How you'll make a difference

The Recruitment Team plays a crucial role is in supporting the wider council to meet its priorities.  We provide specialist advice and support to all divisions, helping managers fill vacant roles with the right people, at the right time. Ensuring those we recruit bring with them the skills, knowledge and experience needed to drive the council's plans forward. 
 
As Recruitment Supervisor you will supervise and co-ordinate the work of the Recruitment Administrators and Recruitment Advisors, ensuring they deliver a high quality, responsive, accurate and effective customer focused service. 
 
What will you be doing? 
 
  • Our Recruitment Administrators primary focus is on taking successful candidates accurately through their pre-employment checks. Your focus will be to oversee the work of the administration team, making sure that all candidates meet our compliance and safeguarding standards.
  • The administration team are also the first point of contact for all our customers. Through coaching and mentoring, it will be your responsibility to ensure the team always deliver a proactive, high quality customer service, and that vitally the advice and guidance provided is relevant and accurate. 
  • You will be responsible for all aspects of a management role, including overseeing work allocation, day to day supervision, 1;1’s, PDPR’s and performance and absence management. 
  • You will oversee the Recruitment Advisors, who provide specialist, hands-on recruitment support to managers. You will also get involved with recruitment activity, including advising managers on recruitment processes, and helping to find creative solutions to recruitment challenges. This will include advert writing, researching candidate attraction methods and supporting hiring managers through the end-to-end recruitment process. 
 
This is a LTC / Secondment opportunity for employees of South Gloucestershire Council only. Available until March 2024. 

What we need from you

  • Given the key elements of this role, it is vital that you have recent, contemporary knowledge of recruitment processes and are forward thinking in your approach to filling roles with the ability to think creatively.
  • You should also have experience of managing or supervising either a team or individuals. You will be confident in overseeing the work of others and helping them to work flexibly to meet work pressures and demands.  
  • As it is critical that the work produced by the team is accurate, it is essential that you have a strong eye for detail and are able to coach your team, developing any gaps in knowledge. 
  • You should also enjoy problem solving and providing high level customer service.   

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

  • What’s special here is the strength of the team ethos, the support and the training.    
  •  Office-based, you’ll be part of a team. If you need specialist expertise or just a bit of advice from someone who’s been there and done it, it’s right there for you 
  •  As part of our benefits package you will receive generous annual leave (pro rata), employee wellbeing support and you will have access to a range of staff discounts, including eye tests, travel, shopping and leisure activities  
  • We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities.   
 
Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.  
  • We’re providing essential services across our internal network to ensure we can fully support our community.   
  • We’re positive and forward thinking, always looking for new and innovative ways of working work and we’re ambitious about the future.  
  • We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.   
 
We’re making a difference, be part of it!    

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