Talent Acquisition Officer

Job Description

Job Share - Part Time - Working 2 days a week (Thursday and Friday).14.5hrs pw.

Are you looking to step away from high-street recruitment, into an in-house role?  Do you enjoy a challenge and thrive in a busy role?

We are looking for a Recruitment Team Leader (internally we call this role a Talent Acquisition Officer). You will be working in our Police Staff recruitment team.

Work in the team is diverse meaning no two days are the same! 

You’ll be instrumental in ensuring that the team attract and recruit great candidates in a timely and efficient manner. 

We will need you to work pro-actively to help support the large volumes of staff and officer vacancies. This will involve you working closely with the other team members as well as Stakeholders from across the organisation.

Your key responsibilities in this role will be; 

• To manage a small team of Talent Assistants. Being their first point of contact for any queries and ensuring they understand and work within agreed processes, reviewing performance against agreed objectives
• To manage a small portfolio of your own vacancies 
• To build and maintain stakeholder relationships
• To agree effective attraction strategies, assessment methods and appropriate recruitment timelines
• To input into process reviews to help ensure an efficient and effective end to end recruitment process
• Provide feedback and make suggestions on ways to improve the candidate journey
• Provide management information when required
• Continually look at ways to remove barriers in our recruitment processes to help improve the diversity of our applicants which will assist our organisation become more representative of the communities we serve
• On a rota basis, create new and amend current job descriptions
• Attend careers fairs and familiarisation events when required.  

You can read more about the role responsibilities in the attached Role Profile. 

Skills, experience and knowledge required;

• Experience of working within recruitment. 
• Experience of delivering a customer focused service (in any industry). 
• Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written.
• Ability to influence colleagues and stakeholders.  
• Ability to motivate, manage and train a team.
• Experience of working to deadlines and be confident in taking ownership of a busy workload with changing priorities with minimal supervision.
• High degree of accuracy and attention to detail. 
• Strong team working skills- able to build and maintain effective relationships. 
• Ability to analyse data and present management information. 
• Experience of improving processes. 
• It would be preferential for you to have experience of planning and managing projects or recruitment campaigns.
• Ability to make judgements involving facts or situations which require analysis, interpretation and comparison. 
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word and Excel. Ideally you will have experience of using an applicant tracking system.

Additional information:

The role is largely home based, with most communication being via Microsoft Teams or email. However, you will be expected to meet colleagues and candidates at Police Headquarters (Portishead) when required.

We are looking for someone to work a Thursday and Friday as part of the job share, hours are 14.5 per week working until 17.00 on both days.

To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 3 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years.

We look forward to receiving your application. 

About us

Diversity is a strength and individuality is an asset.

We recognise the benefit different life experience and perspectives can bring.

We are on a journey to become the most inclusive police force in the country. 

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Blended Working/ Hybrid Working

Avon and Somerset Police encourage flexible working where operationally possible.
This role has been identified as a blended role.
The successful candidate for this role will have the opportunity to work from home whilst also at a secondary work location, which will be a police premises. The successful applicant will have the option to discuss working arrangements with their line manager. All applicants must reside within the UK.