Senior Recruitment Consultant

It’s an exciting time for The Protocol Group! We are going through a fantastic period of growth!

Reflecting that, we are branching out into the North West!!

I am looking for passionate, driven, hard working Experienced Consultants to join us on our journey!

Could this opportunity be for you?!

Job Title- Senior Education Recruitment Consultant

Salary- £35,000 – £40,000 + Uncapped Commission

Location – Cheshire

About Protocol!

  • 28 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 Senior Education Recruitment Consultant do?

A role of a Senior Education Recruitment Consultant combines experienced sales experience, relationship building, business development and building up your knowledge of Further Education or Education establishments.

You will be a Protocol ambassador with both candidates and clients and will be driven to achieve/ exceed sales targets from successfully placing day to day, temporary & permanent placements.

Not only will you be running your own desk in this position, but also leading from the front and setting examples for Recruitment Consultants around you. Part of this will be training new starters, supporting new starters with running their desks & being on hand day to day to answer any questions & offer your expertise.


To be a successful Senior Recruiter at Protocol you will need to do the following-

  • Have specialist knowledge of the Nursery OR Schools OR FE Sector within the North West.
  • Be commercially driven to maximise on 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 Education establishments 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, clients visits, networking events, candidate surgeries.
  • Build solid relationships with both candidates and clients & ensure candidate and client management is delivered to the highest of 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
  • Support new starters with training & guidance
  • Take responsibility of the day to day running of the team when SLT/SMT aren’t around

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 sugar coat 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 – Team work is super important to us and a critical factor to 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, 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!

Why work for Protocol? – What benefits can we offer you?

  • Competitive basic salary & uncapped commission structure
  • Consultant reward framework to enable you to earn basic salary pay rises upon hitting certain targets
  • 25 Days Holiday
  • Your Birthday day off
  • Payday Breakfast
  • Fridge Fridays
  • Reduced Gym memberships
  • Bupa Healthcare Plan
  • Annual Leave for a Charity Day
  • Company Incentives
  • Quarterly Achievers Events

Get in touch with us today!

Ready to start your journey with The Protocol Group?


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