Senior Recruitment / Resourcing Advisor

Posted 18 March by Highways England

About Us

Highways England are responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England's motorways and major A roads. Over recent years, investment in our highways has increased, this has led to advances in technology, such as smart motorways; enabling traffic to flow better. However, even more is yet to be done. Considering that a third of all traffic, two thirds of heavy goods vehicles, and 98% of UK businesses rely on them, and you can see why our roads, and what we do, matters so much.

It's an exciting time to begin a career with Highways England as we invest £11 billion in our motorways and A Roads boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety which is why we're so grateful to our c 4,500 employees around the country. At the same time, we'll improve how we work. That means we will be able to; plan roadworks better to minimise disruption; clear incidents more quickly; and save more than £1 billion by working more efficiently. When you work with us, you're helping to connect communities, sustain business and support the economy.

The Role

As a Senior Resourcing Advisor, you will ensure that our recruitment service across Highways England is delivered effectivly and efficiently maintaining an excellent customer experience for both the candidates and hiring managers. You will also provide advice and interpret solutions to resolve queries escalated from HR advisors whilst supporting recruitment campaigns across our business ensuring that all KPI's are achieved in a timely manner.

This role is an 12 month Fixed Term contract.

Day to Day

  • Provide functional and advisory support across resourcing (e.g. through providing shortlists of candidates to line managers, notifying shortlisted successful and unsuccessful candidates, and extending and negotiating an offer with a successful candidate)

  • Manage multiple cases / projects that may last over a longer period of time from end-to-end (e.g. requisitions for open recruitment campaigns)

  • Actively monitor and identify opportunities for improvement across resourcing processes

  • Day to day contract management for resourcing suppliers, tracking compliance with security, service level agreements, quality and cost

  • Develop attraction strategy, considering different channels and methods to reach the appropriate audience, Manage recruitment timetables to enable candidates to be sourced in time for business requirements

  • Manage job offers including obtaining sign-off of offer packages where required and negotiating offers with candidates

  • Receive and handle escalated resourcing queries from HR Advisors when guidance or clarification on policies and/or procedures is required

About You

  • Expertise in end-to-end resourcing of volume recruitment campaigns

  • Experience with recruiting at various levels of seniority and skill set (e.g. - executive and senior hires/ programmatic recruitment / technical and specialist roles / volume recruitment )

  • Ability to liaise and collaborate with the Resourcing and Learning CoE in order to deliver their resourcing programmes and processes

  • Knowledge of recruitment systems / databases / recruitment technology (e.g. Social Media sites/Job Boards)

  • Ability to liaise with line managers in the business in order to deliver against their resourcing requirements

  • Sound communication and advisory skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with customers within the business and candidates outside the business

  • High degree of attention to detail

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise critical items


So we can really get to know you and what you can offer please include a CV with your application. You're also encouraged to include a covering note explaining how you're a great match for us: so please tell us how your skills, experience and qualifications meet both the role, and Highways England, requirements.

Please click here for the Job Role Profile

All candidates will be required to provide proof of Right to Work in the UK at interview stage.

We're expecting this role to be popular, so we may need to close the advert early if response is strong so to avoid disappointment, please apply as soon as possible

Help keep England moving. We look forward to hearing from you.

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