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Head of Recruitment and Resourcing

Head of Recruitment and Resourcing

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  • Sector:

    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

  • Job type:

    Fixed Term Contract (FTC)

  • Salary:

    Up to £51706.00 per annum + Hybrid working

  • Contact:

    Hannah Welfoot

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Yolk Recruitment Public Sector and Not-for-Profit is proud to be working with an organisation that provides digital services across the health care sector.

The Opportunity:

This Organisation is looking to appoint a Head of Recruitment and Resourcing for a 12 month fixed-term contract covering maternity leave, offering hybrid working.

This is a senior strategic role, with 3 direct reports and you will lead on the attraction and recruitment of talent.

Main Duties:

  • You will have overall responsibility for substantive and temporary resourcing for all staff groups to ensure we have the workforce needed to deliver excellent services and meet the organisation's objectives.
  • You will lead a team looking after all the Recruitment and work closely with a range of senior stakeholders, both internally and externally, to ensure employees receive an efficient and effective employment experience.
  • You will support the Head of People & OD and the Senior P&OD Business Partner in delivering a modern, people focused function that is responsive whilst ensuring that legal and statutory requirements are met and that resources are used effectively.
  • You will support plans to align resourcing capacity to strategic objectives, implementing best people practice, and ensuring that the organisation is able to attract, retain and develop high performing staff that share their values and strategic direction.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Recruitment Team to enable the organisation to have the right people at the right time in the right place at the right cost.
  • Work with recruiting managers within the Directorates and programmes, to ensure they are attracting the best talent through various recruiting methods, using new and innovative ideas.
  • Ensure effective performance measures are in place and the performance of the team is consistently of a high standard. Identify and promptly addresses risks / deviations / slippage from agreed plans. Including regular reporting of KPIs to ensure compliance.
  • Develop and lead resourcing strategy and implement, with an aim to reducing the reliance on contractors in line with longer term goals and objectives.
  • Ensure appropriate use of recruitment systems to ensure that the organisation utilises it's workforce resources to its maximum capabilities.
  • Continually benchmark the recruitment methods and service provision and explore all models of service delivery.
  • Advise on highly complex and sensitive issues around talent attraction and recruitment to a range of audiences.


  • Work closely with direct reports (2 Recruitment Officers and a Recruitment Administrator) to co-ordinate the workload for all the Recruitment & Teams re-prioritising plans to respond to external factors and priorities.
  • Provide effective leadership and management, clear objectives, support and development to your direct reports.
  • Complete and implement appraisals and performance development plans.
  • Work with the Head of People & OD and Senior Business Partner to identify and deliver cost and efficiency improvements, service developments and income generation opportunities.

Role Requirements:

  • Chartered CIPD or working towards is desirable, but not essential.
  • Demonstrable experience reporting on Data Analytics, using Excel, SharePoint and Dashboards
  • Experience of advising managers on resourcing issues up to Executive Director level and the development of policies and procedures.
  • Significant experience of working with a range of computer systems supporting employment services.
  • Proven experience in managing a team and changing practices to improve customer experience.
  • Experience of legislation and policy in regard to the use of temporary workers, Bank and Agency


  • 28 days annual leave + public holidays
  • Great work life balance with flexible working and hybrid working (min 1 day a week onsite)
  • Professional development & career opportunities
  • Attractive pension (c 20% employer)
  • Employee Assistance Programme and confidential counselling service
  • Cycle to work scheme.

If you think this one's for you:

Please contact Hannah Welfoot at Yolk Recruitment: 07458 143 279

Yolk Public Sector & Not-for-Profit team works with organisations across the UK to fulfil their recruitment needs and to achieve their D&I objectives. We recruit temporary, contract and permanent hires for 1 off specialist needs or for volume campaigns. We support our applicants to navigate the public sector recruitment processes and secure their dream jobs.

Yolk Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in our workforce. We employ the best people for the job at hand and actively encourage applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, educational background, parental status, gender identity or any other protected characteristic. We champion and celebrate diversity at Yolk allowing our team to bring their whole selves to work.

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