Assistant Recruitment Manager

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  • Job Reference: Internal/B
  • Job Title: Assistant Recruitment Manager
  • Location: Darlington
  • Basic Salary Range: Competitive + Package & Opportunity
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted 5 years ago
  • This position has been filled

Ever had the opportunity to join an industry working for one of the top companies in the field? This is the opportunity available now at Maxwell Stephens, the agency responsible for putting some of Britain’s best facilities managers in jobs at household companies.

We’re looking for a personable, professional and ambitious Assistant Recruitment Manager to join our team in our superb Darlington offices. Recently refurbished, the company has installed the very latest touch screen telephone system. We have also massively invested in our website to consolidate our position at the very peak of our profession.

When you come to work for Maxwell Stephens, you’ll notice a big difference about the way we do things. We offer superb commission opportunities, a company pension, the chance for flexible working, and support & training from the Managing Director and all of your colleagues.

The company is the vision of Peter Forshaw. For Peter, his colleagues are an integral part of a daily and exciting journey to find the right people for the right companies. Perform well and you benefit from an array of superb incentive programmes, on-the-spot prizes, and the chance to travel across the UK in style.

Who are we looking for to fill this important role?

You may or may not have had direct experience in recruitment before. If you haven’t but have a solid business-to-business sales background, we look forward to teaching you everything you need to know. If Maxwell Stephens is not your first job in recruitment, you’ll genuinely see a step change in how to do the role when you join the team. In 10 short years, starting from a zero base, we have a massive footprint in our sector and you’ll appreciate just how many doors the Maxwell Stephens brand will open for you.

You see a role for yourself in management soon but when you get that role, you only want to take up the mantle when you have the track record to lead and inspire colleagues in a more junior position to you.

You’re a natural at getting people on your side and you’ve used it to very profitable effect in your previous roles. You get a buzz out of working on your own initiative but you also greatly value the guiding and careful hand that an experienced manager offers you. You see your managers and your colleagues as your team – you’re incredibly loyal to them and see it just as much your responsibility as anyone else’s to create a brilliant atmosphere in the workplace.

You love negotiating and presenting proposals. Those are skills we’ll hone in you for our sector when you’re with us. You’re motivated by creating situations where everyone wins – in this case, the candidate, the client, and Maxwell Stephens. Those negotiating abilities will win you loyal customers and you’ll quickly become the go-to person for your clients looking for new staff.

You’re not afraid to pick up the phone and work hard. And it’s hard but satisfying work. You’ve been educated up to “A” Level standards and your written English is superb. You’re comfortable and familiar with computers and Microsoft Office products.

In the role…

As soon as you walk through the door of our offices at interview and on your first morning with us, you’ll be struck by the Maxwell Stephens team. Like you, they’re driven to get amazing results and committed to doing the right thing by everyone whom the company’s actions affect. Your colleagues are some of the best people you’ll ever work with and your managers dedicated to your professional development to an incredible degree. We’re 10 years into a memorable journey but there’s still always much more to do and learn – we approach everything as a solid unit.

From the day you start, we’ll need you to become a real part of the team. We’ll train you in all aspects of the business, its activities and its services. We specialise in facilities management (FM) recruitment and we’ll work with you on a daily basis to bring your knowledge of the sector to where it’s required.

For clients and candidates, you’re there to provide world-class levels of support and guidance. You need to build their trust and confidence in you from your first contact with them. Maxwell Stephen’s leading reputation will be consolidated and enhanced by how you do your work.

You’ll work with the Recruitment Manager to find senior and executive level FM candidates. It’s crucial they register with us so we can introduce them to the right clients. You’ll also assist in helping candidates find their perfect role. Never forget that what we’re here to do is to find our candidates the dream job in the dream company. You’ll assist with interviewing candidates, discovering their core competencies, and completing the CV to an industry standard. It’s vitally important that all candidate information is recorded correctly and you’ll be a big part in helping us do that.

The clients will keep you busy as will our candidates. Our clients are of utmost importance to us – they’re the people who hire our candidates and they need constant attention during the recruiting process. You’ll help the Recruitment Manager negotiate retained contracts and other commercial arrangements we have with clients. We’ll train you on how to respond to client tender proposals, how to take notes at briefing meetings and how to produce assignment proposals for clients. Once instructed, you’ll use our market-leading database to source the right candidates for the role that you and the Recruitment Manager will forward to the client for consideration.

You’ll spend a lot of your working day selling our services cold to FM and HR departments. This will nearly all be done by phone. We’ll train you how to use the various marketing resources available to the company. This will help you source new clients and attract new candidates to the database and to specific roles. You’ll also be expected on some occasions to write up a job description, worded in such a way that the right type of applicant will contact us about a role.

These are busy and full days but recruitment consultancy gives you a real high like no other role. 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. But, don’t worry, we’ll also teach you what they are!


Maxwell Stephens, through hard work and dedication, have reached the very pinnacle of the FM Recruitment industry. We continue to innovate every day we’re open for business. The next phase of our story will be even more exciting and engaging than our first 10 years and we need someone like you to help us.

Apply today to join us as our next Assistant Recruitment Manager. Please call us on 0207 118 48 48 or email without delay.

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