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Business Development Manager - NHS Recruitment


Reference241 NHS BDM
Salary£35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Benefitsplus car OTE £70-100K+
Town/CityLondon / Homes Counties
Locations UK, Home Counties , London, South East
Contract TypePermanent


My client is a multi-award winning, expanding international recruitment business which posted a profit in excess of £20M last year. The UK public sector division has always been a particularly strong part of the UK business (30%+ of revenue).

The company has a specialist NHS division with teams across a UK network of 12 offices. Individual teams exist specialising in placing into the NHS across the following specialisms – Clinical Recruitment / IT / Information Management / Project Management / Human Resources / Organisational Development / Medical Staffing / Business Management and Accountancy.

The company supplies contract / interim and permanent staff into the NHS via Government Procurement Service / Buying Solutions framework agreements, along with providing staff to a number of 3rd party / consultancy routes.

An Opportunity now exist for a business development manager to take a strategic role in developing new NHS accounts along with account managing some of the bigger existing relationships.

The package:

  • Basic Salary in the range £35,000-£50,000 dependent on experience.
  • Generous bonus structure providing on target earnings of double basic salary (i.e. £70,000-£100,000 depending on the level of appointment)
  • Flexible benefits package including Company Car or Car allowance, laptop, phone heath care, pension and share scheme.

The role

  • Account Management several of the organisation’s key NHS Recruitment accounts.
  • Identifying opportunities to cross-sell / cross-pollinate across NHS Trusts / Health Authorities.
  • Attending client meetings to take requirements. The role has a UK remit so while you can be based anywhere in the UK you will be prepared to travel as necessary with occasional overnight stays as required.
  • Working with the recruitment consultants to develop “spot business” into repeat accounts.
  • Being responsible for maintaining the company’s supplier status via framework agreements with any associated tendering / bidding.
  • Acting as a bridge between the NHS clients (externally) and the recruitment consultants and delivery consultants (internally)
  • Organise client events or undertake client entertaining to enhance relationships.
  • Monitor key statistics on an on-going basis, including revenue / deals and SLA delivery to ensure delivery and client satisfaction.
  • Coaching and Developing Recruitment Consultants in their client relationship / client meeting abilities.

Knowledge & Skills required

  • The role would suit either an existing Business Development Manager or an Account Manager or Senior Recruitment Consultant who is “client facing” with a track record of winning and sustaining NHS accounts.
  • Must have Recruitment experience from working in a Recruitment Agency supplying specialist staff into the NHS.
  • Able to demonstrate success in winning new accounts and developing existing accounts.
  • Strong commercial acumen and detailed knowledge of the ongoing changes within the NHS. Ability to converse credibly and discuss the NHS agenda with stakeholders at a senior level.
  • Effective communicator, role-model and coach

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply today. For more information please call Sean Curran on 01508 495005. 

This business development manager vacancy is being handled by Conrad Scott Ltd. Conrad Scott Ltd is a recruitment agency specialising in placing trainees and experienced recruitment professionals / business development managers into the recruitment, search and selection industry. Conrad Scott acts as an employment agency and is registered in England and Wales as Conrad Scott Ltd, registered no 7537737.

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