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Head of Contract

  • Internal Vacancies

  • London

  • £45,000 - £55,000

  • Permanent

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Recruiting this role:

Fleur Holland-Haque

Fleur Holland-Haque

Burns Sheehan are an innovative, people-centric and relationship led recruitment partner to some of the UK’s leading tech-companies. We support these businesses to grow to their full potential and have embedded ourselves at the center of our specialist technology communities. 

We have spent the last 20 years building strong, lasting relationships with some of the biggest and most exciting businesses you will be familiar with: ZOE, Beauty Pie, Gousto, and Rightmove just to name a few. We’ve helped start-ups to launch, scale-ups to build teams, and household names to transform their technology. 

Due to the ongoing success and demand from our clients across the tech space we have made the decision to grow our Contract Division through hiring a Head of Contracts person to spearhead the initial growth. We anticipate that 2024 has the potential to be our most successful year to date. 


Head Of Contract: Spearheading the Contracts Division 

As an experienced technology contracts recruiter, your primary responsibility will be to support our expansion into the UK and EU contract market, with an initial focus on one area of our business – Software Engineering, Data, DevOps & Cloud or Product. We are seeking an experienced individual who thrives on challenges, is dedicated to hard work, and seeks to reap the rewards of success. You will craft a clear vision and strategic roadmap to assemble a high-performing team capable of achieving this objective. 

You will have a strong foothold in the technology industry and will bring with you valuable relationships from both a candidate and client perspective you will also have experience of growing a contractor base and cross selling into different clients and sectors within tech. 


Key Responsibilities: 

Scale and build contract business: 

  • Lead the scaling and building of our contract business, and in time hiring a team to help support you in this. 
  • Identify and leverage new accounts to initiate contract opportunities, with a focus on cross-team collaboration and cross-selling with current clients. 
  • Develop and implement a strategic roadmap to expand our contracts portfolio and penetrate the UK & EU markets effectively. 
  • Work closely with senior management to develop and execute strategies for new business development and client acquisition in the contracts space. 


What can we offer you? 

  • A detailed and bespoke career path that reflects your personal goals. 
  • Coaching & mentoring around how to organise & host events specific to your technology communities making you an expert in your field. 
  • The latest recruitment tools and technology are at your fingertips, to make your job not just easier but also enjoyable. Such as Bullhorn CRM, LinkedIn Recruiter, Talent Insights, Sourcebreaker, with more being added all the time. 
  • A social and interactive role allowing you to entertain and build meaningful relationships with clients and candidates, taking them to fun restaurants and experiences all around London – if you wish to, at the expense of the business. 
  • Wellness is important to us, and we run various initiatives within the business that showcase this. We also have a qualified Mental Health First Aider in the team, who is there to provide guidance & support. 
  • We have a world class Marketing team that support you in your role keeping you up to date on industry trends and helping you stand out in your market. 


Some benefits of joining us include:  

  • Hybrid working schedule – Two days working from home for those who wish to. 
  • Private healthcare That includes Medical Cover loads of discounts on gym memberships, and mental health support amongst other discounts and extras. 
  • Personal wellness days – Three extra days off that can be taken spontaneously whenever you like, or bolted on to your AL allowance if you prefer. Think Spa Days, Charity Days or just spending more time with your Family and Friends. 
  • Annual leave – Up to 33 days, including Bank Holidays. (36 days if you were to bolt on your wellness days). 
  • Bi-Annual trips abroad – Such as skiing trips and city breaks for those who exceed their targets. All organized and paid for by the business. 
  • Quarterly socials – Trips to London’s best Restaurants and other fun activities. 
  • Half day finish on Fridays – Finish at Noon or 4:30pm (dependent on company performance). 
  • A vibrant culture – We have an internal culture committee that drives cool initiatives & social events – that are important to you! 
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity leave We offer enhanced maternity & paternity leave to all new parents. This is dependent on position and tenure – Please ask for more information. 
  • Life insurance cover All new employees receive cover up to 2 times their annual salary 
  • Commission structure Unlike any other commission structure we have seen on the market. We have created various splits, allowing you to make commission in multiple ways. This means you never give any work away without earning from it and you can earn up to 30% commission for your placements. 


A quick peek at us, by the numbers: 

  • We are 20 years old as a business 
  • We have two offices in Central London & Manchester 
  • An NPS (net promotor) score that we are proud of 78.7 
  • A solid 1.4:1 CV to interview ratio 
  • Over 23 stand-out events organised by the team in the last year alone 
  • 9 seasons of our BD podcast, The Start-Up Diaries 


We're building an inclusive place to work where everyone feels they belong. Burns Sheehan doesn't discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic including race, religion or beliefs, gender or gender reassignment, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. 


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