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Services provided by Next Phase Recruitment to companies looking to recruit staff

For Businesses

Recruiters You Can Trust

With the benefit of over 25 years' experience as a specialist Life Science recruitment consultancy, we offer a broad suite of services including:

  • Permanent, contract and temporary placements
  • Strong candidate networks within niche sectors and technical specialisms
  • Connections to candidates who are not available with any other agency, and job opportunities you will not find anywhere else
  • Provision of state-of-the-art recruitment technology, including video interviewing / presentations and an online portal for the review of CVs and organisation of interviews
  • Extensive presence on social media for the promotion of articles and resources for individuals across the Life Science sector
  • Comprehensive exposure of job vacancies on all leading job boards
  • Market mapping and management of bespoke recruitment campaigns
  • Business introductions for collaborations between life science companies, including introducing start-up businesses to potential investors / VCs
  • Management of personalised assessment centres, including providing an on-site presence to run the whole day
  • Retained search / headhunting assignments, with the strictest confidentiality at all times
  • Flexible invoicing options
  • Salary comparisons and benchmarking
  • Job description review / writing / editing, and helping companies to plan for the impact of hiring new staff on the team environment and company dynamic
  • Providing guidance related to local employment markets, including salary benchmarking and a guide to candidate availability
  • Reference checking and seamless candidate onboarding
  • Full adherence to APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies) standards and codes of practice

We have strong networks within the Pharmaceutical, Advanced Therapies, Drug Discovery, Rare Diseases and Medical Device sectors; and we participate regularly in industry events and conferences.

As members of APSCo, we follow strict adherence to current Conduct Regulations, Data Protection laws and Ethical Compliance. We are also proud affiliates of the West Sussex Cluster, actively promoting STEM engagement across Horsham and the broader West Sussex area.

We always welcome the opportunity to partner with new business, large and small. Please contact us to talk through your staffing-related needs and we will happily help you.

You can call us on 01403 216216 any time between 8.30am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Please ask for Steve Twinley in the first instance, though any of our team will be able to help you. Enquiries can also be sent via the Contact Us page, or by email to info@nextphaserecruitment,com

Laboratory Scientist - Life Science jobs

Case Studies

Examples of our client service capabilities

Case Study 1:

Next Phase (and its previous incarnation as SLS Services) has worked with a leading Biopharmaceutical company in West Sussex since 2006. The company in question has around 270 staff and Next Phase has placed over 230 individuals in a mixture of permanent and temporary positions with them to date. While not formally the sole supplier, Next Phase is the technical agency of choice and has successfully filled roles in wide-ranging disciplines including Development, QA/QC, Stability, Production Planning, Manufacturing Management and Support, Marketing and Regulatory Affairs. The company manufactures their products (from patient-specific to bulk manufacture) across a range of different clean rooms including sterile and non sterile.

The company is not based in a "Pharmaceutical hot spot”, so a significant number of individuals who have been placed with them have had to relocate to the West Sussex area. Next Phase provide an information pack to all prospective relocators’ to help them learn more about the South Coast of the UK, including up-to-date information about cost of living in West Sussex, and the opportunities that will be available to them and their families if they move to the area. We have also managed several on-site Assessment Centres, in partnership with hiring managers and HR, which has helped in the recruitment of multiple roles and has significantly reduced the amount of administrative time from all sides.

Case Study 2:

We have been working with an innovative Regenerative Medicine business in London for over 6 years, supporting their growth across scientific areas (process development, analytical development, manufacture, data scientists and viral vector industrialisation team) as well as within the programme management, laboratory support and finance departments. They are currently undergoing expansion, with the recent opening of a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, alongside the continued demand for their services. This has led to an increase in the volume of recruitment across scientific, quality, engineering and programme management areas.

Candidates with these skill sets (especially in Cell & Gene Therapies) are naturally in high demand, which often leads to challenges in finding and engaging suitable individuals. In addition to this are the client's specific scientific requirements, in conjunction with their high standards, often narrowing the pools of candidates further. Next Phase has developed a network of individuals within micro-specialist technical areas (including Programme Managers, Engineers and Data Scientists), giving us access to candidates with highly sought-after skills and a desire to be at the forefront of the industry. This has enabled us to attract people to brand new roles that have been created to support this client's ambitious growth plans. ​​