Talent Acquisition Specialist x2 – HR

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Talent Acquisition Specialist x2 - HR

Oxfordshire TCL 5240598

Posted: 17th November 2023 11:17
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £50,512.00 per annum depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is Permanent


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Talent Acquisition Specialist x2 - HR

Reference no: Oxfordshire TCL 5240598

Pay Rate: up to £50,512.00 per annum depending on experience

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is Permanent


Supporting the delivery of a high value talent acquisition and resourcing service that has a visible impact on organisational success and effectively showcases the organisation as an inclusive employer of choice. A trusted and credible partner in areas relating to the specialism e.g., attraction, sourcing, pipelining, assessment, vetting, inclusive hiring, data analysis and market and technology trends.

Leading a variety of key talent acquisition projects and campaigns for hard to fill roles. Proactively searching for, attracting, nurturing and hiring the very best talent. Providing candidates with a deep understanding of the organisation, it’s employee value proposition and brand. Using best value, evidence based and innovative methods to create and deliver valuable solutions

Key Responsibilities:

  • Talent acquisition subject matter expert. Providing advanced level advice and guidance on attraction, social media, sourcing, pipelining, assessment, vetting, inclusive hiring, data analysis and market and technology trends.
  • Visible and accountable for the successful and timely delivery of multiple innovative talent acquisition campaigns and projects with clearly defined project plans and identified task owners and timelines.
  • Working in collaboration with HR Business Partners and senior managers to develop a full understanding of service area workforce requirements, aligned with business plans and provide talent acquisition strategies and solutions that positively impact organisational success.
  • Developing strategies to attract active and passive candidates including talent pipelining strategies and increasing direct sourcing success.
  • Designing candidate centred innovative, creative and cost effective attraction & sourcing methods that deliver a diverse talent pool and improve the attraction of under represented groups.
  • Developing initiatives to support significant reduction in temporary agency worker spend.
  • Defining and delivering sourcing channels, that provide a balance of time, cost, and quality to the organisation, seeking out new or redefined routes to market.
  • Actively seek opportunities to act as a County Council brand ambassador both online and in person e.g. attendance at job fairs, PRIDE etc.
  • Develop networking opportunities with other local authorities, Oxfordshire employers etc. to keep abreast of market trends and provide insight into successful talent acquisition strategies.
  • Supporting team members to effectively manage peaks of activity, offering guidance and sharing campaign outcomes to improve team resourcing expertise and triaging campaign support work to Resourcing Advisors as appropriate

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via jo[email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Level 5 REC/CIPD qualification or equivalent relevant experience evidenced through professional development or study.
  • British Psychological Society - Level A & B trained assessor with up to date practical knowledge of a wide range of inclusive assessment tools and designing and facilitating assessments.
  • Project management qualification or the ability to demonstrate practical knowledge of project management principles and techniques.


  • Extensive up to date knowledge of recruitment and compliance related legislation and best practice with the ability to confidently provide advice. Committed to continual professional development to maintain this knowledge and expertise.
  • Extensive knowledge of undertaking effective search activity. Up to date knowledge of market mapping, headhunting, talent pooling and talent pipelining. Including experience in directly leading executive search and managing relationships with search firms.


  • Significant experience of using LinkedIn as a user and recruiter and other social media channels to showcase the employee value proposition, attract talent and build direct sourcing capability.
  • Significant experience of proactively identifying organisation priorities/workforce plans and translating into successful inclusive talent attraction, assessment and onboarding strategies, plans and campaigns.
  • Advanced resourcing expertise developed in an internal setting within a large/multi-site/discipline/sector organisation.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to effectively plan own workload with limited supervision and a proven ability to effectively manage competing demands and priorities while retaining strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships and manage expectations with key stakeholders, partners and candidates.
  • Ability to demonstrate agile thinking with the courage to dare to do things differently. Finding alternate, innovative, and non-standard solutions toissues and challenges that have a tangible business benefit.
  • Highly resilient with the ability to manage own emotions in the face of pressure, set backs or when dealing with challenging situations.
  • An articulate communicator, confident liaising with decision makers at all levels with the ability to inform and influence and gain consensus on complex issues to achieve outcomes. With the ability to produce professional, concise and accurate reports and documents.


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Job Ref: Oxfordshire TCL 5240598
Talent Acquisition Specialist x2 - HR
Client Category: Local Authority

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