Associate Consultant

  • Essex
  • Up to £24,000 per annum
  • Permanent

Posted April 26, 2024

Job Title: Associate Consultant (Healthcare Recruitment)

Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum – dependent on experience, plus commission scheme

Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week

Location: Brentwood, Essex

Are you an ambitious go-getter looking to excel in your career in recruitment? Here at Athona, we’re on the lookout for motivated individuals with passion, drive and hunger to join our growing healthcare team.

Joining us in our Brentwood head office, we have ample opportunities for you to join as an Associate Consultant. In this role you will be building your own success from day one and working your way up the career ladder to Recruitment Consultant level in just six months. You will be working closely alongside a team of experienced recruiters and will have a tailored, structured training plan guiding you to success.

This exciting opportunity will give you the chance to learn new skills from our established recruitment consultants, assist you to master the healthcare market, build rapport with candidates and clients and help you become a top recruiter within Athona.

What we need from you to succeed:

  • Ambition: we want to see the hunger within you, why you know you will and want to be successful and how hard you’re willing to work to get there.
  • Dedication: the ability to showcase your desire to build and grow your own desk/career. You will need to express dedication to be responsible for your own performance and growth.
  • Passion: if you’re passionate about excellent communication, passionate about building long-lasting relationships, passionate about success and achieving everything you want in life, then we have the resources to support you.
  • Confidence: getting stuck in from day one, never shying away from adversity and having the ability to be confident in your approach to sales is vital.
  • Organisation: ensuring your well equipped in managing multiple projects at once means being organised and coordinated is another critical trait.
  • Resilience: an important skill to have learned when it comes to sales, allowing you to bounce back from any situation and stay positive while continuing to achieve success in sales.
  • Motivation: whether it’s personal motivation, seeing others around you succeed or helping to feed your self-satisfaction, being motivated is key every day to achieving your goals.
  • Communication: clear communication skills (both spoken and written) are imperative for you to reach your ambitions.

As Associate Consultant, you will be responsible for:

  • Handling the recruitment process from beginning to end. This will include generating a job vacancy, sourcing candidates, managing offers, and filling a job requirement.
  • Upstanding high levels of customer service and being pro-active on a daily basis.
  • Sourcing candidates to create your own candidate pool and recognising high-quality CVs and identifying suitable candidates who match specific client requirements.
  • Understanding market knowledge and using this to your advantage. You will also be responsible of gaining a greater understanding of rates, salaries, market conditions, among many other details.
  • Generate sales and reach your set targets, KPIs and budgets.
  • Manage your own gross margin (GM), forecasts and projections.
  • Negotiating between candidates and clients.
  • Preparing market research ahead of attending client and candidate meetings.

What are we looking for?

  • One year experience in a previous sales role, the following fields are highly desirable:
    • B2B sales
    • Estate Agency
    • Insurance/Solar sales
    • Telesales/contact centre
    • Travel sales
  • Competent in telephone communication
  • High levels of customer service skills
  • Desire to become a brand ambassador to represent the highly regarded Athona brand and reputation
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills.

What Athona can offer you:

At Athona we understand a friendly, supportive and focus on your own personal development is an environment in which will help your career thrive. Alongside this, we also understand that work-life balance is an important part of your role so you’ll have up to 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), late starts and early finishes to fit around you, as well as:

  • Personalised training and development and a career path for progression
  • Regular incentives including trips abroad and monthly recognition schemes
  • Working in an energetic, professional and modern environment, right next door to Brentwood station
  • Industry leading commission scheme
  • Casual dress code meaning you can dress for the day you have
  • Early Friday finishes on a monthly basis
  • Free local parking paid for by the company
  • Work from home days
  • BUPA health plan and subsidised gym membership
  • Social Friday’s meaning we can celebrate the weeks success as a team.

Established in 2003, Athona is a renowned healthcare agency that is proud to support careers and services that matter. As demand in the markets has grown, so has our reputation. We have worked for years to hone our craft, getting better and better through every recruitment success story. Our skills have been sharpened, and our expertise has helped us to refine our processes to the point where we’re masters in what we do. Producing perfect results, every time. That’s what we call: The Art of Recruitment.

Interested? Simply apply here today or for more information about this position please get in touch.

*Due to a high volume of applications if you have not been contacted within 14 days your application has not been successful on this occasion.*

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