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.



Recruitment Resourcer £22,000 - £25,000 (Quarterly team bonus based on team projections being met, Bi annual away days, Training provided as required)

We are looking a smart, forward thinking and upbeat recruitment resource to support our high performing and excellent consultants. As a key support to our permanent recruitment team, you will oversee the entire lifecycle of their projects owning the administrative element and working closely with them on each client. This role is very admin-heavy so it is important you are incredibly detail-focused with a solid understanding of spoken and written English. Ideally the successful candidate will be educated to degree level or completed an OMBS course or similar. 

For the full job description, click here.

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. For more information, please visit this page.

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 to be discussed on a case by case basis, with excellent commission structure and quarterly team bonus

All the consultants at Bain and Gray, chose to join us from other agencies because we are different.  We do not micro manage, and we appreciate each Consultant has their own working style and method of recruiting.  At Bain and Gray we are unique in our approach to the service we give to our Clients, in that our ethos is based on trust and our Consultants are not pressured to make sales in a hard drive towards targets.  We believe this allows for an incredible quality of service to both our Clients and Candidates and builds long lasting relationships and reputation in the market.  Working for Bain and Gray is outlined in more detail below with testimonials from our Consultants, if you would like to be considered for a Consultant role at Bain and Gray, please send CVs to or


Managing Consultant, Olivia Coughtrie discusses her reasons for joining Bain and Gray


"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


We felt that the best endorsement for us is actually from the Consultants who have chosen to join us, all from competitors in our market….

“I joined Bain and Gray as I had become disenchanted with the ‘salesy’ approach that some other agencies apply, and Bain and Gray promised a consultative and mature approach to recruitment. Upon joining Bain and Gray I realised how true this was. We work with clients and candidates to ensure we achieve the best outcome for all parties, building strong relationships and mutual respect along the way. The job satisfaction and general enjoyment of our role is clear to see in all the Consultants here, and it shows in the service we provide.”

Tamsin Francescon, 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


Please contact Emily Bain or Claire Gray to find out more.