Recruitment Consultant - Life Science

Recruitment Consultant - Life Science

Job Title: Recruitment Consultant - Life Science
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Horsham
Salary: Excellent Salary + Commission + Benefits
Start Date: 2017-09-19
Reference: 15613+ST
Contact Name: Steve Twinley
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 19, 2017 09:50

Job Description

  • Life Science Recruitment Consultant at Next Phase Recruitment
  • Horsham, West Sussex
  • Leading and highly respected recruitment agency
  • Excellent travel links and free parking
  • Flexible working welcomed
  • Outstanding commission structure and high earnings potential
  • Recruitment experience preferred (not essential)
  • Some customer service / sales / account management experience ESSENTIAL
  • Scientific education and interest PREFERRED

Working in recruitment is very different to what it used to be, especially at Next Phase. We do not have a pushy sales manner, nor are we targeted with making a certain number of calls or sending a specific number of CVs out per day. Our work is grounded in a passion for learning about the Life Science & Technology sector and networking with leading individuals within specialist areas of scientific innovation. There are similarities between modern recruitment and digital marketing, and as a result we are looking for someone who is technology-savvy and has excellent written English, to be able to create engaging blogs and articles. If you have excellent people skills, an interest in scientific development, and the desire to grow your own business network and earn a lot of money, Next Phase will offer you an excellent career opportunity.

The Company
Next Phase is a highly respected specialist recruitment company, based in the centre of Horsham, partnering with a number of the leading organisations within the Life Science sector. Areas we cover include Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device innovation, Medical Communications and International Logistics. Next Phase used to be known as SLS Services and rebranded in June 2017 following significant investment from the Chairman of APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies). Next Phase is founded on excellence of service and we have put in a great deal of work recently into optimising and updating the office space, computer system, flexible working opportunities and company branding. The successful candidate for this new position will be given an extensive amount of training and the opportunity to develop and grow through the business. It can take some time to get “up and running” in recruitment and we are therefore wanting to identify and invest in an individual who has the work ethic, intellect, curiosity, people skills and general creativity to push themselves forward.

The Opportunity
As our new Recruitment Consultant, you will gradually become a specialist within specific areas of gene editing and personalised medicine. You will get to know a number of individuals across different geographical locations (inside and outside the UK) and will use this network to identify the people who are true leaders in their field, representing them in application to new job opportunities.

You will write blogs and share content about scientific innovations, create attractive adverts, conduct interviews and sell career opportunities to job seekers at different levels (predominantly from Senior Scientist level up to Director level). You will negotiate and agree terms of business with new clients, for the provision of both permanent and contract staff, and will build your network so that everyone in your sector gradually gets to know you as the go-to person when they are either looking for a new role or hoping to hire someone into their team.

This will be a busy, challenging role which requires dedication and positive energy. In turn, the rewards can be enormous. Full details will be provided on application.



  • Industry-leading commission scheme
  • 20 days holiday (+ extra days at Christmas), rising 1 day per year up to 25
  • Half day holiday on your birthday
  • Flexible office with option of either a fixed desk or hot-desking arrangement
  • Clearly defined milestones for increasing your salary
  • Links to Horsham Wellbeing for health checks
  • Regular social events
  • Company laptop

The successful candidate will have excellent people skills, backed with an interest (and perhaps an educational background) in scientific innovation. Previous experience in recruitment would be a significant advantage but is not essential. Candidates will also be considered from sales, customer service or account management roles, from industries including digital marketing and estate agency if you do not have recruitment experience.