Recruitment Adviser

University of Cambridge
November 29, 2022
Offerd Salary:£38,592-£51,805
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Recruitment Adviser

University of Cambridge The University of Cambridge ranks consistently amongst the foremost Universities in the world, employing more than 12,500 staff in a range of academic, research and professional services roles. We recognise our people have built our reputation, and we will only maintain our leading position in the academic world by continuing to attract, develop, support and retain the highest calibre of talented people. Our Human Resources (HR) Division supports the University in the delivery its goals by shaping the recruitment, retention, reward, recognition and development activities of our staff. We are entering into an exciting period of transformation, which will culminate in the launch and implementation of a new People Strategy, alongside the implementation of the HR Transformation Programme (HRTP), which aims to simplify and harmonise our people processes.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Resourcing, and supported by a Recruitment Co- ordinator reporting to them, the Recruitment Adviser (Senior Professional Appointments) will join the Resourcing team and have specific responsibility for leading the design, development and implementation of guidance and processes supporting the recruitment of senior professional services staff at the University (typically Grade 12 Directors or Heads of Section).

As the main point of contact for senior professional recruitment, you will provide expert advice on all areas of the recruitment lifecycle, including sourcing strategies, candidate selection and appointment methods and implementing initiatives in response to labour market conditions. You will have the ability to plan and evolve our talent attraction into a more proactive approach, increasing our use of direct sourcing and building candidate pipelines for current and future roles.

Another key deliverable of this role will be to lead on the identification, development and implementation of initiatives that will develop, monitor and improve the candidate experience across the University. The principal aim of this work will be to promote the University as a great place to work to potential senior professional services applicants (both internally and externally). We will look to you to draft documentation, contribute to the development of relevant recruitment methods and materials and deliver training and briefing sessions to University colleagues, as well as promoting these new initiatives.

About you

The ideal candidate for this role will join us with: - Experience of identifying and implementing changes to guidance and procedures (ideally related to recruitment). - Comprehensive knowledge of the full lifecycle of recruiting, and experience of utilising all media to drive senior recruitment, including using social media as an attraction strategy. - Direct experience of senior candidate sourcing, including search. - Experience of recruiting senior staff, including relevant selection and assessment methods, and of candidate liaison. - Up to date employment law knowledge impacting on the resourcing and recruitment life cycle. - Proven ability to communicate, engage and collaborate with key stakeholders, senior management, peers and candidates. - Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, with the ability to gain the support of senior colleagues

This is a unique role, which combines the traditional aspects of candidate sourcing (direct and passive) with developing the service for recruiting senior professional services staff. If you feel you are the ideal candidate for the role, we want to hear from you.

How to Apply:

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you would to informally discuss this role, please contact Sarah Botcherby (Head of Resourcing) at: [email protected]

The University is supportive of hybrid working, where some work is undertaken on University premises and some in a remote working environment. The aim of our approach is to enable as many staff as possible to work in a hybrid way if they wish and where their role allows. Please state in your application if you would like to explore the extent to which this position can be worked in this way. If it is appropriate for a role to be worked entirely from a remote working environment within the UK, this will be indicated in the job specification itself.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

Please quote reference AH33910 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    Human Resources Division, Cambridge








    14 November 2022

    Closing date

    29 November 2022

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