Talent Acquisition Advisor


Due to the planned further expansion of Digital Catapult, we are seeking an experienced and highly successful internal Talent Acquisition Advisor to join our People Team. You will have a broad range of recruitment and talent selection experience from working for agencies and/or in-house and will have hired great people for fast growth, ideally, technology focused companies. Whether hiring for niche Technology roles or Business Support and Commercial teams, you will have a highly proactive, creative and engaged approach to talent identification, attraction and selection and will, tenaciously, follow through to successful placements.

What You’ll Do

  • Work with Hiring Managers to build compelling role descriptions
  • Plan the hiring strategy for each role you manage i.e. identify the best recruitment channels, consider networking opportunities, headhunting approach. The emphasis for this role is on direct hiring
  • Be a Digital Catapult brand ambassador in everything you do
  • Post role advertisements according to defined hiring strategy and conduct the first filter of response
  • Conduct telephone screenings and face to face interviews
  • Liaise with and support hiring managers throughout the entire recruitment process including advising on pipeline activity, structuring interview processes, scheduling interviews, collating feedback, ensuring candidates receive quality feedback and are thus left with a positive impression of their interview experience, extending offers to and closing candidates
  • Manage candidate application flow via the Talent Management System (Sage People Recruit, based on SF.com technology) and ensure timely updates
  • Work as an integral part of the People team
  • Support the People Business Partner – Talent on ED&I projects relating to recruitment and selection

What We’re Looking For

  • You will have solid and proven experience of working in recruitment / talent acquisition teams from both agency and/or working in-house
  • A background recruiting in/for high tech, digital, cutting-edge technology companies
  • You will be an excellent and proactive user of LinkedIn and other online recruitment and social media channels e.g. Facebook, Glassdoor, niche job sites
  • You will be accustomed to direct headhunting
  • A professional networker – you will be motivated to attend both our internally organised networking events and other relevant external events in order to build your network of contacts and candidate pipeline
  • Team Player with strong organisational skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, strong relationship building skills and excellent attention to detail
  • HR qualifications of interest, but not essential

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