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Talent Acquisition Specialist (Generalist) - Hybrid

Vanquis Bank
Bradford, Chatham or Petersfield & Homeworking
Competitive salary
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Talent Acquisition Specialist

12 month FTC

Location: Bradford, Chatham or Petersfield

We are happy for you to be based in any of the above location but please note that occasional travel will be required to our other offices including London.

Working Pattern: Our working style is hybrid, but we recognise the importance of collaborative working with our colleagues often 1 to 3 days per week in one of our offices

Benefits: Discretionary annual bonus, 25 days holiday up to 30 days (depending on service), pension scheme with matched company contributions up to 10%, 1 paid day to ‘give back’, LinkedIn Learning for all

Don’t hesitate to apply for a role even if you don’t meet all the criteria; your unique strengths and eagerness to learn can be just as valuable.


You and Your Team:

As a Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will be reporting to the Talent Acquisition Operations Manager. In this pivotal role you will be responsible for creating compelling recruitment campaigns, developing our employer brand, and ensuring a seamless candidate experience.

In your day-to-day role, as a Talent Acquisition Specialist you will:

  • Collaborate with our hiring managers to understand the vacancy requirements to create an engaging recruitment campaign
  • Manage the end-to-end recruitment process, from role authorisation to first day
  • Build a robust talent pipeline
  • Be a primary contact for candidates, our suppliers and hiring managers
  • Put the candidate at the heart of every activity during the recruitment process
  • Conduct initial candidate screenings
  • Be consultative with our hiring team around what best practise looks like including interviewing
  • Partner with the wider Talent team and People function
  • Strive for service excellence and improvements  

What will make you stand out?

  • Used an Application Tracking System
  • Proven experience of recruiting across business functions
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement activities with a focus on DE&I
  • Adaptable to changing priorities and demand
  • Proven stakeholder management

The interview process:

  • Up to 30minute telephone call with a member of the Talent Acquisition team
  • Up to 1 hour with the hiring team via MS Teams
  • Final interview with the wider Talent Acquisition Team


Our average process takes up to 4 weeks but we will always work around your availability. You will have the chance to speak to our recruitment team throughout the process.

As this role involves working within a regulated environment any offer will be subject to satisfactory background checks including criminal record check, credit check, fraud check and employment references.

Your working life: If you prefer to work part-time, we'll make this happen whenever we can - whether this is to help you meet other commitments or strike a great work-life balance. A fear of losing your current working flexibility shouldn't hinder you from applying for new opportunities, which is why we aim to match your existing flexible working arrangements where possible.

Why work for us?

We’re Vanquis Banking Group plc, an FTSE All Share company and a leading specialist bank, established in 1880. We lend responsibly, providing tailored products and services to 1.75 million UK customers through Vanquis, Moneybarn, and Snoop. Our purpose is simple: to deliver caring banking so our customers can make the most of life’s opportunities.

At Vanquis Banking Group we believe in looking after our colleagues, so we do our best to create a rewarding, engaging, and supportive work environment across our various divisions.

We let our colleagues know we appreciate their hard work by offering competitive salaries, benefits, and a Group wide recognition scheme. All colleagues are eligible to join a pension scheme, and, after six months’ service, you can join our ‘Save as you Earn’ and 'Buy as you Earn' schemes.

We offer a range of training and development opportunities to help each of our colleagues maximise their potential, whatever their role. From your first day working with us, we’ll help you settle into your new role and are happy to talk to you about your career aspirations.


Equal Opportunity Statement

Here at Vanquis Banking Group, we embrace everyone’s unique strengths and identities to be themselves at work. Regardless of how you identify yourself, your sexual orientation, martial or civil partner status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national background, faith, disability, or age – your experiences and background help enrich our teams, and most importantly help support our customers in the best way possible. At the end of the day, it's our people that help us to fulfil the reason why we’re here in the first place: to help put people on a path to a better everyday life. 


If there’s anything we can do in the recruitment process to help you achieve your best, get in touch. Whether it’s a copy of our application form in another format or additional assistance, we’re available to help. You can contact us at [email protected]



We help people who are often excluded by mainstream banks take control of their financial situation. Whether they’re new to credit or need a hand rebuilding their credit file to manage life better, we join our customers on their journey to better credit by providing them with opportunities to access to credit where it may otherwise not be available. We open the door to more affordable borrowing, and we lead the way towards more effective money management.

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