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Specialist Recruitment Lead

Manchester City Council
Town Hall Extension, Lloyd Street, Manchester M60 1LA
£44,863 to £46,845 per annum
Closing date
20 Dec 2021

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Manchester City Council

Specialist Recruitment Lead

£44,863 to £46,845 per annum

Permanent, Full Time

Hours: 35 per week

Location: Town Hall Extension, Lloyd Street, Manchester M60 1LA

Manchester is our people.

So, working in human resources in a council that is 100% focussed on our people should be right up your street. 

Manchester is and always will be a city that buzzes with culture and innovation and pride – it is one of the great cities of the world, and the city council is no different – we are ambitious, proud of our heritage, focussed on the future and deeply connected to our people.

Our HR and OD teams are right at the heart of that buzz.  It’s no accident that our symbol is the worker bee.  Our people are hugely talented and resourceful and committed, and we are building our teams and adapting our ways of working as we go.

It is hugely important to us that the whole city council reflects the talent and diversity of Manchester, and that starts right here in HR and OD, so we particularly want to hear from talented and diverse people.   Your background and qualifications are not as important to us as your ability to continue to learn and grow and get stuff done.  We are about delivery.

The Specialist Recruitment Lead is central to our ambitions. You will be responsible for effective recruitment to key senior positions within the organisation.  This role ensures the future supply and appointment of talented senior leaders by providing high quality, diverse appointments, representative of the communities of Manchester.

You will develop productive working relationships with senior leaders across the organisation, manage the end-to-end process of recruitment and selection of executive level posts in Manchester City Council, and deliver a great candidate experience.   You will also manage key relationships with our Search partners and ensure EDI is at the heart of how they work, supporting the diversity and inclusion ambitions of the Council.

You will have strong demonstrable knowledge of the importance of effective resourcing strategies and processes with a track record of delivering effective improvement to ensure diversity and inclusion in recruitment approach and outcome.  You will have worked effectively at senior and Director level and demonstrate the ability to manage multiple and complex recruitment programmes.  You will have managed high value contracts, negotiated multiple bids and developed effective working relationships with search partners.

These kinds of roles in this kind of team in such a great organisation and city don’t come up very often so what are you waiting for?  Get in touch, make an application, we can’t wait to meet you and hear what you can add.

For a confidential chat please contact our recruitment partner at Penna: or call 07546 415 794

Closing Date: 20th December 2021

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

Manchester City Council is committed to giving fair support to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, whilst recognising and remembering the sacrifices they have made. The aim of The Armed Forces Covenant is to ensure that the Armed Forces and veterans are not disadvantaged, when applying for vacancies with Manchester City Council. Armed Forces and veterans will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the Minimum requirements for the role.

Manchester City Council values equality and works to provide a fair and inclusive environment for a workforce that is as diverse as the communities it serves. We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff at all levels of the Council. This advert is open to all applicants, and we would particularly welcome applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics.


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