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Recruitment Consultant - Interim Security, Europe

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £Competitive package
  • Job type: Contract/Temp
  • Job reference: SS/PRCEUROISTEMP
  • Sector: Internal Recruitment
Job Description

Established in 1989, Barclay Simpson is a privately owned governance recruitment firm with specialist divisions covering:

  • Legal

  • Compliance

  • Risk

  • Treasury

  • IT and Information Security

  • Audit


From our offices in London and New York, we work with businesses across financial services, commerce & industry, and professional services throughout Europe, Middle East and North America.

Our services include executive search, contingent perm, interim and salary benchmarking.


The Division 

Barclay Simpson has one of the UK’s most established security recruitment teams with a proven track record across cyber security, information security, IT security, corporate security, data privacy and technology risk management.


The security division was established in 2001 and is a recognised name by clients and candidates alike.


Cyber security is a growing profession which is fuelling a rapidly developing recruitment market.


The combination of high levels of growth, development and importance on the agenda of Boards has meant that recruiting for security professionals remains a high priority.


We have security recruiters in both our New York and London offices. We operate on both a contract and permanent basis.


Our team places candidates from Analyst through to Managing Director and Global Heads of Department. We are well networked within financial services, large corporates and consultancy firms. You will be joining an experienced, highly networked and knowledgeable team with an average of 10 years’ experience.


The Role

The contract security division has scope to grow, and although the current contract team is small (3 people), it is a highly profitable area.  The aim is to reflect the size of the permanent security division (7 people) covering all disciplines of Security.   We are already viewed as a market leader in the UK and the appointment of a Consultant to focus on placing security contractors into the European market is a natural progression for our business. 


The European market is an intrinsic part of our company strategic plan and we have recently dedicated considerable resource to growing and developing our presence there.  In 2017, we established a new European division, operating out of the London office, and the successful candidate will work closely with this team and leverage off their existing contact base.

Our geographical focus predominately concentrates on the markets covering Germany, Benelux, France, Ireland and Switzerland, but there is plenty of scope to develop beyond these areas.

This is an excellent opportunity to forge your niche area within the European Security market, which we see as an area of high future growth.


Areas covered: (not limited to the following):

  • Forensics / Threat Intelligence
  • Architecture
  • Security Operations
  • Data Protection
  • Network Engineering
  • Identity / Access Management
  • Pen Testing
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Business Continuity / Corporate Security



You will become a recognised specialist security recruiter within Europe with the aim of growing your contractor base, whilst maintaining a healthy margin per placement and becoming a subject matter expert.

You will ensure you keep abreast of security trends, high profile breaches and emerging threats through your network and media outlets.


The Candidate:

Must have recruitment experience in an IT contracting capacity.  Proven experience in recruiting in mainland Europe is necessary.  Knowledge of security is highly advantageous but not required, however an interest in security is a prerequisite.

A consultative, sales mentality with an appreciation of high volume output both in phone calls and meetings is essential.

You will also need a strong work ethic with the desire to grow revenue stream, contractor numbers and market knowledge cumulatively.

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