Recruitment Consultant in Remote Working, United Kingdom

We are looking for an ambitious Recruitment Consultant to join our Kent-based head office. The role reports to our Operations Manager and supports the recruitment of employees and associates for our growing consultancy business.

You will be responsible for attracting candidates for jobs and matching them to our internal positions. You'll build positive internal relationships in order to gain a better understanding of the business’s recruitment needs and requirements.

Working as a recruitment consultant, you'll attract candidates by drafting advertising copy for use in a range of media, as well as by networking, headhunting and through referrals. You'll screen candidates, interview them, run background checks, and finally propose them for our internal positions.

Responsibilities

As a recruitment consultant, you're the vital link between the business and candidates. The role is demanding and diverse. It involves:

  • developing a good understanding of the business, what we do, our work culture and environment
  • advertising vacancies by drafting and placing adverts
  • 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 management team
  • requesting references and checking the suitability of applicants before submitting their details to the management team
  • briefing the candidate about the responsibilities, salary, and benefits of the job
  • preparing CVs and correspondence to forward to the relevant party, regarding suitable applicants
  • organising interviews for candidates as requested
  • informing candidates about the results of interviews
  • working towards and exceeding targets that may relate to the number of candidates recruited
  • building our recruitment database in terms of potential employees and consultants

Skills

You'll need to show evidence of the following:

  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • negotiation skills
  • a goal-orientated approach to work
  • the ability to handle multiple priorities
  • problem-solving ability
  • the ability to meet deadlines and targets
  • ambition and the determination to succeed
  • tenacity
  • confidence and self-motivation
  • time management and organisational skills
  • teamworking skills
  • ability to use your initiative
  • thorough knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software

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