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Welcome to Gravitas Recruitment.  We are a specialist accountancy and finance recruitment agency operating in Exeter and the South West and also place candidates in related office support roles, including HR jobs, PA jobs and secretarial jobs.

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Business Development Manager/Recruitment Consultant

Recruitment -Business Development Manager

Location – Exeter

We are growing! Gravitas Recruitment is an independent recruitment agency based in Exeter and specialising in accountancy and office support recruitment at all levels. We have seen a huge period of growth for the business and are now keen to strengthen our team with an ambitious Business Development Manager to support the process as we continue to grow.

Working with a wide variety of clients across the South West, we focus on developing strong relationships with a thorough understanding of our clients’ needs and our candidates’ ambitions.  Our clients’ relationships are built upon trust and results as we provide ethical and effective recruitment solutions, while our candidate relationships allow us to understand their skillsets and prepare them thoroughly for interviews.


The role:

At Gravitas you can accelerate your career in a fast paced environment, utilising your skills to grow your desk and be an important member of this business and grow with us. We are looking for an ambitious, tenacious resilient talented individual with a proven track-record in recruitment. You will need to demonstrate a commercial approach and determination along with the ability and aptitude for success.

You will be an experienced recruiter who is knowledgeable in your area of specialism and share your expertise with candidates and clients to achieve results, your natural drive will assist you to grow your desk by winning new business and maximising existing and new client relationships. You will be self-driven and motivated with the natural ability to think on your feet in a busy environment. Most importantly we are looking for someone with integrity, displaying professionalism, well presented and a likeable individual. At Gravitas you will be an integral part of the team and have the opportunity to earn generous uncapped commission.


The role is demanding and diverse, and involves:

·         using sales, business development, marketing techniques and networking in order to attract business from client companies;

·         visiting clients to build and develop relationships;

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

·         advertising vacancies by drafting and placing adverts in a wide range of media.

·         using social media to advertise positions, attract candidates and build relationships with candidates and employers;

·         using candidate databases to match the right person to the client's vacancy;

·         receiving and reviewing applications, managing interviews and creating a shortlist of candidates for the client;

·         requesting references and checking the suitability of applicants before submitting their details to the client;

·         briefing the candidate about the responsibilities, salary and benefits of the job in question;

·         preparing CVs and correspondence to forward to clients in respect of suitable applicants;

·         organising interviews for candidates as requested by the client;

·         informing candidates about the results of their interviews;

·         negotiating pay and salary rates and finalising arrangements between client and candidates;

·         offering advice to both clients and candidates on pay rates, training and career progression;

·         working towards and exceeding targets 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 programs.


The person:

Commitment to working with Alana and the team is key, we are looking for an employee who is honest to the core and who is keen to be committed to the future development of Gravitas as a key long term member of staff. We are a friendly, approachable team who support each other throughout the recruitment process.

The ideal candidate will be:

·         A team player with excellent communication skills

·         Experienced in sales/marketing with an excellent telephone manner

·         Able to interact with people of all levels

·         Pro-active and show initiative when seeking out new business opportunities

·         Excited to build new relationships and always follow up leads

·         Reliable and organised


This is a full time, permanent role.

Submit your CV or contact Alana Carroll on 01392 273310 for more information.

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