Talent Acquisition & Development Consultant

Job Title: Talent Acquisition & Development Consultant

Location: London, City

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract (potentially permanent later on)

Duration: 12-18 months

Salary: Circa £50k per annum


What can we tell you about this fantastic client?

This is an opportunity to add a very well-known financial services name to your CV. They are looking for someone to cover maternity leave but if you do a good job and impress, there is every chance that you could be offered a permanent role here. Regardless, this is a nice long contract for someone.

Where does this role fit in?

The regional talent consultant role looks at talent from an end to end process, from talent acquisition to talent development. It will face the business and focus on specific projects, however it also has a broader regional talent remit, working closely with a range of stakeholders both within the regional businesses and within HR to help support and drive business and regional HR strategy.

What will be keeping you busy?

Specific talent acquisition responsibilities include working closely with the Regional Talent Acquisition Partner on key projects as appropriate. You will manage the recruitment process from start to finish for assigned positions within the business and Build talent pools to support direct recruiting, aligned to regional talent acquisition strategy. You will use sourcing tools and techniques to identify candidates across a range of channels including LinkedIn and act as the point of contact and liaison with the talent acquisition system.

On talent development you will partner with Business Heads to drive relevant talent and development projects & coach and advise on related matters. You will also design and implement performance management, talent mapping and succession planning initiatives for the business. You should also be able to critically review existing materials and learning methodologies, providing recommendations for change where appropriate.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone with experience of recruiting and developing internal talent within an organisation of reasonable size. Industry experience is not an important factor although we would like to see experience of working with a commercial organisation.

You will have experience of both talent acquisition and talent development. Ideally you will have had a 60/40 split in your experience across these areas (more experience in one area over the other is fine) but if you have a 70/30 split in your experience that is absolutely fine.

You will be very organised and able to juggle the priorities of different stakeholders. If you have experience of working in a matrix management structure, you are likely to understand the demands of working in an environment where you have different reporting lines.

We would like to see a minimum of 5 years of experience within HR with proven work experience within talent acquisition/talent management as a recruiter or similar role. We would prefer to see people with a degree and ideally a CIPD qualification but most important is your experience.

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