What it's like to work at Next Phase

Join Next Phase!!

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We are always on the lookout for the most talented, creative recruitment professionals, to join our collaborative team at Next Phase in Horsham. 

What we offer:

In addition to competitive basic salaries, we offer one of the best commission structures in the industry. Other great perks include:

  • Opportunities for home-based / flexible working
  • Freedom to develop your own style, without KPIs
  • Investment in the best technology, to help you perform your role to the highest standard
  • Regular social events and one-off incentives
  • Ongoing training and Apprenticeship opportunities
  • Regular sessions to collaborate on ideas and build our knowledge
  • Attendance and volunteering opportunities at Life Science events 
  • Early finish on Fridays
  • Extra half day off on your birthday
  • Half price gym membership
  • A block of extra days off over the Christmas period
  • Modern and pleasant office environment
  • The support of a great team
  • Free car parking in the Swan Walk multi-storey next door
  • A well-stocked kitchen!

What is it like?

Working in Recruitment has become far more broad and challenging than it ever used to be. The relatively straightforward instances of having a vacancy and finding large number of people would could fill that vacancy are rare, putting the onus on us recruiters to become genuinely consultative and truly specialist in our respective fields. It is an engaging and endlessly fascinating career which provides very high financial rewards too.

In fact, the daily life within Recruitment has begun to have some similarities to working in Marketing, giving time to networking on social media, promoting career opportunities and engaging with life science professionals individuals online, writing blogs, and actively promoting the industry. At Next Phase we recognise that the old-fashioned ways of making sales call after sales call, and sending out large numbers of CVs just to hit personal targets, are what have given the Recruitment industry a bad name in years gone by. It is a "sales" role, but one that is based on the ability to build genuinely strong long-term relationships. 

We nurture our consultantby investing in training (both internally and externally), providing as many tools as possible for them to build robust networks of contacts in their respective areas, and giving flexibility in order to get the most from everyone. We have a low turnover of staff and do not go in for the "hire new people every month and if someone stays then that is a success" way of working. At Next Phase in Horsham, West Sussex, we actively encourage long-term career development and want to help everyone to be as successful as they can be,

You will develop your knowledge of cutting-edge industries and the scientific professionals who work in them. In particular, we work in partnership with Cell & Gene Therapy, Rare Disease, Drug Discovery, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Human Factors businesses.

Based in the centre of Horsham, there are excellent transport links from all around Sussex and Surrey; and all major shops, banks and food outlets are literally on our doorstep.

If you have experience in Recruitment and are looking to move to a company that will give you more freedom and autonomy; or if you are considering Recruitment for the first time, please either call Steve Twinley on 01403 216216 or e-mail All contact with us will be treated with the strictest confidence.