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Next Phase Recruitment

Next Phase is a specialist life science recruitment company, partnering with exciting businesses in the cell & gene therapy, rare disease, pharmaceutical, biotech and medtech sectors across the UK, Europe and US
image The Next Phase team at a company day out at Lodge Hill, Pulborough in April 2022
image Our modern office in the centre of Horsham

About us

Next Phase is an ambitious life science recruitment agency, specialising in cell and gene therapy, biotech and medtech. We are ambitious. We have a clear international growth strategy, with the investment to support our expansion into the US in particular. We pride ourselves on our fantastic, collaborative team and promoting a diverse, inclusive company culture. We have built a great track record of success for over 16 years, with a variety of pioneering life science clients across the UK, Europe and US.

To learn more, visit our Join Us page. If you are an innovative, hard-working individual with a passion for personal development, we would love to hear from you! 

You will be presented with clear and exciting career paths when you join us, whether you want to work in a pure business development role, develop your skills as a delivery consultant or account manager, or manage a full '360' recruitment desk. Everyone who joins Next Phase will be given the support and space to flourish in their role, supported by continual investment in the leading technology to enhance our service to candidates & clients.  

Our rewarding career opportunities are supported by personalised and relevant learning & development programmes. Everything we do is based on our "People-First" approach, putting the needs and ambitions of our people at the centre of our business.

Recruitment focus

  • Pharma & Life Science
  • Medical & Healthcare

Perks and culture

  • Financial Benefits

  • Friday Vibes

  • Learning & Development

  • Management Style

  • Business Support

  • Health & Wellness

  • Mental Health Support

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Office Environment

  • Flexible Working

  • Socials and Incentives

  • Time Off

  • Childcare & Parental Leave

Financial Benefits

We have big ambitions at Next Phase and we expect a lot from each other. We also believe that when you do a great job, you deserve great rewards. We have develop a very strong quarterly commission scheme, rewarding you for overachieving targets without any limits. We have integrated career pathways, with clear promotion criteria and salary improvements related to target achievements.

  • Pension Scheme

    The company operates an auto-enrolment pension scheme which is operated by Nest. Employees are automatically enrolled after they have completed 3 months employment. Contributions are up to 4% for employee and employer.

  • Visible Commission Structure

    We have a very strong quarterly commission scheme with stages moving through 20%, 40% and 50% to recognise exceptional performance. The scheme we offer is well-suited to the life science sector and offers huge earnings potential.

  • Company Owned by Staff
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Our people

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Alex Butcher
Senior Recruitment Consultant

Alex joined us in early 2019, bringing great life science expertise. Alex is a highly skilled recruiter who makes full use of our tech suite (including video presentations and personality profiling) and has represented Next Phase at international conferences. Alex juggles her work with being a mum of two and won our Star of the Month in Jan 2021.

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#worldheartday #cardiovasculardisease #awareness #heartdiseaseNext Phase Recruitment are hosting an exclusive roundtable discussion in London on Thursday 3rd November, entitled "Building GMP Capabilities for Scalable Supply". We have confirmed around 20 guests and 2 speakers so far, all of whom are senior managers and decision makers within ATMP, Biopharma, CMO and NHS environments.

To the senior-level people in our network who are concerned with the development and scale-up of GMP processes and the optimisation of collaborative partnerships with 3rd parties - if you would like to join us on 3rd November and contribute to the discussion (following a delicious lunch), please send us a direct message!

#gmp #manufacturing #atmp #nextphase #londonDo you have experience in a client-facing role? Do you enjoy working with people and take pride in offering excellent service?

If so, a career in recruitment could be great for you. We have ambitious expansion plans at Next Phase and are looking for passionate people who would like to begin a career in recruitment. 

We are building our teams across Discovery & Translational Science, Informatics, Software, Manufacturing, Quality, Clinical Operations, Business Support and Leadership functions, all of which are thriving and have great opportunities for international expansion!

For a confidential conversation, please contact us on +44 (0)1403 216216 
#recruitmentcareers #jobsinrecruitment #nextphaseTo celebrate a fantastic first half of 2022, the Next Phase team had an amazing day out in London! 

We enjoyed a trip on an Ultimate Tower RIB Blast from Tower Pier to see some of London’s landmarks and experience the high speed! There were some questionable hair styles after…! This was followed by a three-course meal at Butlers Wharf Chop House with a gorgeous view of Tower Bridge. 

This was a great opportunity to celebrate everyone’s hard work and achieved targets over the first six months of this year and getting to know the newer members of the team. 

Fancy joining our constantly growing team at Next Phase? Get in touch! 

#london #incentives #teamrewards #teambuilding #nextphaseWe have officially entered Autumn in the UK which means the end of the year is fast approaching!

