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Head of Talent Acquisition

TYNE & WEAR (Ref 500) Permanent

Circa £60k + Bonus up to 15% + Private Medical Insurance  30 days holiday + Bank Holidays!

Looking to lead a Talent Acquisition team and shape the future direction of Talent Acquisition for a growing company?  This is a fabulous opportunity to utilise all of your experience and creative flair to deliver a fantastic service and experience.

As a member of the senior People team you will:

  • Review the current offering from the Resourcing department and make relevant improvements to ensure a professional service is delivered
  • Lead the Talent team, support individual development and ensure a great team approach
  • Ensure a first class candidate experience, regardless of the outcome
  • Create a talent pipeline
  • Ensure EDI initiatives are adhered to
  • Review and improve onboarding
  • Review and enhance the selection processes
  • Lead the implementation of appropriate applicant tracking and onboarding systems to ensure an excellent candidate journey and manager experience
  • Maximise the potential of technology and social media to ensure a digital first approach, managing website content for the Resourcing function
  • Utilise reporting to enable evidence based decisions about hiring and retaining talent
  • Personally facilitate appointments to senior posts
  • Responsible for search activity/’headhunting’ for specialist roles
  • Manage recruitment agency relationships
  • Oversee graduate and volume recruitment events
  • Manage volume resourcing
  • Ensure recruitment is delivered within KPI timeframes
  • Ensure new starters are legally compliant.
  • Provide resourcing plans and strategies for hard to fill roles
  • Create effective attraction campaigns for specific roles

Your background

  • Strong track record of leading and delivering resourcing in a fast paced and growing organisation
  • Experience of leading and delivering volume recruitment campaigns
  • Experience of designing resourcing strategies for hard to fill or specialist roles
  • Experience of the design and delivery of innovative and forward-thinking resourcing practices.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation and its impact upon recruitment & resourcing approaches
  • Experience of utilising appropriate psychometrics for resourcing
  • Tenacity and resilience to ensure hard to recruit for positions are filled
  • Analytical and reporting skills – the ability to build and analyse resourcing data and reports to enable data based decision making
  • Change management experience – ability to deliver change in a resourcing environment
  • Stakeholder management skills – gravitas and credibility to work effectively and constructively with stakeholders at all levels and with external stakeholders
  • Leadership skills – ability to lead and motivate direct reports and wider people team
  • Excellent Microsoft office skills
  • Experience with technology based applicant tracking and other recruitment systems
  • Project management skills – experience of project managing end to end resourcing campaigns
  • Good commercial mindset – understands importance of business delivery
  • Ability to challenge appropriately
  • Excellent team player

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