How you'll make a difference

Recruitment is tough right now and due to the current challenges across the external employment market we are looking for a specialist Recruitment Advisor to join our team. You will support our hiring managers to recruit people with the right skills, knowledge and experience to ensure we are able to successful deliver the Council priorities.
 
What will you be doing?

  • You will provide specialist, expert recruitment advice and guidance to managers, on the best way to fill their vacancies, ensuring high quality candidates are attracted through creative, targeted recruitment campaigns. This might be achieved using a range of methods, including social media, online job boards or our careers site. 
  • In line with our recruitment branding, you will write engaging and attractive job adverts and will use recruitment marketing strategies to promote the benefits of working for the Council to existing and potential staff, showing us as an employer of choice. 
  • It will be critical for you to understand the recruitment requirements of each team you are working with, including awareness of vacancies to enable you to fill roles as quickly and efficiently as possible, minimising agency spend where agency staff are being utilised. 
  • You will be part of the team that that reviews and approves vacancy requests, assessing the complexity of the role and allocating it to an appropriate team member. 
  • You will also use your knowledge and insight to provide day to day advice and guidance to other members of the recruitment team and to hiring managers on employment and recruitment issues. 
 
This is a limited term contract until March 2024. 
 
We are currently working in a hybrid way, working from home the majority of the time. However there will be occasions where you will be expected to attend meetings at our office on Badminton Road, Yate. 

What we need from you

  • To be successful in this role is it essential that you have proven, contemporary recruitment delivery experience, plus knowledge of employment legislation that relates to recruitment. 
  • You will have good attention to detail, with the ability to research and diagnose issues and find creative solutions. 
  • You will have the ability to build effective working relationships, promoting a culture of excellent customer service, ensuring that the equalities impact of decisions are always considered.
  • You will ideally have a HR or Recruitment qualification such as from the CIPD, however this is not essential. 

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

  • We know our team work best when they have balance in their lives and we offer genuine flexibility to help them achieve that work/life balance. 
  • 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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