Recruitment Partner

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
July 10, 2024
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Post Date : 26-Jun-2024 Close Date : 10-Jul-2024

Title: Recruitment Partner

Department: Human Resources

Tenure: Permanent, full-time contract

Location: 121 St Stephens Green (hybrid working)

Reporting to: Lead Recruitment Partner or nominee

Closing date for applications: Wednesday July 10th

RCSI is a community of academic, research, clinical and professional staff working collaboratively to lead the world to better health. Here, you will thrive in an innovative and inclusive atmosphere and your personal development and wellbeing will be supported. We invite you to join us to help deliver on our exciting mission “To educate, nurture and discover for the benefit of human health”. We seek candidates whose experience to date has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to the “Race Equality Action Plan 2021-2024” at RCSI. Our students come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds. This makes our university stronger and ensures we hire the best talent.

Innovating for a Healthier Future 2023-2027 is RCSI's new five-year strategic plan. Through it, RCSI will enhance human health by meeting the health workforce needs of society, creating the insights and inventions that drive health improvements, and working in partnership with patients and the public in support of better health and well-being for all. The strategy unites the RCSI community in supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals – with a particular focus on Goal 3, which targets good health and well-being.

For each of the last six years, RCSI has been positioned in the Top 300 of universities worldwide in the Times Higher World University Rankings. We are proud to announce that RCSI has ranked first in the world for “Good Health and Well-being” in the Times Higher Education #SDG Impact Rankings 2023. This reflects our commitment to supporting people of all ages to live healthy lives and our work to promote the concepts of well-being and positive health. Our values of R espect, C ollaboration, S cholarship and I nnovation continue to unite and direct our purpose.

About the RCSI HR Team

The RCSI HR Team is led by HR Director, Barry Holmes. The team is made up of a team of HR Partners, a Learning and Development Team, the Operations and Organisational Change team, Management Information's and the Recruitment team.

As a team, we are all focused on making RCSI a great place to work for all of our staff and colleagues and the recruitment team are the initial point of contact for everyone joining RCSI for the first time. Quality is at the heart of everything we do in HR and it is key that this focus on quality is a priority for anyone joining the team.

About this post

We are seeking an experienced recruiter, skilled in end-to-end recruitment. The successful candidate will co-ordinate the day-to-day recruitment activity for RCSI and support the HR Partners and hiring managers in streamlining current processes within the university. As a team, recruitment supports a wide variety of posts in our Academic, Clinical, Research and Professional Services departments and Schools.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with great relationship building skills. You will have a passion for finding the best person for the role. We are seeking a confident communicator with excellent customer service skills and a friendly and positive attitude with proven experience working in a recruitment-focused role. An understanding of academic, research and/or medical sector is an advantage but not a requirement.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a strategic and dynamic HR team.

What you will be doing:

Full end-to-end recruitment partnering, including;

  • Creation of job specs', advertising vacancies, supporting shortlisting, coordination or interviews and participation on interview panels, compliance requirements (including Garda vetting, occupational health, reference checking, qualification checking, etc), contract negotiation, candidate onboarding
  • Supporting recruitment of roles at all levels of seniority, and in all areas of the University
  • Process improvement initiatives

  • Inter- and intra-departmental projects, including; supporting the institutional strategy, implementation of new systems, and processes, recruitment specific improvements, wider HR improvement projects, equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) initiatives
  • Stakeholder management

  • Working across the University, at all levels, to foster strong relationships with hiring teams
  • Building rapport with candidates, and supporting them through their recruitment journey
  • Providing timely and comprehensive feedback to all parties
  • Working closely with HR colleagues across all areas of the recruitment cycle
  • What we offer:

  • The opportunity to work as part of a dynamic, forward facing HR team with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Fantastic professional development opportunities, including the opportunity to attend training and development courses to upskill, industry conferences, webinars, seminars, etc.
  • The chance to get involved in committees, groups and forms that are of specific interest to you, including but not limited to Athena Swan, Race Equality Forum, Parents and Carers Network, Age Friendly Network, LGBTI+ Pride network, etc.
  • The opportunity to work on a wide range of roles, across all areas of the University and to engage directly with the hiring teams to work out the best recruitment strategy
  • Person Specification:


  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Human Resource Management, Business, or related field (or relevant experience)
  • Knowledge & Experience – (Essential):

  • Previous experience in recruitment within a professional environment. Candidates may have experience in either agency, or in-house recruitment.

  • Skilled in screening applicants and identifying candidates most likely to be successful at all levels

  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, and to establish rapport with RCSI colleagues and candidates at all levels

  • Able to organize and coordinate multiple tasks and multiple recruitment campaigns simultaneously, and to work under time pressure to meet deadlines

  • Familiar with social media candidate sourcing tools

  • Strong IT skills, including the use of CRM tools, Microsoft Office tools, online advertising platforms, etc.

  • Knowledge & Experience (Desirable):

  • Experience of working in an academic, research or medical setting
  • Strong background with systems administration, experiene with CoreHR would be advantageous
  • We are all too aware that imposter syndrome and the confidence gap can sometimes stop fantastic candidates putting themselves forward, so please do apply — we would love to hear from you.

    Application process

    All applications must be made through the RCSI careers page – www.

    Applications should include:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Details of two referees (we don't contact references until after interview, and never without your permission)
  • Informal enquiries are invited to Judy Walsh, Lead Recruitment Partner ([email protected])

    Closing date for applications : Wednesday July 10th 2024

    Please note, we reserve the right to close the advertisement earlier than this date if there is a strong level of interest in the role.

    Employee benefits

    At RCSI, we help care for our people so they can focus on our mission to educate, nurture, and discover for the benefit of human health. RCSI make sure you have the resources you need to thrive. We offer a wide range of benefits in areas including time away, finance, community, health, and well-being and insuring your financial future. In addition to our city centre campus and world-class facilities, there are a wide range of excellent benefits available to our employees, including:

  • Onsite gym €10 per month

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Automatic enrolment to a pension scheme for all employees (Willis Towers Watson, pension documents outlined below)

  • RCSI Investment Guide

  • Pension Scheme Guide

  • Benefits Schedule

  • Life assurance/death in service

  • Long term illness/disability income replacement

  • Free advice on health/motor and home insurance

  • Discounted services, including GP

  • Support for parents and carers

  • Taxsaver commuter tickets

  • BiketoWork

  • Free eye test at the National Optometry centre

  • €12/day for parking for all RSCI staff in the St. Stephens green/RCSI car park

  • RCSI's Learning and Development team facilitate and provide training opportunities for all staff

  • Sports and social club

  • Opportunities to volunteer in the community

  • 26.5 days leave - 20 days annual leave plus 6.5 days Privilege days - In addition to your annual leave entitlements and public holidays, RCSI also grants privilege days to our employees (paid time off during Easter and Christmas periods). We also offer a number of leave options to support the working lives of our employees.

  • Paid maternity leave

  • Paid Paternity leave

  • Parental leave

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