Senior Recruitment Consultant - Tech & Financial Services

Location London
Discipline: Morson Group
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Market related
Contact name: Gemma Arnott

Contact email:
Job ref: 185GA1
Published: about 1 month ago

Cornwallis Elt


Senior Recruitment Consultant – Technology and Business Change/Transformation, Dev Ops, Software Development (open minded)
Competitive salary DOE plus attractive commission scheme

About us

Founded in 2001, Cornwallis Elt is a highly respected recruitment business, based in the London City area. Part of the larger Morson Group, our focus is on recruiting technology, digital and change management professionals into the financial markets, digital and media industries, legal and professional services sectors. Over the last twenty years, we have created an enviable track record of growth and success with an outstanding network of client relationships, forensic delivery focus and an agile and engaged talent pool.

Overview of Role

We’re looking for an expert Recruiter within IT Change and Business Transformation who can develop long term client, candidate and contractor relationships. Working for us, you will have the backing of a well-established market leader and the ability to create and develop a really successful career. We’re looking for a thought leader, a mentor, a specialist, an opportunity creator, who is self-motivated and commercially astute, to achieve for themselves and our company.

In return we offer a fantastic team culture, personal and professional support, leading benefits package and unique development opportunities.

About you

We’re offering a real opportunity for individuals looking to further a successful career in IT / Change recruitment. As a Senior Consultant you’ll be a cornerstone of the Cornwallis team.

We are seeking talented individuals who are experts in their field, enthusiastic, hardworking, and motivated to grow professionally and further the ambitions of the company. We broadly require:

  • Solid understanding of IT and change within financial markets
  • Expert understanding of specific technologies and / or roles
  • Experienced with contract and permanent recruitment (or desire to do both)
  • Ability to provide leadership support
  • Sales and results motivated
  • Broad understanding of financial markets (preferable)

Areas of Responsibility


  • Provide leadership and guidance to Resourcers, Consultants and Admin staff
  • Deputising for the Team Lead / Principal Consultant in their absence
  • Attending and taking a lead role in company / client events and representing the company in a professional manner


  • Warm/cold calling to gain new business
  • Dealing with clients, developing long term effective relationships
  • Ability to develop business from self-generated leads
  • Convert senior candidates into client contacts
  • Manage accounts, operating with HR, line managers and 3rd party recruitment desks
  • Building long term effective relationships with candidates
  • Negotiating rates with clients - both contract and permanent
  • Giving presentations to clients
  • Overseeing and the management of client accounts
  • Responding to tenders
  • Meeting contractors on a regular basis
  • Be fully conversant with IR35, EAA and other relevant legislation


Sales Targets

  • Billings: £250k - £350k


Rewards and benefits

We expect hard work and dedication from each of our Cornwallis colleagues. In return, we go the extra mile to ensure our people are recognised and rewarded with not only financial incentives and benefits but real career progression and development opportunities.

  • Basic salary DOE
  • 23 days holiday
  • Company commission scheme
  • A market leading, uncapped, commission structure with no thresholds
  • A base salary above market rate and benefit schemes
  • Clear progression, training, and development throughout your career
  • Monthly incentives and performance prizes
  • Quarterly ‘Directors Club’ – an exclusive event for top performers
  • Annual ski trip for top performers
  • Annual company sailing trip
  • Your birthday off
  • Early finish on a Friday and office mini-bar

Operating with people and relationships at our heart our purpose is to positively impact our clients, candidates, colleagues, and the world around us. Financially and operationally supported by global talent giant, Morson Group, we offer the personal benefits of a smaller organisation with the opportunities and security of a large corporate.

We are a business that cares about its people, its reputation, it’s clients and you. Find out more about us at