Head of Legal Recruitment

We are seeking a legal professional ideally with property experience looking to change their career. Deverell Smith, a Sunday Times Best Company to work for is seeking an exceptional individual to open a property law division.

You will be tasked with expanding Deverell Smith’s property recruitment service offering into the real estate law sector, drawing upon your contacts, property industry knowledge and understanding of the legal profession you will generate new business, hire and lead a team of consultants and work closely with the firms existing divisional heads to explore new revenues streams and expand the brand and business.

This is a six figure opportunity for a highly competent individual with a background in property law. The role will require communication, business development, sales and management skills. You will be expected to attend and bring in new business from industry events and by utilising your exciting network. With the support of the CEO you will be given the means to actively recruit an new team to provide a premium property law recruitment service.

Deverell Smith are a specialist property recruitment consultancy with unrivalled networks within property and the most competitive uncapped commission structure and career progression opportunities within recruitment. We are the fastest growing property recruitment company in the UK and listed as 53rd best small company to work for by the Sunday Times. Culture and employee engagement are at the core of our success, proven by our three star accreditation from Best Companies for employee engagement. The people who make our business have to be team players but at the same time have the drive and ambition to work in this fast paced and entrepreneurial environment.

The role of the head of property law recruitment at Deverell Smith involves:

  • Generate new business for the team.
  • Maintain existing client relationships through cross selling.
  • Work strategically to identify new areas of the market for expansion.
  • Manage senior permanent appointments from brief to placement.
  • Hire, expand and develop a team within the property law sector
    Help build the brand within the property law sector.

The ideal individual for those position needs to be honest, loyal, fun, determined and bold and must have:

  • A legal or property background
    Transferable skills in sales and business development.
  • Outstanding communication and networking skills.
  • Excellent contacts within the market
    Experience of managing a junior and expanding team.

In return we offer the most competitive commission structure in the industry with opportunity for equity. Our benefits package and working culture offers a balanced working lifestyle to suit your individual needs.

Contact us today for more information.


£40000 - £80000




Victoria, London




head of law



020 3056 0279

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