Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

The job holder's primary responsibility is to provide a firm-wide world class resourcing service to meet current and future business needs. A secondary objective is to support and develop the Firm's talent management processes.



  • Advise on all aspects of recruitment and selection within the firm and be accountable for the recruitment for all staff up to MD level

  • Maintain an up-to-date understanding of the recruitment market place ensure that the firm continues to attract and close talented candidates.

  • Provide accurate benchmarking where appropriate, in particular to support the firm's annual review process

  • Proactively meet with Function Heads to review recruitment requirements and costs for the year ahead and ensure authorisation is obtained from the COO. Ensure all annual recruitment activity is budgeted for

  • Proactively use of Social Media to maximise direct recruitment and regularly explore / use other direct sourcing methods.

  • Oversee agency relationships and performance.

  • Offer new approaches to recruiting roles, for example via new testing approaches, new interview processes etc

  • Track recruitment performance - speed to recruit, cost savings, offers rejected, proportion of applicants successfully recruited. Speed to hire is a key performance measure


  • In conjunction with Partner, HR and Head of HR Operations, review employees' learning & development needs

  • Implement targeted L&D programmes across the company and open up courses to a wider audience where possible

  • Source new training providers where appropriate

  • Manage the mentoring programme

  • Participate as an assessor in the twice annual Talent Management Centre


  • Intellectual horsepower

  • Substantial in-house experience in recruitment & selection. Strong individual track record, including track record in continuous improvement / innovation

  • Talent Management experience

  • Experience in blue chip organisations or Professional Services

  • Experience in a recruitment agency in addition to in-house recruitment would be an advantage

  • Relevant Bachelors degree, CIPD or Masters degree an advantage

  • Presence and credibility at all levels, both internally and externally

  • Output focus combined with high quality standards

  • Persuasive across different audiences

  • Strong personal leadership

  • Excellent communication skills, verbally and in writing

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