Recruitment Manager

Swansea (Abertawe)
04 Oct 2021
17 Oct 2021
Contract Type



About the job

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce. We pride ourselves on the positive impact diversity has and promote inclusivity and equality of opportunity for all. Our recruitment process is anonymised, which means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the sift panel.

Recruitment Manager 

Salary: £26,126

Location: Swansea 

Are you a focussed individual who loves to produce high quality work?

Do you enjoy working with people at all levels?

If so, we'd love to hear from you!

Job description

As Recruitment Manager you will assist and support the Recruitment Specialist(s) in all aspects of recruitment across the IT function, supporting the management and delivery of the IT department’s workforce and recruitment plans.

In return, this role offers the chance to build relationships with a wide variety of partners, including senior managers across the IT department. Alongside this exposure comes the exciting challenge of recruiting for a wide range of roles, including the recruitment of DDaT specialists, working under a focus of continuous improvement, and striving to recruit in fresh and dynamic ways.

There is also the opportunity to complete a Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) qualification, if not already qualified. CIPD is the main professional body to accredit and award professional HR qualifications, which are the recognised professional standard for HR and training specialists across the UK.


Key accountabilities of the role include:

• Build relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders both internal and external including candidates, Civil Service Recruitment, DfT Resourcing Group, HR, Capability/Hiring Managers and Communication & Engagement Managers

• Provide advice and direction to hiring managers on the recruitment process and documentation

• Support the management of end to end recruitment process, including completing draft documents on behalf of the hiring manager, prepare recruitment packs in readiness for sift, ‘Meet & Greet’ and interviews

• Manage the preparation of sift/interview rooms or facilitate remote video sift/ interviews where appropriate, engaging with panel members at all times. Carry out meeting and greeting of candidates at interviews and act as scribe for interviews (where required)

• Scheduling sifting, interviews and assessments, updating the applicant tracking system (Oleeo) with results and/or feedback at each stage of the process, supporting on-boarding procedures. In-depth knowledge of Civil Service Jobs Oleeo system and a dedicated resource to the team

• Assist the recruitment specialist(s) in the Management of the Oleeo Recruitment System and completion of posting and on-boarding activities.

For an in-depth insight into the role please refer to the Role Profile.

About You

The successful candidate will have experience of supporting the end to end recruitment process along with good internal and external stakeholder engagement experience, and the ability to influence at all levels.

You have outstanding attention to detail to produce work of an excellent standard. You will also possess strong organisational skills and thrive managing a varied and results-oriented workload.

IT Services is continually evolving so an adaptable and flexible mind-set is key in addition to a positive and resilient approach to overcoming challenges.

Working for the DVLA Digital Team

At the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) our work matters. We’re at the forefront of digital within government, providing new and improved services that are reliable, easy to use and offer value for money for our customers. With over 49 million driver records and over 40 million vehicle records, the opportunity to work at this scale is unrivalled across the region. Our services generate billions in revenue and make a difference to the lives of 9 out of 10 households in the UK.

If you would like to read more about the great opportunities with the DVLA Digital Team then click here

Our people are transforming our digital services, head over to our DVLA Digital Services Blog  to read about what we have been up to.

DVLA supports flexible working, and as an IT Department we are currently working from home. We are working towards introducing a hybrid model, under which working arrangements will be driven by the requirements of your role in agreement with your line manager.


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

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Managing a Quality Service

Technical skills

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

  • SFIA Framework - Resourcing (RESC) Level 4
  • SFIA Framework - Relationship Management (RLMT) Level 4


• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pension
• We encourage a great work-life balance
• Best in class Learning & Development
• Digital communities
• Generous salary and pension
• On-site gym plus personal training
• On-site nursery, restaurants and coffee bar
• 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), increasing by 1 each year (up to 30) & 1 extra day for the Queen’s birthday
• Range of staff groups to support all our colleagues
• Free parking
• Buy and sell annual leave

To find out more about the great opportunities and benefits of working at DVLA, click here  or read our blogs .

Things you need to know

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

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

We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus, and will be following central Government advice as it is issued. There is therefore a risk that recruitment to this post may be subject to change at short notice. In addition, where appropriate, you may be invited to attend a video interview.

Please continue to follow the application process as normal and ensure that you check your emails regularly as all updates from us will be sent to you this way.

How to Apply

As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.

For your CV and personal statement, please provide detailed evidence of your experience of the following:

• Supporting the end to end recruitment process
• Strong stakeholder engagement skills
• Working in an organised manner whilst remaining adaptable to change.

The sift is due to take place 18th October 2021.

Interviews will be held week commencing 1st November 2021.

This interview will be conducted via a video interview, details of which will be provided to you should you be selected for interview.

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 invited to interview, this may consist of a range of question types. These could include questions around behaviours and how you would respond in any situation as well as specific examples of things you have done.

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

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

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 visit our Careers website.

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section

Further Information

To learn more about applying for a role within the Department for Transport, visit the Application Process page of our Careers website.

Before submitting your application, we encourage you to visit our Things You Need to Know page for further information about applying for a role within the Department for Transport and the Civil Service.

Throughout this job advert there are links to the DfT Careers website, which provides you further information to support your application. Should you be unable to access the information on our website, please email for assistance.

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

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further information on nationality requirements

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 equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

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Contact point for applicants Job contact : Name :   ITS Recruitment Email :   Recruitment team : Email :

Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Government Recruitment Services via email: If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Click here ( to visit Civil Service Commission

Attachments Role Profile Opens in new window(pdf, 477kB) Candidate Guidance for CV and Personal Statement Opens in new window(pdf, 405kB) Candidate Notes Opens in new window(pdf, 823kB) SFIA V6 framework-reference Opens in new window(pdf, 557kB)