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HR Manager (Recruitment)


University of Worcester
Salary: £32,547 - £36,613 pa
Location: Worcester
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Recruitment Team
Category: HR Manager Jobs
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Job Title: HR Manager (Recruitment)

Salary: Band 7, £32,547 - £36,613 pa, with the opportunity to progress to £39,993 pa

Responsible to: Deputy HR Director

Responsible for: Assistant HR Manager (Recruitment), HR Administrators (Recruitment)

University of Worcester:

The University of Worcester is a committed to providing excellent education. High standards, inspirational teaching and extensive opportunities for student participation combine to enable individual students to flourish. The University is high achieving in graduate employment and was shortlisted for the University of the Year Awards by Times Higher Education in 2016. With over 10,000 students, and more than 1,100 staff members, the University has an excellent track record of sustained financial performance and strategic investment in high quality, innovative facilities. With a national reputation as a friendly, truly inclusive university, both students and staff feel genuinely empowered, inspired and encouraged to grow personally and professionally.

The HR department plays a key role in supporting the University’s strategic aims and in the University achieving its mission to be ‘an outstanding university at which to be a member of staff’.

Overview of post:

Taking  a lead role in managing recruitment and section activity, you will develop sourcing and selection strategies to ensure the University attracts and retains the best talent. You will drive effective, innovative processes and develop appropriate technology solutions to enhance the candidate experience. You will work closely with the HR Business Partners on workforce planning as well as manage and guide the recruitment team. 

Key duties:

  • Review and develop recruitment policy and procedures to support the attraction of high quality candidates for the University.
  • Develop proactive recruitment strategies and policies, and drive efficiency and innovation using technology led solutions where appropriate.
  • Take the lead role in the University’s job evaluation process, ensuring a consistency of approach.
  • Work with recruiting managers on the design and scope of roles, defining job descriptions and person specifications. 
  • Work with the wider HR team to develop the employer brand and raise the profile of the University. 
  • Manage and support the HR Administrators (Recruitment), offering advice and guidance to develop skills and knowledge across the team. 

Person Specification:

  • CIPD qualified (Level 7) with at least 2 years’ experience of a HR role in a large organisation or experience gained as part of an in-house recruitment team supporting a range of internal teams.
  • Proven experience of developing innovative recruitment and selection processes to deliver an excellent candidate experience.
  • Experience of utilising social media, other marketing methods and technology to attract high quality candidates.
  • A good understanding of UK employment law, legislation and recruitment best practice including equality, diversity, data protection, GDPR and UKVI processes.
  • A proactive, confident mind-set and the ability to identify opportunity and influence others.
  • Experience of managing and coaching others.

Although previous experience in the higher education sector is desirable and not a pre-requisite, s/he must be able to demonstrate commitment to the values of higher education.

Please note all third party and direct applications will be sent to our retained consultants at Hudson

Closing date for applications is 18th February 2018. 

Please note you will receive an automated response advising you that we have received your CV.

Hudson is a leading provider of permanent recruitment, contract professionals and talent management solutions worldwide.

We are committed to ensuring that all job applicants are treated equally, without discrimination because of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

Job Title: HR Manager (Recruitment)

Salary: Band 7, £32,547 - £36,613 pa, with the opportunity to progress to £39,993 pa

Responsible to: Deputy HR Director

Responsible for: Assistant HR Manager (Recruitment), HR Administrators (Recruitment)

University of Worcester:

The University of Worcester is a committed to providing excellent education. High standards, inspirational teaching and extensive opportunities for student participation combine to enable individual students to flourish. The University is high achieving in graduate employment and was shortlisted for the University of the Year Awards by Times Higher Education in 2016. With over 10,000 students, and more than 1,100 staff members, the University has an excellent track record of sustained financial performance and strategic investment in high quality, innovative facilities. With a national reputation as a friendly, truly inclusive university, both students and staff feel genuinely empowered, inspired and encouraged to grow personally and professionally.

The HR department plays a key role in supporting the University’s strategic aims and in the University achieving its mission to be ‘an outstanding university at which to be a member of staff’.

Overview of post:

Taking  a lead role in managing recruitment and section activity, you will develop sourcing and selection strategies to ensure the University attracts and retains the best talent. You will drive effective, innovative processes and develop appropriate technology solutions to enhance the candidate experience. You will work closely with the HR Business Partners on workforce planning as well as manage and guide the recruitment team. 

Key duties:

  • Review and develop recruitment policy and procedures to support the attraction of high quality candidates for the University.
  • Develop proactive recruitment strategies and policies, and drive efficiency and innovation using technology led solutions where appropriate.
  • Take the lead role in the University’s job evaluation process, ensuring a consistency of approach.
  • Work with recruiting managers on the design and scope of roles, defining job descriptions and person specifications. 
  • Work with the wider HR team to develop the employer brand and raise the profile of the University. 
  • Manage and support the HR Administrators (Recruitment), offering advice and guidance to develop skills and knowledge across the team. 

Person Specification:

  • CIPD qualified (Level 7) with at least 2 years’ experience of a HR role in a large organisation or experience gained as part of an in-house recruitment team supporting a range of internal teams.
  • Proven experience of developing innovative recruitment and selection processes to deliver an excellent candidate experience.
  • Experience of utilising social media, other marketing methods and technology to attract high quality candidates.
  • A good understanding of UK employment law, legislation and recruitment best practice including equality, diversity, data protection, GDPR and UKVI processes.
  • A proactive, confident mind-set and the ability to identify opportunity and influence others.
  • Experience of managing and coaching others.

Although previous experience in the higher education sector is desirable and not a pre-requisite, s/he must be able to demonstrate commitment to the values of higher education.

Please note all third party and direct applications will be sent to our retained consultants at Hudson

Closing date for applications is 18th February 2018. 

Please note you will receive an automated response advising you that we have received your CV.

Hudson is a leading provider of permanent recruitment, contract professionals and talent management solutions worldwide.

We are committed to ensuring that all job applicants are treated equally, without discrimination because of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.


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