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Are you looking for a rewarding career in recruitment?

Due to continued growth, we’re always on the lookout for new talent to join our teams in Milton Keynes and Northampton. If you are looking for a challenging, exciting and financially rewarding career, where no two days are the same, read on!

Are you?

Honest: As a Consultant you will be expected to work with honesty and integrity, acting in the best interests of your candidates and clients at all times.

Ambitious: Are you driven to achieve results? Do you have a go-getting attitude? We’re looking for people who have a deep desire to develop their skill set and be the best at what they do!

Hardworking: Are you the kind of person who will go above and beyond the call of duty to delight your colleagues, clients and candidates? You will need to be self-managing and take pride in maximising every minute of your day.

 

Do you desire to be the best?

Here are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy as a consultant working for Ascendant —

Rewards: A career in recruitment is challenging, exciting and the rewards are high! We offer a competitive basic salary and uncapped commission as well as other regular sales competitions and prizes. We also recognise and reward great service through our Customer Service Champion award...click here to find out more.

Training: You’ll receive hands-on training from Ascendant MD and owner, Nick Peacock. With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Nick and his Management Team will support you as you learn the secrets to a successful and rewarding career in recruitment.

Cutting edge technology: You will benefit from our investment in cutting edge technology. This includes our new website, which is guaranteed to place us near the top of any searches candidates and clients will make.

Team spirit: You’ll become part of a genuine sales team. The emphasis is on team. You’ll benefit from your team members cross selling for you, arranging meetings or you and passing pre-vetted candidates and leads to you.

Opportunities: Whether you want to be a successful consultant in your own right, move up the chain of command or launch your own division we have opportunities to suit the right people. 

What our team say:

‘I love working at Ascendant Recruitment because I am helping people to change their lives and each day is so varied. Everyone in the team is very supportive and here to make us the best at what we do – recruit great people for great clients!’ 

Kelly Charles, Senior Consultant, Office Support Permanents

 

'Ascendant is different to any other office or professional environment I have ever worked in. I love the fact that the office functions more as a family not just as a team, that everyone in the office will go above and beyond to support their colleagues, motivate one another and push one another to succeed, I love that this care and dedication flows out to how we deal with our candidates and clients.'

David Forbes, Divisional Manager, Office Support Temporaries

 

'I love the banter and breakfast on Fridays!'

James Cooke, Senior Temporaries Consultant

 

'I enjoy meeting and getting to know our exceptional candidates and helping them find their new job.'

Carrie Sherring, Consultant - Northamptonshire

 

'I feel lucky to be part of the AR team! Everyone has a great sense of humour and I enjoy the busy office environment. I also like the fact I have the autonomy to get on with my job but I know the support is there when I need it.'

Rosanna Stimson, Marketing Manager

 

'It's brilliant that we are given the opportunity to try new things, learn and develop and build a great brand using the key selling points of Ascendant Recruitment. Plus, I get to use lots of lovely puns, within reason!'

Mark Rushton, Copywriter / Marketing Executive

 

Recruitment process / expectations

We are much more focused on hiring the right people with the right attitude rather than recruiting for specific experience. Whatever your background, if this is an opportunity that interests you please get in touch!

Please call Nick Peacock, in the strictest confidence on 0778000 2696 (outside of working hours and during weekends if this is more convenient) or email nick@ascendantrecruitment.co.uk. You can also connect with Nick through LinkedIn.

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Insurance Consultant
£18000 - £23000 per annum Dunstable

Insurance ConsultantPermanent£18,000 - £23,000DunstableAre you passionate about sales? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment? The successful candidates will be able to: Deal confidently with clients both face to face and over the telephoneDevelop and maintain excellent relationshipsDemonstrate strong communication skills and an enthusiastic sales abilityComfortable in a selling environmentDemonstrable administration experience Key Skills & Experience: Target driven with natural sales abilityContributing to team successCommunication & interpersonal effectivenessPositive attitude/ team playerAmbitious and drivenSelf-motivated Has the potential to increase to £25,000 PA after passing CII exam. Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm plus two Saturdays per month 8:00am to 12.00pm If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 48 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days.In line with new data protection legislation, we will hold your data for 14 days, and if by that time we have not communicated and put appropriate consent in place, we will delete your data from our systems.If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

