Trainee Recruitment Consultant - London

This vacancy is now closed
£20000 - £22000 + bonus - Sales and Marketing
Ref: 225 Date Posted: Saturday 09 Mar 2019
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Russell King Associates is an award-winning specialist recruitment consultancy offering a full range of services.


This includes filling temporary, fixed-term, contract and permanent positions. While we have clients on our books from a broad range of industries, our specialist areas are: I.T, HR, Marketing, Finance & Accountancy and Secretarial & Administrative support.


Russell King Associates are a community-based recruitment consultancy working within the Greenwich borough supporting local employers, charities and government agencies.



As a Trainee Recruitment Consultant, you're the vital link between clients and candidates. The role is demanding, diverse and involves:

  • using sales, business development, marketing techniques and networking to attract business from client companies
  • visiting clients to build and develop positive relationships with them
  • developing a good understanding of client companies, their industry, what they do, their work culture and environment
  • advertising vacancies by drafting and placing adverts in a range of media, such as newspapers, websites and magazines
  • using social media to advertise positions, attract candidates and build relationships
  • headhunting - identifying and approaching suitable candidates who may already be in work
  • using candidate databases to match the right person to the client's vacancy
  • receiving and reviewing applications, managing interviews and tests and creating a shortlist of candidates for the client
  • requesting references and checking the suitability of applicants before submitting their details to the client
  • briefing the candidate about the responsibilities, salary and benefits of the job in question
  • preparing CVs and correspondence to forward to clients regarding suitable applicants
  • organising interviews for candidates as requested by the client
  • informing candidates about the results of their interviews
  • negotiating pay and salary rates and finalising arrangements between client and candidates
  • offering advice to both clients and candidates on pay rates, training and career progression
  • working towards and exceeding targets that may relate to the number of candidates placed, a value to be billed to clients or business leads generated
  • reviewing recruitment policies to ensure effectiveness of selection techniques and recruitment programmes.

Person specification:

  • Confident
  • Good communication skills
  • Approachable
  • Good listener
  • Strong sales skills
  • Target driven
  •  Good at multi-tasking
  •  Patient
  •  Resilient

Do you have what it takes to join our dynamic and busy office, this is a very fast paced role which requires great communication skills, excellent time management and organisational skills. Full training to be provided.