Principal Consultant - Privacy & Data Protection

£30k+ (Depending on Level), uncapped commission, established desk & EQUITY
London, UK


LHi Group - Who are we?

We are an employee-owned group of international, non-competing recruitment brands working in the most cutting-edge markets in the world. We act as a global talent partner linking specialists with organisations in the world's leading industries and fostering connections within transformative markets.

Finding great people is what we do!

We receive year on year accolades for our sustained growth and award winning culture (Best Loved Workplace & Forbes recognized Top 150 Staffing firms)

Lawrence Harvey - What industry / market?

Lawrence Harvey specialises in tech recruitment that breaks the mould, providing an unwavering reputation for delivering unparalleled results to clients and candidates in both permanent and contract solutions.

Specialising in Data & AI, Cyber Security, Financial Services, Software Engineering, Cloud Infrastructure and DevOps, ERP Applications and Transformation, Business Change, CRM, HR Transformation, Privacy and Legal.

This role will focus on Privacy and Data Protection, a super niche market we've been building since 2018 which now has a global footprint with US counterparts. We are known as industry experts in this space, we actively advise our clients on hiring strategies working mainly retained business.

Where is this opportunity?

This opportunity is based in our spacious London HQ located in the bustling St Paul’s area, in the City of London. The office overlooks St Pauls Cathedral and is surrounded by great places to eat and drink, do some shopping or work out. Our largest LHi office, a cultural melting pot of three brands (Life Sciences, Tech and Renewables), healthy contract and perm split & 7+ different nationalities!

More about the role...

The Cyber team is led by Ben Coverdale, with the Privacy & Data Protection vertical led by James Boobyer. This seat has become available due to an international relocation - one of the London team moved to the US. This is a unique opportunity to walk into an established desk, that consistently generates between £200k-300k! Ideally, we are looking for someone with a Privacy / Data Protection background, however, everyone in this team joined from a data or tech related background therefore, we are open to the profile of a Senior Consultant+.

As referenced, the market is niche, so a recruiter who has strong relationship building skills, who can demonstated networking at a senior level and takes 'golden candidates' to market will fit right in! The desk is 360, with expectation to win new business, however we have an extensive list of client terms already in place, the demand in this space has seen us quite literally turning business away! We're looking for a strategic thinker, a commercially minded individual, who can flip clients to candidates and working in a 'exec search' fashion.

Collaborating with the team and the wider brand, being on top of legislation and aware of market movements are all vital skills. Average fee's sit at £25K+, the highest fee this year has been £60k, we work 80% retained and the remainder is exclusive business. James (your potential manager) is in the top 3 most successful perm recruiters in the EU business. Being an Employee Owned business, has every recruiter pulling in the same direction, collaborating across brands and sharing candidates and clients for joint success!

What's in it for you?

• Competitive base salary starting from £30k+ (negotiable depending on experience) with uncapped commission and zero threshold

• Employee Owned Trust (EOT) Become a shareholder after a years service - £225k+ payout (depending on level joining)

• Internal L&D team offering training to guarantee career progression

• An upbeat and collective work culture; 4pm finish on a Friday and drinks, end of year and summer parties!

• Internal Mobility - With 2 German offices & 4 US offices, if exploring a new culture is on your radar, we pride ourselves on offering this opporutnity

• Quarterly incentives include 2 international trips a year, monthly promotion lunches, monthly breakfast clubs, quarterly lunch clubs, treasure chest target, and millionaire centurion club!

• CSR policy, we support charities across all our UK and international offices

• Equity, diversity, and inclusion programmes

• Life assurance • 24/7 online GP access, Second Medical Opinion, Mental Health Support, Online Health Check, Fitness Plans, and Nutrition Consultations

• EAP (Employee Assistance Program) through Health Assured

• General benefits: tech scheme, cycle scheme, childcare scheme, season ticket loan, parental leave, eyecare vouchers, and pension

• Loyalty incentives: three years- one working weeks extra holiday for that year, five years- LHi passport (a week in any of our office locations all expenses paid for) and ten years - the gift of time (one month sabbatical leave or a Rolex)

IF YOU GOT THIS FAR, you're probably interested... This is a unique opportunity to join a close knit, high performing team, that are truly shaping the landscape of the Privacy and Data Protection market. Whether you are looking to develop your recruitment skillset, hit a ceiling regarding personal development or financial earnings, apply or reach out myself or one of the team for an informal and confidential chat.


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