Business Development Executive

  • Essex
  • £21000 - £28000 per annum
  • Permanent

Posted March 13, 2024

Business Development Executive – Healthcare Recruitment

Salary up to £28,000pa plus commission

Based in the office at Brentwood

Are you a customer service or sales professional that:

  • Possesses strong communication skills
  • Relishes a diverse remit
  • Is looking for a career that provides reward on so many levels

You might not have considered a career in recruitment but you just might have those transferable skills and attitude that we are looking for to take a first step into a new career within a fast paced and successful business

Established in 2003, Athona is a renowned healthcare agency that was formed in response to a demand for an honest, reliable and professional recruitment solution. We’re proud to have created a truly positive working environment and a great culture that feels dynamic and different. As an agency we believe that in the same way it takes an artist years to hone-in on their craft, we have mastered ours. That’s what we call The Art of Recruitment.

We are looking for Business Development Executives to contribute to the Business Development Teams in developing and maintaining effective relationships with our existing clients and to help establish new business. It will require working closely with our team of skilled Recruitment Consultants to develop their potential in a geographical location.

You will:

  • Take responsibility for a set region(s) and clients as allocated by Snr BDM
  • Establish strong relationships both internally and externally
  • Will be required to arrange and attend client visits and meetings
  • Proactively source new business and follow up on leads
  • Work in conjunction with the Senior BDM to gain an understanding of the market and map future plans
  • Responsible for contributing to the growth of your clients revenue
  • Produce comprehensive reports
  • Attend industry events and conferences

To be successful you will need to be an effective communicator and welcome the diverse nature of the role, at the same time we will provide you with the training and support that you need to hit the ground running. We have a successful track record of developing talent and are proud of the number of long serving employees that we have in the business that have benefited from our successful career development frameworks.

If you have the following:

  • 1+ years experience gained within a client facing, customer service or sales role
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal
  • Drive and determination to achieving KPI’s and meet targets
  • Confidence in making outbound calls
  • The ability to be a customer service and brand ambassador to represent our highly regarded reputation
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Resilience and commerciality

What can you expect in return?

  • Industry leading commission structure
  • A career development framework to follow
  • Personalised training and development
  • Regular incentives including trips abroad
  • Monthly awards and recognition schemes
  • A professional, energetic and friendly office environment
  • Up to 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Free Health plan

We are committed to making a positive difference to the lives of others through our work and we want to do the same for you.


Apply via the application link on this page or visit our website to find out more.

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