Talent Acquisition Specialist

A leading international banking organisation is looking for experienced recruiters to join their London Talent Acquisition team. You will manage the delivery of talent acquisition process for selected infrastructure functions and talent aligned to internal projects, with some emphasis on direct sourcing. You will also support local and cross border hires and transfers.


  • Operate as a key subject matter expert in the attraction and hiring of talent into the organisation
  • Attract, develop, engage, and deploy candidates across multiple regions and functions
  • Collaborate with local HRBP/HR Service Delivery teams on reporting, governance and risk management
  • Collaborate with other Talent Acquisition Specialists in region and across the function
  • Overall point of contact for any global initiatives impacting countries under remit
  • Coordinate with hiring managers to identify staffing needs
  • Determine selection criteria and source potential candidates through online channels
  • Design job descriptions, plan interview and selection procedures
  • Lead employer branding initiatives
  • Organize and attend job fairs and recruitment events
  • Forecast quarterly and annual hiring needs by department
  • Foster long-term relationships with past applicants and potential candidates
  • Point of escalation within the country for issues, risks and compliance breaches
  • Accountable for meeting the budgeted recruitment targets for countries under remit to time, quality & cost,
  • Guide the business on talent acquisition planning
  • Manage relationships with preferred vendors, manage non-compliant and niche supplier activity

Knowledge and Experience

  • Proven work experience as a Talent Acquisition Specialist or similar role, ideally within financial inhouse environments
  • Track record of building and developing strong, sustainable relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Successful track record of placing senior (director) level candidates
  • Experience of PSL management and negotiating supplier agreements
  • Experience of working in a complex matrix
  • Familiarity with social media, cv databases and professional networks (e.g. Linkedin and Taleo)
  • Hands-on experience with full-cycle recruiting using various interview techniques and evaluation methods
  • Knowledge of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATSs)
  • Ability to work effectively in virtual International teams

Competitive salary on offer. Please apply and email bethhicks@oakleafpartnership.com with any questions.

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