Fire & Security Recruiter
Specialises in :
Electronic Fire and Security Engineering roles (Blue and White Collar) and Technical Sales.
Experience and background :
I joined the world of Construction/Engineering Recruitment on the back end of the recession in 2010; boy that was a hard time, however, best to learn the job during tough times, right? I learned how to dig deep and go that extra mile from the get-go, which is how it should be!
Naturally, I am a ‘dig deep’ kinda person anyway so that worked out well and I love the graft, but I could not wait for the market to turn, foolishly thinking my life would become easier, but how wrong was I? It appeared that all the good candidates seemed to have gone underground, hanging onto their jobs, and rightfully so! It was like taking an imaginary crowbar to shift some of them, and when they did surface looking for something new, I started playing hardball. The clients of course needed outstanding candidates on the spot so, in a nutshell, I think it is safe to say that my recruitment life has never been a walk in the park. However, I love my job, the pace, and know and understand my market really well. I love what I do.
I am an ex-Royal Navy Warfare Engineer myself (many moons ago now) so like to think I can relate to my target audience on both sides. A girl in uniform and on the tools – what is not to love.
Since starting out in recruitment, I have successfully worked my way up through the ranks from baby recruiter to Divisional Manager of a Fire and Security team and I am pleased and extremely proud to say I did everything by the book, not one corner was cut.
I am now at Eligo working as a Senior Consultant in the Building Services Division, surrounded by supportive colleagues, great management and a great all-round working environment. Best of all, working for a company that is very passionate about what they do, always have the client’s, candidate’s, and employee’s backs – it's a very happy positive environment.
Interesting fact about me :
I have sailed through the ‘Bermuda Triangle’ several times without disappearing into the murky depths, also shot at a shark and missed of course with a SA 80 machine gun during deployment in the West Indies. Loads more crazy stories but I’ll save them for my memories.
Birmingham, West Midlands / £31000 - £40000 per annum + commission, company car, private medical
KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER BUSINESS DEVELPOMENT SALES MANAGER MIDLANDS FIRE ALARMS I am seeking: A sales ordientated Account Manager for an established client of mine, specialising in the design, installation and maintenance of Fire Alarms and electrical Security Systems such as CCTV, Intruder Alarms and so on, their Head Office is based in Norwich, but also have other regional offices across England. I am looking for an experienced and successful Sales Professional / Account Manager, with a proven sales history, ideally someone stemming from a Fire Alarm and Electronic Security background, my client will consider Security only or Fire Alarm only sales backgrounds. The ideal person will live in the Midlands region, however client is flexible. Role: New business generation / business development (this role will primarily be 'new business' orientated initially evolving over time into more of an account management role). Sales of Fire Alarms, Security Sytems such as CCTV, Access Control Systems, Intruder Alarms maintenance and service contracts. Account Management - you will be looking after 1 major account - FM company, who have multiple contracts within including universities, labs, councils etc. Target in the first 12 months: £100k to £150k. Can expect to earn an extra £20k in commission in first 12 months. Operating out of Bromsgrove office, however this is a working from home role. Joining an established sales team of 3. Contracted hours: 08:00 - 17:00 Salary & Package: Basic salary of circa £35k with an expected OTE leading up to £60k/£70k. Choice of company car or car allowance. 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays (3 will be deducted between Xmas and new year as the company closes for Christmas). Private Medical Insurance Private Pension scheme Top Cash Back Scheme (shopping, groceries, restaurants, takeaways such as Uber Eats, Just Eat etc.). If you are an established Sales / Account Manager, with a solid back ground of selling Fire Safety Alarms / Equipment / Services, or a Sales / Account Manager, with a background selling CCTV, Access Control systems, Intruder Alarms / Equipment / Services then please do not delay in applying for this role. My contact details: Jaimied@eligo.co.uk 0208 971 1893.
