Internal Recruiter

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Reference number: 46113

Title: Internal Recruiter

Location: Selly Oak, Birmingham

Salary: £27,037 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Monday 18 October 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

About the role

Sense has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Recruiter to join our internal Recruitment team as a Recruitment Specialist for our Retail and Charity departments. 

You will take the lead for all of our Retail and Charity departments and office based roles in our Operations (Social Care) department. You will develop an in depth understanding of the recruitment needs of our internal customer groups.

We currently have over 100 Sense Charity Shops across the UK and are continuing to expand. Our Charity customer groups include: Fundraising, Engagement, IT, HR, Finance, Estates and Sense International. Within our Operations (Social Care) area department we have a wide range of teams including Quality Assurance, Sense Sports, Arts and Wellbeing, Sense Colleges, Day Services, Residential, Supported Living and Community services.

You will lead on the recruitment campaigns for your internal customer / hiring managers, advertising, shortlisting, arranging interviews and making offers of employment. You will be supporting with the end to end candidate journey, from application to start date. You will help with the design and implementation of new recruitment campaigns along with building and managing relationships with key stakeholders across the organisation.

You will partner with hiring managers to identify the most appropriate recruitment strategy for a vacancy, plan direct advertising campaigns, understand the local and national recruitment market, write creative adverts, use social and other online media to enhance direct candidate attraction and design selection and assessment methods to successfully fill posts.

You will also assist with the line management of a Recruitment Coordinator and Recruitment Administrators

This is a permanent full time position working 37.5 hours per week, we can be flexible around working hours but ask that candidates are available Monday to Friday with our core hours being 10am - 4pm, we also do a mix of home working and office working. Part of this role will include travel to other locations (as and when needed) for customer (internal) meetings and / or career events. 

Key skills and experience required:

  • Demonstrable recruitment experience and knowledge of the end to end recruitment process including writing adverts, use of social media, shortlisting and selection design
  • Experience of recruiting roles within the retail, commercial or charity sector
  • Experience in direct candidate sourcing and utilising appropriate technology
  • Demonstrable experience of planning, developing and delivering appropriate and effective recruitment campaign strategies
  • Hold a UK driving licence to be able to attend career events and visit customer groups (when needed)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to conduct professional dialogue at senior level 
  • Forward thinking, innovative and creative, prepared to consider different approaches; solution focused
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Word and Excel including ability to manipulate data in order to analyse trends, prioritise and produce reports

For the full job description and person specification please see below links

For an informal chat about the role please contact

About Sense

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.

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. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important 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 please contact the Recruitment 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. 



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