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​Principal Consultant – Executive Search

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    Experienced Division

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  • Salary:

    Basic salary to £50,000; OTE £150k+ Benefits: Cash incentives, extravagant events and weekends away,

  • Contact:

    Rachel Bradman

  • Contact email:

    [email protected]

  • Contact phone:

    07442 187 635

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  • Published:

    12 days ago

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​Principal Consultant – Executive Search, Finance

Basic salary to £50,000; OTE £150k+

Based Central London

Hybrid: 3 days in office, commencing with 4 days during probation period.

Benefits: Cash incentives, extravagant events and weekends away, but they also support your physical, financial and mental wellbeing to enjoy life outside of work, including life insurance, pension and income protection, uncapped commission, generous maternity and paternity leave and everyday discounts on things you like to do in your personal time.


  • 245% turnover growth in the past year

  • 45% of fee earners earned 45% of their billings in the past year.

  • 33% headcount growth in the past year



The Company:

  • A multi-million turnover Search practice, their roots lie in global Consulting firms including the “Big Four”, alongside prestigious Financial consultancies.

  • Compared to the UK, their US market offers Consultants exposure to higher salaries, higher fees and much shorter notice periods than their counterparts in the UK.

  • As a minority-owned business, they value the innovation and creativity a variety of voices and cultures achieve and actively encourage diverse practices in all activities.


The Role:

  • Based in London, the role focuses on US based client requirements from Senior Associates to Manager Partners and Vice Presidents

  • Mandates and team projects range hugely across Restructuring & Turnaround, Transaction Services, Auditing, Private Equity, to name but a few.

  • Clients lie within Mid-market and Boutiques, through to the largest financial services focussed consultancy in the world, the fastest growing advisory firm in the US and Fortune 500 companies

  • A flat structure with a workplace culture of meritocracy, the role is suited for those who wish to move away from Contingency and/or continue their specialism in Financial Executive Search delivery.

  • Agile and ambitious, this is a career move from Contingency to Search, working alongside a $1m+ billing senior Director.

  • Supporting the senior team, the role is a combined Delivery and Consulting position, typically working on Partner mandates and team moves.

  • Fees range from upwards of £30,000, and it is not at all uncommon to be working on £250k+ fee mandates and projects.

  • Playing to your strengths, you may wish to initially focus on Consultancy delivery, with every encouragement (but no obligation) to originate relationships and mandates yourself.

  • Individuals are fulling a placement per month and enjoying a compensation scheme of up to 42% on billings (including salary)

  • Expectations for Year One (depending on experience) is £150k OTE, rising considerably year on year.


Additional Information

  • Join an environment where your recruitment career progression is clearly defined, providing clarity, transparency and development & learning opportunities to support you scale.

  • Whether you choose to manage, build and develop teams, or be the primary relationship manager with billing as your goal, your progression is equal.

  • Valuing all skills and creating opportunities for you to develop in the way that suits you, your progression route is clearly defined with clarity of milestones to achieve your next step.

  • Take control of your career and enjoy the freedom to express yourself in the way that helps you achieve your ambitions.


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