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Recruitment Manager Band 6

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Human Resources


Band 6




Full time - 37.5 hours per week

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Southampton General Hospital




£33,706 - £40,588 pa

Salary period



19/02/2023 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

University Hospital Southampton Trust provides a proactive recruitment service to our Managers including modern talent acquisition strategies, technology and proactive sourcing and candidate search. Our vacancies and talent pools are broad and diverse, spanning from early careers and apprenticeships to senior nurses and clinical scientist.

You will lead Senior Recruiters, Co-ordinators and administrators who work across 250 job roles and recruit over 3000 people a year to deliver both a proactive sourcing service and an efficient recruitment administration service. Your role will be to ensure the systems and processes are in place to support these different approaches which can range from managing call stats and email response times to clever thinking about the attraction and pipelining of talent.

You will collaborate with hiring managers across professions at all levels and work alongside our attraction and HR Operations teams. You will need to be a confident communicator who is capable of engaging others to work with you. This will include monitoring and managing KPIs, assessing and implementing training, reviewing and building processes and coaching others to inspire and lead their teams. This level of operational management and the service your team provides has a direct affect on the patients we serve. If we fail to recruit the right talent within the right timescale it's experienced by our patients and when we get it right, it's noticed by our colleagues.

Main duties of the job

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

On this page you will find two helpful attachments.

  • ‘Person Specification' document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application.
  • ‘Job Description' document which covers the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail
  • Working for our organisation

    What we can offer you

    UHS creates opportunities for people to grow. Growing and developing our people is how we deliver world-class care. That's why a career here is an exciting and evolving journey, with unlimited opportunities to learn and thrive at every level.

    As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England and a major trauma centre, award-winning care, UK firsts, and ground-breaking clinical trials are all in a day's work at UHS. Being a University Hospital, our learning and development opportunities are second to none and we are able to use our resources to help our employees realise their full potential. We're proud to be featured in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement based on the latest national NHS Staff Survey.

    While we support and encourage hybrid remote working you will get the most out of this role by being on site as often as possible. At UHS we're committed to providing a flexible working environment. We believe that it benefits everyone if people can achieve a positive work-life balance. Whether you are balancing family, study, or your wellbeing with your career, we want to support you so you can help our patients.

    As a UHS employee you'll also have access a range of NHS discounts, entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), a generous NHS Pension Scheme and life insurance and access to the Blue Light card with numerous NHS discounts.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    Main duties of the job

  • Delivering an effective recruitment service for both the proactive and administrative handling of vacancies.

  • Managing team performance on KPI's and SLA's

  • Coaching team leads to be the best they can be

  • Managing rota's and capacity

  • Working with the Attraction team to find new ways of tapping into new talent pools

  • Co-developing assessment processes with EDI and fairness at the fore.

  • Developing relationships with care groups, education teams, HR and external partners .

  • To be successful you will have experience of managing a successful service team and a firm understanding of Talent Acquisition processes and strategies.

    There is only so much we can say to you in a job advert, so we would love to speak to you about the position in more detail. For more information and an informal chat, please reach out to [email protected]

    For further details / informal visits contact:

    Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • Evidence of continuing personal and professional development
  • Educated to degree-level standard, or equivalent relevant experience and knowledge
  • CIPD Post-Graduate diploma in HR (Level 7) or equivalent level of knowledge gained through experience
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Extensive experience in a complex Recruitment environment with considerable experience of setting up and managing systems and processes
  • Experience in high volume recruitment and organising and delivering recruitment events
  • Experience on advising on recruitment for a variety of roles and sectors
  • Experience in a highly customer-focussed environment and able to interact with all disciplines of staff
  • Track record of meeting objectives and able to deliver to tight timescales
  • Experience of using an ATS to administer key recruitment processes
  • Experience of developing and delivering training to groups of individuals
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Ability to communicate sensitive and complex information both internally and externally
  • Ability to work on own initiative, seeking advice and referring when appropriate
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to have challenging conversations and manage complaints
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Flexibility to attend recruitment events and travel where required
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

    How and why we use your information

    The Trust is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

    The European General Data Protection Regulations enhances individuals' rights and safeguards all of their data in place under the DPA. Please click here to see how and why we store your information.

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    Employer certification / accreditation badges Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 504.7KB)
  • Person Specification (PDF, 166.5KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact


    Isabelle Rodriguez

    Job title

    Talent Acquisition Manager

    Email address

    [email protected]
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