Recruitment Advisor / Internal Recruiter
From Employee Relations and L&D, to Payroll & Reward and Recruitment. HR is right at the heart of WHSmith. These specialists, plus our generalist HR team, support the entire Group in looking after our 14,000+ employees. Because life moves so fast in our business, HR has to move quickly too. You’ll need to take the initiative and be ready to make big decisions, fast. Here, HR is all about finding innovative, commercial solutions and putting them into action.
Recruitment Advisor – Store Management, Cluster Management & International Stores
Swindon Head Office (with remote working & monthly Travel to London Head Office).
We now have an exciting opportunity for a Recruitment Advisor (Internal Recruiter) to join our lean yet talented Recruitment Team on a permanent basis in our Swindon Head Office with remote / flexible working available. Reporting directly in to the Recruitment Manager you will support our Store Management and Cluster Management recruitment across our Travel, High Street estate with sporadic travel to the other sites, as well as supporting our International Store Opening and Store Management recruitment.
What you’ll do
As a Recruitment Advisor you will work closely with the Recruitment Manager and key stakeholders within WHSmith Store Operations and Area Management teams supporting the business needs of recruitment and talent acquisition. You’ll engage with hiring managers to gain a full brief of recruitment requirements to advise the most effective recruitment strategy.
You’ll utilise your expert knowledge to manage the full end to end recruitment process, creating and posting bespoke adverts, as well as directly sourcing candidates across vacancies through to interview and offer stage. As well as ensuring you’re providing excellent attraction and selection strategies to the business we expect you to be playing a key part in the interview process, supporting our stakeholders and ensuring an excellent candidate experience.
We expect you to be passionate about the brand and thrive off exploring new exciting ways of working to ensure we are offering the best possible service to our stakeholders and candidates alike at all times. You’ll utilise your experience to ensure we remain at the forefront of our market place and one step ahead of our competitors keeping abreast of any industry news and proactively engaging in the market.
What we’re looking for
We’re looking for someone who has a successful track record of delivering excellent levels of service in recruitment, either as an Internal Recruiter, agency Recruitment Consultant or within a Talent Acquisition function.
Ideally, you’ll have some experience within Retail, FMCG, Hospitality or Leisure recruitment, and be used to the fast paced, complex and ever changing world we operate in. Regardless you must have experience managing a variety of vacancies at all levels of experience to brief and within agreed time scales.
You must be a confident, credible and engaging communicator not only with applicants but also with key stakeholders at all levels of seniority; challenging and influencing where needed. You will have an eye for detail and identifying top talent; coupled with meticulous planning and prioritisation skills to successfully manage a busy workload with tight deadlines.
We need recruiters who are commercial, able to keep their ear to the ground within the market and have the capability to implement and introduce strategic resourcing initiatives and new trends. If you’re looking for a role with the autonomy and scope to challenge yourself and the status quo; WHSmith could be for you!
What’s in it for you?
You’ll be at of the hub of an incredibly fast-moving function and you’ll be trusted to make decisions that benefit the business. It’s a serious responsibility – which will seriously motivate you. You’ll thrive on the freedom and the chance to use your skills and will be supported with plenty of training and development opportunities. What’s more, you can expect some fab rewards, including an achievable annual bonus, contributory pension, 24 days’ holiday (and the option to buy more), your birthday off, 4pm finishes on a Friday and much more!