Recruitment Advisor

London - Kings Cross

Due to the planned further expansion of Digital Catapult in the coming year, we are seeking an experienced and highly successful internal Recruitment Advisor to join our People Team. You will have a broad range of recruitment and talent selection experience from working for agencies and/or in-house and will have hired great people for fast growth, ideally, technology focused companies. Whether hiring for niche Technology roles or Business Support and Commercial teams, you will have a highly proactive, creative and engaged approach to talent identification, attraction and selection and will, tenaciously, follow through to successful placements.Closing date for Applications 27th June 2021. Anticipated Start date: August 2021.

what you’ll do
  • Work with Hiring Managers to build compelling role descriptions
  • Plan the hiring strategy for each role you manage i.e. identify the best recruitment channels, consider networking opportunities, headhunting approach
  • Be a Digital Catapult brand ambassador in everything you do
  • Post role advertisements according to defined hiring strategy and conduct the first filter of response
  • Conduct telephone screenings and face to face interviews
  • Liaise with and support hiring managers throughout the entire recruitment process including advising on pipeline activity, structuring interview processes, scheduling interviews, collating feedback, ensuring candidates receive quality feedback and are thus left with a positive impression of their interview experience (even if unsuccessful), extending offers to and closing candidates
  • Manage candidate application flow via the Talent Management System (Sage People Recruit, based on technology) and ensure timely updates
  • As required, and as approved, manage the selection of appropriate recruitment agency partners. However, the emphasis for this role is on direct hiring
  • Provide status updates on hiring processes and suggest new, innovative ideas to attracting talent in order to maintain healthy pipelines of talent for all roles
  • Work as an integral part of the People team
  • Provide adhoc support to the People Business Partner – Talent with direct sourcing on Linkedin for live vacancies
  • Create a talent pipeline on linkedin for upcoming roles so we area ahead of the curve once these vacancies go live
  • Support the People Business Partner – Talent on ED&I projects relating to recruitment and selection
  • Effectively manage the recruitment inbox
what we’re looking for
  • You will have solid and proven experience of working in recruitment / talent acquisition teams from both agency and/or working in-house
  • A background recruiting in/for high tech, digital, cutting edge technology companies
  • You will be an excellent and proactive user of LinkedIn and other online recruitment and social media channels e.g. Facebook, Glassdoor, niche job sites
  • You will be accustomed to direct headhunting
  • A professional networker – you will be motivated to attend both our internally organised networking events and other relevant external events in order to build your network of contacts and candidate pipeline
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment and to act with a sense of urgency
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, strong relationship building skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Must be inquisitive, creative, proactive, and tenacious
  • Brand conscious with an understanding of how “first impressions count”
  • A business partner and enabler who provides invaluable support to hiring managers
  • Results oriented
  • A strong team worker
  • Self-driven and motivated
  • While a degree education would be valued, we are looking for proven capability, drive and a results-oriented and successful Talent Acquisition Advisor to join our thriving team
  • HR qualifications of interest, but not essential
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