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Senior / Principal Recruitment Consultant - Legal

  • Location: City of London
  • Salary: Competitive Salary plus great commission, bonuses, benefits and perks per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 8 days ago

  • Sector: Legal
  • Expiry Date: 22 October 2022
  • Job Ref: 00000011

​Who are we?

MERJE is a culmination of outstanding industry expertise, drive to be different, ambition to be better and commitment to valuing our people.

Our teams across London, Manchester and Glasgow are dedicated to delivering exceptional and adaptable recruitment services to a wide range of clients and candidates throughout the UK.

We have big ambitions, move at a fast pace and encourage a supportive, collaborative atmosphere where every individual, no matter their background, has equal opportunity to thrive and feels valued.

If you’re looking for a chance to elevate your career to the next level whilst truly enjoying your day-to-day working life, this is the opportunity for you!

Your to-do list

Whatever position you take on in our business, it is a genuine chance to make a meaningful impact. Our structure and team-focused environment means that you will have every opportunity to succeed in your role and earn fantastic rewards, all in a relaxed atmosphere where you are afforded the flexibility to simply get on with your job.

The Senior / Principal Consultant role involves:

  • Taking ownership of our Legal desk, building meaningful, long-lasting relationships with a vast pool of candidates and a wide range of clients, across Banking, Private Equity, Insurance, Reinsurance, Brokerage, Funds Management, Hedge Funds and FinTech

  • Developing excellent knowledge of your specialism, staying up to date with market and industry news

  • Providing a consultative service to candidates and clients alike, offering advice and guidance in relation to CV writing, interviewing, career paths, salary benchmarking, team structure and how tailored recruitment solutions can help clients to achieve their strategic business goals

  • Market-mapping and building wide talent pools for future vacancies

  • Having a broader commercial awareness and recognising potential business opportunities that can be passed on to relevant people throughout the wider business

  • Driving the success of your area however you feel is appropriate, contributing to your team’s success with the freedom to explore opportunities and take your role in any direction you choose

Who are you?

We are all about supporting each other to achieve our goals, so to succeed in MERJE you need to be a team player with a positive attitude to work and a willingness to assist your co-workers. This is far from the cut-throat environment that is synonymous with typical recruitment companies.

We know that building a successful career is a journey, so you may not tick all of these boxes right now but as long as you’re committed, driven and ready to take on the challenge, our training, guidance and support will help you every step of the way to becoming an exceptional recruitment expert.

To join our team as a Senior / Principal Consultant, we’re looking for:

  • Proven achievers in the recruitment world, with 4-6 years’ experience in delivering successful recruitment solutions in the Legal arena

  • Drive and ambition to smash targets and achieve continuous progression and development, ultimately carving out a successful recruitment career

  • Sociable and strong communicators; confident in conversing with all levels of candidate and client, and forming strong, lasting and trusting relationships

  • Passion for operating with honesty, professionalism and integrity

  • Good attention to detail and accuracy skills

  • Ability to utilise recruitment tools and websites

  • Ability to understand and follow complex recruitment processes

  • Computer literate, able to use Microsoft Office and pick up in house systems and softwares (e.g. Profile Recruitment system)

  • Education to degree level would be a bonus


Finances – a market-leading commission structure on top of a great base salary

Holidays – a minimum of 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays AND your birthday off! And the longer you stay, the more annual leave you’ll earn.

Flexible Working – life doesn’t stick to a 9-5 schedule, and neither do we. We promote a mature working environment where we trust you to maximise your output whilst balancing home life, be that through flexible hours or remote working. We also trust you to dress yourself sensibly - you won’t see any suits and ties here!

Super Socials – seasonal gatherings for all of our teams to get together and enjoy some down time, whether that be letting their hair down to party or tying their hair up to get stuck in to some exhilarating activities. Not to mention frequent early finishes and post-work drinks for birthdays, celebrations or just for the sake of it.

Incentives – on top of a great commission scheme, you can earn a range of fantastic bonuses for doing exceedingly good work, some wonderful prizes from a spin of our Wheel of Fortune for going the extra mile AND extra special rewards for your contribution to the business achieving its overall target.

Perkbox – giving you 24/7 access to thousands of perks, benefits, discounts, wellbeing tools and loads more!

Your Future – where do you want to take your career? Whatever you decide, we want to support you in achieving your goals and love to recognise hard work and success with well-earned promotions. With our supportive and highly experienced team, as well as on-the-job, internal and external training, you’ll be a high-flyer in no time!

There’s more – modern offices, pension contributions, life assurance, healthcare insurance options, cycle to work scheme…

Opportunities for all – we are an innovative, forward-thinking business that wants to stay ahead of the curve in every aspect. We are fully committed to promoting diversity, equality and inclusion and have pledged to hold these commitments at the centre of everything we do as an organisation and as a team.

Find out more about working at MERJE here.