Recruitment Lead

University of Exeter
January 24, 2023
Offerd Salary:£30,000
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Exeter (Hybrid)


The starting salary will be c £30,000 (pro rata'd) depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and multiple other benefits apply.

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Admin, Professional, Managerial


Recruitment Lead

Job description

Human Resources

We currently have a fixed-term vacancy for a Recruitment Lead – the role is 0.8 FTE so 4 days per week or reduced hours across 5 days. It is a 12-month contract as the role is to support the team while some people will be working on a new recruitment system project. This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus, (either our Exeter or Cornwall campus) and some from home.

The role

This is a pivotal and exciting time to join the University. Led by our Strategy 2030, the recruitment team will support the University's purpose and vision by attracting and selecting the best talent globally. We are looking to hire an experienced Recruitment/HR specialist to support the strategic recruitment needs of an academic Faculty/some Support Services.

As a Recruitment Lead, you will work in partnership with recruiting managers and HR Business Partners on recruitment strategy in those areas. You will support complex, cross-business, cross-geography recruiting projects – leading and coordinating the activity of different stakeholders in recruitment, HR and the Line Managers. You will deliver an outstanding candidate and hiring manager experience ensuring inclusion and diversity are central to the recruitment process.

We are looking for an individual who really loves supporting an organisation to attract and hire talent. You will be someone who really cares about, and wants to support, the customer; has an innovative and questioning mind-set; works efficiently and productively and has the ability to build really strong relationships. Team working is critical to the way our recruitment team operates. We are supportive , collaborative , and respectful and seek to deliver our values on a daily basis. It is a fast paced environment but you will join a team consisting of Recruitment Leads, Coordinators and Administrators who work closely together and support one another.


You will ideally have previous experience with in-house recruitment and be used to consulting and influencing at senior management level. Relationship management skills and a strong customer focus are critical for this role. We are also looking for experience of leading the search process for key roles, with the ability to source, select and recruit senior level candidates. You will be used to supporting multiple client groups and managing a challenging and complex workload with experience of a variety of sourcing methods and knowledge of international employment. The role needs someone who is happy to work at a variety of levels and not be afraid to jump in and support the team in any capacity.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment.

Would you like to find out more?

For an informal and confidential conversation about the role please contact Rebecca Jerrold, Recruitment Manager on [email protected], Recruitment Manager.

Why our staff love working here

  • Flexible working opportunities
  • 41 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Actively inclusive organisation ensuring equality and fairness for all
  • Leading parental leave initiatives
  • Multiple wellbeing and health initiatives for staff
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  • Beautiful campus environment when working from either Exeter or Penryn
  • Inspiring research that really makes a difference to the world
  • The University

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).

    Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

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