Finance Recruitment Resourcer
competitive bonus

Finance Recruitment Resourcer Salary negotiable (Competitive bonus) Milton Keynes Are you motivated by targets? Are you driven by success? We are looking for a passionate go getter with a proven track record of being able to work to targets and achieve deadlines. We are looking to recruit a Finance & Accountancy Recruitment Resourcer to join our friendly, close knit and hard working team on a full time permanent basis. Ascendant Recruitment are a friendly, professional, reliable recruitment agency, connecting great people with the finest companies. Since we started in 2003, we've established a reputation as a leading independent recruitment agency for Milton Keynes, Northampton, Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas. We operate permanent and temporary specialist divisions in: * Office Support * Sales & Marketing * Human Resources * Finance & Accountancy * Warehousing & Logistics We're also incredibly proud of our achievements, which include: * Helping over 300 local employers find talented new employees * Placing over 3,000 people into permanent jobs * Placing over 5,000 people into temporary roles * Maintaining a 90% client retention rate * Over 96% of our permanent placements staying beyond their probationary period Responsibilities:Working as part of a team to achieve targets and kpi'sUsing several online recruitment platforms to identify and match candidate to vacant rolesWorking within the finance & accountancy sectorIdentifying new business opportunitiesBuilding new and maintaining existing relationshipsNegotiation charge rates and fee's with clients.Taking thorough and effective job descriptions from clientsAttending offsite visits with clientsProducing a number of sales calls each day, following up on leads and referencing candidates.Adhering to compliance and data protectionIdentifying business opportunities for other areas in the business.The Successful ApplicantA minimum of 6 months experience in a sales environment (Recruitment, Cold-Calling, B2B)Must have an understanding of Finance & Accountancy terminologyResults and Target drivenCompetitiveConfident within a target driven environmentPassionate about progression, hungry for success!Excellent Communication skills If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 48 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days.If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

Insurance Consultant
£18000 - £23000 per annum

Insurance ConsultantDunstablePermanentStarting at £18,000 - £23,000Has the potential to increase to £25,000 PA after passing CII exam.Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm2 Saturdays off per monthAre you passionate about sales? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment? If this sounds like you, please read on…My client has an exciting opportunity for an Insurance Consultant to work for their Northampton office.The successful candidates will be able to:Deal confidently with clients both face to face and over the telephoneDevelop and maintain excellent relationshipsDemonstrate strong communication skills and an enthusiastic sales abilityComfortable in a selling environmentDemonstrable administration experienceKey Competencies:Target DrivenContributing to Team SuccessCommunication & Interpersonal effectivenessPositive Attitude/ Team PlayerNatural Sales AbilityKey Skills & Experience:AmbitiousDrivenSelf-motivatedIf this sounds like you, then please apply today!!Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days.If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

Recruitment Administrator
£20000 - £24000 per annum

Recruitment Administrator ​ Permanent £20,000 - £24,000 Central Milton Keynes The main purpose of the role is to manage the recruitment function for the company, providing a professional service to staff and potential employees. This role requires some flexibility as you will be working in an ever changing environment.   Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:   Sourcing and selecting candidates, including; networking, identifying skills to match vacancies, providing advice to potential candidates Managing and developing recruitment channels, including; job boards, headhunting, LinkedIn and other social media sits where appropriate Providing training to line managers to assist in the recruitment process and advising on best practice Negotiating contracts alongside managers and liaising with HR regarding starter packs Providing cover when required in other areas of HR, at HR Directors request Filling vacancies in accordance with agreed deadlines and budgets Maintaining a low number of agency hires, using direct methods where possible to demonstrate cost saving     Skills & abilities for the role:   Desirable but not essential - An understanding of the recruitment market, including advertising media, recruitment consultancies and direct recruitment Strong administration and time management skills Confident communicator with staff at all levels, both written and verbal Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines Flexible and adaptable Ability to prioritise workload, while dealing with various tasks at once Excellent organisation skills and strong attention to detail Excellent IT skills     If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you!   Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 48 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days. If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

