Trainee Recruitment Consultant | First Year On-Target Earnings of £40,000 (Basic Salary £20,000 – £26,000 Subject to Increase with Bi-Annual Reviews)

Who Are Riley Personnel?

Riley Personnel are the search partner of choice to London’s most outstanding and exceptional schools, serving educational practitioners that span Headteachers and Heads of Department, to some of the country’s most academically proficient graduates looking for work as Teaching and Learning Support Assistants.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Starting Salary – Earn £40,000 in Your First Year (OTE)
  • Basic Salary £20,000 – £26,000 + 25% commission on earnings – there is no ceiling placed on your earnings!
  • 5 hour work days outside term time (08:00 – 13:00 or 12:00 – 17:00)
  • Genuine and achievable scope for career progression, and an exciting time to add to our growth trajectory
  • Ongoing training and support
  • Hard-working yet sociable working environment with numerous incentives, company trips and bonuses
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Free 24/7 access to state-of-the-art gym and bike storage

What You Will Need:

  • No experience necessary
  • Most importantly – a confident, hard-working, goal-orientated and determined attitude!
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Results driven, ambitious with a competitive edge
  • Confident and out-going personality
  • Financially driven and ambitious
  • A track record of working hard (e.g. work alongside studies, competition in sports teams, strong academic background)

The Opportunity

We are looking for ambitious, determined and financially-motivated consultants to join our fast-growing team. We work hard, and our high standards will expect the same of you – because ultimately, we want to be the best at what we do.

We offer a genuine career path with the potential to progress from Trainee Consultant to Associate Director within 3 years. Our unrivalled and uncapped commission structure will see you reap the benefits of your work within your first 3 months, and the mentorship and 1-2-1 guidance we offer with some of the UK’s most experienced educational recruiters will see you develop into and effective and authoritative consultant.

What you will be doing:

  • Managing the full 360 recruitment process from start to finish – identifying, attracting and shortlisting candidates for hiring mandates in accordance with the requirements of the client.
  • Management of all job advertising and the review of subsequent applications through screening calls and follow up interviews to assess and critique candidates against mandate requirements.
  • Establishing and nurturing relationships with candidates throughout the entire recruitment cycle, from original contact to post placement – and beyond!
  • Management of interview arrangements, briefings, and offers where appropriate
  • Searching for, and identifying job leads.
  • Attending meetings with client schools to help establish and build on relationships.
  • Conducting detailed research into clients and competitors to be utilised for client pitches.


  • Company events
  • Monthly lunch clubs and top biller rewards
  • Company pension
  • Casual dress
  • Annual Summer and Christmas parties

Riley Personnel

Our team are experts in identifying those that thrive in a fast-paced, change-driven educational environment. Our successful delivery rests on the balance of deep situational knowledge of the education sector, with a fierce commitment to delivering the right solution for each situation and task at-hand.

We prioritise a high-touch, bespoke consultative service allowing us to best work with – and not for – some of London’s most exciting and innovative schools. As such, we have been able to cultivate strong working relationships with Foundation Schools, Governing Bodies and Headteachers, most of whom are long-term repeat users of our permanent services. By working with 60% of school’s within London’s boroughs, we have created a highly efficient ‘waterfall’ model where business comes to us on recommendation and referral each week. Consequently, our achievable 10-year vision is to be the number one search firm to the world of education

Riley Personnel’s philosophy is simple – we believe our job is to help those who are hungry and tenacious to fulfil their full potential. We have always promoted within, and always will. With our projections indicating 50% YoY growth over the next 5 years, exciting and genuine opportunities for career progression lie ahead.