This is the perfect time to review your current career and ask yourself if you still want to be in that role by the end of the year. 

If not, now is the best time to make a change. We are entering the busiest time of year and we have a huge number of vacancies available in the life science industry. If you are looking for a career move, get in touch on +44 (0)1403 216216 for a confidential discussion about your options! 

#autumn #newstart #recruitment #opportinities #nextphaseThis week we are introducing Shane Lees! 

Shane joined Next Phase in 2016 as a recent graduate, initially focusing on the IT sector and the application and development of LIMS, ELN and other digital lab technology within pharmaceutical laboratories in the UK, Europe and USA. 

Shane is a highly skilled business analyst who offers unique and highly valuable support to the sales team within Next Phase. He is an integral part of us providing these services and he uses a range of resources to obtain, interpret and provide information, whether directly to clients or via our consultants.

On a more personal level, Shane’s favourite book is Embracing Defeat by John W. Dower and he loves to bake bread! He loves spice and his favourite curry is a Naga curry. 

#business #businessanalyst #cellandgenetherapy #recruitment #nextphaseMassive congratulations to Gabby Boczon for being promoted to Senior Delivery Consultant!

Gabby joined Next Phase in June 2021, after achieving a 2.1 in her Psychology degree at University of Sussex. And what a great first 15 months she has had! 

Being the first person to join our revamped graduate training programme, Gabby has excelled in learning all about the world of life science recruitment and has now placed a number of people in different positions within Cell & Gene Therapy and Pharmaceutical businesses, with an increasing focus on Informatics.
Not only has Gabby exceeded her sales targets but she continues to be a very active member of the team, bringing positive energy to everything she does, and encouraging her teammates along the way. 

Gabby is going to next month’s Lab of the Future congress in Amsterdam, alongside Alex Butcher. She has taken the lead in organising our upcoming roundtable discussion with GMP professionals in London. What’s more, outside of the office Gabby has volunteered in an animal rescue shelter and helping out in Horsham Park; and she put herself forward to abseil down Spinnaker Tower last weekend – despite a fear of heights – to help raise much-needed more for Action Medical Research. 

Her promotion to Senior Delivery Consultant is highly deserved and we are very proud of her. Well done Gabby!

#promotion #nextphase #careersinrecruitment #recruitment #progression #informaticsLast week, the Next Phase Team took part in an Equality, Equity and Diversity Course run by Diverse Matters. 

Diverse Matters is a diversity and inclusion company who work with organisations to embed diversity and inclusion within their practices. They use a tailored approach to ensure that the services required meet the specific needs of the organisation and is fit for purpose as 'one size does not fit all'. 

Being recruiters, it is really important that we are aware of others and the impacts words can have on them. This training was really useful as it made everyone think from an alternative perspective. 

Equality, equity and diversity training helps to: 

> Enhance knowledge Improve outcomes as an organisation 
> Ensure everyone is inclusive in the workplace 
> Enhance awareness and understanding of the value of equality and diversity in the workplace and out. 

We would like to say a huge thank you to Diverse Matters for coming into the office and discussing this topic with us. We will definitely be applying the skills we learned in our day to day work from now on!

#mentalhealthtraining #mentalwellbeing #mentalhealth #westsussexmind #nextphaseWe did it! 

8 of us abseiled 100 meters down the side of the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth on Sunday to raise money for @actionmedicalresearch and quite frankly it was terrifying!

Stepping off the platform on to the wall did not seem completely safe… however the views were incredible from the top of the Spinnaker Tower, and we are all so pleased that we completed this challenge for such an incredible charity. 

We have managed to raise nearly £1,800 for Action Medical and we are so proud of everyone who took part. We would also like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated. This money will help contribute to the ongoing development of different treatment options for children suffering from conditions such as epilepsy. 

#charity #actionmedical #abseiling #research #fundraising #nextphase
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Our Offices

  • We have a modern, spacious office in the centre of Horsham, West Sussex. We offer free parking in the multi-storey next door, and we are only 10 minutes' walk from Horsham train station which is easily commutable from the South Coast or Surrey/South London.
    Next Phase Recruitment, 2nd Floor, 7-8 Sterling Buildings, Carfax, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1DR
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As a company, we are passionate about giving back to the local community and charities, and recently launched our volunteer and charity programme which gives staff paid time away from the office to help out locally and encourages everyone in the company to get involved in fundraising activities. This year we have selected Make-A-Wish Foundation UK and Action Medical Research as our chosen charitie s and are embarking on a number of charity events throughout the year. Our team have also signed up to volunteer in the local community in a number of different areas; including Age UK, a local youth centre and to help keep the local park clean and tidy.
Causes we support
Macmillan Cancer Support
Age UK
Children in Need
Anthony Nolan
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