Scientific Recruitment Consultant - Cambridge

Job Ref: J22940
Sector: Science
Sub-sectors: Biotech/Life Sciences, Chemicals, Medical Devices
Date Added: 24 July 2017
  • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
  • Competitive
  • Simon Finnie
  • 0161 8682243

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Title Scientific Recruitment Consultant

Location Cambridge

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors. We take a visionary approach to people solutions.

Our commitment and passion to provide the right solution first time, coupled with our specialist sector knowledge, make SRG different from any other recruitment company. We constantly strive for excellence in all that we do.

At SRG, candidates and customers come first. We deliver a broad range of excellent temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities for candidates. These range from graduate to senior management level positions.

With offices across the UK and a dedicated presence in Europe, SRG is unique. We deliver strategic recruitment models for large global companies and a local service through our regional office network.

Benefits: Progression following the career for life model, full training provided, achievable commission scheme, flexible working hours 8:30am - 6pm, Monday - Friday, private healthcare, pension scheme, quarterly team building incentives

Role / Description

We are looking to grow our Scientific team in our Cambridge office. As a consultant you will have a few warm clients ready for you to work with but you will be expected to work as a complete 360 recruitment consultant bringing in new client and business to the engineering desk

Expectations are in place for you to go out and openly headhunt candidates via social media, job boards but more so targeting specialist organisations and candidates who may not be looking for a new opportunity and tempting them into a change. Building up relationships with both the candidate and organisations are key to this role and we require someone who has this experience in a former recruitment role. Attention to detail and personal organisation skills are key to this role, you will need to provide examples of this during any interview stage.

You will be working in a fast paced, high pressured environment, however there will be good meritocratic rewards and recognition for consultants that excel within their role. Progression is in place and targets are set to give you focus and control over your own career development. There will be the option to continue your career with SRG promoting into a senior consultants role or principal consultants role.

A full induction program is in place for any new recruits within the team along with regular training and group learning modules put in place to develop your skills. Individuals are enrolled onto the career for life program where we look at developing your career with SRG and progressing through the ranks. From day one you are enrolled onto a Recruitment Apprenticeship Scheme which is equivalent to 2 A-Levels while we placed you on the Gallop Strength finder program which identifies your main strengths which allows us to develop them further to enhance your skills.


The role of a Recruitment Consultant entails the following:

  • Identify key clients within your field
  • Approach, sell and build strong relationships with key stake holders
  • Identify and target key candidates in line with client requirements
  • Candidate and Client market mapping
  • Obtain a strong understanding of SRG's current and prospective clients
  • Support specific commercial process of targeting and attracting high level candidates
  • Contact, engage, interview and put forward candidates for client positions
  • Excellent candidate and client management


  • Degree educated at a scientific level
  • Ideally you will have some telephone based experience
  • Customer service or sales experience would be advantageous
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships with a variety of professionals

As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

As mentioned above the investment we place in individuals is second to none as we are keen for any new recruits building their long term career with SRG. If you are comfortable in a fasted paced, target driven, relationship driven environment we'd be keen to speak to you about all things recruitment and our vision for taking SRG forward.

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. SRG is a trading name of Science Recruitment Group Ltd an Employment Business/Agency.