A freelancer is not necessarily committed to a particular employer long-term. Freelance workers are sometimes represented by a company or an agency; others work independently or use professional associations or websites to get work. Some freelancers are self-employed, and some are a limited company, but where Beyond The Book are concerned, a freelancer is available for short-term work. We engage professional freelancers who have their own direct clients but are also happy to be represented by an agency. We originally opened our doors in 2009 as a freelance only agency. We have the most experienced freelance team in Central England. We receive briefs from clients across multiple skill-sets for periods of days, weeks or months. We have plenty of advice on our website's advice and insights page, covering how we work and what our service offers to both businesses and freelancers. Skill-sets in demand and placed by us include creative, production, visualisation, account management, digital marketing specialists and more; basically, any skill-set that resides in the creative and marketing industry,
Trainee Creative Recruitment Consultant
Beyond The Book is a specialist recruitment consultancy working within the Creative, Marketing and Digital Industry. We are based in a beautiful countryside setting just outside of Stratford-upon-Avon, with free parking on site and a very flexible approach to the working week. We believe that we’ve created a relaxed, enjoyable and autonomous culture that makes working at Beyond The Book a different experience from the majority of other recruiters. Our values are centred around integrity, quality, being experts in our field, and creating meaningful, long-term, relationships with candidates and clients. As such, we have built a team of like-minded and motivated people. We are not a ‘sales’ focussed business; we believe that income comes from great service and committed business! The whole team has a passion for delivering fantastic results to our clients and genuinely helping to further the careers of Creative and Marketing professionals, across the UK. This new role is one where you will be given the time to train and develop within Creative recruitment, both on the freelance and permanent sides of the Creative sector. The Creative sector encompasses a wide spectrum of roles that include graphic design, digital design, copywriters, artworkers, and many other creative roles across both design and advertising agencies, as well as companies with internal creative departments. The training for this role will be a supportive journey with ultimate promotion to consultant once your core strengths have been identified and applied to a role designed around you! Typical time scales would be within 12 months. This is a permanent full-time role and we are offering a competitive salary.You could be at any stage in your career, but we do need you to come with some experience in the Creative industry and with an exceptional eye for great design! The Role To work closely with our Creative Development Director and our two highly experienced freelance sector consultants to support them in the sourcing and management of their predominantly freelance, as well as permanent, candidates.Assisting the freelance team with the sourcing of freelance talent through online channelsUsing tools and platforms to source creative permanent candidates, to pass to the Creative consultant for engagement and qualificationManaging inbound enquiries and some initial fact-finding conversations with creative freelancers, acting as a much needed first point of contactWorking with the freelance team to engage with freelancers for contract availabilityHelping to manage the onboarding and booking processes for freelancers and clientsHelping to maintain all compliance standards and efficient administrative processes Your skills and qualities: Some experience working within the Creative industry is desirableA natural people person with a genuine desire to use your strong relationship building skills You are genuinely proactive in the roles you have had; a self-starter, goal orientated, and with high levels of motivationStrong verbal communication skills, both on the phone and face to faceA high level of literacy, and thorough, with very good attention to detailCompetent use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPointComfortable with learning and using a range of new online platforms, such as databases and other software/toolsA proven ability to help plan and work on multiple projects at the same timeSolution focussed with the ability to solve problems creatively and quickly A strong team player - not just a cliché - you truly understand (and enjoy!) the benefit of teamwork and behave and communicate accordinglyStrives to continuously improve and be happy to work on areas of personal development Naturally bright, inquisitive, positive, and fun!Own transport – business premises not on a public transport route. After the initial training period, there will be home/office working flexibility. For existing established consultants, we are working on a 2 day in the office, 3 days from home flexible rota.The Package: £ Competitive and dependant on experienceFlexible working Free parking on site and easily accessible locationBreakfast, fruit, and snacks providedA genuinely relaxed and friendly work environment This is a role with loads of potential for career and personal development in a small but smart recruitment company. If you would love to be part of a growing business that is looking to change the perception of the recruitment industry, then please apply now!!
