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Smeaton Healthcare are recruiting an experienced Recruitment Consultant to join our ever expanding team in our new Branch in Newton Abbot, Devon.

As a Recruitment Consultant, you will be responsible for the building of and development of the branches business hours and sales. You'll build positive relationships in order to gain a better understanding of your clients' recruitment needs and requirements.

Working as a recruitment consultant, you'll attract candidates by drafting advertising copy for use in a range of media, as well as by networking, headhunting and through referrals. You'll screen candidates, interview them, run background checks and finally match them to clients.


As a recruitment consultant, you're the vital link between clients and candidates. The role is demanding and diverse. It involves:

  • using sales, business development, marketing techniques and networking to attract business from client companies

  • building and increasing the branches hours in line with KPI's set by Business Manager

  • attending networking events in order to increase branches status and reputation

  • visiting clients to build and develop positive relationships

  • developing a good understanding of client companies, their industry, what they do, their work culture and environment

  • using social media to advertise positions, attract candidates and build relationships

  • headhunting - identifying and approaching suitable candidates who may already be in work and equally identifying potential clients who may already use another agency

  • receiving and reviewing applications, managing interviews and creating a shortlist of candidates

  • ensuring all bookings are made and candidates are appropriately matched to clients

  • applying for candidate DBS, requesting references, completing all mandatory checks and checking the suitability of applicants before introducing them to clients

  • uploading all candidates onto Smeaton Healthcare’s bespoke candidate/client system and monitor its compliance

  • working towards and exceeding targets and KPI’s that may relate to the number of candidates placed, a value to be billed to clients or business leads generated

  • reviewing recruitment policies to ensure effectiveness of selection techniques and recruitment programmes

  • communicated with internal and external office staff at head office to ensure the branch is ran smoothly and effectively

  • take part in emergency out of hours on-call (spread across all branches)

Person Specification:

  • Minimum of 12 months experienced in a fast-paced Recruitment Role

  • Demonstrated IT skills

  • Have great customer-service skills

  • Be approachable, friendly and passionate

  • Have a general knowledge of care

  • Have a UK Drivers License AND own vehicle

  • Be willing to work across Smeaton Healthcare branches (if required)

  • Share the same values of the company

Join us in shaping the future of Healthcare Staffing.


Newton Abbot, Devon

Newton Abbot, Devon


£19,500 pa (+ Comission)

Recruitment Consultant

Our Offices

Plymouth (Head Office)


Eclipse House, 

5 Somerset Place Lane, 

Stoke Village, 

Plymouth PL3 4BH

Newton Abbot 


8 Fore Street,


Newton Abbot

TQ12 3AS

Tel: 01752 415792

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