IT Contract recruiter at Usurpo

£25 - £55

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.

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A brief introduction

Usurpo is a UK based executive-search consultancy with offices in Reading Green Park and central Brighton. We specialise in commercial, leadership and technical hires for technology companies.

Our retained search business operates on a global basis for enterprise software and life sciences / biotech companies and mainly opertes from our Brighton office. Our interim (IT contract) division focuses on UK technical hires and operates out of our Reading Green Park office.

Strategically, interim / contract hires are a critical objective for us. Up to 2020 we have mainly focused on permanent hires but we have seen some good success in contract hires in 2020, even through the more difficult months of lock down. As a result we are actively growing the IT contract team.

Core requirements

Geographic focus
The entire UK

Commutable to our Reading Green Park office

Expertise level
Senior or Principal level expertise preferred

Mandatory skills and experience
New business hunter mentality. Solid track record of winning net-new business.
Ability to clearly articulate a go to market business plan to win and deliver contract roles
You are an expert in your specific market and know your craft
Excellent delivery skills – adept at sourcing and delivering high quality candidate profile stop the client within aggressive timeframes.
Exceptional customer and candidate experience

Nice to have
This role offers the potential to build and lead our domestic and international contracts business. Leadership and mentoring qualities are a plus

Whats in it for you?

We pay above average base salaries and offer an industry leading commission structure, benefits, flexible working, a positive working environment, career progression opportunitie. We have some significant USP's where we have active parters in 11 countries, 2 UK offices and we are the pioneers of TaaS Talent as a Service. We have high ambition, low ego and want to work with like minded adults.
Come and experience something that is happening, rather than something that’s already happened.