First Base Employment Limited

First Base is a long-standing recruitment business (Est. 1997) with a great heritage; exemplary reputation and a physical presence (owned) firmly based in Stroud. We are now on a journey with tenured staff and loyal clients, ready to turbocharge our expansion plans.

The role of Growth Manager will be pivotal in taking us to the next chapter and the brief is to nurture, develop, build and create.

Having excelled throughout lockdown, we now offer an exciting opportunity to be part of building something local, special, that makes a difference to people’s lives. We’re a safe environment, invested in and ready to emerge from Coronavirus from a solid base. 

The Growth Manager will have experience of successfully building a desk, team/division and wants to play a larger part in a 10-30 FTE business. Knowledge of the key sectors we work in would be advantageous, plus you’ll need to be commercially astute and know where opportunities lie; temp and perm.  

We’re crazy about how things are done and insist on the one First Base way.


Purpose and Scope 

The Growth Manager is a key role and blends;

  • Leading the operational growth of the business (attract brilliant talent and train/onboard effectively); develop existing talent to be their best selves

  • Continuously improving operations

  • Leading by example in finding & winning new clients, obtaining roles and coaching, nurturing and developing your team to fill bookings, always delivering an exceptional client and candidate experience.


We offer: 

  • £45,000 – £60,000 basic plus uncapped commission on personal billings and on achieving OP annually
  • 23 days holiday pa to start – rising with length of service
  • Your birthday off
  • A 24 hour GP service for you and your family inside and outside of the UK – when we can travel!
  • Highstreet discounts
  • A budget for team celebrations upon hitting targets quarterly and annually

If you have true integrity, if you can coach and develop, inspire and get excited through the success of others I'd love to hear from you.

Contact Tricia Hay at for a confidential discussion.

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