Resourcing Manager

Birmingham, Leeds , Swansea
30 Apr 2021
10 May 2021
Contract Type


About the job Summary

A Resourcing Manager is required for a permanent position with the Department for Transport (DfT) paying £38,654 and based in either Birmingham, Leeds or Swansea.

Job description

DfT is the government department responsible for the UK transport network, we work with our agencies and partners to support the transport network and plan and invest in the infrastructure needed to keep the UK on the move. This Resourcing Manager post is an important leadership position within our central resourcing function, you will provide your team with positive and strategic leadership, creating a culture of innovation and building capability to deliver a value add and quality service that meets customer expectations.


Includes but not limited to:

• Lead and manage your team of Resourcing Partners to deliver a professional expert resourcing service which is aligned to business priorities.
• Maximise return on investment by ensuring the most appropriate and cost-effective resourcing channels and methods are used.
• Promote a culture of continuous improvement, focusing especially on the quality and diversity of the candidates as well as improving the candidate and vacancy holder experience.
• Build collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to streamline processes and reduce timelines.

Full details can be found in the attached job description which you should review prior to applying.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will need to evidence the following skills and experience:
• A strong history of working in the recruitment sector, with good knowledge and understanding of inclusive attraction, application, sifting and selection tools and processes.
• Be able to evidence that you are adaptable and flexible in handling the challenges of a demanding workload and have a drive and energy for continuous improvement.
• Demonstrable relationship-building and influencing skills with the ability to develop and maintain strong links with a diverse range of stakeholders.
• You should also be an excellent communicator and a strong leader with experience of managing, leading or developing others as resourcing professionals.

We are different people, one team

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


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

  • Leadership
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Communicating and Influencing


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.

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

Things you need to know Security

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 and Experience.

We recognise the challenges that people with (multiple) protected characteristics may experience on the job market and in their career progression. We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities. We are keen to make our workforce as diverse as possible, and we hope to attract applications from underrepresented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, people with a disability, and people with gender diverse identities.

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.

The Civil Service Nationality Rules has been updated following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. The new rules will come into effect on 1st January 2021. We urge people from the EU, European Economic Area and Switzerland to be familiar with the updated Nationality rules prior to applying for this role.

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.

How to Apply

Your response to the following question will be assessed against the experience from ‘Success profiles’ so it is important that you review and understand what this includes to ensure that your answer meets the standard required.

Question: In your personal statement, tell us how you think your skills and experience meet the requirements of this role.

You should address the following points. This does not have to be written like a letter and you may prefer to simply respond in bullet points.

• It is essential for you to have a demonstrable history of working within an in-house/internal recruitment function, with comprehensive experience of being responsible for the end-to-end process, from workforce planning to onboarding.
• A strong understanding applying different attraction, application and assessment tools and processes to ensure a fair and inclusive process.
• Previous experience of leading or managing people.
• Be able to evidence strong communication skills, particularly in terms of managing multiple stakeholders to ensure a positive experience.

Sift & Interview Dates

The sift is due to take place w/c 10th May 2021

Interviews are due to take place w/c 17th May 2021

This interview could 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.

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:
• an interview
• an interview and a technical exercise (eg presentation, written, or coding exercise etc)
• a full day of activities including interactive, written and timed exercises

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 (or eligible for) status under 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.

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Contact point for applicants Job contact : Name :   Tom Webb-Skinner 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: Visit the Civil Service Commission website at

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