Consultant or Senior Consultant - Life Sciences at Usurpo

£25,000 - £40,000

Annual Basic Salary
Reading, UK
< 10
Agency Recruitment

What Hunted Says

Founded in 2011, Usurpo originally focused on the cyber security software market before moving into the Enterprise Software space in 2016. In 2018 we launched our technical and interim division (IT and IT contract focus). 2019 saw the launch of our Life Sciences function which supports VC backed biotech companies hire executive talent, on a retained basis. In 2021 we are growing all divisions with the addition of building a contract appointments team within Life Sciences. Whilst Usurpo has 2 UK offices (Reading and sunny Brighton), we serve our clients on an international basis. We have partners in 12 countries (outside of the UK), which gives us a strong unique selling point. All of our consultants can participate and take advantage of this alliance network. When permitted, international travel is encouraged! We are a people first, values led business. We pride ourselves in creating cohesive collaboration between consultants and divisions. We encourage our people to develop, improve and to become the best you can be. You'll notice from your first day that we listen to our employees, take on board your ideas and action what we agree to. You will not find broken promises here.  We hire adults and will certainly treat you as one. We offer a vibrant and relaxed culture with humane working hours. Our formal working hours vary, giving you time to see the kids, go to the gym or simply enjoy life outside of work. We are not a KPI obsessed boiler room – we hire people that know what they’re doing, and trust them to do it well. In a nut-shell we have high ambition, delivered with low ego.

Desk Focus

Permanent Roles


C-Level & ExecutiveMedical & HealthcarePharma & Life Science

Why are we hiring?

2020 was an unusual year in all industries, not just recruitment, and no business has been unaffected by COVID-19. 

We are proud that Usurpo got through the storm due to solid team collaboration, trust and determination. 

The Life Sciences function was well positioned to endure the challenging, unforeseen market that COVID-19 presented.  

We have always been well equipped for remote working so this wasn’t a significant change for our working practices.  

The start of 2021 has seen significant and consistent traction in all of our markets, and we're in a position to make up for lost time and scale our business as we had projected for last year.

We're a scaling start up (although a very well established one at that!) so there's a genuine opportunity to build and lead either a Contract team or vertical focused Search team.

Setting you up for success..

- Ideally you'll have 12 months + Recruitment experience, and you'll be confident generating your revenue through new business development over 'house accounts' 

- Having a Life Sciences recruitment background would be great, but isn't a must – maybe you're coming from another technical, science driven industry like Aerospace, Defense, Artificial intelligence etc. 

- If you've made it through last year, it's probably fair to say that you see Recruitment as your career, and not just a 'Job'. Having survived a rough time for the market, you appreciate the value of internal mentorship and collaboration

- We provide you with the platform and incentives to continually develop and earn exceptionally well, so it's important you're motivated by this oportunity for growth!

- University isn’t for everybody, so we don't need you to be a graduate. But you'll take pride in your credibility and presentation, and enjoy building relationships with very senior industry professionals

Individual Comms...

* £0 - £4,999 = 0% to threshold (no roll- over/ deficit)

* £5,000 - £9,999 = 10% of ALL your billings (yup, back to the first £1)

* £10,000 – £14,999 = 15% of ALL your billings (e.g. £14k = £2,100 comms)

* £15,000 - £19,999 = 20% of ALL your billings (e.g. £19k = £3,800 comms)

* £20,000+ = 40% of revenue over

A love of sea fishing is NOT required...

Our Perks & Bens..

There’s no 'one size fits all' approach to our culture- that’s down to you. We’re as bespoke for our employees as we are for our clients.

So whilst you might enjoy our 9.30-.4.30 work day, having us pay for your gym membership of choice (of wherever you get those endorphins and your self care fix), what we really want to know is..

What's important to you? 

If it makes a difference to your quality of life and supports you to excell in your career with us, we want to hear about it.

But as standard you'll also receive:

💸 London level basic salaries in Brighton + pension contributions

🎯 Aggressive commission plan where you earn the money you deserve

🏝 Quarterly incentives- a vacation budget to spend with your loved ones or friends

⏰ Flexible and 'humane' working hours (09:30-4:30 core hours)

🏋 Gym membership (with time to work out AND shower AND get lunch AND catch your breath!)

😎 Relaxed dress code (and some snazzy Usurpo merch)