Insurance Consultant
£18000 - £23000 per annum

Insurance ConsultantDunstablePermanentStarting at £18,000 - £23,000Has the potential to increase to £25,000 PA after passing CII exam.Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm2 Saturdays off per monthAre you passionate about sales? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment? If this sounds like you, please read on…My client has an exciting opportunity for an Insurance Consultant to work for their Northampton office.The successful candidates will be able to:Deal confidently with clients both face to face and over the telephoneDevelop and maintain excellent relationshipsDemonstrate strong communication skills and an enthusiastic sales abilityComfortable in a selling environmentDemonstrable administration experienceKey Competencies:Target DrivenContributing to Team SuccessCommunication & Interpersonal effectivenessPositive Attitude/ Team PlayerNatural Sales AbilityKey Skills & Experience:AmbitiousDrivenSelf-motivatedIf this sounds like you, then please apply today!!Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days.If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

Recruitment Consultant
£20000 - £30000 per annum

Recruitment Consultant£20,000 - £30,000 depending on experience. NorthamptonMonday - FridayDo you want to start a career where your earnings match your effort?Are you looking for a career within sales?Do you have a passion to succeed?Do you posses a 'can do' attitude?Do you like a challenge?Are you a difference maker?We have a fantastic opportunity for the right individual to join the Ascendant Recruitment family as a recruitment consultant, in our Northampton office.We've been being "deliberately different" for over 15 years now. We work with the most prestigious companies in Northampton and it's not untypical for our Recruitment Consultant's to be consulting in the offices of some of the world's leading organisations on a weekly basis. We are expanding and now need another sales driven difference maker with a demonstrable passion for delivering world class service to their customers.What's in it for you?A hugely proactive can-do, empowered work environmentThe opportunity to support some of the world's best companiesThe chance to work with unbelievably positive owner managers, heads of department, and line managers - characterised by Northampton's now renowned "can-do" attitudeNever ending training! We love helping people to get betterUncapped commissionUncapped bonusOn-going team and individual incentivesBirthday and Anniversary giftsA Fantastic team environmentWe're debating dress down Friday!Character and values are at the heart of all that we do. You will care about the service you deliver and possess a strong belief that no matter the obstacles you can make a difference. So, you'll be incredibly determined, your 'can do' attitude means you will always look to find a way to succeed!Clearly, we're going to ask you for lots of examples, so come prepared.Who do we want you to be? Someone who can demonstrate they: Can be successful within our businessWill always be willing to try a fresh approach to find a solutionCare about ALL their customersAre determined to break through their comfort zonesAre passionate about salesWant to succeed as opposed to tread water - this isn't a JOB. It's a way of lifePossess a 'can do' attitude - at the heart of what we do, we are problem solversHave a hard work ethicPossess a compassionate ying to their sales yangRelish being accountableAlways thinking how they could delight their customersPossess the ability to forward think their workload to anticipate problems BEFORE they happen! We call this working upfront and it's a key trait of our best peopleCan cope with pressure! What you do counts! You'll be expected to hit targets, everydayStill reading?!?We expect a lot from our recruitment consultants and we'll give you a lot in return. But, we aren't necessarily looking for the finished article. We are looking for someone with the right raw skill set who we can support in their development. But! If you're the right person for us, you will take the lead in your own self-development.Skill set- what do we want you to bring to us?Confident communication skillsExcellent listening skillsCommitted to self-developmentLikes a fast-paced, plate spinning environment where your priorities will change every hour!An understanding that a verbal conversation is worth 100 emails!A love of negotiating win-win solutions to build relationshipsThe ability to create a workplan and follow itIf you posses a strong work ethic, love the buzz of a busy office, are committed to ALWAYS delivering world class service and love to be the person who makes the difference, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!Recruitment consultant experience is NOT a necessity. If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 48 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days.If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

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