Associate permanent recruitment consultant - education

Associate Permanent Recruitment Consultant - Education

Competitive Salary and Commission Package
Halifax, West Yorkshire

Hourglass is the specialist permanent, leadership and overseas division of Pertemps Education. We operate at the forefront of permanent recruitment and are constantly innovating to stay ahead. It's a fantastic time to join a growing business, that offers real career progression. For more than 10 years, Hourglass has been working with schools and multi-academy trusts across the country, assisting them in finding the best UK and global teaching talent.

Due to ongoing success we are expanding, and looking to appoint an additional associate permanent recruitment consultant for our office based on the outskirts of Halifax, West Yorkshire. If you have thought about a career in recruitment but have never been given the opportunity to enter into the professional at the right level, we would be interested in hearing from you.

This is a great opportunity to start a career in recruitment where you will be given the training and mentoring required to build a long-term career within our business.

As an associate permanent education recruitment consultant, you will be responsible for:

  • Working alongside an established and experienced consultant who will mentor you to become a success
  • Establishing strong strategic partnerships with schools in your area
  • Taking a proactive approach to sales by putting the candidate first
  • Hitting your own account management targets
  • Identifying, attracting and shortlisting candidates for your roles
  • Sourcing new business leads
  • Meeting with new, existing and potential clients regularly

 The ideal candidate will hold the following skills and experience and have:

  • A sales or teaching background although this isn’t essential
  • Confident communication skills with the capacity to develop and maintain existing relationships
  • Strong verbal and written communication ability
  • The ability to work towards achievable targets and strive to break your own business records
  • The drive for a challenge and a real opportunity to become a stakeholder in this business
  • A creative mindset, with capacity to develop unique sales and marketing plans to create some excitement within our market place
  • Previous experience in working with in a competitive, fast-paced, fun, progressive and successful environment

This is a pivotal hire for the business, therefore you will be rewarded with a highly competitive salary, excellent commission structure and a number of additional benefits, including:

  • An established team (most have been here for 10 years)
  • The chance to be part of our annual trip away
  • Your birthday off outside your annual leave entitlement
  • Regular incentives
  • Opportunities to bank additional holiday days
  • Dress down all week
  • A great countryside location to work in
  • Access to a dedicated employee benefits and rewards platform, and the option to hold a share within the business
  • WFH option for 1 day a week after passing probation
  • Potential to work overseas after 3 years’ service for successful employees


For more information and a confidential chat please get in touch with James Letven:          

Related articles

Passports and visas for overseas teachers relocating to the UK with Hourglass - Chapters edition 2

Chapters edition 2

It seems like no time at all since we launched the first edition of Chapters, and we’re delighted to be back with edition two. For people who spend so much of their time talking to teachers and deep-diving into the issues of the day, it’s exciting to be able to ‘put pen to paper’ and to share our ideas about freshening up with you.  We hope you find it useful.
Read news
Early career teacher at Hourglass

Early career teachers at Hourglass

We're always interested in how we can help ECTs, trainee teachers and their specific requirements. We've put together a set of resources with ECTs in mind. Use the links below to find out more: Success in 2023 Writing the perfect CV Finding the right ECT school Climbing the ECT framework ECT wellbeing Your finances Managing behaviour Whether you're a trainee teacher, someone with more experience, or a school with vacancies to fill, contact Hourglass to see how we can hel...
Read news

Exam results in 2022

Will this bumpy road ever lead back to normality? This exam season is the first opportunity for many students to take formal exams. They’ve had to get to grips with the extended preparation period as well as exam hall rules and regulations, and the unique feeling when the time comes to ‘turn over the paper’. Of course, these young people are no strangers to pressure. Social media is an ever-present reminder that everyone else is enjoying a near perfect existence, and the competition to succeed a...
Read more