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External Recruitment Consultant

Last updated: 02 Oct 2019

  • Reports to: Unitemps Branch Manager
  • Salary: Up to £27,500
  • Department: Unitemps
  • Locations: Salford

About Us

Salford Professional Development helps delegates to achieve their career goals through lifelong learning and development programmes that draw upon over years of educational excellence.

Continued professional development (CPD) is fundamental to career progression, helping people to learn new skills, keep up with the changing demands of the workplace and gain valuable qualifications in the process.

With this in mind, Salford Professional Development has been established with the aim of consolidating the University’s expertise in this area, providing a wide selection of courses that have been designed specifically to further the careers of those who study with us.

About the Role

Are you working in recruitment and looking for a change? Are you a Resourcer looking to take your next step up? Or is recruitment something you want to get into? We are looking for a driven sales focused professional who loves the buzz that comes with identifying and winning new business. Someone who loves to manage their own portfolio, whilst being part of a team that works in a uniquely ethical environment. You do not need to have a background in recruitment but you do need to have business development experience. If you are a tenacious and passionate sales professional then this may well be an opportunity for you. Training will be given to the right person.

Unitemps is the University of Salford’s recruitment consultancy placing students and graduates into temporary and part time roles both on campus and with clients across Greater Manchester.

360 recruitment role to support the Branch Manager in developing and expanding the Unitemps recruitment service with businesses in the Greater Manchester area, achieving targets and contributing to growing the external business.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone from a business development background who wants to develop his or her career within a Higher Education setting.


New Business Development

  • A warm desk, contacting local businesses via telephone and email within Greater Manchester to sell the Unitemps service and gain suitable job roles and long lasting relationships
  • Provide research for the Branch Manager to be used in targeting UK clients on individual assignments and preferred supplier relationships.
  • Undertake competitor, customer and pricing analysis to identify and exploit new potential markets and benchmark Unitemps’ offerings to competitors.

Account Management

  • Deliver an excellent level of service to the new and existing accounts of Unitemps
  • Assist the clients to identify their leadership/professional recruitment needs and develop a bespoke search/recruitment strategy for each assignment.
  • Deliver outstanding levels of communication and management of expectations throughout the process to ensure the client is fully aware of developments and delighted with service provided.

Recruitment Process

  • Attending client meetings with senior clients to gain a thorough briefing for the assignment and developing a search/recruitment strategy with the client
  • Conducting detailed interviews face to face to determine the suitability of the individual for the post
  • Guiding the candidate through interview and appointment process

This list is not exhaustive and will be reviewed periodically when adjustments may be made.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively.


The post holder must be able to demonstrate:





  1. Application Form
  2. Test/Exercise
  3. Interview
  4. Presentation

Degree qualified or equivalent



Business Development experience


a), c)

Experience of presenting and liaising within large organisations,

developing long-term relationships with decision makers at all levels


a), c)

A sound understanding of the temporary recruitment market, with

proven experience in business-to-business sales


a), c)

Excellent communication skills will be required as the role will involve assisting with the delivery of presentations to prospective

clients and at networking events


a), c)

The ability to produce convincing sales materials, sales and

marketing strategies, plans and reports.


a) c)

Awareness of new developments within recruitment, particularly with regard to legislative changes and issues affecting the HE/FE



a) c)

Computer literate in the use of Microsoft applications and have an

awareness of online recruitment methods.


a), c)

Experience in Recruitment (Agency)


a), c)

Experience of recruiting into, or having worked within the higher

education sector


a) c)

Application Details

Those interested in applying for this role should send a CV and covering letter (no more than 300 words) detailing how they meet the person specification to careers-spd@salford.ac.uk by 5pm Monday 7th October, with interview date on Thursday 10th October

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of any protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010.

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