Creative Recruitment Consultant
£competitive with uncapped bonus & flexible working
Beyond The Book is a specialist recruitment consultancy working within the Creative, Marketing and Digital Industry. We are based in a beautiful countryside setting just outside of Stratford-upon-Avon, with free parking on site and a very flexible approach to the working week. We believe that we have created a relaxed, enjoyable and autonomous culture that makes working at Beyond The Book a different experience from the majority of other recruiters. Our values are centred around integrity, quality, being experts in our field, and creating meaningful, long-term, relationships with candidates and clients. As such we have built a team of like-minded and motivated consultants, who have a real understanding of the sectors they lead. All our consultants have a passion for delivering fantastic results to our clients and genuinely helping to further the careers of Creative and Marketing professionals, across the UK. A Beyond The Book Recruitment Consultant If you are currently working in a Creative or Marketing related discipline (non-recruitment) and love working with people or have significant experience in creative recruitment for this industry, and could do with a refreshing change, then we would love to have a chat. You may have some perceptions around what working for a recruitment company is like, especially through direct experience over your career to date; we can’t speak for other recruiters but here are a few potential fears, addressed: “Recruitment is all about targets and I’m not sure I want to be in sales” Our focus at BTB is very different. Of course, our business needs to earn income but we 100% believe that if we make smart choices, take a long-term approach to all that we do, and service our client’s requirements with fantastic people, not CVs, then the income follows. And it does. “Don’t recruiters have to work every evening?” We are very targeted and discerning in our candidate search and this ensures we have fewer but deeper conversations with candidates. Sometimes you need to talk to people out of work hours, but we balance this by having a very flexible approach towards the working week. “I can already hear people saying, “why have you jumped to the dark side?”, and I really want to be proud of my career choice” For people who currently work in the industry itself, you will find the way our consultants' work is strongly aligned to your experience. Recruitment must be about business strategy, marketing, content, account management and relationship building and as such the switch to recruitment isn’t as big as you’d think!Day to day responsibilities will include: Proactively building your brand and marketing yourself and your creative sector Building your network of advocates and future candidates within your sector through a memorable experienceRunning complete recruitment campaigns, from brief to placement, to include:Face to face client briefingsCreating interesting and compelling job copy to deploy across multiple channelsSearching and engaging prospective candidates through multiple channelsCandidate management from initial telephone contact, through to internal interviews, interview prep and placement negotiationAll client contact throughout the candidate search, to placementWorking with existing clients, building relationships, and ensuring our high service standards are always delivered, with exceptional end to end recruitment solutionsIdentifying and acting on all opportunities to develop relationships with existing clientsCreating business opportunities by networking and making connections with new companiesDeveloping a deep knowledge of current and potential clients, and the industry we serveGenerating content to be deployed through social media and email, to include written, video and podcast contentYour skills and qualities: Experience working with creative industry people, including Design, Motion, Copywriting, Art Direction skill setsA natural people person with strong relationship building skills and a genuine desire to build relationshipsA self-starter with high levels of motivation and goal orientatedA proven ability to work on multiple projects at the same timeSomeone who values planning and can think strategicallyA good level of business acumen with a commercial outlook that underpins day to day decisionsSolution focussed with the ability to solve problems creatively and quickly A strong team player - not just a cliché - you truly understand (and enjoy!) the benefit of teamwork and behave and communicate accordinglyStrives to continuously improve and happy to work on areas of personal development An inquisitive, positive, outgoing personality and a good sense of humourMust have own transport The Package: Competitive salary, including uncapped bonus Very flexible working Company iPhone and laptopFree parking onsite and easily accessible location If you would love to be part of a growing business that is looking to change the perception of the recruitment industry, then please apply now or call Adam to discuss it further!
We don’t advertise all of our roles, especially on the freelance side, as they come in and go so quickly. We may not be able to get back to you straight away, but if you are interested in freelance positions, please do get in touch with the freelance team here.