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  • Manufacturing

    Head of Facilities


    Competitive salary and benefits package

  • Business Support

    Scientific Project Leader - drug discovery

    Competitive salary + benefits

  • Discovery & Translational

    R&D Grant Manager

    United Kingdom

    £65000 - £85000 per annum, Benefits: + competitive benefits package

Having highly skilled, reliable people in Business Support, back-office and commercial functions is crucial to the success of any life science organisation. At Next Phase we have a dedicated team who specialise in placing people in roles such as:

  • Sales / Business Development

  • Project Management

  • Procurement / Category Management

  • Health & Safety

  • Marketing

  • Administration

  • IT Support

  • HR

  • Training / L&D

Next Phase have over 16 years' experience of placing permanent and contract staff into large, SME and start-up Biotech, Medtech, Cell & Gene Therapy, ATMP, Drug Discovery, Pharmaceutical and Diagnostics businesses across the UK, United States and Europe.

To discuss your next career move, or to talk about a new hire you wish to make within your team, please get in touch! We can be e-mailed at, called on +44 (0)1403 216216 or reached through the Contact Us page.​

To discuss your next career move, or to talk about a new hire you wish to make within your team, please get in touch! We can be e-mailed at, called on +44 (0)1403 216216 or reached through the Contact Us page.​

Candidate's Testimonial

“I have already recommended two friends to contact Next Phase”

​This was the best recruitment process I've been through. Next Phase listened to me and what I wanted and made sure I was the best fit for the role before putting me forward. They helped to make sure I was thoroughly prepared for the interview and kept me updated right the way through. I have already recommended two friends to contact Next Phase.

Project Manager, Clinical Supplies, West Sussex, April 2022

“Kind, approachable and a great listener”

​As a candidate for a role that Gabby was recruiting for - I found her to be kind, approachable and a great listener - she understood what I needed and ensured that any position she put me forward for matched my wants and needs. The process was really smooth and thanks to Gabby I am now working at a great company doing what I love. Thanks Gabby - I really appreciate your help and for always being available if I need anything.

Talent Attraction Specialist, Cell Therapy, UK, February 2022

“A pleasure to work with”

​I highly recommend Next Phase for their support, communication skills and integrity. From the first time they reached out to me with an opportunity they have been a pleasure to work with. The regular contact during my application, interview and job acceptance was helpful without being intrusive. Now that I have started my new position they still continue to check in with me and go above and beyond my previous experiences with recruiters.

Bioanalysis Project Manager, February 2022

“Highly professional manner”

Adrienn is a force of good and a great head hunter. She secured my recent career move in a highly professional manner. She was in constant touch with me updating me all the way and checking on me. Her calls are ongoing after my move. She adds her great personal touch to make it a friendship rather than a client relationship. Highly recommend her.

Business Development Manager , August 2021

“Brilliant Service ”

​Brilliant service from Next Phase, invaluable contact throughout the process of my recruitment and an absolute pleasure to work with. I would recommend Next Phase to anyone.

Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult placement , May 2021

“Smooth and Straightforward”

Thanks to Next Phase for all of your work on this and for making the whole process really smooth and straight forward. This is a really exciting career step for me and I massively appreciate you bringing all the elements together to get us to the successful offer. I've been working with several recruiters the last few months and it's been very refreshing to work with someone who obviously takes the time to read up on the position/company and keeps things very transparent and straightforward!

Genomics Biomarker Project Manager, January 2021

Client's Testimonial

“I really appreciate your human approach and genuine interest”

​My experience with recruiters on LinkedIn hasn’t been overall positive, so I really appreciate your human approach and a genuine interest to find someone suitable to fill the role.

Head of Communications, Cell Therapy company, London, August 2021

“Experts in their market”

Throughout the interview process it became clear that Next Phase are who they said they are - experts in their market who are held in high esteem with their candidates.

TA Manager, Gene Therapy company, White City, December 2020

Consultants in Business Support

Steve Twinley

Steve joined Next Phase in 2006 as a graduate and worked his way up to becoming Director in 2016. Steve has helped and advised a number of smaller and larger pharmaceutical businesses and he recruits across a broad spectrum of roles, with a particular focus on permanent and contract GxP and ISO quality positions (including the implementation and development of a QMS). Alongside this, Steve leads the "Placing People First" podcast, celebrating innovations in life sciences, and is heavily involved in attracting new people to join Next Phase and development a long and successful recruitment career.With a first class degree in Experimental Psychology and a diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, Steve has a keen interest in coaching and mentoring people in fast-paced job roles. He has built and grown teams across the UK and Europe, not only finding and attracting candidates but also working closely with his clients to advise them on training, employee development and staff retention. Steve designs recruitment assessment centres, presents at a range of conferences, produces salary benchmarking reports and has an active involvement in learning the latest in recruitment legislation, including IR35.Steve enjoys writing articles and has released a series of blogs including the importance of covering letters, how to prepare presentations for interviews, different ways to present your CV, and more. Check out the Insights page for some ideas and suggestions.For a confidential discussion with Steve, to discuss staffing plans within your team or your own next career move, please call him on +44(0)1403 216216.


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