Resourcing Partner - Part Time

Swansea (Abertawe)
£29,832 - £32,367 pro-rata
26 Apr 2019
26 May 2019
Part Time
Contract Type


Swansea, Wales, SA6 7JL


22.2 over four days

About the job Job description

Are you a passionate and engaging recruitment specialist with excellent knowledge and understanding of resourcing tools and methodologies? If so, we would love to hear from you. 

The Department for Transport (DfT) Resourcing Group (DRG), is a core central HR service supporting the central department and DfT's executive agencies with their recruitment activity. We use our expertise to drive, navigate and steer our managers through the recruitment journey. 

This is an excellent opportunity to join us and be part of our team of expert Resourcing Partners. You will act as the relationship manager between DRG and our customers building strong working relationships with key stakeholders throughout the Department. 

You will work very closely with our vacancy holders in our Rail Passenger Services directorate to provide a professional, efficient and effective recruitment service that meets business needs and recruitment regulatory, legislative and quality standards. Although there is a large degree of stakeholder management and influencing within this role you will also be required to execute the detail such as advert drafting, assessment design and articulating the resourcing plan. 

Passenger Services is located with the Rail Group and is a fast paced and reactive area of the business due to the nature of services they deliver in order to provide a world class service to millions of passengers across the UK. 

The role is based in Swansea and will involve regular travel to London which Passenger Services is located, so you'll need to be flexible in order to travel and meet the needs of the business. 

We encourage collaborative working across DRG so you will work collaboratively with DRG Senior Management and specialist teams on attraction and assessment to drive key attraction strategies and bespoke inclusive assessment solutions for your customers. 

Key Responsibilities will include but not limited to 

• Build and develop honest and collaborative relationships with Resource Leads, and Stakeholders to influence the approach to recruitment, removing barriers to ensure that the recruitment flow is seamless and accessible to candidates and vacancy holders. 

• Ensure that all recruitment and selection activities, including transfers and redeployment, are aligned to the Department’s strategic agenda, and comply with employment law, the Department’s diversity strategy, equal opportunities legislation and the Civil Service Commissioners Principles. 

• Use your expert knowledge to deliver innovative and fit for purpose resourcing plan, including attraction strategies, application methods, interviewing questions and assessment recommendations 

• Responsibility for upskilling and building capability in all aspects of resourcing for your business by delivering bespoke training, presentations, workshops and attending meetings or forums within the business. 

• Using quantitative and qualitative data, undertake regular evaluation and analysis to understand emerging issues, risks and trends. Use the data to identify opportunities and drive key decision making. 

• Proactively work with your Business Unit to ensure that diversity and inclusion is a key part of their recruitment and selection strategy and influence vacancy holders to embrace this approach with all recruitment campaigns. 

• Alongside the Recruitment Delivery Manager develop and coach the team of Campaign Managers sharing your knowledge and expertise, building capability and confidence, to ensure the effective delivery of day to day recruitment campaigns. 

About you 

You will bring considerable experience of working in a recruitment function, with good knowledge and understanding of attraction, application, sifting and selection tools and processes. Your excellent written skills will demonstrate your previous experience of drafting inclusive and compelling job adverts across a range of disciplines. You will bring strong relationship building and influencing skills with the ability develop and maintain strong links with your internal and external stakeholders. 

Additional skills and experiences 

• Be a strong advocate for change, driving continuous process improvement across the Department 

• High level of self-motivation and experience of working within a high pressured operational team with the ability to organise and prioritise workloads to maximise productivity and meet deadlines 

• Take responsibility for your growth and development, seeking out opportunities to build your capability and experience 

• Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to analyse complex situations conceptually and provide workable solutions for a range of stakeholders 

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to influence and motivate others at all levels within the Department and drive outcomes 

If you have the desire to make a difference and shape future department recruitment campaigns, we would like to hear from you. 

DRG are passionate about our values. The team here are focused on upholding these through the work they do each and every day. 

Supporting each other 

Sharing our knowledge 

Building trusted relationships 

Exceeding expectations 

Embracing change 

About us 

DRG are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department. 

You’ll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future. 


Find out more about what it's like working at the Department for Transport

DfT has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017. 

DfT’s inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we’ve made to raise the number of women in senior positions.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Leadership
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • • HR Careers Framework Level 2 Resourcing/Talent/Workforce Planning Manager

Benefits Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must pass basic security checks.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

Please tailor your CV and personal statement to evidence the following essential experience: 

• Your recruitment expertise and skills including your understanding of attraction, application, sifting and selection tools and processes. 
• Your experience of building strong relationships and influencing key stakeholders 
• Your experience of working within a high pressured operational environment 

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include: 

• an interview with one or more exercises 

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity. For further information on Success Profiles please click here 

Your interview may consist of a range of question types. These may include questions about: 

• what energises and motivates you 

• how you would manage situations relevant to the role 

• your previous experience 

• your professional skills and knowledge 

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within. 

Please also familiarise yourself with the HR Professional Framework paying particular attention to Level 2: Resourcing/Talent/Workforce Planning Manager. To view the framework please follow the link here 

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates. 

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a security check may be carried out.