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Recruitment Adviser

University of Cambridge - Human Resources Division

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £38,592 to £51,805
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 28th February 2023
Job Ref: AH33910

Ranking consistently amongst the foremost Universities in the world, the University of Cambridge employs more than 12,500 staff in a range of academic, research and professional services roles. To maintain our leading position in the academic world, we must continuing to attract, develop, support and retain the highest calibre of talented people. Our HR Resourcing Team play a critical role in supporting this  aspiration by providing expert advice and guidance to staff across the University across all areas of resourcing activity. Our service has been growing to include an expert function that will deliver dedicated support for the recruitment of senior staff across our Professional Services functions, such as Estates, Finance, HR and IT. We are now looking for a Recruitment Adviser who will shape and develop this service, modernising our approach to senior talent attraction.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Resourcing, and supported by a Recruitment Co-ordinator, you will become the main point of contact for senior professional services recruitment, providing expert advice on all areas of the recruitment lifecycle, including sourcing strategies, candidate selection and appointment methods. Utilising your previous recruitment experience, you will have a real opportunity to shape our approach to senior-level talent attraction, identifying and implementing new approaches that reflect external best practice, including the use of direct sourcing and the creation of candidate pipelines for current and future roles. You will have line management responsibility for a new Recruitment Coordinator, and together, you will;

  • Identify, develop and implement processes and procedures that support the recruitment of senior level professional services staff;
  • Develop initiatives which will help the University to monitor and improve the candidate experience across the University;
  • Build effective working relationships with service directors, acting as a trusted advisor supporting their recruitment/resourcing needs;

About you

Ideally suited to a candidate who understands in-house recruitment functions, you will join us with:

  • Experience of recruiting senior-level staff, including an understanding of direct search approaches, candidate liaison and selection and assessment methods;
  • Comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of the full recruitment lifecycle and employment law
  • Proven ability to build effective working relationships with senior stakeholders, including the ability to communicate, engage and collaborate with key stakeholders as a trusted advisor
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, with the ability to gain the support of senior colleagues
  • Creative approach to talent sourcing, with experience of utilising all media to drive senior recruitment, including using social media as an attraction strategy.

This is a new role within the organisation, presenting an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to shape the service to deliver a modernised approach to senior talent attraction.  If you feel you are the ideal candidate for the role, we want to hear from you.

How to apply:

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

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. 

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

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