Talent Acquisition Advisor

28 Jul 2021
28 Aug 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Job Description

Talent Acquisition Advisor – Funky Pigeon
Bristol Head Office (with hybrid remote working)
Grade C

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.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Talent Acquisition Advisor to join our lean yet talented Talent Acquisition Team, supporting our Funky Pigeon recruitment. This is a really exciting time to join us, with plenty of projects to get stuck into, as well as a variety of vacancies spanning across the business, providing a wealth of exposure and experience for someone who really wants to grow their Recruitment career. 

What you’ll do
As a Talent Acquisition Advisor you will work closely with the Talent Acquisition Manager and the Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor as well as key stakeholders within Funky Pigeon, supporting the business needs of our Bristol Head Office.  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 really are looking for someone who is passionate about our 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.

It would be great if you had an interest in the digital/eccomerce space or some experience of recruiting in the digital industry. 

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 in house or agency. You will 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 appropriate. 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. 

Why Join Us? 
Whoever joins us always receives excellent training and development opportunities. You can also expect a competitive salary and excellent benefits that includes a profit related bonus, 24 days holiday + an extra day off for your birthday. For customer & career focused individuals,  this all adds up to a unique opportunity.  

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