Digital Resourcing Partner - Flexible Working Available

Swansea (Abertawe)
£29,832 - £32,367
18 Jun 2019
12 Jul 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Job description

Would you describe yourself as an experienced recruiter who is looking to join a new and exciting recruitment team within the Civil Service? 

Are you an individual that has exceptional resourcing skills and can demonstrate a high level of stakeholder management? 

If so we’d love to hear from you as we’re currently looking for a Digital Resourcing Partner to be a part of a new forward thinking Digital Recruitment team servicing the DfT. 

As Digital Resourcing Partner, you will play a critical role within the Digital Resourcing Team. You will be responsible for operational delivery of end-to-end recruitment solutions, direct sourcing, candidate management, assessment, development and on boarding for their assigned campaigns. 

Responsibilities and accountabilities 

•Provide an expert service for digital recruitment supporting vacancy holders throughout the process. 
•Take full responsibility for all campaigns and use appropriate methods to facilitate the effective implementation and delivery of each. 
•Proactively ensure that business needs are identified and work with the Senior Resourcing Partner to determine and deliver effective recruitment strategies. 
•Demonstrate accurate measurement of, and adherence to, the contract, service level agreements and KPIs. 
•Arrange and chair campaign start up meeting to agree external contract and campaign timeline. 
•Undertake regular checks of activity to continuously measure the quality and consistency of work delivered. 
•Pre-empt and identify any risks or issues with each campaign, identify a solution and flag to the Senior Digital Resourcing Partner where appropriate. 
•Ensure Recruitment Tracker is accurate and up to date to assure a reliable source of information and therefore be able to produce robust Management on a weekly, monthly and ad-hoc basis. 
•Regularly update the weekly note in the shared folder to ensure team members are aware of the progress of each campaign. 
•Engage with GRS to track and chase, where appropriate, any offers made. 
•Execute sourcing activities through appropriate channels for both passive and active candidate communities when needed. 
•Management of talent through ATS 
•Provide Hiring Manager with sifting/interview templates and coaching where required. 
•Regular travel with possible overnight stays will be required meeting Stakeholders in London, Bristol, Nottingham and Southampton. 

About you 

As the ideal candidate you will have experience of working in a fast and dynamic environment. You will be a hands-on service delivery expert, who possess exceptional interpersonal skills and can demonstrate a high level of senior stakeholder management. Experience of 360 recruitment and working in a recruitment / resourcing environment. 

About us 

The Department for Transport Resourcing Group (DRG) is a specialist in-house recruitment team. We help managers from across the Department for Transport family recruit the people they need to deliver their key business priorities. 

This is an exciting time for us as we established a new team to actively recruit people with the digital skills needed to continue to develop and build world class digital services and now due to expansion we are looking for another resourcing partner. 

Each business unit has their own unique needs and priorities. They include the Department for Transport (DfT), Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Driving Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA). 

The DfT is using digital to improve the experience of transport and provide assisted digital support for those who need it. DfT also work with local communities to help improve users’ digital skills so they can access digital services by themselves. 

The DVSA is focusing on providing modern, efficient and sustainable technology to support their mobile workforce and build brilliant digital services. They’re working towards transforming into a digitally-enabled organisation that will help the public stay safe on Great Britain’s roads. 

As well as improving their digital services, the MCA is modernising their IT to a state-of-the-art digital working environment. The MCA will introduce major improvements to the ship registration system, seafarer training and documentation, medical examination system and vessel identification for the benefit of their customers – putting them at the heart of the process and introducing real improvements to service delivery. 


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

  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Managing a Quality Service

Benefits Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


Besides the rewarding nature of the job itself, the benefits that come with it are excellent. The package includes generous leave entitlement, attractive pension options, flexible working and other policies to enable a good work/life balance, including beneficial childcare arrangements. You'll also benefit from our commitment to nurturing and developing talent.

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

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, Strengths and Experience.

When considering applying please look at how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and Personal Statement to reflect the role and the essential skills/ criteria described in Role Profile. 

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

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 interview may consist of a range of question types which could include questions about your strengths or how you would respond in any given situation, as well as specific examples of things you have done. You may also be asked to sit a written assessment or present on a particular topic. 

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
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.

Apply and further information Contact point for applicants

For further information please email Natasha Senior Digital Resourcing Partner on:

Sift/interview dates and location

The sift is due to take place W/C 8th July 2019. 

First Stage Interviews/assessments are likely to be held on 17th & 18th July 2019. 

Second Stage Interviews are likely to be held W/C 22nd July 2019 

Whilst we will endeavour to meet the dates set out in the advert there may be occasions when these dates will change. Those candidates invited to assessment will be provided with sufficient notice of confirmed dates. 

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

Further information

Please see attached candidate notes. 

A reserve list will be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made. If appropriate, your application form and selection information may be shared with additional vacancy holders across the Department and its Agencies. 

Reasonable adjustment 

If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes. 
If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should: 

• Contact Government Recruitment Service via as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs 

• Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional. 

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment. 

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 at 

Any move to the Department for Transport (DfT) will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.