Senior Consultant – Not for Profit Team

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive basic salary and uncapped commission
  • Ref: FL-2406-9486
  • 2024-06-26T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield

Join the growing Not for Profit Team at Ellwood Atfield!

Do you want to work for the premium specialist PR, Communications & Advocacy recruitment firm in London? Would you thrive in a collaborative, fun and rewarding environment?

Who we are?

Ellwood Atfield is a specialist recruitment and search consultancy operating within the Public Affairs and Communications industry. We've been established for over 20 years and have a team of 24 and counting. Our clients are responsible for protecting and promoting the biggest brands, products, services and corporate reputations. They influence public policy and help to shape legislation. We’ve built an industry-leading team of ex-practitioners and experienced recruitment experts who love what they do.  Grow your career, work with market leading brands, and help to shape our story....

We’re not like most other firms. We don’t have rigid KPIs, we aren’t micro managed, we aren’t a “one size fits all”. We are passionate about striving for excellence and delighting our customers, and we enjoy working in a grown-up, collaborative and fun environment. We have a great internal culture - with shared incentives and a 'one team' approach to our work. 

What you’ll be doing?

We are hiring a Senior Consultant to join our growing Not for Profit team.  Senior Consultants are responsible for managing the full recruitment life-cycle, from sourcing and interviewing candidates through to strategic business development that grows the practice, liaising with clients and networking. 

What you get from it

  • A structured career path –which ensures clear progression opportunities
  • Training – we have access to the leading recruitment training network and will develop a personalised training & development plan to support your needs and aspirations
  • Money – headhunting can pay well, and even very well. We’re recently launched a new pay & reward package which pays out monthly, is uncapped and offers real rewards for great performance. We also provide great benefits including 29 days holiday, private health cover, pension, a long-term savings plan and team celebrations & socials.
  • Exposure to the brightest and best people & practices of the communications and advocacy world.
  • A lively, exciting, and flexible workplace. We are moving to a new office in Bloomsbury in July. We work a hybrid scheme of 3 days in the office, and operate flexible core hours.
  • Our reputation and brand on your CV. We’re well known and well liked!
  •  A career you can be proud of.

What we need?

If you are smart, proactive, engaging, interested in the world around you, and ambitious, then we will help develop your career in headhunting so you can deliver the best results possible and make yourself a lot of money.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Have 3-5 years’ experience working in recruitment in a 360 role. 
  • Having worked in the Not for Profit or Health sector would be advantageous but not a prerequisite.
  • Demonstrable experience in business development, with a proven track record of bringing on new accounts and developing others through impeccable account management. 
  • Be interested and passionate about the sector. 
  • Have a strong track record of billings and placements in a previous role. 
  • Have excellent communication and writing skills
  • Be interested and interesting. We expect you to consume news and keep abreast of what’s going on in current affairs and/or the world of business.
  • Experience or the willingness to network out of hours regualrly. 
  • Understand the importance of teamwork – we do not succeed by undermining or competing with our colleagues but by using our collective knowledge understanding to deliver the best possible results.
  • Be proactive in your approach, personally ambitious and want to get ahead - you can make a lot of money working with us, but you have to work hard and work smart.
  • Have a good attention to detail and want to go the extra mile.

Please get in touch with Felicity Lowes (07834902562 / if this sounds like you and you’re interested in finding out more about current opportunities at Ellwood Atfield. Please click here for the job description.


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