Lead Strategic Recruitment & Talent Acquisition Business Partner - Interim 6-9 months

University of Glassgow
July 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:£48,350 - £56,021
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Lead Strategic Recruitment & Talent Acquisition Business Partner - Interim 6-9 months

Job Purpose

Responsible for the leadership and oversight of the provision of an effective and efficient strategic resourcing service of circa 35 staff across the University. As a fully functioning business partner, the roleholder will engage with key stakeholders across the University in delivering an excellent, value add service through a high-performing professional recruitment team which facilitates and supports our ambitious P&OD strategy and transformation agenda aligned with the University's strategic plan.

Together with the Director of Strategic Recruitment and Talent Acquisition, working with the wider P&OD teams, translate and deliver strategic talent attraction priorities whilst ensuring compliance and policy requirements are adhered to.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Play a leading role in shaping the resourcing team contributions to deliver progressive and strategically aligned practices, devising and implementing key strategies and projects within the service, and acting as part of the central senior team to plan and oversee the delivery these priorities.

  • Coordinate team efforts in delivering a professional and quality service, identifying common priority issues and facilitate the sharing of best practice experiences. Lead in embedding and improving customer service delivery and adding value through business partnering.

  • Provide effective, timely and influential advice to hiring managers and candidates on resourcing, and wider P&OD practice as required.

  • Lead and manage complex projects across the service, formulating action plans, undertaking consultation and taking responsibility for outcomes and implementation. Contribute to University-wide projects and initiatives, including consulting on and sharing service needs and priorities.

  • Support colleagues in the implementation of global talent attraction strategies.

  • Provide data analysis on recruitment trends/patterns in accordance with service requirements to make a strategic contribution to a range of people and organisational development initiatives and developments. Ensure the provision of staffing reports for a range of purposes and audiences including equality and diversity and other reporting requirements.

  • Build and maintain effective professional relationships and communication channels with key figureheads in Colleges, Schools and University Services, both academic and professional services staff.

  • Ensure application and compliance with University Recruitment & Selection procedures, relevant legislation and contractual information. Plan and implement relevant changes in employment legislation as appropriate. Ensure University correspondence complies with any relevant legislation including equality & diversity considerations.

  • Lead and manage specific senior and complex recruitment assignments providing specialist knowledge and advice including senior level head hunting and candidate management. Reduce the reliance on external head-hunters and grow the internal “Executive” recruitment proposition.

  • Liaise and partner with key stakeholders within the University in identifying particular needs, targeting key areas, provide specialist advice and responding to requirements accordingly as well as challenging status quo to provide alternative solutions. Work closely with other internal service providers which may impact on recruitment areas. Build and maintain strong relationships with external providers to ensure best value and quality delivery of recruitment needs,

  • Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    Knowledge/Qualifications Essential A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 9,10 or 11 (Ordinary/Honours Degree, Post Graduate Qualification), or equivalent, including being professionally qualified in relevant discipline, with a broad range of professional experience in a management role/s.

    A2 Full membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development or equivalent experience A3 A comprehensive knowledge of people management principles, good practice and employment law relevant to large complex UK organisations.

    Desirable: B1 Knowledge and understanding of people and organisational development policy and practice within the UK Higher Education sector.

    Skills Essential: C1 Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and effective listener.

    C2 Ability to explain information clearly, logically and succinctly in a variety of business communication settings and styles. C3 Excellent interpersonal skills with proven leadership, business partnering and negotiation/influencing skills.

    C4 Able to build and maintain strong relationships with University staff, management and other stakeholders at all levels, with strong influencing capability. C5 Excellent analytical, problem solving and conceptual skills.

    C6 Strong track record in decision-making, including complex and emergency situations. C7 Ability to think and act strategically and as a change agent.

    C8 Ability to manage and prioritise own workload and those of others. C9 Ability to explore customer needs and adapt services accordingly to ensure an appropriate and high quality service that provides customer satisfaction.


    Essential: E1 Substantial human resources/resourcing professional experience in a complex, diverse knowledge-based environment.

    E2 Proven ability to lead and manage complex recruitment processes in a collaborative and inclusive manner. E3 Experience of contributing to the design and development of organisational development initiatives.

    E4 Established track record of successfully influencing and shaping wider team efforts. E5 Experience of successfully managing change projects through to completion.

    E6 Experience in policy and strategy development, including strategies to enhance diversity, colleague engagement and organisational development. Commitment to promoting diversity, equality and inclusion in recruitment and talent development efforts. E7 Exposure to and understanding of global mobility employment issues.

    E8 Ability to operate as an effective leader as well as work effectively as part of a team. Desirable:

    F1 Experience of working in Higher Education sector.

    Terms and Conditions Salary will be Grade 8, £48,350 - £56,021 per annum.

    This post is full time (35 hours per week) and on an interim basis for 6-9 months in the first instance

    As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

    As a valued member of our team, you can expect: 1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared. 2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension , benefits and discount packages. 3 A flexible approach to working. 4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University.

    We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community here.

    We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

    We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.

    Vacancy Ref : 146590 Close Date : 15-Jul-2024 23:45

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