Trainee Education Recruitment Consultant

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Our highly successful Newport branch are looking to appoint an Education Recruitment Consultant to join their team. This well-established team services Primary and Secondary schools across Newport, Monmouthshire, Torfaen and Caerphilly but operate out of our Cardiff hub based in Cardiff city centre.  They have seen exceptional growth so far this year and are looking for a new team member to help maintain existing business and develop new business in schools across the area. The branch specialises in supplying schools with teacher, cover supervisor and teaching assistant support. As the schools are across a wide geographical area, the ability to drive and have access to your own vehicle is essential. A background in recruitment is not essential however the ability to apply yourself and transferable skills in sales, customer service and effective communication will set you up well for success in this role.

We will be interviewing for this role in the New Year with the hope of employing a successful applicant by the end of January 2021. Our current COVID-19 structure means that we are operating a part time office and home based arrangement so staff usually spend 2-3 days in the office and the rest of the week working from home (full IT equipment provided).

Main Duties and Responsibilities

As a Recruitment Consultant at Teaching Personnel, you’re the vital link between our client schools and candidates. You will join a thriving team covering mixed Primary and Secondary sectors and will be responsible for building your candidate pool and school base across the local area.

You will:

Make a high volume of sales and business development calls to schools across your local area
Build and develop your own candidate database by sourcing and recruiting quality teachers and support staff and matching them to temporary and permanent job placements
Have regular meetings with key clients (virtually) to build relationships with key decision makers in schools
Work to key expectations measures and indicators in line with your personal and team targets
Maintain good communication and customer service at all times with clients and candidates
Contribute positively to your team as well as the wider location
Why choose Teaching Personnel?

Teaching Personnel are the market leader in education recruitment and have provided an exceptional service to over 5,000 schools throughout the UK since 1996. We have registered hundreds of thousands of teachers and classroom support staff and are the first-choice agency for over 12,000 job seekers. We have 80+ branches across England & Wales, a career path that can take you to the very top and a culture that rewards hard work and promotes teamwork. Teaching Personnel is your place to thrive.

Teaching Personnel are a destination employer, providing clear career paths to all employees at all levels. Our learning and development programs are highly effective and our ‘always improving’ attitude means that our employees are always given the opportunities to develop themselves personally, professionally and to learn more. As a Teaching Personnel employee, you will be given opportunities to gain industry leading skills and experience. From day one, you are given full access to our extensive training program which is in branch, online and classroom based. We invest heavily in our new starters given them the best start possible to kick start a long-standing career in education recruitment. We review performance regularly and you may qualify for promotions up to four times per year should you be achieving the expected targets.

What qualities do we look for?

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and an outgoing personality and be educated to degree level. They will also have a passion for education, experience of working in education or with children is beneficial but not essential. Prior sales experience or experience of working in a competitive business driven industry is also beneficial. As working in a sales environment; energy, passion and enthusiasm are qualities that are necessary to ensuring success in the role. Resilience and being able to work in a challenging, fast paced environment are also important. 

You will have the opportunity to demonstrate these skills and qualities through your application and then during our interview process should you be shortlisted. The interview process includes a telephone interview, first interview (conducted via video call), psychometric tests and a second interview should you be successful at the first stage.

The Newport branch is part of the wider Wales location and they are a social bunch! As well as working hard they like to socialise outside of work. Someone who is confident, social and likes to get involved in team based activities would be a great fit for this team.

Hours of Work

This role is offered on a full time, permanent basis (42.5 hours per week, 5 days per week).

Salary and Benefits

In return for your efforts we offer a great package consisting of:

Annual salary from £20,000 per year to reflect skills and experience plus performance-related commission
25 days holiday + UK bank holidays, increasing with service
Reduced working hours during school holidays
Contributory pension scheme
Life assurance
Nationwide retail discounts and perks
Next Steps

To be considered for this role please apply with your up to date CV and we will be in touch shortly
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