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HR Resourcing Specialist

Please Note: The application deadline for this post has now passed.

Post Introduction

Would you like to lead the resourcing and recruitment strategy for one of the largest grant-making charities in the UK? Or for a public policy organisation? A historic library? A pension fund? The National Church Institutions could be the place for you! We are a values-led organisation which has a wide variety of teams, professions and functions that support the mission and ministries for the Church of England in its vision to be a church, centred on Jesus Christ, for the whole nation - a church that is simpler, humbler, bolder.

Sign up to our webinar taking place at 12:30pm on Tuesday 26 March to find out more about this opportunity to lead our resourcing strategy.

We Include. You Belong.
Our Belonging and Inclusion Strategy aims for everyone in the National Church Institutions (NCIs) to feel that they belong, and are valued for who they are and what they contribute. Together, our people contribute in different ways towards our common purpose, whichever NCI they work in and whatever their background.

Living out our values in all that we do, we:
  • Strive for Excellence
  • Show Compassion
  • Respect others
  • Collaborate
  • Act with Integrity
We believe our commitment to belonging and inclusion fuels our progress and drives us forward. The NCIs are a safe, inclusive workplace for people of all backgrounds and walks of life. We welcome applications from people of all faiths and of no faith. We want to encourage applications from a diverse group of people who share our values. Even if you have never thought about working for us before, if you have the skills and experience we’re looking for then we would like to hear from you.

About The Team
The Human Resources department provides a strategic and operational HR service to the seven National Church Institutions (NCIs) and the 42 Diocesan Bishops’ offices. Our HR Operations team focusses on the entire employee lifecycle providing support, advice and guidance to senior leaders, line managers and staff. We work in a flexible, hybrid way spending on average 1-2 days per week at our office in Westminster. The rest of the week can be worked from home and/or our office in York.

What you'll be doing
This is a new post designed to be our specialist adviser in all areas of strategic people resourcing across the National Church Institutions and Bishops’ Offices. We have recently completed a review of how we attract and select new colleagues, and this role will be instrumental in implementing the recommendations. You will focus on developing and evolving our Resourcing Strategy (including employer brand and candidate attraction) in line with our organisation values and our Belonging & Inclusion strategy, and help us expand our use of digital recruitment tools and platforms. 

You’ll help ensure our recruitment policies are fit for purpose in our aim to represent the diversity of the country we serve, and you will also advise on appropriate use of selection tools, drawing on support from occupational psychologists as needed. In collaboration with our OD team, you will contribute to the design and delivery of our Confident Recruiter training programme which equips line managers to make good recruitment decisions. On occasions, you may be asked to support specific recruitment campaigns (e.g. for specialist or senior roles), and also have the opportunity to contribute to wider HR projects.

About You
The Church of England is for everyone and we want to reflect the diversity of the community the Church serves across the whole country. Therefore, while of course we welcome all applications from interested and suitably experienced people, we would particularly welcome applicants from UK Minoritised Ethnicities (UKME)/Global Majority Heritage (GMH) and other under-represented groups.

You’ll need to have extensive knowledge of good recruitment practice, employer branding, recruitment policy and the wider recruitment market (including contingent workforce), and a track record of developing marketing, branding and attraction strategies to reach diverse target audiences and in using talent acquisition tools such as LinkedIn to attract diverse candidates. Experience of the recruitment life cycle and up to date knowledge of best practise and legislation, digital tools and building recruitment strategies and campaigns are essential, along with experience in using a range of selection tools and assessments. BPS accreditation and/or CIPD membership would be advantageous.

You’ll bring strong consultancy, partnership, coaching, and relationship building skills, the ability to develop strategic initiatives and policies, implement practical solutions and influence senior leaders. You will also be confident in coaching others in professional recruitment practice.

What we offer
Our benefits include:
  • A salary of approx. £56k plus age-related pension contributions between 8-15% of salary. We will also match any pension contributions you make up to an additional 3% of salary.
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing to 30 days within 5 years) plus three additional days
  • Flexible working hours and location, with an expectation of just 1-2 days per week in our office in Westminster
  • Structured induction programme and access to a range of development opportunities including apprenticeships
  • Access to Occupational Health, and an Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Opportunity to the Civil Service Sports & Social Club, and get involved in a range of staff networks, groups and societies
If you would like to work part-time or compressed hours, we'll try to be as flexible as we can to support you with other commitments, and to give you a good work-life balance.

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