Reading, Berkshire / £22000 - £28000 per annum + commission, bonus, van, phone, tools
FIRE EXTINGUISHER ENGINEER FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND BASIC FIRE ALARMS MAINTENANCE FIRE SAFETY - FIRE ALARMS - FIRE EXTINGUISHERS BAFE CERTIFIED READING I am looking for a certified and experienced 'Fire Extinguisher/Alarm Engineer' in the Reading area to cover the West side of the M25 going down to the South Coast and down into Devon for a great client of mine. About you: Must be an experienced Fire Extinguisher/Fire Alarm Service Engineer Reside in the Reading area. Must have BAFE certificate/qualification for working on fire extinguishers or equivalent. Must be a driver and hold a full UK driving licence. Basic salary and package: £26k - £28k plus the commission and bonus schemes available based on revenue achieved. Average additional payments are around £600 - £800 per month. Vehicle is a Van About the role: Service and maintenance of Fire Extinguishers. Basic fire alarm maintenance. Replacing extinguishers and Fire Safely Ancillary products, emergency singage etc. Upselling and cross selling of Fire Safely Ancillary Products. Schedule own works daily/weekly. Join a emergency callout rota, which is 1 in 6, you will get paid £105 per week standby plus double time if you physically go out to a call. If you meet with the criteria above, please do not hesitate in applying for this role. If you are serving notice or available for immediate start, then even better - need someone to start asaps! I look forward to hearing from you. Apply to email@example.com or telephone 0208 971 1893
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire / £25000 - £32000 per annum + Van, phone, specialist tools provided
FTTH ENGINEERS // OPENREACH ENGINEER FIBRE TO THE HOME TELECOMMUNICATIONS M4 CORRIDOOR I am seeking 3 x FTTH (Fibre to the Home) Engineers for a top client of mine to cover the M4 Corridor, with lives projects in High Wycombe and Chippenham to start ASAP. About you: Be an experienced FFTH (Fibre to the Home) Engineer, or Openreach Engineer. Live with an easy commute to the M4 Corridor. Full UK Driving Licence. What's on offer: Salary circ. £32k pa. Hours on site 8 - 5 plus travel either side. Van, phone, specialist tools provided. Important: This role would suit FTTH Engineers with BT Openreach Accreditations - must have the following qualifications: SA001 safety overhead BT Openreach accred SA002 safety underground BT Openreach accred K8 hand rod and roping BT Openreach accred New roads and street Works act (NRSWA). If you are interested in this role and meet with the above criteria please do not delay in contacting me. My direct dial is 0208 971 1893, email firstname.lastname@example.org
England / £40000 - £55000 per annum + car, commission, full benefit package
PROJECT/SALES MANAGER - Structural Fire Protection ACCOUNT MANAGER - SALES MANAGER - PROJECT MANAGER Fire Rsistant Walls, Floors, and Doors PASSIVE FIRE Structural Fire Protection ANYWHERE IN THE UK Objective: I am seeking an established Sales Professional/Business Developer with a solid background operating within the Structural Fire Protection / Passive Fire arena. Might be a long shot, however the ideal candidate will have experience of wearing 3 hats within the Passive Fire arena, those being Sales, Project Management, and some Operations. This role would suit someone who is a technical thinker, who knows the PASSIVE FIRE /Structural Fire Protection sector inside out. My client: My client is a top player withing the Fire Safety sector, they are very established, fully accredited, and super successful in what they do. About the role: Sales of Passive Fire Products, Fire Walls, Fire Doors and Fire Floors, to various routes to market. Initially you would work towards an annual salary of circa £300k target in the first 12 months, and the hope is that you would be able to Project Manage anything that you bring in initially. Working from home/home office, reporting into the Sales Director. Attending client visits, sales appointments. Working towards business/sector growth, KPI's and sales targets. Salary: Salary of up to £55k plus commission, company car etc. About you: A successful Salesperson with proven sales track record of selling Fire Doors, Fire Walls, and Floors. Good inter-relational and organisational skills. Excellent attention to detail with an analytical approach. A Minimum of 10 years' experience in the fire industry for passive fire, mechanical or electrical based works. Understanding relevant British Standards, a must. Ability to use a Personal Computer with the following software types: excel skills, Word-processing, report generation, Spreadsheets and Database. Will consider anywhere in UK, ideally Midlands down but flexible. Main objectives: To develop and grow the Passive Fire/Structural Fire Protection within the business. Achieve and maintain the highest possible levels of performance for installation and service delivery. Ensuring that company standards are adhered to and that excellent relationships between the company and its customers are always maintained. Main Responsibilities: Business Development of Structural Fire Protection. Project Management of Structural Fire Protection. If this role appeaks and you meet with the required criteria, please do not delay in getting in touch. My email address is email@example.com and my direct dial is 0208 971 1893.