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Head of Talent Acquisition

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Head of Talent Acquisition

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  • Sector:

    HR & Office

  • Contact:

    MSI Careers

  • Salary:

    £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus & benefits

  • Job type:

    Permanent - full time

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  • Published:

    21 days ago

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Are you looking for a new opportunity engaging your proven talent acquisition and people management skills in a diverse, driven and friendly Life Sciences and Healthcare Recruitment Agency?

MSI Group are currently searching for an enthusiastic, influential and results oriented Head of Talent Acquisition to lead the internal recruitment function for the business.

MSI is a 2-star rated Best Company and a UK Top 50 Mid-Size Company to Work For. We are one of the UK's leading healthcare recruiters, working in partnership with NHS Trusts and private providers throughout the UK. We also work with some of the world's largest Pharmaceutical companies providing both contract and Permanent candidates. We have recently been awarded Best Companies Top 25 Recruitment Agency and Top 10 Mid-Size London Company status.

About the role

We are looking for an individual to take responsibility for developing and implementing our Talent Acquisition strategy to ensure we attract and source candidates to fulfil our internal resourcing needs.

Leading from the front, you will manage the Talent Acquisition team utilising current technologies and techniques and will be passionate about providing great candidate experience. You will proactively headhunt and create a pipeline of talent for existing and future roles within the business.

If you believe that making quality hires is one of the key drivers for a high - performing organization and you are personally invested in developing our Employer Brand then this could be the role for you.

Essential requirements:

  • Ability to sell ideas or services to others
  • Engaging, warm and empathetic communicator
  • Demonstrable expertise leading an Internal Talent function
  • Proven People Management skills
  • Target driven with strong commitment to results
  • Positive response to pressure
  • Persuasive and assertive - able to stimulate and motivate others
  • Builds positive and collaborative relationships

Duties include:

  • Ensure all internal roles are qualified with Recruiting Managers, including having a Job Description, Person Specification and Behavioural/Cognitive Profile for each vacancy
  • Proactively identify candidates (using Linked-In Recruiter, Job Boards, internal networks) which match specification
  • Develop and manage an internal Talent Management system to streamline and automate process for efficiency's
  • Role model a strong work ethic by delivering personal monthly targets and meeting KPI's
  • Measure service performance, impact and effectiveness of resourcing activity and solutions
  • Manage the team to MSI People Management guidelines ensuring MSI Care and the Values are embedded
  • Recommend and implement initiatives for attracting talent, using data/market insights to identify trends and assess where approaches and tools may need to change
  • Develop a network of identified professionals within our competitors as a pipeline for our senior hires

About MSI

Founded in 2002, MSI Group is a leading supplier of doctors, nurses, AHPs and other healthcare professionals. Our clients include the NHS and other public, private and third sector organisations across the UK and the world.

Our values truly reflect what it is like to work here and they are how our teams describe us; Diverse, Driven, Fun & Family - summed up in our mission: Enjoying Success Together.

Our head office is based 3 minutes from London Bridge Station, with stunning views of the river Thames.

Why join us?

MSI is an ambitious and growing SME and this role will play a pivotal role in supporting the organisational growth of the company. We take employee development seriously via the MSI Academy training programme and a track record of career progression. We have a charity partnership with Lambeth & Southwark Mind as voted for by our staff.

In addition, we can offer:

  • A structured and highly supportive, collaborative working environment
  • Working in an experienced, award-winning staffing company that understands the value of solid long-term relationships
  • An opportunity to make a real difference and have your ideas heard and implemented
  • Subsidised Corporate Gym Membership*
  • Birthday leave*
  • Long-service holiday awards
  • Fun Days and regular company incentives
  • Access to BUPA Healthcare*
  • Death In Service*
  • Additional holiday bonus

(*Upon completion of probation period)

What you need to do now

Apply now with a covering letter highlighting why you are a strong candidate for the role.

We would love to get back to everyone however due the sheer volume of applications we will only be able to reply if we feel we can successfully place you in one of our roles. If you have not heard from us within the next 10 working days you may assume that you have not been successful. Thank you so much for understanding. We will do our best with your application and thank you!