Recruitment Manager

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  • Job Reference: Internal
  • Job Title: Recruitment Manager
  • Location: Darlington
  • Basic Salary Range: Competitive Salary + Excellent Commission Opportunities
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted 5 years ago
  • This position has been filled

This is an incredibly rare opening at the UK’s leading specialist Facilities Management recruitment consultancy. For over 10 years, Maxwell Stephens have been working with some of Britain’s top companies, matching them with high calibre FM professionals.

We are looking for a motivated and extremely personable Recruitment Manager to join our team in Darlington.

Maxwell Stephens are a recruitment firm with a difference. Not only are we the leaders in specialist FM recruitment in the country, we are also highly focused and committed to our staff. We value every member of our team; offering perks such as commission opportunities, company pension, flexible working, and on-going active support and training.

Located in the heart of Darlington, our Northern Office has recently been refurbished with a state-of-the-art touch screen telephone system. Having invested in massive website upgrades, and a top of the range recruitment database system, you will be joining this already successful company as we continue to revolutionize the way we work.

The MD of Maxwell Stephens, Peter Forshaw, is a firm believer in rewarding staff for their hard work and dedication. By joining his team, various incentive programmes, spot prizes, and travel opportunities across the country will be open to you.

The right person for Maxwell Stephens

You are a dynamic and sociable professional; eager to find a team you can collaborate and develop your skillset with, working together to achieve goals and exceed targets. Leadership comes naturally to you, and you are extremely passionate about helping others reach their full potential.

You have outstanding professional communication skills. As an active listener and a responsive decision maker, you are an extremely effective manager. You have previous experience in managing staff, and pride yourself on giving constructive criticisms in staff reviews. We need your positive energy and driven mind to manage an amazing team of consultants at Maxwell Stephens.

Driven by your desire to deliver the very best customer service, helping others is extremely rewarding for you. You want a job you can be proud of, and knowing you will have helped your candidate find their dream job excites you. Building professional relationships with new candidates and clients will come easily to you, using your exceptional telephone manner, and professional-yet-approachable personality.

With your vast experience in sales, negotiation, and customer service delivery, we can provide you all the training in recruitment consultancy you will need to utilise these important skills in this new role. Your transferable skills in management make you ideal for this position. You have written enough proposals, and conducted enough research in the past to slide into this incredibly responsible senior position without any problems.

A-Levels in hand, you have gained an abundance of experience within a prestigious corporate environment. You are computer literate, familiar with utilising all Microsoft Office software. We want your confidence and abilities when presenting to our clients, aiding Maxwell Stephens as they grow.


When you join Maxwell Stephens, you will be met by an enthusiastic team of driven, committed people. We believe in openness and respect on all levels of management. You will be managing an amazing team of experienced resourcers and recruitment consultants. Providing them with their sales targets, financial goals, and motivation, you will be responsible your team’s performance. Continuously monitoring them to help them to develop their skills, you will work with your team to achieve the best results possible.

For your clients and candidates, you will provide outstanding levels of customer service. By developing and maintaining excellent relationships with all customers and visitors, you will ensure the image of your service reflects Maxwell Stephens’ standards. We pride ourselves on our personal touch when matching clients with their ideal candidate.

You will become an integral part of Maxwell Stephens, requiring you to have a good understanding of the business, and the activities and services we provide. As specialists in Facilities Management, you will need to gain a thorough knowledge of the industry.

After receiving your training, if required, you will be actively involved in the recruitment of senior and executive level candidates. An incredibly rewarding role, you will be in charge of finding candidates their perfect company match, and assisting them in securing their dream jobs. As Recruitment Manager, you will help FM professionals across the country to achieve their goals every day.

Our clients are of vital importance to us. They hire our candidates, and so require our constant attention. You will negotiate retained contracts and other commercial arrangements with clients using your world-class skills of communication and negotiation. Where needed, you will also respond to client tender proposals, attend briefing meetings, and produce proposals for assignments for our clients.

You will complete the entire process of recruitment. You start this by sourcing new client companies via conducting business development telesales calls or research, then presenting Maxwell Stephens’ corporate services to them. At that point, you begin establishing the beginning of a long-term relationship with the client. Then, the search for the perfect candidate begins. You will register qualified search assignments and contingency vacancies from client companies, providing your team with an in-depth brief to allow the effective provision of recruitment services.

When suitable applicants for the client’s needs have been sourced, using our industry-leading candidate database, you will interview them to assess their competencies. You will produce notes from the interviews, enabling a thorough CV to be produced, from which the client may decide. We pride our firm on finding the perfect match between client and candidate, so your role is vital in upholding our company’s image. You’ll also need to maintain the net resource database to a high standard. On each registration of a new company or candidate you will ensure that all relevant details are inputted on to the database and any changes are made as required.

This extremely diverse position requires a certain amount of marketing. Liaising with marketing resources, you will use the internet to create and maintain market knowledge to benefit our service. Our registered vacancies need to attract the right kind of candidates; therefore, we will occasionally need you to write efficient and attractive advertising copy, and to utilise the Internet website to advertise these vacancies. You’ll also provide input to the Marketing Intelligence Unit for information distribution.

Recruitment consultancy is a competitive industry. We need candidates to choose us. To stay ahead of any competition, you will gain superior skills in executive search and contingency recruitment, and attend appropriate training/development courses as requested by the company. By maintaining the highest standards of presentation, personal integrity and customer support, you will uphold Maxwell Stephens’ reputation.

Maxwell Stephens are an open and ethical firm. You’ll be trusted to conduct all operations in conformance with Employment Regulations, the codes of conduct of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and Maxwell Stephens Limited statement of promises, and to adhere to the Company’s code of principles and policy on equal opportunities.


Maxwell Stephens are at the top of the FM Recruitment industry, and continue to innovate their service every day. This amazing team of dedicated staff need your leadership, your unique abilities, to thrive as the company grows.

Apply today to join us as Recruitment Manager today.

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