Recruitment Consultant

Recruitment Consultant

Location Newcastle
Job Type Permanent
Salary Negotiable + Outstanding Benefits

Job Description

You won’t beat us, so join us… Recruitment Consultant

Due to rapid growth, we are looking to expand our team with driven, self-motivated, tenacious individuals who share our core values and are keen to join a successful company with serious growth plans.

Coleman James is a progressive, independent recruitment company focussed exclusively on the Construction and Built Environment industries. We operate nationally from our newly refurbished Head Office at Hoults Yard, there’s great perks on offer and we do all that we can to ensure Coleman James is an amazing place to work. We take care of the little things, so our team can take care of the big things.

We are looking for consultants to recruit into the permanent and temporary markets, across a number of different disciplines, predominately focused on the North of England & Scotland.

Our Management team has over 50 years of recruitment experience, exceptional sector knowledge and strong reputations in the marketplace. The support and training provided will bring exciting opportunities for the right candidate. With Coleman James, you’ll excel in your career and enjoy the journey.

Main duties of the job;

To develop and grow from start up a specific business sector into a viable, sustainable desk. Generating fees by winning and filling retained roles. Responsible for the growth of your specific business sector, meeting financial targets and achieving agreed KPI’s.

  • Formulating, updating and implementing a cohesive sales strategy for your specific business sector
  • Approaching decision makers within organisations to promote what we do and win business
  • Pro-active sales activities including telephone calls, visits, e-marketing, networking and use of social media
  • Preparing high quality sales proposals with the aim of winning business
  • Booking and meeting decision makers face to face, acting as an ambassador for the brand
  • Market research through a variety of methods to keep up to date with the sector, geographical and industry trends and skills
  • Contributing to the growth of the client database by the identification and development of key/target client accounts
  • Database development and management, ensuring all candidate and client details are recorded accurately and updated regularly by placing their details onto the company database
  • Achievements of agreed KPIs and income targets
  • Reporting sales activity and figures to Divisional Manager as required
  • Taking detailed and accurate briefs for client requirements (by telephone and face to face) and actively sourcing strong candidates to match these requirements
  • Identifying and head hunting candidates, building a network relevant to your specific sector (active and passive candidates) in order to operate proactively
  • Maintaining accurate candidate and client records in line with the company and legislative requirements


  • What are we looking for in our Recruitment Consultants?
  • Experience within recruitment (ideally but not essential)
  • Proven track record of generating new business and uncovering opportunities
  • Ability to work under pressure and exceed expectations
  • An enthusiasm and drive to shape something yourself
  • Able to demonstrate great candidate generation techniques
  • Be accountable and take responsibility for your actions/results and all aspects of your role
  • Be transparent in your communication with candidates and clients
  • Be innovative when offering ideas to support the journey for a candidate or client
  • Be consistent in the results, communication and message you deliver at all times
  • Maintain resilience at all times
  • Strong organisational skills are essential
  • A shared vision and aligned core values


Negotiable, depending on experience with commission and benefits on top.


Our promise to you;

So, what’s in it for you? Along with a competitive salary here’s our promise to you…

  • Regular parties and nights out
  • Annual charity work for CJ chosen charity
  • Team building days
  • Areas to take a break; pool table / games room  
  • A tight-knit team with big ambition
  • A fantastic working environment in our stunning new office (come and see for yourself)
  • Lunch with the team on your first day
  • A lot of cakes
  • Fridge full of beers
  • Freedom to work within a framework
  • Entrepreneurial culture to “run a business within a business”
  • Quarterly/Monthly incentive schemes
  • A pension scheme
  • 24-7 confidential support helpline (for when life throws a curve ball or two)
  • A lie-in the day after your birthday (in case of a hangover!)
  • Excellent vibe in Hoults Yard where our HQ is based
  • Regular client entertainment events

The grass could be a lot greener, let’s have a confidential chat.




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