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        Allen Lane has been specialising in the recruitment of the UK’s leading talent into the Public and Not for Profit Sectors since its inception in 2004.

        Join Allen Lane as a Consultant and be a part of our aspirations for significant growth.

        Our values

        Our staff work through the following values:

        • Respect, Responsibility, Work Ethic, Enjoyment and Pride.

        We offer exceptional staff rewards and an environment in which hope that all individuals, irrespective of background or belief, can thrive, learn, grow and develop; and achieve incredible personal and professional goals.

        This applies to consultants at all levels across our interim, permanent, dual-desking, executive search and Statements of Work / Managed Service Solutions businesses. You will be working in a dynamic, progressive, team-orientated work environment.

        Main duties and responsibilities of the Consultant

        Client Management

        • We expect our consultants to be ‘sector experts’ and ambassadors for, and extensions of, our clients.
        • As such, we expect you to research and understand our clients well (including but not extending to their history, culture, future challenges, and approaches to Diversity and Inclusion)
        • Engaging with clients (email, face to face, telephone, virtual engagement) to provide market support and pre/mid/post campaign engagement
        • Identifying needs and providing honest, consultative, expert feedback on all matters
        • Qualifying job specification / salary information and record accurate and comprehensive job description – check info / client requirements in line with key processes and legislation.
        • Gathering info on individuals including but not extending to decision makers and line managers
        • Networking externally with clients (occasionally out of hours)
        • Benchmarking for clients – salary, availability, candidate pool, industry activity
        • Writing and placing advertisements online and in social media
        • Negotiating, pitching and presenting long / shortlists of candidates
        • Managing offers on their behalf and supporting onboarding processes

        Candidate Management

        • Candidate sourcing (including headhunting, sifting responses, and database research)
        • Prepping and supporting during job processes (eg CV support, interview preparation)
        • Advising in an honest capacity including sector and salary information based on market expertise
        • Networking with active and passive candidates to constantly and consistently be enhancing your candidate knowledge and network
        • Candidate control – keeping in regular contact to review progress and performance
        • Negotiating with candidates at all stages of the process, including ‘closing’, support through the resignation process, and offer management
        • Pre-screening candidates before their interview for suitability and conducting interviews (often competency and STAR based) against criteria and in recognition of client’s needs
        • Managing availability to meet client needs
        • Providing detailed and accurate information to candidates on clients and job specifications
        • Being a trusted ‘career advisor’

        Team work

        • Working in your teams to support colleagues with searches and workload
        • Working collaboratively with sector, function and discipline colleagues
        • Where appropriate, managing staff professionally and proactively
        • Representing Allen Lane at events including conferences and multi-client / candidate events
        • Supporting all colleagues including Operations with ad-hoc support and tasks
        • We expect Consultants to be able to deliver strong results as they learn all aspects of recruitment.


        • Reference checking
        • Ensure you are up to date with legislative requirements
        • Participating in mandatory training
        • Carry out work instructions in line with Key Processes and QMS

        Key attributes required

        • Communication (written and oral) skills
        • Resilience
        • Drive
        • Honesty
        • Courage
        • Team-work
        • Strong work ethic
        • Ambition and a competitive edge
        • Brilliant attitude and sense of humour!

        For more information on the role of Consultant, or if you wish to speak to Allen Lane to discuss your suitability, contact Tessa Addison – Operations Director at

        Or to discover more about life at Allen Lane, the benefits and your career progression, visit our Allen Lane life page and build a career you love with a company that values you.

        Recruiting for this role:

        Tessa Addison

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