Candidate Consultant

Description of Duties

The Candidate Consultant role is a target driven role focused on generating a consistent pipeline of new candidates through targeted recruitment activity within their geographical patch, focusing on engagement of candidates via a range of sources including employability and NQT events. The Candidate Consultant will also provide a candidate care function to those brought into the business via the Sourcing Hub and to all CER Education Candidates. Candidate Consultants will be highly skilled in sourcing candidates, highly engaging, target driven and customer service focussed.

This role will be based in our flagship Newcastle office, the number one office across the business. Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Achieve the following minimum standards of performance (subject to change based on business/team needs):

Duties will include:

60% of candidates cleared within 1-5 day of registration date – need to build in tracking process for this

20% of files returned from compliance

100% of candidates receive 1 week care call

90% of total live database receive termly candidate care call (regional coverage as specified by TL)

90% of TMG candidates called to establish reasons for gap (regional coverage as specified y TL)

3 candidates cleared per head per week

6 interviews attended per week

Generating new candidates through technology platforms/re-engage regen candidates

Writing and placing job adverts, monitoring responses.

Loading new candidates to the database and requesting Barred List and Teacher Reference Number checks, DBS or Update Service checks and apply for references

Receive file back from interviewing consultant to complete remaining compliance checks and process to compliance team for sign off

Searching CV databases for new candidates to contact

Arranging candidate interviews with consultants, sending confirmation letters and explaining document requirements to candidates prior to the interview

Reducing interview drop-out rates

Increasing average tenure of candidates

Decreasing candidate drop-out rates in relation to long term bookings

CV Typing and formatting

Keeping candidate’s database records up to date

Maintaining regular contact with regenerate data base through targeted marketing campaign

Answering and dealing with telephone enquiries and complaints

Organise and attend employability and NQT events, ensuring there is ongoing engagement with NQT cohort and passing relevant candidates to consultants once available for work

Organise termly candidate engagement events including booking venues, arranging refreshments & ensuring a minimum of 15 candidates attend e.g. summer party, Christmas party etc.

Generating and managing candidate targeted social media content

Supporting T&D Manager with new training and mentoring of 360 consultants
Other tasks as determined by the needs of the business

Skills Required

IT literate
Strong communication skills both verbal and written

Personal Qualities

Enjoy working to achieve targets
Willing to learn

Vacancy Details

Vacancy Reference:



Newcastle upon Tyne

Business Type:



37.5 Hours per week
Monday to Friday


Starting salary - £10,500-12,000pa


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