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Recruitment Consultant

A Recruitment Consultant is required for a fantastic opportunity within the brand new, city centre Manchester office of Douglas Scott, the multi-award winning legal recruitment experts.

About Us

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment are multi-award winning, legal recruitment experts with a 14-year track record of success in the legal sector. We’re also the only APSCo affiliated professional services recruiter to have a Gold standard accreditation with Investors in People. We have developed a reputation for driving excellence in customer service and efficiency in the recruitment process; our business, put simply, is to remove the pain points candidates and hirers can experience on their legal recruitment journeys and we deliver this on a national and international level.

About You

We are looking for talented Recruitment Consultants looking to take their career to the next level in their recruitment journey or accomplished legal professionals who are looking for a change in their career direction yet still keep their connection to the legal market to join our friendly, busy team in our prestigious office environment right in the heart of Spinningfields, Manchester.

As a successful Legal Recruitment Consultant you will be placing high earning Solicitors and legal professionals into roles with a well-established client base that includes the UK’s leading law firms. This role would suit an ambitious, hard-working individual with a natural commercial flair and the desire to earn big money. You will also be team player and fit well with our company culture and values.

What’s on offer?

We are offering a journey to really excel your recruitment career in a superb office environment; where your contribution is valued and where you can earn an unrivalled salary with an array of excellent benefits to boot. We will support you in your development through training and provide you with the resources to reach your potential – as well as giving you the autonomy to run your own successful desk. We’re passionate about progressing our consultants and will support you to become a top biller or if you have future aspirations of running your own team.


In return you can be rewarded with:

  • Leading salaries on offer up to £35k dependent on experience 
  • 25 days holiday per year plus paid bank holidays (with the potential to earn up to 53 days holiday in total through billings, attendance, birthday day off and length of service) 
  • A generous monthly commission structure (up to 50%) 
  • Encouragement to have a work/life balance with 9am – 5:30pm hours and an early finish on Friday 
  • Performance rewards for reaching target Investment in training and development 
  • An active social calendar with nights out and events arranged by our Social Committee 
  • Start-of-the-art working environment based in the heart of Spinningfields

Applications are invited from aspirational Recruitment Consultants and legal professionals, who with the backing of a leading legal recruitment brand can maximise their billing potential and earn a big salary with outstanding benefits as well as and develop personally and professionally. If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please send your CV to Rachel Barton for immediate consideration.

Apply now

Rachel Barton

HR Manager
0161 233 6360

Rachel joined Douglas Scott in September 2012, her first official ‘office’ job role since leaving University. She started off as an Administrator and then moved onto the Support desk as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant. As the DS team grew, an internal position came about for an Administration Manager which she decided to take, becoming the manager of 3 Administrators. She currently manages the Administration team but now covers all aspects of HR as the Douglas Scott HR Manager. Rachel’s duties include; performance management, employee induction and onboarding, training and development, employee relations, disciplinary and grievance, and LOTS of HR administration work. Rachel graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a degree in Criminology. She is undertaking the CIPD Level 5 to enhance her HR skills and knowledge as well as to develop as a HR professional here at Douglas Scott.