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Specialist Recruitment Consultant

Posted 10 months ago

Location Stockport Job Type Permanent
Salary Circa £40k, bonus, pension, flexible working and optional benefits Sector Synthesis Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Production Chemistry, Formulation Chemistry , Materials Chemistry, Laboratory / Staff Management, Research Management / Leadership, Quality Assurance, Quality Management, Regulatory Affairs

Specialist Recruitment Consultant

£25,000 to £40,000 + bonus, pension, flexible working and optional benefits 

Permanent, full time role with significant prospects


Job specification


The successful applicant will be responsible for developing LiCa Scientific‘s position in the market. The role exists to:

  • Expand our billing client number
  • Grow our number of placements made in key markets
  • Improve our brand
  • Grow our presence as a result of the above activities

As a 4 year old company, well established in the UK and Europe, there is a lot of support we can offer in terms of market access, for example marketing materials, travel budget, contacts throughout Industry and Government, and a strong reputation to help elevate things. We also offer a stable business, with both significant cash reserves and also a client base that includes some of the most recognisable brands in the world of Life Sciences. 

We require someone to be continuing this journey with activities that we envisage will significantly elevate our business. 

The role holder will be responsible for:

  • Building and continuing relationships with clients. You will take on some Key Accounts and also have the lattitude to grow your area of the business. 
  • Developing networks, understanding their needs and making LiCa Scientific available to their hiring activities.
  • Meeting prospective clients at pre booked meetings, networking events, awards dinners, conferences, trade missions, and other opportunities to visibly promote LiCa Scientific.
  • Maintaining a strong visibility in the market via networking, phone/video contact, physical marketing etc 
  • Negotiation of terms, identifying Preferred Supplier Lists to bid for and submitting bids. Maintaining bid-tracks on corporate PSL bids. 
  • Recruitment of candidates for existing and new client companies, in line with market needs. For example main areas of difficulty in their attracting candidates and hiring.
  • Build and maintain links with academic networks. Specifically Universities local to key regions of business for LiCa Scientific i.e. North West, North East, Wales and the South West. Identifying and taking up opportunities to attend careers fairs, public speaking, and provide advice to students on CV writing, market access, interview skills.
  • Working on defined roles as requested by clients, selecting, interviewing and submitting high quality CV’s in line with LiCa Scientifics’ quality standards.
  • Handling interview requests and subsequent offers, again in line with LiCa Scientific’s quality standards.
  • Conducting themselves professionally at all times in line with LiCa Scientific’s standards of work and producing work in line with targets and deadlines as agreed with line management.
  • Meet / regularly surpass minimum market contact guidelines in order to feed into the pipeline of work leading to at least meeting agreed targets
  • Recruit into your own team and grow your area of LiCa Scientific.  


The qualification and experience required to be considered are:

  • BSc / equivalent or higher in a scientific subject preferably Chemistry or a closely related area
  • Several years experience of recruitment in the sciences, ideally in the pharmaceutical or fine-chemical market
  • Pre existing network and understanding of companies, candidates and market nuances associated with recruitment in the chemical fields.
  • Professional qualification in recruitment or HR management (i.e. Certificate in Recruitment Practice, Internal Certification, CPD course in the same) or otherwise able to demonstrate knowledge of the laws and best-practice pertaining to a professional recruitment role.


Person Specification:

We are seeking an individual who will bring a professional and outgoing approach to promoting our business. LiCa Scientific has an outstanding reputation in the market built on doing things the right way, as well as the winning way. We hold high standards and take responsibility for all aspects of our performance, we want to work with people who share this approach to their career. 

You will have gravitas and be confident in holding conversations with a range of new people, and communicating at all levels up to boardroom.

We are keen to recruit someone who shares our passion and pride for professional delivery, achieving high levels of both personal and business integrity and a clear sense of their accountability towards achieving results.

Most of all, you will value your effectiveness and be keen to elevate your value to the market you are serving - which LiCa Scientific will be committed to supporting you with.


Our Culture and Story:

LiCa Scientific was established in 2016 and quickly established itself as a key supplier to clients for their chemistry staff. We are all ex-scientists and the company was founded to provide a fantastic service level, and much needed reliable delivery in this market, but also to give us the work:life balance required.

While we are made up of people with busy lives outside of work, this does not take anything from out mode as a very ambitious business. This is reflected in our regularly working Internationally, invitations to UK Government Trade Missions in Europe and the USA, exhibited or attended prestigious conferences. As well as the frontline staffing, our advice is regularly sought from Universities, the wider Chemical/Pharma industry and one of the World’s leading Management Consultancies.

As the Director/Founder, I take pride in the simple fact that this is a good company, built on good values and providing an outstanding service. 

LiCa Scientific, will in the next few years establish itself further in the UK, Europe and the United States. 

The bottom line is, for all the above being perhaps impressive in a young business, this would be pointless if it means sacrifices made in wellbeing. We will be pleased to expand on our approach to this, and recognise each person has different needs in regards this and we are fully geared up for work:life ballance while maintaining a strong market position. In fact we see work:life ballance as essential to this market position. 

To indicate interest:

If this is appealing, please contact me with your CV / cover email at I’m happy to have calls outside of the regular working week to discuss this, evenings and weekends are fine and I look forward to your enquiry. All contact will be treated in strictest confidence.