Specialist Recruitment Consultant - Adult Social Care - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £36,816pa
Closing date: 13 Aug 2022
Location: Chelmsford
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 8718
Role: Human Resources
About the role

Specialist Recruitment Consultant - Adult Social Care

Fixed Term, Full Time

Up to £36,816pa

Location: Chelmsford

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Closing Date: 12th August 2022

The Opportunity

Our Specialist Recruiters partner with hiring managers to offer subject matter expertise across the full recruitment cycle, including but not limited to sector expertise, innovative attraction methods, ECC policy and all applicable recruitment legislation. Playing a crucial part in enhancing the capability of ECC, the Specialist Recruiter will manage ‘hard to fill roles’, typically Grade C – F, executive hires, and high-profile volume campaigns.

Adult Social Care at ECC are funding a Specialist Recruitment Consultant position on a 12-month FTC to help support with the upcoming work preparing for a CQC inspection and the care charge reforms. This will see you recruit into a variety of positions across Head of Service level, Commissioning, Legal, and qualified social care roles.

If you enjoy working on large scale recruitment campaigns and the reward of completing a long-term project this opportunity may be for you. The successful applicant will be resilient having worked in a hard to fill market previously, be able to think creatively about talent attraction and confident to proactively reach out to candidates.

Service/Functional Accountabilities

· Responsible for guiding senior hiring managers through the full recruitment process, exploring, and recommending the different available routes to market and offering expertise on the benefits of a variety of cost-effective options, both internal and external.

· Subject matter expert on the full recruitment process including position management, technology, attraction options, sector knowledge, policy, legislation, offer management and external influencing factors, the specialist will be able to respond to all the needs of our senior hiring community and ensure their recruitment experience is of the highest standard.

· Deliver specialist advice to the hiring community on current market conditions, legislative changes, recruitment best practice and appropriate methods of attraction, using detailed role briefings to determine best fit.

· Manage candidates throughout the process, cultivating positive relationships and ensuring all parties of the recruitment journey leave with a positive view of the ECC employer brand, including arranging and attending events, project, and campaign management.

· Responsible for managing the end-to-end interview process and providing support for candidates, providing feedback at every stage of the process.

· Curating talent pools, strategic talent planning and pro-actively headhunting and building relationships with passive talent to ensure no third-party agency utilisation is needed, the specialist will find talent, not simply post adverts, and await applications.

· Managing high profile senior and executive hires, including psychometric and assessment centres, on the day in person interview support, interview packs, prep, feedback and offer management.

· Vacancy progress tracking and reporting, including full return on investment insight, to drive future attraction decision making and support compliance check completion.

· The specialist will go above and beyond to deliver a best-in-class recruitment experience, positioning ECC as an employer of choice in challenging markets.

· Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

The Experience You Will Bring

· Possess CIPD (level 5 or above) or similar professional qualification or working towards a qualification/qualified by experience. Evidence of professional development and expert knowledge in relevant professional area.

· Experience of delivering both high-profile recruitment with a proven background in delivering strategic recruitment partnering, challenging systems and processes and delivering outstanding results.

· Experience of delivering innovative, high qualify recruitment services with the ability to work as a partner across a business up to board level, and an in depth understanding of recruitment legislation.

· Strong verbal and written communication skills, confident in influencing key stakeholders to drive the right recruitment decisions.

· Deep understanding of attraction methods and technology, including anticipated market developments.

· Experience of working in partnership to manage external supplier contracts, with the ability to lever maximum value for an organisation.

· Experience of evidence-based decisions and experienced in tracking and reporting management information to key stakeholders.

· Curious with an appetite to learn, self-starting and keen to professionally develop, ensuring they keep abreast of market changes, influencing factors in the talent market and a full understanding of all recruitment legislation.

To read more about us please visit 

People & Transformation: https://www.workingforessex.com/role/people-and-transformation

 Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

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What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website. 

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