Team Leader at Aardvark Swift

£34,000 - £34,000

Annual Basic Salary
Rotherham, UK
Agency Recruitment

What Hunted Says

Aardvark Swift have been recruiting for the video game and related industries for over 30 years. With over 29,000 active candidates from 30+ countries, they know a thing or two about matching the right person with the right vacancy. From games, to toys and licensing, they work with hundreds of brands, both large and small, across the globe. Aardvark Swift are an international leader and award-winning recruiter in this space, helping employability from the grassroots with their Grads in Games initiative.

Desk Focus

Permanent & Temporary Roles


Creative & DesignDigital & MediaTechnology

Job Spec

You will be able to demonstrate previous success as a people manager, and you’ll be hungry to pass on your expertise through coaching, mentoring and leading by example. You’ll contribute to the financial success of the business and be inspirational to your colleagues; encouraging them to perform and meet their sales targets!

Working on either the programming or creative desk, you will lead a small team of Recruiters by demonstrating excellent skills across the 360-recruitment process; you’ll be confident managing the recruitment cycle from candidate attraction to new business development. You will be a consistent billing member of the team whilst being an invaluable resource to the Consultants who you will mentor and coach along their journey with Aardvark Swift. You’ll help them to generate ideas on how to work difficult vacancies – thinking outside of the box to attract candidates via a diverse range of sources – whilst focusing on the firm favourites – our database and LinkedIn.

Job Spec - Continued

You will be an expert using agency recruitment tools – CRM systems, LI Recruiter for headhunting activities, and be a skilled networker who can build strong connections in our niche.

You will partner with a range of clients from exciting start-up indie companies to thriving AAA studios to help them source experienced programming candidates across their business. You’ll become a specialist within your market working to nurture and grow a specialist network of both clients and candidates alongside building your own brand.

You will drive the business forward and support the team in new business development activities to reach video game companies across the globe, expanding our geographical reach and in the future, associated industries.

Skills & Experience:

- Must have a minimum of 5 years experience in recruitment – agency preferable over internal. 

- Experience as a “360” perms recruitment consultant; experience within a niche market. 

- Experience on managing a team – minimum of 1 year ideally. 

- Proven track record of billings and able to hit the ground running building strong relationships with candidates and clients from day one.

- Hungry and determined personality. 

- Self-motivated 

- Able to work autonomously yet stay within the process framework. 

- Willingness to follow a well-honed recruitment process which is standardised throughout Aardvark Swift to ensure good practise throughout the business.

Could you be a good fit?

You’ll need to share the following values:

We’re a bunch of grafters and we need someone on the team who doesn’t shy away from hard work. You’ll be prepared to go above and beyond when needed and be resourceful in everything you do. You’ll thrive on being able to deliver and will manage your workload effectively, being accountable, and taking ownership. And most importantly? You’ll be team-centric – positively contributing to the workplace culture and influencing the team and business with your ideas.

If this sounds like you, I’d love to hear from you - [email protected]

Jasmin Ali - WIGJ Ambassador