• Category:
  • Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £20,000 (Associate Consultant) to £35,000 base (Senior Consultant) plus commission up to 25%, incentives, class leading
  • Job Reference: 2041
  • Consultant: graham.mackenzie@bluepelican.com
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Role: Recruitment Consultant – Social Media – Paid & Organic
Location: Hybrid working, twice a week in Tunbridge Wells office (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Salary: £20,000 (Associate Consultant) to £35,000 base (Senior Consultant) plus commission up to 25%, incentives, class leading holiday allowance and much more
OTE: Anywhere from £35k through to £80k, dependent on career level and targets.

Not all recruitment jobs are the same.

In the words of Seth Godin: “Find a way to stand out – to be the purple cow in a field of monochorm Helsteins.”

Or in other words: “In a world where every recruitment job looks like a Pelican, why not be a Blue Pelican?”

Where you’re at in your recruitment career isn’t important. We’ve got the capacity to support ambition, and the market opportunity for you to slide into. We’re interested in raw talent. The ability to piece together the parts of the recruitment jigsaw puzzle and make magic happen.

Solving company and individual people’s problems. Providing the consultative shoulder to lean upon. To help people achieve the business or professional goals by matching ambition, talent and opportunity.

As such we’re hiring this Associate Consultant, Consultant or Senior Consultant career grades. The salary bandings and OTE’s reflect this in the above.

Blue Pelican’s Mission:  Trusted | Respected | Supportive

“To be the most TRUSTED recruitment partner to our clients, a RESPECTED resource for our candidates, and the most SUPPORTIVE company for our colleagues.”

The Team

You’ll be joining our marketing division. It’s a team which covers core marketing, digital and data requirements arising from clients across all industries.

It’s principally a UK centric customer base made up of a diverse range of client types both large and small, and cuts across most commercial industries. This is both B2B and B2C, and includes telecoms, media, retail, loyalty, luxury, beauty, fintech, SaaS and more. You’ll be partnering with colleagues within the team to win new business and deliver to an established roster clients too.

The Role

It’s a 360 remit, responsible for business development, relationship management, client delivery, role resourcing, offer management and post placement care.

You will be joining our Digital Recruitment Team and given ownership for recruiting up and down the career spectrum for specialists within the social media industry. This will include both agency and end client environments, both within the UK and opportunities to expand this into overseas too.

Roles will include Paid and Organic social, Content and Influencer Marketing as well as Community Management roles too.

To be effective, you need to be up to date with trends in the industry, as well as the martech and AdTech platforms which supports it. As well as have a clear understanding of what makes a good candidate in alignment to client goals and objectives.

We have no client ownership, so there’s a serious amount of opportunity to grow value from existing clients as well as build relationships and open new doors with prospective clients too.

What we offer:

  • A commission plan which pays up to 25% of monthly invoicing
  • No desk fee
  • Holiday allowance which starts at 26.5 days rising to 31.5 days with service (plus bank holidays of course)
  • 37hr week with flexible start and finish times with core hours of 10-4pm
  • Training and development including an individual budget allocated for you each year

Incentives and rewards

  • Short-term – includes top quality lunches at exclusive restaurants, axe throwing, kart racing, West End shows, spa day, etc.
  • Additional holiday allowance bonuses for hitting target
  • Place on the Plane – e.g. do 120% of your billing target over 6 months and you’re going on a multi-day overseas trip – all expenses paid!

Quality-of-life and culture:

  • Brand new offices right in the centre of Tunbridge Wells
  • A sense of responsibility and purpose, doing good for our community. Whether it’s something you’re personally motivated by, or even if it’s aligned to our charity partners
  • No big egos. Ask around and you’re likely to hear one of the big USP’s of working for us are the people. They’re knowledgeable, kind and supportive. They’re exactly the kind of people you’ll likely want to spend time with chatting over drinks after work. They’re good people!

What we’re looking for:

  • Experienced 360 recruiter, able to demonstrate the ability to open the doors with new business. Negotiating fees, exclusivity arrangements and successfully influencing in a B2B sales environment
  • Past experience of hiring within the marketing or digital marketing related industry would be a real advantage
  • Good relationship management skills with a commercial focus. You know how to spot the opportunity for win/win and how to finesse things to get positive outcomes
  • You’re organised and know how to structure searches to deliver results for clients quickly and effectively
  • Motivated to achieve results, tenacious and driven.


If you think you’ve got what it takes, you can share your Linkedin profile or email me a CV – it doesn’t have to be up to date, we can work on that once you decide you want to explore a career with us further.

Graham MacKenzie
Founder and Director

To learn more about this role, please apply or contact Graham directly on graham.mackenzie@bluepelican.com

How to apply

If this position is of interest please send us your CV here, or you can call Graham MacKenzie direct on to discuss this and other vacancies that may suit.

Graham MacKenzie

Email: graham.mackenzie@bluepelican.com