all levels of internal and external customers.
  • Self - responsible – takes responsibility for own actions/results and does not ‘pass the buck’.
  • Belief – confronts difficult issues and is direct and honest with clients and candidates.
  • Keen to learn – naturally curious, asks a lot of searching questions.
  • Demonstrates personal initiative – is proactive rather than reactive.
  • Desire to succeed - willing to ‘go the extra mile’ to ensure success e.g. works flexible hours and fulfils extra responsibility.
  • Resilient – able to ‘bounce back’ from rejection and see the positive aspects of any situation.
  • Demonstrated ability to take responsibility and improve processes.
  • Customer focused with attention to detail.
  • Positive mental attitude – presents solutions not problems.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and meet tight deadlines.
  • Results oriented with a commitment to quality and continuous improvement.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Be persuasive, persistent and patient and able to cope with pressure.
  • Strong confident character, ability to be an effective team player and influence others.
  • Energy – works quickly and impressively through a higher volume of work than average.
  • Thrives in a fast moving and highly competitive environment, achieving consistently high performance.
  • Sense of humour – takes the job rather than self seriously and contributes to the ‘fun factor’.

Training & Opportunities for Development

We place the training and development of our staff as a key business priority. Upon joining you automatically commence our in-house training programmes lasting up to 12 weeks. This programme will include on-the-job training and in conjunction, internal courses run by an Associate Director and the HR & Training Manager.

Individual training needs and development are continually appraised as part of a consultant's assessment and a range of further external and internal training opportunities exist where appropriate.

There are genuine development opportunities for consultants within their own field or should their interests or expertise lie in a specific area, it is possible to transfer your skills into one of the other specialist disciplines as has been evidenced by existing members of staff.

With experience, a defined promotion structure offers opportunities to move into business development or management.

Work Environment

Culturally we look to create both a productive and enjoyable environment to allow staff to thrive and the ‘fun factor' is viewed as an essential part of every day. Consultants are expected to possess a strong work ethic and this is generously rewarded through additional incentives over and above remuneration. In addition to a competitive remuneration and benefits package (including uncapped commission levels) we offer a flexi-working scheme whereby consultants are entitled to time off in lieu. From Monday to Friday, the standard working hours are 8:30am to 5.30pm with one hour for lunch. Through promotion and service loyalty holiday entitlement can reach a maximum of 39 days (31 plus 8 statutory). Your work would be mainly office based however, once experienced your weekly remit would involve travel to visit employers using the company car fleet and therefore a driving licence would be beneficial.

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