Head of Recruitment

  • Location

    Salford, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Professional Services

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  • Salary:

    £200 - £210 per day

  • Contact:

    Samantha Clinch

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    9 Months

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Head of Recruitment - Manchester - 9 Month Contract

In this role you will lead and continue to create a Centre of Excellence for Recruitment. We are seeking an experienced, highly motivated, strategically focused and collaborative Head of Recruitment to join our team to cover maternity leave. You will install and evolve the strategic direction for Group Recruitment, embedding our Employer Brand vision into the recruitment process, ensuring that we have the tools in place to hire the very best talent in the industry to our business.

Leading an experienced team of Recruiters, you will report to the HR Director and be responsible for managing the operations of the Recruitment team, overseeing relationships with key stakeholders and leveraging technology to develop and drive Group recruitment initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the Group Recruitment operations roadmap as well as core processes
  • Deliver and lead exceptional recruitment excellence across the global business (including revolutionising the candidate experience, KPIs and employer brand)
  • Ensure we have the correct selection processes in place to hire the best talent across our business areas
  • Partner with HR and L&D to define the approach to using the apprentice levy, providing expert support for the recruitment element
  • Partner with the international HR team to ensure consistency in global recruitment practices
  • Oversee the accurate and timely reporting of all recruitment metrics, working with the various business partners to manage the headcount process
  • Build collaborative relationships and excellent communication with key stakeholders across our Directors, C-Suite and Global business
  • Manage our external partnerships with job boards, agencies and strategic partnerships including our Managed Service Provider
  • Lead, motivate and develop the recruitment team to be recognised as experts in their field, enhancing the reputation of recruitment both internally and externally
  • Drive productivity gains across the recruitment life cycle using leading-edge processes and technology
  • Use competitive intelligence, analytics & metrics to build a more strategic approach to resourcing to achieve greater value from sourcing channels
  • Develop plans to drive continuous improvement of the recruiting function, ensuring high-quality service delivery standards are met
  • Partner with other teams such as HRSC, HRBPs, Payroll and L&D to build process and data integration
  • Oversee and lead improvements to onboarding
  • Oversee the Group Recruitment budget and spend
  • Oversee search strategies for highly specialised and difficult-to-attract positions.


  • Extensive experience in temp / perm recruitment and managing remote teams.
  • Experience partnering with a Managed Service Provider, continuously looking at better ways to work together for the best delivery
  • Previous experience managing the full budget for recruitment and a multi-million pound MSP Contract
  • Experience in making strategic business decisions
  • Driving continuous improvement for recruitment processes and diversity initiatives
  • Implementation of strategic initiatives to improve recruitment outcomes
  • Training and mentoring to assist staff meet tasks and objectives

Head of Recruitment - Manchester - 9 Month Contract