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Strategic Recruitment Manager

The Role

A Strategic Resourcing Manager vacancy has arisen at an exciting time for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. With recruitment in a good place after huge improvements have been made to processes and systems, including being nationally recognised and awarded. Positive results have already been identified in the increase of successful campaigns and advances in internal and external reputation as well as employer presence in the market.

 

The recruitment team are now ready to continue to improve their approach and look to further increase the organisation’s ability to recruit and retain the best possible employees in new and innovative ways. The role of Strategic Resourcing Manager will be crucial to spearhead these improvements and provide leadership and support to the team of ten. Lead on executive and senior level recruitment which will also be a part of the role and will require an experienced recruiter with a track record of recruiting to executive appointments.

 

As the organisation’s main point of contact on Recruitment and Resourcing, in addition to the above, you will manage significant contracts, including the contract management of the master vendor supplier for agency workers, to ensure they work for the councils and deliver value for money.

 

A key part of the role will be to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion, playing a key role in this agenda to create and maintain a safe, supportive and welcoming environment where all people are treated with dignity and their identity and culture are valued and respected.

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Extensive experience of managing and developing a resourcing function within a complex organisation.
  • Experience of driving performance through evidence-based decision making.
  • Strong commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and how recruitment can create a more diverse workforce at all levels
  • Ability to develop and build long-term relationships with hiring managers at all levels
  • Experience and knowledge of working in a local authority or public sector organisation is desirable.

If you are an innovative and experienced recruiter and are ready to work with Richmond and Wandsworth on solutions to take us to the next level, please apply.

At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery must always come first. We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders and our staff. Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience. Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the centre of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know.

Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work!

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing Date: Monday 4th July 2022

Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 4th July 2022

Interview Date: TBC but likely to be W/C Monday 11th July 2022 – There may be presentation as part of the interview process.

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

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