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Sourcing and Research Lead

Lloyds Banking Group
Bristol, United Kingdom
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Job Details

End Date
Friday 26 April 2024

Salary Range
£73,262 - £86,190

We support flexible working - click here for more information on flexible working options

Flexible Working Options
Hybrid Working

Job Description Summary
In the dynamic realm of our talent acquisition team, you, as the Sourcing & Research Lead, hold a pivotal role dedicated to advancing talent acquisition, implementing AI, and remaining at the forefront of industry trends. Your contribution extends far beyond standard functions as you play a meaningful role in supporting the entire team with both passive and active candidates, data mapping, and insights.

Job Description
  • JOB TITLE: Sourcing and Research Lead
  • LOCATION: Leeds, Bristol, Edinburgh or Halifax
  • SALARY: £73,262 - £86,190
  • HOURS: Full Time
  • WORKING PATTERN: This role involves spending up to 2 days a week, or 40% of your time at one of our offices.

What we need from you!

  • Your strategic influence involves collaborating closely with the Talent Acquisition Leads and the broader team to align sourcing strategies with organisational objectives.
  • Specializing in data mapping, your team employs sophisticated techniques to identify talent pools, market trends, and generate actionable insights.
  • Your role is not confined to conventional sourcing; it extends to driving workforce planning initiatives and giving to the development and implementation of location strategies based on data-driven assessments and market dynamics.
  • In collaborative engagement, you work in tandem with internal partners to understand hiring needs and challenges, ensuring a synchronized approach to talent acquisition.
  • Your dedication to staying abreast of industry trends, talent market changes, and new technologies allows you to supply to the team's thought leadership.
  • By translating market insights into actionable strategies, you guarantee the team’s forefront position of talent acquisition practices.
  • Your performance and reporting efforts are geared towards implementing metrics and reporting mechanisms that measure the effectiveness of sourcing strategies.
  • Regular updates on talent market dynamics, candidate engagement, and other pertinent metrics provide valuable input for strategic decision-making.

In essence, as the Sourcing & Research Lead your wide-ranging expertise ensures the team's agility and responsiveness to the evolving needs of the organisation in a highly competitive talent landscape. Your role is not just about sourcing; it's about crafting the strategic direction of talent acquisition through data-driven insights and innovative ways.

Strategic Support: Collaborate with the Talent Acquisition Leads and team to understand talent needs and align sourcing strategies with organizational objectives. Provide strategic support in identifying and engaging both passive and active candidates, ensuring a robust talent pipeline.

Data Mapping and Insights: Utilise advanced data mapping techniques to identify talent pools and market trends, contributing to proactive workforce planning. Generate actionable insights from data analysis, offering strategic recommendations for talent acquisition and location strategies.

Workforce Planning and Location Strategies: Play a key role in driving workforce planning initiatives, providing valuable insights for talent acquisition forecasts. Contribute to the development and implementation of location strategies based on data-driven assessments and market dynamics.

Collaborative Engagement: Work closely with the Talent Acquisition Leads and the broader recruitment team to understand hiring needs and challenges. Collaborate with internal partners to align sourcing strategies with broader business goals.

Market Insights: Stay abreast of industry trends, talent market changes, and emerging technologies, contributing to the team's thought leadership. Translate market insights into actionable strategies, ensuring the team remains at the forefront of talent acquisition practices.

Performance and Reporting: Implement metrics and reporting mechanisms to measure the effectiveness of sourcing strategies. Provide regular updates on talent market dynamics, candidate engagement, and other relevant metrics to advise strategic decision-making.

About working for us

Our focus is to ensure we're inclusive every day, building an organisation that reflects modern society and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We want our people to feel that they belong and can be their best, regardless of background, identity or culture. We were one of the first major organisations to set goals on diversity in senior roles, create a menopause health package, and a dedicated Working with Cancer initiative. And it’s why we especially welcome applications from under-represented groups. We’re disability confident. So if you’d like reasonable adjustments to be made to our recruitment processes, just let us know.

We also offer a wide-ranging benefits package, which includes:

  • A generous pension contribution of up to 15%
  • An annual performance-related bonus
  • Share schemes including free shares
  • Benefits you can adapt to your lifestyle, such as discounted shopping
  • 30 days’ holiday, with bank holidays on top
  • A variety of wellbeing initiatives and generous parental leave policies

Want to do amazing work, that’s interesting and makes a difference to millions of people? Join our journey!

At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities. With us you'll have a key role to play in shaping the financial services of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you'll have many opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

We keep your data safe. So, we'll only ever ask you to provide confidential or sensitive information once you have formally been invited along to an interview or accepted a verbal offer to join us which is when we run our background checks. We'll always explain what we need and why, with any request coming from a trusted Lloyds Banking Group person.

We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we’re building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.


We’re creating an organisation that attracts, retains and develops the best talent in the industry, and one that openly embraces diversity too. But more than that – we want to be a great place to work. We invest in our people, offering the best training and coaching, and by encouraging them to contribute to our leading corporate and social responsibility practices. We offer flexible working hours and days, under our Work Options scheme. This means that you can have a challenging and rewarding career, and still have an ideal work/life balance.

Flexible working is at the heart of our strategy. We’re re-imagining where, when, and how our people work, with new approaches designed to meet the ever-changing needs of customers and colleagues. These include increasing our use of remote-working tools and technology, as well as placing less reliance on a 9-to-5 mindset. For many of our office-based colleagues, we work in hybrid ways which involves spending at least two days per week or 40% of their time at one of our office sites.

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