Talent Acquisition Specialist

Career opportunity

Department: HR
Location: Bedford
Reporting to: HR Lead

Job summary:

The Talent Acquisition Specialist position is responsible for managing the full lifecycle of recruiting for multiple positions including partnering with leaders, sourcing Curriculum Vitae/candidates, conducting and scheduling interviews, tracking and reporting on candidate interviews, selection procedures and hosting career events.

Our talent acquisition team, is focused on developing long-term recruiting strategies and nurturing trusted relationships with potential hires, developing a strong talent pipelines for our company’s current and future hiring needs, while having a complete understanding of the business and what we are looking for in terms of skills and team fit.

Key results


  • Be responsible for providing a world class end to end candidate recruitment experience – managing all activity, both internal, external and referrals through our hiring processes.
  • Partner and manage relationships with key stakeholders to understand the requirements of roles and the company culture to ensure a good candidate fit.
  • Provide a fantastic candidate experience to everyone, regardless of whether they’re successful in securing a role with us.
  • Develop and implement best practice selection and assessment techniques to support all new entry recruitment activity, including the use of appropriate assessment tools.
  • Carry out initial applicant screening for roles, including CV sifting, telephone interviews and all candidate communication including feedback.

Recruitment strategy:

  • Sourcing and headhunting candidates using a variety of channels including job boards, websites and social media channels such as LinkedIn
  • Work with the HR team to develop and take responsibility for the delivery of emerging talent recruitment plans including training for hiring managers
  • Provide recruitment expertise to specific projects as required such as apprenticeship recruitment and candidate assessment centre development
  • Assessment centres are delivered on time, in full and within budget.
  • To understand and fulfil the responsibilities for secure management of personal data of both internal and external customers in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation

Key personal requirements:

  • Proven experience of working within an in-house recruitment team
  • Experience of recruiting Sales, Apprentices and IT type roles will be a strong advantage to the position
  • Positive attitude and resilience
  • Effective communicator with internal stakeholders, external agencies and candidates
  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks and stakeholders
  • Strong ability to make it happen and deliver exceptional results under tight timelines
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Willingness to work across the business to “get involved” and be visible in the business
  • Positive and enthusiastic, even when faced with challenging priorities
  • Ability to organise and self-manage workloads effectively and on time

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