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Recruitment Consultant

Job Description

Thrive Group is a well-established and reputable recruitment business providing high quality services across our specialist sectors within Industrial, Driving and Professional recruitment. With increased demand from key clients and ambitions to grow our business, we are looking for a Recruitment Consultant to join our growing team in Shepton Mallet.

You will be working in a fast-paced, varied and often challenging working environment! You will need to be able to think on your feet, prioritise a busy workload and respond quickly to changing demands.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Business development, this can be by phone or face to face with new or existing clients. This can include cold calling prospective clients, attending client meetings and promoting the Thrive brand. Ideally you will have previous experience within this field.
  • Delivering exceptional customer service. Supporting and nurturing existing client relationships.
  • Day to day candidate management, which will include handling advert responses, and CV searching for candidates on job boards. You will be required to write and place job adverts using a variety of media to attract suitable applicants.
  • Conducting interviews and keeping candidates updated with new opportunities.
  • Proactively speccing candidates to prospective clients/ current clients.
  • Ensuring compliance with legislation and quality standards, including keeping electronic and paper-based records up to date.
  • Out of hours mobile phone, offering our clients and candidates 24/7 point of contact. This will be shared on a rota basis amongst the team.
  • Be familiar with forecasts, budgets and targets and understand what is required to run a profitable desk.

What you will need to succeed:

  • A confident communicator at all levels with excellent presentation, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Sales experience - Face to face and on the phone
  • Excellent knowledge of the Somerset/ Dorset recruitment market and client/candidate opportunities.
  • Ability to identify and recruit candidates successfully matching our client needs.
  • Have experience of managing clients and candidates under pressure.
  • Be proactive and tenacious and work with integrity at all times.

Working hours:

  • Monday to Friday 0800-1700 (some flexibility will be required/can be offered)


  • Competitive salary - Basic salary from £24K to £28K with an OTE of £30K+
  • Fantastic commission structure
  • Access to your very own marketing team
  • Centralised payroll
  • Support with compliance via our Business Improvement Manager
  • Online candidate portal
  • Simple and easy CRM system
  • Workplace pension
  • Paid day off for your birthday
  • 28 days holiday including Bank Holidays - rising by an additional day per year to a maximum of 33 days including Bank Holiday
  • Holiday incentives running to earn extra additional holiday throughout the year.
  • Holiday buy back scheme - up to 5 additional days can be purchased each year.
  • Full training provided, with management/ sales courses available.
  • Employee Discount Scheme: Save money in shops, restaurants, and UK attractions.
  • Employee support: with access to counsellors 24/7.
  • Health & well-being services: including online health check and gym discounts.
  • 24/7 GP: to book appointments simply & quickly.
  • Flexibility and autonomy in your role.