Sales Director - Public Sector

  • United Kingdom
  • South West
  • Permanent
  • £80000 - £90000 per annum + + Bonus
  • (Sales Director) Head of Sales – Consulting Services, Public Sector
  • Hybrid, onsite in Bristol 1 day to work with Sales team

We are currently looking for an experienced and dynamic Sales Business leader to work as part of the senior leadership team within the public sector consulting division. In this role, you will be responsible for focusing on the technology consulting market, specialising in business growth and new sales within UK Central Government.

As the ideal candidate, you should possess a wealth of expertise in the central government or public services landscape, including its policies, regulations, and key players. You will work closely with CCS, authorities and ministerial departments to identify and capitalise on new areas of growth opportunities, develop customised solutions, and drive new sales within the government sector.

Our strategy is to expand our consulting services from the public into the private sector, creating further revenue lines and a sustainable sales pipeline.

To be considered for this role, you must have a proven track record of winning and leading sales solutions for projects or programs that generate over 500k – £5m in revenue.

Sales Generated = 2m of revenue or 600k of Net fee Income in year one.

As a Sales Director your responsibilities will be:

  • Lead business development efforts, including identifying potential clients, cultivating relationships, and closing new sales.
  • Develop and execute sales strategies to achieve revenue targets and expand market share within the public sector.
  • Able to understand personal sales targets at an individual and team level, map out sales pipeline to achieve the targets required.
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities through networking, prospecting, and relationship building with the private sector team
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients and key stakeholders and become a thought leader that elevates our Consulting brand.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key government stakeholders, including policymakers, regulators, and decision-makers.
  • Conduct research and analysis to identify growth opportunities within the central government sector that also impact private sectors within the UK.
  • Work with the consulting team to define the vision and strategy for Consulting further.
  • Sharing knowledge and mentoring sales professionals, providing guidance to the onsite technical team, and leveraging new areas of growth to support and achieve sales targets.
  • Share Knowledge with internal teams to develop customised solutions for clients within Consulting and Statement of Work
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify consulting opportunities that serve private sector clients.
  • Stay ahead of the competition by monitoring and analysing market trends, industry developments, and competitors to identify new opportunities.
  • Lead networking events to foster networks and brand ambassadors. Participate in industry events and networking opportunities to increase the company’s visibility and reputation.
  • Lead learning and development workshops with sales teams and the wider operations team of the team by sharing your knowledge and expertise within the statement of work and consulting.
  • Build sales relationships within our wider business to help ignite opportunities from existing relationships, for consulting services.
  • Stay up to date on industry trends, regulatory changes, and market dynamics.
  • Work as part of our consulting bid team to lead and direct bids and tenders to increase revenue and awards of contracts.
  • Lead presentations to deliver solutions to clients.
  • Create commercial and financial bids collaborating with our financial and technical team to deliver the services.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations related to staffing and recruitment, consulting market.
  • Provide regular reports and updates to senior management on sales performance, market trends, and new business opportunities.

Bachelor’s degree in business, or related field, or 7 years industry knowledge working within a similar role.

  • Proven track record of success in sales, consulting model and business development within central government.
  • Deep understanding of central government policies, regulations, and decision-making processes.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in consulting, government, or related field.
  • Understanding of the staffing technology and market landscape
  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills
  • Strong negotiator and articulate
  • Has experience of exceeding personal sales targets
  • Strong commercial knowledge that understands risk and reward scenarios
  • Excellent writing skills and a keen eye for detail regarding numbers and commercial bids.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Ability to think strategically, solve problems, and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and with diverse stakeholders.

This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for an experienced sales professional to make a significant impact in the public sector recruitment and consulting industry. The role has a progression opportunity that expand consulting services into the Private Sector. Great career opportunities for the right candidate who wants to work to a goal and has a start-up mindset.

If you have the required skills and experience, we would love to hear more about you.

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Senior Recruitment consultant - UK Public Sector

  • United Kingdom
  • South West
  • Permanent
  • £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Commission

Job Title: Recruitment Consultant – UK Public Sector Specialist
Location: Bristol, UK
Company: Talent International

Are you a dedicated and engaging recruitment Consultant with a genuine interest for the UK Public sector? Do you want to work in a business where you can have full freedom to develop your UK Public sector market? If the answer to these is ‘yes’, then we would love to hear from you about a brand new role in our Bristol Team.

We’re Talent and we are looking for like-minded people to help us disrupt the world of traditional recruitment. After gaining access to a number of Government recruitment frameworks, Our Public sector Team is growing substantially in 2024.

Role Overview:

As one of our Public Sector Recruitment specialists, you would be working alongside industry experts already delivering into the Healthcare, Blue Light and Central Government Sectors. That said; we have a huge area for expansion and hope that you could be that person to help drive our team into the next phase of our growth in this 360 role.


You would ideally have 3 years proven recruitment experience, focusing on UK Central government contract and/or permanent roles.
You already have a comprehensive understanding of the UK public sector including frameworks and bid processes, with a track record of successfully placing candidates in public sector contracts.

You would also be working alongside our Consultancy team who, have delivered over £30 million of digital programmes into Central Government in the past 2 years. It is this part of our business that sets us apart from our competitors and will give you the edge over them in your role.

What We Offer:

Here at Talent, we can offer a host of financial and lifestyle benefits. From Team and Company days out, to individual incentives and rewards to exceptional performance and living by our ‘Talent Brand’. You will be eligible for our Mental health tool kit as well as healthcare benefits, Cycle To Work Scheme and competitive pension package
Our commission structure truly gives you huge earning potential

Part of what makes Talent truly unique is our culture. We believe that the way we work together as a team is what sets us apart from most other agencies. It has also been the key ingredient to our collective success over the years.

Talent is an equal opportunity employer, welcoming applicants from diverse backgrounds. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and empowered to succeed. We also have our own Registered Charity, Rise Up which helps young people find their way in the business world. You would have the chance to be one of our Advocates to this amazing work.

If these all sound of interest, we would love to hear from you.

Talent International UK Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this opportunity, you accept the T&C’s, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at

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