Steve Twinley, Sarah Seaford and Adrienn Prezenszki completed a 40k hike across the South Downs to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support Ollie Gearing and Alex Butcher at the Advanced Therapies congress in London in October 2021, presenting to cell and gene therapy businesses

If you're an innovative, hard-working individual looking to build an exciting, long-term career in life science recruitment, we want to hear from you!

At Next Phase we are ambitious. We have a clear international growth strategy, with the investment to support our expansion into the US and Europe.

We have a fantastic team of people at our modern office, right in the centre of Horsham, West Sussex. We always work collaboratively, whether in our shared work space in the office or during our work-from-home days on Mondays and Fridays,

We have great clients, a track record of success for over 15 years and an ongoing development of new business with the leading organisations within cell & gene therapy, medtech, biotechnology, pharma and rare diseases.

We offer clear and exciting career paths, whether you want to work in a pure Business Development role, grow your skills as a Delivery Consultant or Account Manager, or manage a full '360' recruitment desk. Our rewarding career opportunities are supported by personalised and relevant learning & development programmes. Everything we do is based on our "People-First" approach, putting the needs and ambitions of our people at the centre of our business.

Alongside our work, we are all passionate about volunteering in the local community, fundraising for different charities, keeping a busy social calendar with loads of fun events and incentives, and attending and hosting events.

Further details about us can be found on our Hunted profile - click here to learn more about our company culture and what makes Next Phase a fantastic place to work! If you would like to discuss career opportunities with Next Phase, get in touch!

Next Phase having fun in London at a Gordon Ramsey restaurant Jake Thomas, Adrienn Prezenszki, Aaron Stone, Claire Hales and Ollie Gearing of Next Phase Recruitment in Horsham are posing in front of our company values

Building your career at Next Phase

We offer fantastic careers in a broad range of roles. We have ambitious international expansion plans and we give the space to our team to express themselves and develop innovative ideas. We are embarking on a period of rapid growth and are looking for bright, ambitious individuals to join us in Horsham, West Sussex (3 days a week in the office and 2 days a week from home). The many reasons to join Next Phase include:

  • Highly experienced and successful leadership team, with extensive knowledge of the life science sector

  • Well defined career paths for fast progression

  • Ongoing commitment to personalised learning & development, using both internal and external resources to nurture skills in recruitment at all levels of experience

  • Long-term flexible working

  • Full tech suite, using market-leading tools to help you be highly successful

  • Industry-leading commission scheme: up to 50%

  • Vitality healthcare scheme and other excellent benefits

  • Warm client relationships and lots of support provided to the sales team for new business development

  • Very strong financial backing, allowing us to make new investment in all areas

  • International office opportunities

  • Regular charity fundraisers, local volunteering and fun events

Further details about us can be found on our Hunted profile - click here to learn more about our company culture and what makes Next Phase a fantastic place to work!

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James Hume, Ollie Gearing the rest of the Next Phase team in the office in Horsham in 2021 and 2022

Six values that guide everything we do at Next Phase:

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At Next Phase we believe that treating all our contacts with care and respect at all times will build better relationships. We are a people enhancement company; personal progression and improvement are the foundations of everything we do. Being "People-First" is something we are all extremely passionate about.


We pride ourselves in our honesty and sincerity, and above all else we are approachable. We believe our candidates, clients and colleagues will flourish on relationships that are built on reliability and trust.


At Next Phase we are dedicated to the life science industry, developing expert knowledge to support and advise our partners & colleagues to secure the right outcomes. We share insights, engage in industry events and take an active interest in new innovations in life sciences.


We strive to deliver genuine, reliable solutions to our clients; and we achieve this by working together as a team, sharing ideas and supporting each other in every project we undertake.


At Next Phase we believe that to be competitive we need to be entrepreneurial and resourceful. We endeavour to create inventive suggestions for our partners & colleagues to help them excel. This includes making proper use of technology to support our work.


We believe that our partners expect to be impressed. By being determined, working enthusiastically and resourcefully we can provide them with prompt, effective solutions. Every person at Next Phase is ambitious, both about their own career progression and how we want the business to grow.

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At Next Phase we are firm believers in the benefits of flexibility, with a mixture of office-based and home-based work. We all work Mondays and Fridays from home; and we spend Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in our office in the centre of Horsham. Even before Covid, we encouraged people to work in a flexible way to suit their personal circumstances. Now we are coming out of the pandemic, we have settled on a more clearly-defined way of working which, we believe, gives us all the best of both worlds.  To learn more about career opportunities at Next Phase, please call us on 01403 216216 or visit us at

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