Next Phase celebrated Rare Disease Day in February 2023 by painting their hands and faces Alex Butcher at the Lab of the Future Congress in Amsterdam back in September 2022.

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 United States and Europe.

We have a fantastic team of people at our offices in the centre of Horsham, West Sussex. We 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 16 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 Talent Specialist 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.

At Next Phase we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about opportunities with us but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in our adverts, we encourage you to apply anyway! You may be just the right candidate for other roles we looking to hire.

Alongside our work, we are all passionate about fundraising for different charities, keeping a busy social calendar with loads of fun events and incentives, and attending and hosting events. Our charity partner for 2023 is Action Medical Research, a fantastic local charity helping tackle some conditions that can arise in children being born prematurely. Our fundraising events to date have included a 24-hour team cycle ride, skydiving, abseiling down the famous Spinnaker Tower,Tough Mudder, and hiking across the South Downs!

If you would like to discuss career opportunities with Next Phase and what makes Next Phase a fantastic place to work, get in touch on +44 (0)1403 216216 or e-mail us at you would like to discuss career opportunities with Next Phase and what makes Next Phase a fantastic place to work, get in touch on +44 (0)1403 216216 or e-mail us at

Team FAB is made of Shane Lees, Sarah Seaford, Sophie O'Sullivan and Claire Hales, supporting the recruitment team in our Next Phase office in Horsham, West Sussex Tunde Olashore is an experienced recruitment specialist, who likes being taken out of his comfort zone and here was learning the skill of axe throwing on a Next Phase team building day

Building your career at Next Phase

We offer rewarding careers throughout our business, and have ambitious international expansion plans. We give the space to our team to express themselves and develop innovative ideas 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, including earlier or later starts / finishes to fit in with your activities outside of work

  • 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

  • Real commitments to promoting a diverse, inclusive working environment, recognising every person as an individual

  • Regular charity fundraisers and fun events

Click here to download our Next Phase Diversity Policy, which details our commitment to creating and nurturing a diverse, inclusive culture in our business.

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At Next Phase we support Rare Disease Day and the promotion of advanced therapies to help patients with rare diseases

Six values that guide everything we do as a specialist life science recruitment consultancy:

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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. It also means putting patients first, recognising the incredible work that our cell & gene therapy, ATMP, biotech and medtech clients do to improve patients' lives.


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 biotech, medtech, cell & gene therapy, pharmaceuticals and rare diseases.


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. We believe that this mirrors the patient-focused approach that our biotech, medtech and cell & gene therapy clients take, including with vendor-sponsor relationships to facilitiate clinical trials, GMP manufacturing and international supply of innovative treatments.


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 recruitment technology to support our work. Our biotech and medtech clients are true innovators and we strive to match this spirit of innovation through engagement with new ideas and technology.


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 internationally, across the UK, United States and Europe.

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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

Jake Thomas, director at Next Phase Recruitment, talks about what it is like to work at Next Phase life science recruitment and why experienced recruiters should come to join us

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“​I am so pleased I chose to join Next Phase. The career paths here are clearly defined and you are encouraged in a really positive way to develop yourself in all areas. The commission is fantastic and I am proud to work with such a supportive bunch of people.”

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