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Recruitment and Onboarding Adviser

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

Post Introduction

Would you like to manage recruitment 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 our available recruitment roles.

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.

What you'll be doing
The purpose of this role is to deliver a high-quality service to our recruiting managers and job applicants. Working collaboratively as part of the HR Operations team, you will have day-to-day responsibility for overseeing the efficient delivery and smooth administration of our recruitment service and onboarding of new joiners in line with our organisation values, and our Belonging & Inclusion strategy.

You will line-manage the Recruitment & Onboarding Officer, and be responsible for guiding and supporting their work and development, to ensure we offer an efficient and effective customer service to Line Managers and job applicants throughout the end-to-end recruitment and onboarding process

You will support line managers with their recruitment responsibilities, contributing to the delivery of our Confident Recruiter training programme and guiding them in producing role profiles and job adverts and other recruitment and selection documentation.

Together with our Strategic Resourcing Specialist, you will lead on helping us to develop and promote greater use of social media and other digital platforms (e.g. LinkedIn, Indeed, Glassdoor and a range of job boards), and liaise with recruitment suppliers including agencies, headhunters, and media suppliers.

Once managers have decided who to offer the role to, you will oversee the pre-appointment checks (references, DBS, Occupational Health etc), ensuring that these are completed in line with our policies. You'll make sure that job offers and contracts of employment are sent within the required timescales, and new joiners are set up on our HR & Payroll System.

There may also be opportunities for you to get involved in other aspects of HR work, depending on your areas of interest.

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 experience of delivering a high-quality, end-to-end recruitment service where you have developed creative and innovative recruitment campaigns for a broad range of roles. 
  • You will be a confident user of technology, especially in using Applicant Tracking Systems to manage recruitment activity, communicate with candidates and generate data analytics as well as using talent acquisition tools such as LinkedIn Recruiter to source diverse, high-calibre candidates. 
  • You'll need a good understanding of a range of selection processes and experience of reviewing applications and conducting interviews.
We're looking for a strong communicator, who can work effectively with colleagues from within HR and across the organisation. You'll have experience of providing excellent customer service, and will need to be highly organised and comfortable working to tight deadlines. Accuracy and attention to detail are important as you'll be helping to write and proof read role profiles, job adverts and contracts of employment.

Previous experience as a line manager / supervisor, and experience of recruiting within the charity sector or other values-based organisation would be an advantage. CIPD Level 5 or equivalent, and/or BPS Occupational Test User (Ability and Personality) accreditation are also desirable.

What we offer
Our benefits include:
  • A salary of £38,918 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 join the Civil Service Sports & Social Club, and get involved in a range of staff networks, groups and societies
We 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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