Principal Recruitment Consultant - Real Estate at Cobalt Recruitment

£31,500 - £36,000

Annual Basic Salary
London, UK
Agency Recruitment

What Hunted Says

Based in the UK, US and Germany, Cobalt has an incredibly tight-knit team and we are proud to work here, in fact 98% of our staff would happily recommend working for us. Why? Well, we actively discourage long working hours and make sure you're successful but also happy doing what you're doing. We're a diverse bunch operating in the Built Environment, FS, Construction and Engineering sectors.

Desk Focus

Permanent Roles


Property & Construction

Welcome to the world of Cobalt.

We are specialist recruiters, operating across multiple geographies and specialisms, built from decades of experience in international real estate and construction.

In an overcrowded market, we are authentically different. We believe that relationships are based on chemistry and trust. To us, the real value of recruitment lies in the ability to attract and retain these relationships, just like the magnetic metal we’re named after.

We recruit professionals within all professional disciplines within the built environment from our 10 global offices for clients ranging from large corporate organisations to niche entrepreneurial entities.

We recruit at all levels of seniority via search and contingency methods. Our clients include developers, constructors, private practices, fund managers, banks, property companies, opportunity funds, private equity firms, corporates, retailers and public sector bodies.  


A true WFH structure for 2021, unlimited annual leave, a market-leading ZERO threshold commission scheme, and a senior role in Cobalt's most established and profitable team with leadership opportunities in the future.

If you are seeking a role in dynamic, forward-thinking team which has continued to prosper and grow throughout COVID with further growth planned for next year, please continue reading. 

What Cobalt Can Offer You?

A healthy work/life balance is promoted within the company, and hard work is rewarded with a leading bonus structure, achievement rewards and company trips abroad.

• An outstanding and uncapped commission scheme that rewards success.
• A competitive salary and an attractive range of incentives and benefits.
• A clear path for career development and personal growth.
• Outstanding training and mentoring within a values-based culture.
• Flexible working and a forward-thinking environment. 
• A wide variety of incentives, competitions and awards that recognise financial, leadership and values-based achievements.  


If this role is of interest to you and matches your skill-set, please apply online with your up-to-date CV.    

The Successful Applicant

• Will possess a strong track record of success in recruitment. 
• Will be outgoing and confident. 
• Will be ambitious and driven by career development. 
• Will be financially motivated. 
• Will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.   

The Role

A true Principal Consultant is one who can consistently undertake all the following responsibilities:

Business Development, NFI & Business Plan Ownership
Understand a specialist market thoroughly and generate personal NFI from candidate and client management in a 360-degree role. Have a full understanding of the scope and range of services offered by the broader team and business and be able to cross-sell effectively. Understand and contribute to the team's business plan. Be aware of the full competitor, client and candidate landscape.

Account Management
Act as account manager for clients, ensuring that all Cobalt locations, teams and disciplines are involved in order to maximise revenue whilst providing a first-class service.

Terms of Business
Agree and establish commercially viable terms of business with new clients.

The Desk

The Real Estate desk focuses on placing high salaried individuals that specialise in Investment, Asset Management, Development, and Chartered Surveying backgrounds.

The Real Estate desk is the most established and profitable team within Cobalt having been formed at the founding of our business over 20 years ago. It situates the highest billers within Cobalt which has continued to be true throughout the COVID pandemic, with over £200,000 being hit this year by a number of our consultants.

The desk has an extremely warm client base and, due to increased demand from our clients in the latter half of 2020, we are now looking to grow the team with a Principal Consultant to be responsible for a warm desk of Funds, REITs, Prop Cos, and Consultancies.

Crucially, moving forward the successful individual can choose between a solely focused billing role or a leadership position with their own team and lucrative management bonus. 

International Recruitment Company of the Year 2017