Work for Bain and Gray

Are you seeking a career within an organisation that will support you to continually grow and develop?  Do you have Integrity, Emotional Intelligence and a natural client facing skillset, but crave a more autonomous and mature working culture?  All the Consultants at Bain and Gray approached us to work here having heard of our reputation in the market and looking for something different…

Work for us

Bain and Gray are different in many ways. The main reason consultants seek to join us is because we are not like other agencies in the secretarial recruitment market.   We know this because our Consultants tell us, and because both Founding Directors have worked for other agencies in our market.

Our Consultants do not work to sales targets.  Of course they are all keen to continually increase their remuneration and have a personal objective to aspire to.  However, the emphasis for Consultants at Bain and Gray is about quality and service, this is for both our Clients and our Candidates.  Because of this, many of our Clients only use us as they have no need to reach out further, this speaks for itself.  Many of our Candidates choose to only register with us because they are trusted, understood and genuinely and expertly advised with their search.  So it only makes sense that our Consultants are successful because of the service they provide and the trust that exists in all aspects of our business.

We do not micro manage our Consultants, we appreciate and positively encourage their own unique style and service.  We do invest time training our Consultants the ‘Bain and Gray way’.  This is a unique and refined training specifically based around our values and reputation.  All of us are continually learning and every situation is handled with the integrity and trust that runs right through our office and work ethic.  Huge value is put on this, as our people are our most important asset, and we never forget that.  Whether it is our staff, our Candidates or our Clients.  Bain and Gray is focussed on the human element.  On every level, recruitment is about people.

Bain and Gray is a boutique agency, which allows us to work as a cohesive and happy team.  Every Consultant is supported by the team, and every shortlist is brainstormed with the team.   We reward individuals with commission on their sales monthly, and in addition to this we have a quarterly team bonus, everyone gets this regardless of individual performance because every member of the team at Bain and Gray is important, and plays their part. 

We reward our team generously with training, incentives, we run the Wellness Week program and take time to create unique and enjoyable days out for them.


Trainee Recruitment Consultant £25,000 - £30,000 basic with excellent commission and bonus

If you have an appetite for success and want to join one of London’s most successful recruitment agencies as permanent consultant, we currently have a vacancy for someone without a recruitment background but keen and hungry to learn from the best. You must have at least four years office experience, be a real self starter, be curious and hungry to learn. 

If you wish to join our dynamic team and recruit for some of the best companies in London, then please send your CV to

Senior Recruitment Consultant with experience, Salary £45,000-£80,000, with excellent commission structure and quarterly team bonus

We are delighted to announce we currently have an opportunity for someone to join our amazing team in Soho.  Due to a  maternity contract we have a very hot desk with existing clients who are keen for someone to take over the reins.  We recruit for a broad variety of clients and industries from UHNWs, Consultancies, Hotel Group, Celebrities, Private Equity to leading Fashion Houses.  Unlike other agencies, most of our business is referred and recommended to us and none of our consultants ever have to cold call. We don’t set targets to our team as we don’t need to! They all perform at a very high standard.  Our clients love working with us and we are lucky that we have an excellent partnership style working relationship.  We pride ourselves on having an extremely strong reputation in the industry and have become re-known for recruiting at the very senior level of the spectrum.  We are a very grown up and professional  office and operate all consultants under a flat structure.  The Directors operate a nurturing, supportive and mentoring style to their team. We believe in rewarding our staff well and have excellent commission and two bonus schemes running through the year.  We also offer flexi-time, enhanced maternity and private healthcare amongst other benefits. If you love recruitment, but feel stifled, or have reached a ceiling both in personal development and financially in your current role, please do get in touch.  We believe we have some of the best recruitment consultants working for us and are keen to add to our team.  You must have at least two years in secretarial recruitment, have very strong communication skills and have a real passion for recruitment. Please send your CV to


"Having worked in recruitment for 3 years, I started at Bain and Gray in January and was immediately made to feel welcome.  A collaborative and fun team who all work without the pressure of a sales/KPI/target driven environment means everyone can concentrate on providing the best service to both clients and candidates.  They work with a wide range of clients across so many different industries and the roles are diverse and interesting.  As a mum, the flexible working hours make such a difference as does being amongst the buzz of Soho!"

Rebecca Lang, Senior Recruitment Consultant 

"I joined Bain and Gray earlier this year. The team are fantastic and so welcoming with a great ethos! Bain and Gray is an exciting company with lovely clients and candidates. What really impressed me was Emily and Claire’s fresh ideas and how they truly involve the team in all aspects of our business development. I work on the temporary desk and love working across a breadth of industries, no two days are the same.earlier this year. The team are fantastic and so welcoming with a great ethos! Bain and Gray is an exciting company with lovely clients and candidates. What really impressed me was Emily and Claire’s fresh ideas and how they truly involve the team in all aspects of our business development. I work on the temporary desk and love working across a breadth of industries, no two days are the same."

Hetty Woyka, Temporary Consultant

"I joined Bain and Gray in 2015 as the Office Manager and have since progressed to head up the temporary division. On joining the business, I was delighted to be part of such a warm and hardworking team who all work so well alongside one another. The consultants put so much thought and care into each individual role they work on as well as building very close relationships with all their candidates. After a year in the role, I realised I wanted to progress within the business and Emily and Claire have given me the opportunity and encouragement to do so. I am so thrilled to be within a company that offer such fantastic progression opportunities and I am so grateful for my role on the temporary desk. I am constantly busy which I love and meeting new people is a huge part of the role which I really enjoy."

Alice Ward, Temporary Consultant

“I am thoroughly enjoying my time at Bain and Gray, in particular working with such a tight-knit and supportive group of colleagues and a fantastic client base in the heart of the West End. I appreciate Bain and Gray’s transparent and honest approach to recruitment and it’s emphasis on quality and client and candidate care."

Charlotte Orford, Permanent Consultant

“Working for Bain and Gray is like a breath of fresh air!  The inclusive and team environment stripped of competitive sales targets leads for a much smoother recruitment process for both Candidates and Clients that come to Bain and Gray for assistance.  I feel that the emphasis in the office is about working together as a team rather than about self-gratification and this is reflected in the high success rate across the company.  Although I have been at Bain and Gray for only a short time, I already feel part of the Bain and Gray family.”

Camilla Pearce, Permanent Consultant