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Associate on Team Design and Build Permanent Operational Desk

Basic Salary: £27,500 - £35,000
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Job Description:

As an Associate, you will form an invaluable part of the business working on an allocated team, running your own desk. You will provide a consultative approach to both candidates and clients, advising on the current market, salary benchmarks and industry activity.

Your primary focus will be in line with sales based activities, including; new business generation, maintaining existing client relationships and contact, canvas calls, client calls, identifying and following up new business leads and opportunities, writing job specifications and networking with candidates and clients.

You will also be working closely with an allocated resourcer to help identify, source and select candidates to shortlist for your client vacancy requirements. You will provide your resourcer with feedback and guidance throughout this process, to ensure that only the best candidates are selected and put forward to our clients.

A typical week will include; taking speculative calls, aftercare and service calls to new and existing candidates and clients, attending candidate and client meetings, writing and sending mail shots, headhunting talent, approaching candidates  and clients via telephone, email and social media platforms (such as LinkedIn), reference checks, qualifying client job specifications, attending team strategy meetings and meeting your agreed targets.

Training will be provided throughout your journey with us and is continuous at all levels to ensure you become a specialist in your field. Your training will be provided via internal and external sources, including sessions conducted by previous clients who still work closely with us as a business.

Your development and growth is just as important to us as it is to you. You will be set targets upon joining us; these will outline your promotional criteria over the next 6-12 months. If your targets are achieved, you will be promoted to a Senior Associate with new targets put in place. You will have a basic salary increase to £32,500-£35,000 (dependent on billing criteria).


This is a fantastic opportunity to work with, learn from and be supported by one of our top billers. This individual has made the company over £500,000 in a business year, with a personal best of £75,000 worth of billings in one month…

You will be responsible for all permanent, operational positions, within interior subcontractors (excluding M&E subcontractors). Coverage will include London and the surrounding Home Counties.

Interior subcontractors will include (but are not limited to); dry lining, carpentry/joinery, partitioning, flooring and ceiling companies.

Operational positions include the following; Foremen, Assistant Site Manager / Site Manager / Senior Site Manager, Project Manager, Operations Manager and Contracts Manager.

This is a cold desk in a new remit, with some warm relationships, covering white collar trades and labour. The successful individual must have the ability to network with our existing main contractor contacts to build upon their contact base and relationships within the subcontractor market.

The desk has had over 1,100 client contacts added to the database in the last 6 months and has made over £20,000 in fees from the little cover we have had over this desk opportunity.

The successful recruiter must;

• Have a minimum of 6 months recruitment experience running a desk, liaising with both candidates and clients in this time. Ideally this will be in the construction recruitment industry, or closely linked

• Demonstrate strong organisational and networking skills

• Have high levels of resilience and a solid work ethic

• Be hungry to increase their billings and earning potential



• Hours: Monday-Friday, 0745-1800

• Nearest Stations: Bank, Monument and Cannon Street

• Basic Salary: £27,500 - £35,000 dependent on billing (with an optional 6 month guarantee on previous earnings)

• Commission: No threshold, uncapped (up to 30%) with consistency bonuses

• Minimum projected billing Year 1: £100K



• Free fitness classes by external professional trainers, some of our classes include but are not limited to; Core, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Insanity, Pad Work and Football

• Early finishes on a Friday for meeting weekly targets

• Slick City offices, incorporating a bar area stocked with a variety of refreshments, as well as a DOJO board room for fitness classes

• Internal and external coaching provided on a regular basis

• Generous incentives and regular socials

 Please contact Alice Carroll, People Director at Granite Search and Selection via 02074032433 to be considered for an interview or for a confidential discussion.


If you are interested in this job position please feel free to call us on 0207 403 2433 and ask for Alice Carroll or alternatively fill in the contact form below:

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