Creative ​Recruitment Consultant

Job title : Creative ​Recruitment Consultant
Location : Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Job-type : Permanent
Salary : £competitive with uncapped bonus & flexible working
Contact : Adam Smith
Reference : ADS-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 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 experience

  • Running complete recruitment campaigns, from brief to placement, to include:

    • Face to face client briefings

    • Creating interesting and compelling job copy to deploy across multiple channels

    • Searching and engaging prospective candidates through multiple channels

    • Candidate management from initial telephone contact, through to internal interviews, interview prep and placement negotiation

    • All client contact throughout the candidate search, to placement

  • Working with existing clients, building relationships, and ensuring our high service standards are always delivered, with exceptional end to end recruitment solutions

  • Identifying and acting on all opportunities to develop relationships with existing clients

  • Creating business opportunities by networking and making connections with new companies

  • Developing a deep knowledge of current and potential clients, and the industry we serve

  • Generating content to be deployed through social media and email, to include written, video and podcast content

Your skills and qualities: 

  • Experience working with creative industry people, including Design, Motion, Copywriting, Art Direction skill sets

  • A natural people person with strong relationship building skills and a genuine desire to build relationships

  • A self-starter with high levels of motivation and goal orientated

  • A proven ability to work on multiple projects at the same time

  • Someone who values planning and can think strategically

  • A good level of business acumen with a commercial outlook that underpins day to day decisions

  • Solution 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 accordingly

  • Strives to continuously improve and happy to work on areas of personal development

  • An inquisitive, positive, outgoing personality and a good sense of humour

  • Must have own transport 

The Package: 

  • Competitive salary, including uncapped bonus

  • Very flexible working

  • Company iPhone and laptop

  • Free 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!