Recruitment Specialist: Charity and Retail

Reference number: 43220

Title: Recruitment Specialist: Charity and Retail

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Location: Selly Oak, Birmingham

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Monday 29 April 2019

Salary: Circa £26,000 per annum

Interview date: Tuesday 7 May 2019

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

The HR Team at Sense is looking to recruit an experienced recruiter to support our internal charity and retail customer groups.

Based at Touchbase Pears our newly built state of the art centre in Selly Oak, you’ll take the lead for providing an end to end recruitment service to recruiting managers across the business.

As a specialist Recruiter, you will work need to develop an in depth understanding of the recruiting requirements and challenges of your customers and provide advice, guidance and support so that they attract and select the best possible candidates.

This is a great time to join Sense. With our new CEO, we have just launched our new strategy and in HR we’re right at the start of some really exciting projects. We are currently working on raising the profile of Sense as an employer, increasing ways to engage with our workforce, rationalising our HRIS and payroll systems, enhancing our leadership and management development offer and much more.

We’ll encourage you to work closely with our People Partners and HR team in Birmingham and London, so our successful candidate will need to be able to regularly travel to our King’s Cross and Crayford offices in London.

About you 

Ideally CIPD qualified or working towards a CIPD qualification, you’ll need to have a proven track record in leading a high volume recruitment function that works across sectors. You’ll need to understand the challenges our different customer groups face. You’ll be highly motivated, resilient and committed to making a difference to the people we support.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact our HR Director at

About us

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application; CVs will not be considered. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio please contact the HR department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. 

Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)