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Recruitment Consultant (Health, Safety and Sustainability)
£30,000 to £50,000 base salary (£80,000 OTE)

​Ready to take the next step in your career - and make a real difference? We offer great rewards, a supportive environment, and the chance to drive positive change.

What we do

As the specialist in Health, Safety and Sustainability recruitment, Irwin & Colton performs a crucial function. When we match great people and great roles, we drive positive change in terms of workplace wellbeing, safety and sustainability. We work with a range of global brands, so the candidates we place help to set a forward-thinking agenda across the corporate world.

The people we place are a rare combination of hard skills (qualifications / experience), soft skills (communication / problem solving) and passion. Finding these unique people, who add so much value to our clients’ organisations, takes experience and judgement.
That’s where you come in. We’ll give you all the support you need to build your career in recruitment. You’ll be well rewarded, both financially and with a regular calendar of team events.


Rickmansworth Town Centre, a five-minute walk from Rickmansworth Station (Metropolitan and Chiltern Train Line).

About the role

Health and Safety, workplace wellbeing and sustainability are now fundamental business differentiators. That’s why Irwin & Colton is growing fast, and why we’re looking for committed Recruitment Consultants to join the team.

You will:

●Develop client relationships. That means building new relationships, and cementing established ones.
●Lead on end-to-end recruitment assignments.
●Work on a range of business development activities.

Our team and your place in it

We’re a close-knit team, with backgrounds in a broad range of areas, including sales, marketing, events and recruitment. We collaborate wherever possible, cross selling and sharing candidates.

You’ll be well supported by our two Directors, who both have over a decade in the industry and have studied, volunteered and worked in the wider safety and sustainability space.

We’re not just a work team. We regularly socialise and enjoy new experiences. Many of us exercise together, through a weekly lunchtime run. We support a local homelessness charity, so we make a difference together, too.

What we’re looking for

Most importantly, we’re looking for the drive to succeed. Of course, we value qualifications and experience. But our reputation is built on finding candidates who deliver unexpected value. That takes something more.

You’ll need:

●Tenacity, excellent organisational skills and a great work ethic
●Recruitment experience is preferred, but solid work experience and the right attitude could sway us
●A degree or equivalent vocational qualification is ideal
●An understanding of the Health, Safety & Sustainability sector is an advantage, though full training will be provided

Our expectations

Of course, we’ll give you time to get to grips with our technology and the way we work, and we’ll help you understand the industry. We’ll also set financial targets tailored just to you. But our main expectation is that you show determination and commitment, and stick to our values.

How we’ll support you

We’ll support you with a collaborative environment and the latest technology. That includes our Bullhorn CRM system and the Broadbean ad manager. You’ll also have access to LinkedIn Professional.

Real expertise you can bank on

We’re true industry experts, and we show it. Our Safety Bytes videos are evidence of our determination to make workplaces safer and more sustainable and, with over 10,000 regular viewers, they set us apart.

Your manager

You’ll work with one of our Directors. Learning is a two-way street, and we’ll respect the experience and skills you bring with you. You can talk to us whenever you need to, whether that’s to bounce ideas or work through a problem.


We keep it simple, uncapped and generous. Commission is paid quarterly and you can earn up to 40%, with no thresholds in your first six months and a low threshold thereafter.

So what are the perks?

We look after our people. So, as well as all the things you’d expect, you’ll enjoy a range of social activities, including a calendar of unforgettable events. Here’s a full list:

Time off

●Holiday Allowance (25 days plus bank holidays)
●Closed from Christmas to New Year
●1 month fully-paid leave after 5 years


●Christmas & Summer Party & Quarterly Events (Past events include: rooftop cocktails in London, speed boat on Thames, Top Golf)
●Daily dress down
●Friday: all day casual wear, early finish with drinks
●Summer BBQs
●Team nights out for hitting target – including Michelin Star restaurant meals for top performers


●Uncapped commission structure and pension

Sound like the right role for you?

If you think you’d be a good match for this role, check out our website to find out more. Send your CV to or call James Irwin on 01923 432 632.