Recruitment Consultant

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£26,000 to £40,000 Per Annum
£60,000 OTE
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Recruitment Consultant (Health, Safety and Environment) | Rickmansworth | £26,000 to £40,000 base salary (£60,000 OTE)

Ready to succeed with ambitious industry experts? Looking for big rewards in a collaborative, supportive, social environment?

About the company

Irwin & Colton is the specialist in Health, Safety and Environment recruitment, with over two decades' experience, and well established as the industry expert. Our candidates are a rare blend of hard skills (qualifications / experience) and soft skills (communication / problem solving). Finding these special people, who add so much value to our clients' organisations, takes experience and judgement. We're committed to helping you succeed, in an open, positive environment.

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

About the role:

This is a new role because our commitment to finding unique candidates is paying dividends, and we're growing fast. As one of our Recruitment Consultants you'll need to:

  • Develop current client relationships. Many of your clients will be 'warm', however you'll also need to build relationships, so there will be some developing of new business.
  • Lead on end-to-end recruitment assignments, to ensure successful delivery, using the internal Research Team where required.
  • Work with the Directors on a range of business development activities including: attending industry events and conferences, meeting clients and creating social media and video content.

Our team and your place in it

We're a close-knit team, from recent graduates through to experienced Consultants, with backgrounds in sales, events and recruitment. We put great value in collaborative working and encourage our Consultants to cross sell and share candidates.

What we're looking for

The most import things to us is your determination to grow and succeed. It's all about who you are. Our reputation has been built on in-depth industry knowledge and finding those candidates who add unexpected value. That's why world-famous clients rely on us.

You'll need:

  • Tenacity, perseverance, excellent organisational skills and a great work ethic
  • Recruitment experience is preferred, however solid experience within a sales / business development role and the right attitude and personality will also be considered
  • A degree or equivalent vocational qualification would be ideal
  • An understanding of the Health, Safety & Environment sector would be an advantage, however full industry training will be provided.

Our expectations

We'll give you all the time you need, to settle in and get to grips with the technology, and how we work. We'll also help you understand the industry. Everyone is different so we make sure your financial target is tailored to you. What matters most to us is that you show determination and commitment, and stick to our values. If you do that we're sure you will bill, but if you don't we will support you, we're here for you, for the long term.

How we'll support you

We invest heavily in the latest technology, so you'll have 'best-in-class' tools and systems to help identify the highest-calibre candidates. Our Bullhorn CRM system is easy to use, while you can access Broadbean to post all your ads, across specialist and generalist publications, at once and easily manage responses. And you'll have Professional LinkedIn Membership. We also have an internal research team at your disposal. While our recently-updated, mobile and SEO optimized website is a fantastic tool.

Real expertise you can bank on

Our assertion of deep, respected market knowledge is no spurious claim. Our popular Safety Bytes videos, where industry leaders regularly appear, demonstrate our knowledge and reputation. In a crowded marketplace, where great service is standard, true market insight is a valuable commodity and our Safety Bytes series, with over 10,000 regular viewers, sets us apart as the true industry experts.

Your manager

You'll be working directly with one of the Directors. They have a friendly, hands-on approach, although are respectful of experience and skills learnt elsewhere. You can always come and talk to one of the Directors if you need to, whether that's to bounce ideas or if something's wrong.


We know your commission is a big part of the job, so we keep it simple, uncapped and generous. All paid quarterly you can earn up to 40%, there are no thresholds in your first 6 months and a low threshold thereafter.

So what are the perks?

Time off

  • Holiday allowance (25 days plus bank holidays)
  • Closed from Christmas to New Year
  • 1 month fully-paid leave (sabbatical), after 5 years


  • Christmas & Summer Party, and Quarterly Events - every quarter is different, past events include: rooftop cocktails in London, speed boat on Thames, Top Golf, German Christmas markets (and beer house).
  • Daily dress down (Business Casual)
  • Friday: beers at 4.30pm, all day casual wear and early finish - weekly dart board jackpot winner
  • Summer family BBQs, team nights out for hitting target
  • Weekly lunchtime jogging club around local parks, sporting team challenges (Tough Mudder / Rough Runner), fully subsidised weekly spin class
  • Mentoring, support and active career development
  • Free fruit, all day, every day


  • Uncapped commission structure
  • Pension

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