Head of Talent

Oakleaf Partnership
Hammersmith, England
£100000 - £110000 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2022

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Head of Talent Acquisition

Start-up Tech



My client are a Series A funded start-up Tech business based in West London. Due to upcoming growth, they are looking for a Head of Talent to join them, set up the function, and drive forward their growth. this is a full-time role with significant opportunities for personal development. The business offers an intellectually stimulating environment, working within an interdisciplinary team and an inclusive culture. We are a high-calibre, mission-driven team building a technology that improves our world.

Key responsibilities:

  • Driving the full spectrum of recruiting and selection activities including ability to source candidates through online platforms and social media.
  • Creating and implementing talent acquisition strategies across all roles and levels
  • Designing and driving the adoption of consistent recruiting, interviewing and hiring practices that support a strong candidate experience
  • Partnering with leaders within the organisation to track ongoing hiring needs of their business
  • Managing end-to-end recruitment for senior roles
  • Identifying and partnering with external providers/agencies as required to ensure hiring needs are met
  • Defining and driving team to meet and exceed hiring benchmarks relating to time to fill, cost per hire, diversity hiring and hiring manager and candidate satisfaction
  • Driving the ED&I initiative across the business
  • Working closely with the US and the UK to understand cultural/market nuances - building out talent pipelines and market mapping

Key experience/skills:

  • Experience leading talent teams in a startup/scale-up environment
  • Enjoys a player/coach role
  • Strong stakeholder management
  • Ability to work in chaos/ambiguity
  • Proven experience working across the US and the UK


Oakleaf Partnership is the UK’s largest independent HR recruitment consultancy. Founded in 2005, we have built enduring relationships with HR functions across every sector; thanks in part to our expertise, but also our collaborative approach. We listen. We share our insights. We take the time to truly understand the culture of an organisation – the person behind a CV.

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