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Recruitment Consultant

Are you a dynamic, ambitious sales person looking for your next challenge? Are you passionate about publishing and want to build your career in a fast-paced, consultative and driven sales environment? Inspired Selection is hiring!

Who are we?
Inspired Selection is a successful and established recruitment agency based in Central London. We have been recruiting for the Publishing sector since 1999. Starting in Oxford, we grew with the demand and expanded our offering to London. Our headquarters are now based in London Bridge, in lovely offices with a private garden to enjoy during the summer months especially.

People drive Publishing and content, they make it what it is and as specialist publishing and content recruitment consultants, we are in the privileged position of enabling publishing professionals to be in the right jobs.

Our vast client base includes the leading publishing companies, content agencies and other organisations across a range of sectors with publishing or content needs. To give you a better idea of the breadth of our clients, we will work with trade publishers who publish books in fiction and non-fiction, independent outfits as well as academic, scientific and education publishers. We also recruit regularly for the charitable sector and the professional membership bodies and service providers to the publishing industry.

What are we looking for?
We are looking for an ambitious candidate - passionate about publishing but also motivated by sales and driving commercial activity. This could be an experienced Consultant, or a Junior Consultant to join our determined and friendly team in Central London in a 360-recruitment role working closely with both candidates and clients.

In this role, you can expect to be working with a range of publishing companies and publishing or content teams within other types of organisations. On a daily basis, you will be building relationships with your clients and candidates as well as creating a profile and brand for yourself within your designated sector. Through advertising, attracting and resourcing candidates and then interviewing specifically on the roles from the clients, you will be short-listing the top talent to introduce to publishers.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Building strong relationships with clients and candidates
  • Writing adverts
  • Candidate attraction, sourcing and management
  • Keeping the database up to date
  • Interviewing and assessing candidates for roles
  • Business Development through meetings, calls, event attendance etc.
  • Negotiating offers for candidates and clients
  • Attending networking events
  • Writing relevant blogs for our website
  • Building and maintaining a social media presence for yourself and the business

This role will suit someone who is highly organised, proactive and is looking for a new challenge in their career - candidates with sales, account management or business development experience would also be a huge advantage. You must enjoy meeting new people and have a genuine interest in finding out about individuals needs and motivations for their future careers. Having a high level of drive and ambition will be crucial as well being able to work to tight and multiple deadlines.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the market leading publishing recruitment agency at a time of growth. Inspired Selection offers a competitive salary and a generous commission structure; we are a fun and friendly team oozing with a true passion and enthusiasm for the publishing industry.

For a full description of the role, please send your CV with a brief paragraph outlining your relevant skills.

Closing Date: Early applications may be prioritised.

**Inspired Selection operates an Equal Opportunities policy. We treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.

In May 2019, Inspired Search & Selection pledged to promote The Book Trade Charity. As a charity, BTBS offer financial help to people (particularly those under the age of 30) looking for jobs in the book trade, including help with interview costs, to help support paid internships and work experience and for other opportunities for development. Please follow this link ( to check eligibility and further support.

Recruitment Consultant

Full-time, Permanent
Academic, Educational, Professional, Publisher, STM, Trade
Account Manager, Sales Manager, Business, Business Development, Sales, Publishing, Other Publishing, HR, Consultancy