Recruitment Advisor

My client is an international provider of market leading insurance services. They are looking to hire a Recruitment Advisor to join their HR team of 12 to facilitate the end-to-end recruitment processes. In addition, the Recruitment Advisor will play a key role in a number of recruitment-related projects, in particular championing and increasing the extent to which they hire via direct methods. This role would suit agency recruiters with Financial or Professional Services experience and looking to move in-house.

Main Responsibilities:


  • Coordinate recruitment administration, including updating the applicant tracking system, interview scheduling and timely provision of feedback to candidates and agencies. Ensure the candidate experience is of the highest quality

  • Carry out interviews and selection procedures with hiring managers across the businesses

  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with hiring managers, providing a proactive and credible service and challenging where appropriate

  • Be the super-user for the recruitment module of the HR system; ensure they are getting the most from this module (e.g. talent-pooling, filter questions)

  • Track and report on recruitment methods, costs and cost savings on a regular basis.

Direct Recruitment

  • Champion and increase the extent to which the firm recruits via direct hiring methods, including the employee referral scheme, social media, online direct advertising and the use of networks, thereby reducing reliance of agencies

  • Keep up-to-date with changing technology and investigate new and innovative options for advertising roles and selecting candidates (e.g. video screening)

  • Be the super-user for LinkedIn, identify potential candidates, liaise with hiring managers and approach individuals as appropriate. Work with the marketing team to maintain the LinkedIn Life Page.

Recruitment Agencies

  • Act as the main point of contact for all external recruitment agencies. Develop and maintain strong relationships

  • Produce reports on agency performance, measuring success rates and developing our relationships as appropriate

  • Work with the HR team to implement terms of business and ensure they are signed, returned and filed

  • Negotiate fees/packages with agencies and publications/online advertising suppliers.

Person Specification

  • Strong recruitment background in an insurance, professional services or legal environment, or a recruitment agency

  • Excellent interviewing skills

  • Knowledge in selection techniques and sourcing options is desirable

  • Strong diary management and administration and organisations skills are essential

  • Comfortable with figures and reporting

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to build relationships and influence senior stakeholders

  • Proactivity and the ability to think creatively and problem-solve is essential

  • Ability to challenge where appropriate

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