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12 months ago
Salary: £34,640
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Recruitment Consultant Jobs

BMJ Careers is the place hospitals come to fill their medical vacancies. With the ability to reach doctors online, in print and in person we are proud of our premium position and long heritage.

We are now seeking a talented self-starter to ensure that no stone is left unturned in ensuring that we remain the most effective place to recruit doctors in the UK.

This is a new position, so the successful candidate will play a part in shaping the role, which is likely to develop and change over time. Reporting to the Director of BMJ Careers, and working alongside our product and marketing teams, you will devise our strategy for candidate sourcing and effectiveness, with a particular focus on BMJ assets, third party relationships, and social media channels. As well as driving applicants to advertised vacancies you’ll be building our own professional network and CV database.

You’ll be finding ways to increase the visibility of our job listings beyond the platform itself by forging lasting relationships with potential partners both external and internal. As a highly skilled social media expert you’ll use appropriate channels to connect with doctors and build our candidate pool. When necessary you’ll help drive candidates to particular vacancies.

The role would suit an ambitious sourcer currently working in medical recruitment and looking for an opportunity to take on strategic responsibility and shape something new.


  • Devise overarching strategy for candidate sourcing and effectiveness
  • Maintain thorough understanding of medical landscape including major medical and specialty associations
  • Identify potential partners, forge relationships, negotiate deals, manage relationship, monitor performance.
  • For key specialties, understand: training requirements, licensing requirements, procedures specific to specialty, usual case load etc.
  • Maintain and grow our CV database and professional network
  • Develop effective sourcing strategies for lead generation including: social media, medical organizations, specialty meetings, phone calls, creative sourcing, research, etc.
  • Source and follow-up candidates
  • Conduct telephone pre-screening interviews with candidates.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive files such as candidate records, internal, and external reports and correspondence


  • Excellent communication, relationship building and negotiation skills
  • Expert in the use of social media in recruitment
  • Experience in temporary and/or permanent medical recruitment agency
  • Enjoys fast pace and high expectations
  • Ability to juggle tasks and priorities
  • Strong organizational skills, with a structured and methodical approach
  • Takes initiative and solves problems
  • Uses data to monitor performance, prioritise activity and inform decisions
  • High level of proficiency with MS Office products including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (or Google equivalents)
  • Bachelors’ degree preferred
  • Inquisitive about the medical landscape and how and where different grades and specialties of doctor can be found.

BMJ takes pride in its people and is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We value individuality and therefore welcome all qualified applications from a diverse range of candidates. 

Company Description:

BMJ is a leading healthcare knowledge provider of trusted medical information and services. We are committed to supporting the highest standards of practice in healthcare through our extensive range of product offerings: 

- World leading medical journals, both general and specialty 

- Learning and CPD resources 

 - Evidence-based medical digital tools and services 

- Career services and events 

 In 2016, the company’s total revenue was over £80 million, with more than half of revenues coming from outside the UK, as well as more than half from digital products. 

Our portfolio of over 60 specialist journals include Gut, Heart, Thorax and Archives of Diseases in Childhood. 
The professional development and educational division of BMJ include BMJ Learning and onExamination, which are also leaders in the field in Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and revision testing for doctors, accessible by over 1.5 million physicians worldwide. 

BMJ Clinical Evidence is also used by many millions of doctors worldwide, translated into nine languages including Spanish, Italian, French, German and Mandarin. It's sister, BMJ Best Practice is a diagnostic decision support tool for doctors and other healthcare professionals. It is now available in Spanish, Brazil Portuguese and Mandarin on a variety of mobile phone platforms including iPhone apps. 
BMJ Careers is the no.1 job board for doctors looking to progress their career. BMJ Careers Fair also offers recruiters the perfect platform to meet the best candidates. BMJ Masterclassses provides valuable content produced by a dedicated team of clinicians to meet the changing needs of primary and secondary healthcare workers. Other events include international conferences, gala dinners, awards ceremonies, exhibitions, workshops, roundtables; all of which are available live-streamed and via webinars.

BMJ takes pride in its people and is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We value individuality and therefore welcome all qualified applications from a diverse range of candidates.

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