We have an exciting opportunity for a recruiter to join our team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. If you have previous experience in an HR or recruitment role and are able to manage a diverse and ever changing workload, we’d love to receive your application.
You’ll be delivering a fast, accurate, customer focused recruitment service, and as such, you’ll need to customer service orientated and a committed individual who enjoys providing a first class service to managers and candidates.
HR recruitment at UHS advertises and administers thousands of roles a year filling vacancies across the Trust, from electricians to doctors, accountants to physiotherapists. We recruit into high volume vacancies as well as niche, highly specialist posts. The corporate recruitment team, within which this role will sit, is a friendly and hard-working team that plays a pivotal role in ensuring we meet the workforce needs of the Trust.
You will be responsible for coordinating the end-to-end recruitment process from advertising vacancies through to offers of employment as well as meeting deadlines and ensuring KPIs (key performance indictors) are achieved. This will involve:
delivery of a comprehensive and responsive recruitment service within the trust
providing specialist guidance on creative advertising and robust selection processes
adherence to the NHS employment check standards and compliance with appropriate employment legislation
being the first point of call for recruitment queries and issues for managers and other key stakeholders
We are open Monday to Friday 8am-6pm and some flexibility will be required for recruitment events that fall on Saturdays or evenings.
Excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities within a busy team are essential. We’ll also be looking for you to demonstrate:
previous experience of pre-employment check compliance
previous experience working in an operational recruitment role
up-to-date knowledge of resourcing and recruitment processes and best practice
able to build effective working relationships with managers at all levels of seniority
Previous experience of using recruitment attraction methods and in delivering training would be advantageous, as would previous experience of recruitment within a healthcare setting, although this is not essential.
As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.
As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.
UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.
Interviews will be held on Friday 29 January 2021.
Applications from candidates who have applied unsuccessfully in the past 6 months will not be considered.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.