Trainee Education Recruitment Consultant Cardiff £20k - £25k (p.a)

Teaching Personnel is the UK's leading education recruitment agency. We are currently looking for an energetic and friendly individual to join our ever-expanding team as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant based in our South Wales location. The role would be working for the Swansea & West Wales branch of Teaching Personnel; however, the role would be based in our Welsh hub office which is based in central Cardiff. Our new way of working between the office and home means we would consider applications from people who lived further afield so long as they would be happy to commute to Cardiff for 2-3 days a week, as necessary. Due to the office base and the large geographical area being covered, we do only consider applications from people who have access to a vehicle and the ability to drive

We are looking for a trainee recruitment consultant to join the team to help support and maintain existing business, while also growing and developing the business into new areas. The Swansea & West Wales teamwork with Primary, Secondary and SEN schools across Neath Port Talbot, Carmarthenshire, Swansea and Pembrokeshire.

Our Wales team is made up of diverse, dynamic, and social individuals with varying experience and backgrounds. They always maintain a positive working environment and have a good reputation amongst clients and candidates for delivering excellent customer service while also maintaining very positive professional relationships.

This is a full time, permanent position starting as soon as possible.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

As a Trainee Recruitment Consultant at Teaching Personnel, you are the vital link between our client schools and candidates.

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 face-to-face client meetings (via video conferencing due to COVID-19) to build relationships with key decision makers in schools
Work to KPIs and targets in line with your branch and career ladder
Contribute to the wider team and help support group performance
About Us

We have provided a first-rate 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.

Our market leading learning and development programme ensures that employees are constantly benefitting from excellent training regardless of their level or length of service. Our 'always improving' attitude means that you will have access to our professional development programmes from day 1 and will always be wholly supported throughout your career journey.

You will be pushed to explore your potential from day one by participating in our internal learning and development programme and receiving unrivalled support in branch. We have a specific career path for our Education Recruitment Consultants to progress. We review performance regularly and you may qualify for promotions up to 4 times per year.

About You

You will be educated to degree level and have a passion for education. The ideal candidate will also have excellent communication skills and an outgoing personality. Prior knowledge of the education sector would also be beneficial to the role. Resilience and the ability to perform in challenging environments is also essential.

You will have the opportunity to demonstrate these skills throughout out interview process if you are shortlisted which consists of a telephone interview, first interview, psychometric tests and a second interview if you are successful at the first stage.

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 an up to date CV