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Scientific Recruitment Consultant

Job Title: Scientific Recruitment Consultant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: LiCa Scientific Manchester
Salary: Competitive + bonus
Contact Name: Matthew Rollinson
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 18, 2018 16:37

Job Description

We are hiring for a recruitment consultant to join LiCa Scientific, at an exciting point for the business as we move up into the next phase of our growth plan. This is a part time role for 20 hours a week.

LiCa Scientific is a recruitment agency that works primarily in the recruitment of chemistry skills, supporting companies that are involved in fine chemical, pharmaceutical or related development/manufacturing activity. Following a very successful opening two years, we require an individual who shares our passion for delivery to help us best serve our clients who are mainly in the chemical and pharmaceutical fields.

What you'll do: 

You will be supporting the identification of scientists for placement into clients of LiCa Scientific. There are two main areas to the role: One will be a full recruitment role on all junior laboratory roles (graduate recruitment and some temporary roles for example). Two, will be to keep contact with clients in the regular areas of work, that the agency provides a reliable network of potential recruits for. These candidates will be in chemistry fields or closely related fields to chemistry and there is a lot of latent demand for this out there which this role can tap into. 

You will be running proactive recruitment activities, this means interviewing prospective candidates and identifying these to colleagues or directly to clients. You will find you'll build relationships with both and before long have a good network which you'll build on. You will be responsible for initial screening of CVs arriving at LiCa Scientific via email or social media, and running activities to generate further candidate interest in roles.

Additionally, you will regularly partake in activities supporting the candidates that are engaged with us, this may be attending academic events to help students approach the job market, providing free CV advice or interview coaching or carrying out post interview reviews with potential recruits. The role will evolve to more responsibilities as you develop. 

There will be various ad-hoc duties associated with the role and don’t be surprised if we’re asking you to fully handle client accounts and head out to meetings. We want anyone joining here to enjoy it on day one - but also grow with the role and progress, year over year. 

Salary, package, other details and the “hours”: 

Your working hours will ideally mirror those of a colleague also working on a part time basis of 20 hours a week - there is flexibility there. This role will initially be based at the office, though LiCa Scientific is very a flexible company in terms of working from the office or from home once training is completed and probation passed. 

This business was founded on a work:life ballance intention and part of it's success is that we work in a way that minmises the stress of fitting in a school run, after school classes etc... though this would apply just as much to a semi professional athelete, musician, part time actor, or anyone else needing that flexibility in their situation, to get on with work and life at the same time successfuly.   

In practice we find this means people are happy to cover what is needed when it's needed with give and take on the hours worked. We offer a competitive salary, generous bonus, generous pension, free parking, mobile phone and laptop, as well as access licenses for the leading job boards. Training is delivered via the best in the business we can identify - the Recruitment and Employment Confederation currently - you’ll also have a personal budget per year for your training and development in year 2 and then into perpituity. This is yours to use as you like, go on a course, head off to a conference somewhere, buy some books…

We also have regular training in areas like PR, branding, marketing and general coaching from ad-hoc external providers on a regular basis in the boardroom at our offices.

All of the above is designed to put that structure in place to allow for success however we're a small business and for all this, we do need a self-starter. Ideally you’ll be interested to read books around your job / attend webinars / listen to podcasts… however you keep at the forefront of this market is up to you but we do need someone with a good sense of curiosity about how they can improve, or something new they can do, and the nature to then go and try it out.  

Your background: 

You will need an understanding of chemistry on some level, to work in this role ideally educated to BTEC, A-Level or equivalent, some have degree's in this industry some don't - we just need that ability to understand concepts like different laboratory techniques or skill sets in a broad way. Maybe a laboratory or scientific recruitment/HR background will serve you well. You will be a good communicator, with good IT skills. 

While LiCa Scientific is a successful business in a demanding marketplace, we have been built in a manner which is ideal for those with outside commitments (semi professional sports / charity work / working parents for examples).

We are a very ambitious, high growth organisation providing scientists to some of the world’s largest and best-known companies in their fields. They all have choice in who they work with. They come to us time and again for the high level of dedication to delivery that we have, pride in the work done and the knowledge they will have right scientific skills in the right place when needed.

If you feel you could add to what we’re doing, we look forward to receiving your CV. 

To apply: 

Please email your CV and cover note to should you have informal questions ahead of application please call 0161 443 4173