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Director/MD - Start Up Business

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  • Salary:

    Basic c. £70/100k, Benefits include Equity ownership: Enjoy the opportunity to have a stake in the success of the business through equity participation, Holidays, Pension, Car Allowance, Hybrid working with min. 3 days in the office.

  • Contact:

    Karen Dixon

  • Contact email:

    [email protected]

  • Contact phone:

    07768 012211

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Director / MD - Start-up Recruitment Business

Basic c. £70 /100k

Benefits include Equity ownership: Enjoy the opportunity to have a stake in the success of the business through equity participation, Holidays, Pension, Car Allowance, Hybrid working with min. 3 days in the office.

Based Central London



  • Based in London, looking to grow a team of four consultants quite quickly, funds are in place to do this as well as taking on an admin support the team from day one.

  • Equity ownership

  • Great growth potential

  • Be supported by an ambitious entrepreneur.


The Person:

  • You will have a successful track record in the recruitment industry, including managerial experience,

  • With a deep understanding of recruitment best practices, business development, and client relationship management.

  • The ideal candidate will have a well-developed network of clients in London and surrounding areas. The ability to bring existing clients to the business will be highly advantageous (to add, our client is very open on sector)

  • You will have the ambition and drive to start your own recruitment business but may lack the necessary funds. This opportunity offers equity ownership, allowing you to have a stake in the company's success.

  • Strong leadership and team-building skills are crucial for this role. You should have the ability to motivate and inspire your team to achieve outstanding results while fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.

  • You possess excellent business acumen and a strategic mindset. You can develop and execute growth strategies, identify market opportunities, and make data-driven decisions that propel the business forward.


The Company:

  • An ambitious entrepreneur who wants to start a recruitment business and has ambitious growth plans too. 

  • They will offer you growth and career development: As the business expands, you will have the chance to grow professionally and advance your career, including the opportunity to open another office in London.


The Role: 

A visionary Recruitment Manager / Director will lead a start-up recruitment business and pave the way for its success. 

You will have full autonomy and the resources necessary to establish and grow a highly successful recruitment business.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Building a high-performance team: Utilise your exceptional leadership and managerial skills to recruit, train, and inspire a team of talented recruiters. Foster a collaborative and inclusive culture that drives excellence and achieves business objectives.

  • Client acquisition and retention: Leverage your extensive industry experience and existing client network to secure new business opportunities. Develop and nurture strong relationships with clients, providing tailored recruitment solutions that meet their needs and exceed expectations.

  • Business development: Drive the growth and expansion of the business by formulating and executing comprehensive business development strategies. Identify new markets, develop partnerships, and explore innovative approaches to establish our presence as a leading recruitment agency in London.

  • Financial management: Oversee the financial performance of the business, including budgeting, forecasting, and monitoring key performance indicators. Ensure profitability and sustainable growth by implementing effective cost management and revenue generation strategies.

  • Office expansion: Once the business is firmly established, you will have the opportunity to open another office in London. You will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of this expansion, from location selection to team recruitment and operational setup.

  • Autonomy and empowerment: You will have full autonomy to shape the recruitment business and lead it in a direction that aligns with your vision.


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