Specialist Recruitment Manager Ref: 10759

School/department: Human Resources
Hours: Full Time hours up to a maximum of 1 FTE / 37.5 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Fixed Term for 3 years
Reference:10759
Salary: starting at £35,333 to £42,155 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 24 January 2023
Closing Date: 31 January 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: to be confirmed
Expected start date: May 2023


Job description

We are entering an exciting period within HR at the University of Sussex, with newly created Recruitment function, and ambitions to be sector leading in both our candidate and employee experiences.  The Specialist Recruitment Manager will have specific responsibility for recruitment at University Leadership Team level, building sustainable relationships within the sector and promoting the university employment brand in order to attract leadership talent. We are looking for an evidenced track record of:

  • Leading a busy recruitment team, seeking opportunities for continuous improvement and process optimisation.
  • In line with the Talent Acquisition Strategy, build the university employment brand in order to attract a diverse range of candidates and optimising the candidate experience.
  • Horizon scanning and building sustainable relationships within the sector in order to create a talent database for recruitment campaigns in order to help curate long-term career progression.
  • Providing advice on and leading on high profile recruitment campaigns including agency/partner procurement, marketing strategy, process and internal engagement.
  • Modernising and optimising current and future Recruitment processes and services to ensure an optimal employee experience and ready for migration to E-Recruitment solution. 

Please contact Mhairi Campbell m.campbell@sussex.ac.uk for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification 10759 [PDF 202.50KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to laura.cramphorn@kingswoodgroup.org. Please use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.


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