Recruitment Business Partner - Head-Office

A very special Recruitment Business Partner role looking after head-office recruitment just landed with a super business…

Job Title – Talent Acquisition Specialist – Head-Office

Location – Based in Chobham, Surrey

Salary – Competitive – depending upon experience

Contract type – Permanent, Full-Time


Is this the best recruitment role that you will apply for today?

We like to grab people’s attention with bold statements. And we love to back them up with a compelling story. This is an incredible opportunity and we are looking for the brightest and best in talent acquisition to join this great business. You would probably know who they are if we told you but we don’t want to ruin the surprise just yet. Where is the fun in that?

What we can tell you is that this is an opportunity to really transform how recruitment operates. This part of the business has never received much support historically, but this is your opportunity to change all that and help managers hire the best talent for the business.

Why are they recruiting for this role?

Historically, there has been very little recruitment support, and where it did exist, it was very reactive. The HR Director (who is a seriously good egg) is looking to develop the function to one that is truly proactive and will have a strategic impact on the performance of the business by improving the quality of hires. They are looking to establish a specialist talent acquisition function that will identify, attract and select great talent for the business.

The talent acquisition team will partner the business to identify what is required, work out where to find people, attract them and then work closely with line managers to select the best candidates.

What will you be doing?

Facing a head-office client group, you will recruit people across corporate functions that include HR, IT, Finance, Marketing, Sales etc.

You will manage the full recruitment process across all of the roles that you handle and you will be a partner to the business in the truest sense.

You will do everything from taking the brief from the hiring manager, proactively search for candidates, post job adverts in appropriate places, search your network, sift applications, interview with line managers, manage candidates through the recruitment process and handle the offer stage.

There are a lot of quick wins for you to make when you join this business. The HR Director knows what good looks like when it comes to a recruitment function that adds real value to the business. He wants to bring in a talented recruiter to the team that will help make this happen.

You will recruit all roles directly. There will be no agency usage. Handling c15 vacancies at any one time, you will develop sourcing strategies that bring the best people into the business, inspiring managers with the quality of hires.

Who are we looking for?

We are not looking for a ‘Steady Eddy’. We want to find genuinely passionate individuals that have not yet hit their peak. You will be someone that is on a definite upward trajectory in their career with huge desire to develop and push on in a global business.

You will be someone who is innovative and challenging and can substantiate the achievements listed on their CV. Our client needs someone that is really commercial and able to deal with a very high level of ambiguity as the recruitment function goes through a period of positive change. You need to be comfortable going to work somewhere where you will not have all the answers available to you straight away. You will be someone that takes pride in being part of the solution.

Ideally, you should have FMCG sector experience or functional experience of recruiting across head-office. However, a good recruiter should be able to recruit for any role at any level.  If you have worked solely on the agency side then we would not rule you out. Most important is the ability to fill the roles that our client needs you to work on, with the best people and in a timely manner. You will have strong 360 degree recruitment experience with the ability to work at pace with enthusiasm and professionalism. The business can help you to develop your stakeholder engagement capabilities.

We are after someone that seeks continual engagement with stakeholders and has the ability to add value through creative yet practical recruitment solutions.

You should be someone with a real intent of purpose. Someone who can take a vision and really make it happen through great ideas and a desire to see things through to successful completion.

You will not pick and choose the roles that you want to fill. You will be someone that is equally passionate about filling a junior position as they are about those at a senior level.

What’s in it for you?

A very real opportunity to progress with a fantastic brand. The person that you will be working for takes development and career management seriously - they don’t just pay lip service to it. You will always seek to improve yourself and help those around you to do the same.

You will get to work with great colleagues who love what they do and will support you in your efforts to deliver a first class recruitment service to the business.

Why not send us your CV?

It could be the smartest move that you ever make and we are looking for very smart people! 

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