Contract Recruitment Consultant - IT Swiss market - Manchester

Contract Recruitment Consultant - IT Swiss market - Manchester

Job Title: Contract Recruitment Consultant - IT Swiss market - Manchester
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: Negotiable, plus excellent commission
Reference: OJA-MCRSWISS_1535711462
Contact Name: Rosie Miranda
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 31, 2018 11:31

Job Description

Job Title: Contract Recruitment Consultant

Market: Swiss Tech market - Contract

Reporting to: Kar Yau

Location: Manchester Spinningfields

Oliver James Associates:

We are an ambitious and entrepreneurial Recruitment Consultancy with a £100 million turnover operating out of 11 international offices. Established in 2002, we have grown organically and consistently over the past 16 years to become a renowned financial services search & selection organisation, with a current head count of circa 350 employees.

The business continues to go from strength-to-strength being recognised in the industry with various awards as well as having recently been named a Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to work for and placed in the Virgin Fast Track 100 for the 4th time.

We opened 4 new offices last year and currently have a physical presence in Manchester, London, Dublin, Amsterdam, Brussels, Milan, Frankfurt, Zurich, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore. 2017 was an incredible and record-breaking year for us, with 103 promotions and 118 new hires.

OJ Manchester & Division Director - Ben Moses

Manchester was the first office to open and remains our HQ still today. Manchester has 90+ billing consultants located in the prestigious No1 Spinningfields plus all of our back-office support function including Head of Learning and Development plus 2 Senior trainers

Manchester covers both the North, London and Swiss markets from here across the following disciplines split between contract and permanent; Actuarial, Finance & Accountancy, Procurement, Change Management, IT & Cyber Security, Risk, Compliance, Regulatory & Financial crime, Legal but are always hungry to expand into new territories. We place into Financial Services and Commerce and Industry clients.

This is an incredible opportunity to join a well-established company with an unrivalled culture and earning potential. You will have full backing from a £100 million company, invested into our systems, offices, networking events and your personal development.

Working hard and proving yourself in this environment is key, it will enable you to make lots of money and progress extremely quickly in an achievable timescale.

Ben Moses joined Oliver James Associates at the age of 21 with only 3 months experience under his belt at another small recruitment company. Things hadn't worked out the way he had planned and so Oliver James Associates took the risk and employed him as a Researcher. Ben progressed from Associate Consultant to Associate Director in 4 years and in December 2016 when he billed £1.07m on a contract desk smashing all OJ records he was awarded the title of Director. Now off the phones, Ben oversees half of the Manchester and Dublin offices and is in the process of spearheading the Swiss offering plus running some huge projects for Oliver James Associates on the side. No matter what your experience, if you have the work ethic, drive, enthusiasm, entrepreneurial-ism and the right motivations this is the progression prospects and career Ben will give you the platform to forge for yourself.

This role:

For this position we are looking to secure an experienced contract recruiter ideally with experience with any vertical IT market to join the team. We are really looking for an avid business developer that enjoys creating and developing long lasting and loyal client relationships.

You will be reporting into Kar Yau, an exceptional recruiter and manager who has joined Oliver James Associates earlier this year to spearhead the Swiss offering.


This role is a 360 role, meaning you will be proactively headhunting candidates and developing and establishing new business relationships

  • The successful applicant will be focused on building a profitable desk within the general insurance market, working closely with the existing team, sharing information and contacts and taking advantage of our extensive existing client base.
  • You will be responsible for achieving set targets.
  • Defining client requirements whilst mapping out the organisational structure, the culture and clients annual growth plans
  • Networking with candidates and clients frequently, organising networking events and client presentations
  • Negotiating commercial terms with FTSE 150 companies, understanding the implication of the PSL for both permanent and contract hires
  • Cross selling other disciplines and incorporating other business areas into the relationships cultivated

What we can offer you;

  • Global relocation is actively encouraged within Oliver James Associates once proven - either to existing offices or to set up your own.
  • On top of a competitive basic salary we boast a lucrative commission scheme; it is all transparent and uncapped rather than team based - so you are in control of your own income and know exactly what your take home is.
  • Culture - Our culture is unique and maintaining this is of the up most importance to Oliver and James as well as all Global Directors and Senior Stakeholders. Annually we spend £700k on company entertainment so you can get to know your counterparts around the world. This consists of quarterly lunch clubs, quarterly team events, Spring, Summer and 2x Christmas parties!
  • Award-winning in-house training and development team - for every stage of your career (on recruitment and management).
  • Fast track progression, Oliver James Associates provide you with the right tools to propel your career with case studies of entry level candidates progressing to Director within 3,4,5 years!
  • OJ's reviews from past and present employees
  • Our YouTube channel so you can check out our company parties, client networking events, new office launches and more!