Recruitment Consultant

About The Protocol Group

  • 27 years young
  • Market-leading Education Recruitment agency
  • Only agency dedicated to Nurseries, Schools, FE Colleges, Universities and Training Providers
  • Private equity-backed growth business
  • High Incentives on top of uncapped commission

What does a Recruitment Consultant do?

The role of a Recruitment Consultant combines sales, relationship building and business development.

As an ambassador of The Protocol Group with both candidates and clients and will be driven to achieve/ exceed sales targets by successfully placing day-to-day, temporary & permanent placements within Education establishments.


To be successful in Recruitment you will need to do the following:

  • Be commercially driven to maximise every opportunity
  • Effectively use sales, marketing techniques, job boards & social media platforms to attract both specialist candidates and clients to use you!
  • Make business development calls, along with emails/pitches to clients to pick up potential business
  • Be proactive in your approach to candidates and clients through selling opportunities, such as selling candidates via speccing or selling roles to passive candidates
  • Build your brand, through effective and consistent social media presence, client visits, networking events, and candidate surgeries
  • Build solid relationships with both candidates and clients & ensure candidate and client management is delivered to the highest standards
  • Promote all Protocol services by cross-selling and be fully competent to sell them
  • Show consistent commitment to company standards in complying with all relevant legislation e.g Compliance and GDPR.
  • Ensure the Protocol CRM database remains up to date and accurate and you will ensure your administration is of the highest standard
  • Achieve your weekly KPI’s & monthly sales targets

What personal attributes do you need?

  • Passion/Enthusiasm! – We’re all a passionate bunch of people, with bags of enthusiasm and we want like-minded people to join us!
  • Resilience! – Recruitment is tough, I don’t want to sugarcoat it to you, you have good days and bad days and on the bad days you have to be able to pick yourself up and crack on – but on the good days…..these are good and your hard work will finally pay off
  • Self-Motivation! – As much as you will be working within a team or be led by an inspiring leadership team, Self-motivation is massive – we want people to join us, who can come in and have a hunger to succeed no matter what!
  • Team Player – Even with you running your own desk – Teamwork is super important to us and a critical factor in our success!
  • Strong organisation skills! – Recruitment is a lot of plate spinning, organisation and time management will help you stay on top of your client/candidate management, business development, and filling your roles!
  • Confidence! – Day to day you will speak to lot of people over the phone or virtually if you are confident, people will listen to you, and people will trust you – Remember, you know what you are talking about!
  • Success – Success breeds success and we want to surround ourselves with natural winners!

To apply for this role, please email your CV to or call 0115 977 5555!

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