Associate Consultant - Interim Team

Associate Consultant - Interim Team

Location: London Salary: £Competitive Closing Date: 22nd April 2018
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Role Purpose:


A vacancy has arisen within our team for an Associate Consultant for Executive Interim (Local Government).  Reporting to the Head of Delivery, the role will be supporting the lead consultants in providing, placing and recommending the best candidates in the Interim market. The individual will ensure that we are in touch and connected with the best interim managers and through that network, which they will be responsible for, place candidates across various senior roles and provide the utmost care to our candidate network.


Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

.      Responsible for resourcing selected interim assignments on behalf of Sector Head and Consultants
Resource candidates using own networks and knowledge of Penna’s candidate network, CV databases 
.      Finalise shortlists in consultation with Consultants
.      Email shortlists to clients including candidate synopsis & info on day rate, location, availability etc.
.      Approach candidate network for referrals and search using LinkedIn
.      Place and manage adverts on job boards

Candidate relationship / business development

.      Support the development of targeted relationships with interim managers as requested by consultants
.      Create positive professional relationships and where possible, generate leads for interim assignments for consultants via the candidate network
.      Review professional publications weekly and share details of movers, leavers and potential business leads with relevant consultants.

Responsible for the management and development of Penna’s corporate markets candidate networks:

.      Act as first line of contact for new registrations – conduct initial telephone interviews and make recommendations to consultants 
.      Conduct candidate interviews and attend interviews with Directors and Consultants
.      Use Filefinder system to maintain up-to-date candidate records – availability, CVs, contact details, conversations, referee details etc.
.      Use Filefinder system to support the maintenance of up-to-date client records – assignments, meetings, marketing activity, events etc
.      Organise references for Consultants and or take references as required
.      Develop an excellent knowledge of candidate network including specialisms, skills, home location, day rates, availability etc. and develop an excellent external profile

Marketing and Events

.       Responsible for supporting administration and organisation of twice yearly candidate networking events
.       Send out weekly targeted mail shots to clients
.       With Consultants send out regular e/mail shots to candidate network


Key Relationships:


Nature of relationship

Head of Delivery, Executive Recruitment

Line Manager

Directors and Consultants, Executive Interim

Peer group


SLAs to exceed


Delivery Partners

Penna Client Partners

Work to utilise information on clients


Personal Attributes, Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

Person specification

Previous Experience

Recruitment experience is desirable - understanding of interim recruitment process from taking initial brief to placement/candidate management is also desirable 

Reward Structure and Key Measures


Penna Behaviours


All employees within Penna must demonstrate behaviours consistent with the corporate values; Accountable, Supportive, Collaborative and Inspiring as listed below.





Builds open, honest and realistic relationships with customers and colleagues

Reliable and acts with integrity

Determined and passionate about delivery the best

Does what they say they will do




Seeks to understand the needs and concerns of others

Creates a learning environment

Seeks feedback from other in order to learn and develop

Inspires others to achieve their goals

Helps create an environment where people give their best




Pulls together to put the customer first

Support colleagues without waiting to be asked

Helps others succeed and celebrate their success

Actively looks to break down barriers and finds ways to work together




Comes to work to make a difference, sets high goals and gives 100% personal energy

Believes in what we do and demonstrates this through actions

Regularly challenges thinking and is open to new ideas and ways of working

Has ambition and confidence to do thinks in new ways and to create and deliver inspirational solutions

 If you would like to have a confidential conversation about this role, please email