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Senior Recruitment Consultant

Job Reference: Fresh Teachers
Date Posted: 07 August 2017
Employer: Unlocking Potential
Location: Newquay, Cornwall, UK
Salary: £25,000
Sector: HR / Recruitment
Job Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 18 August 2017

Job Description

Fresh Teachers are currently seeking a talented, ambitious, focused and driven candidate to join our new team in Newquay as our Senior Recruitment Consultant.

We welcome applications from people with a sales/recruitment background, in either education,  sales or recruitment sectors.

You will be the Senior Recruitment Consultant and will work alongside the company Director to shape and grow the business as we move beyond the Start-Up phase. The Director will welcome your input, experience and participation in pushing the business forward.  

You will be the senior staff member responsible for the business office when the director is away from the premises on client/candidate meetings.

Beyond the start-up phase, Fresh Teachers plan to employ trainee consultants.  This role will play a key part in guiding and developing new recruits to ensure they are working efficiently and effectively.

The main purpose of this role will be to achieve the revenue targets which will be achieved through business development and client management.  On a daily basis, you will be focused on turning a cold desk into a hot desk!  You will locate, connect with and secure clients (Schools, Nurseries and Colleges).  You will also recruit top-quality candidates and match them to your clients.

Key responsibilities

Deliver your personal sales targets on a weekly, monthly and annual basis;

  • Client meetings arranged and attended
  • New vacancies generated and filled
  • New candidates registered and placed

Identify, negotiate and develop long term relationships with key clients in specified areas;

  • Match client needs
  • Fill permanent vacancies with quality candidates
  • Fill long term temporary vacancies with quality candidates
  • Fill short term / daily vacancies with quality candidates

What you will bring to Fresh Teachers


  • Experience in sales/recruitment role
  • Experience meeting clients and building successful relationships
  • Great people skills and confidence in a professional setting
  • Strong communication skills and phone manner
  • Target driven and ability to self-motivate
  • Clean DBS or willingness to complete a DBS check (it must be clean in order to operate in an educational setting)
  • Own transport
  • Willingness to travel to London, and potentially other major cities within the UK for business meetings when required – mileage allowance provided


  • Experience using sales software and CRMs
  • Degree level education or equivalent
  • Experience working in an educational setting

Rewards & Incentives

  • Option to work from home if required
  • Commission scheme
  • Incentive prizes and gifts

Career opportunities

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a business on the move. Fresh Teachers want the successful candidate to become an integral member of the business and to help it grow and thrive.

As the business grows and Fresh Teachers bring on new staff and open up in new locations, the successful candidate will be in prime position to take on managerial roles and will be able to build a team to drive the business forward.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, exciting and forward-thinking business. Fresh Teachers will support you in creating your own desk and working in a way that suits your skills. 

Company Description

Fresh Teachers is an education recruitment company. We help schools hire permanent or temporary staff and we support teachers and teaching assistants to find work.  

We offer schools and candidates a “fresh approach” to education recruitment by providing schools with a new way of managing their recruitment needs and working alongside candidates to best fulfil their potential.

You will be joining a company that values flexibility, lifestyle and a modern approach to work/life balance.  You will also be joining a company that is ambitious and values hard work, commitment and determination.

You will be joining Fresh Teachers in our first office in Newquay and together we can grow the company beyond Cornwall.  This is an exciting and unique time to join us as you will be a part of the business from the outset, which we have firm ambitions to grow and develop with you on board, helping us to drive our innovative model forwards. 

Other Application Details

Salary: Up to £25,000 basic - OTE £35,000

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