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Recruitment Consultant- External Services

Essex County Council
England, Essex, Chelmsford
Up to £34698 per annum + plus 10% bonus
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Recruitment Consultant- External Services

Fixed Term, Full Time

Location: Chelmsford

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Closing Date: Thursday 30th June 2022

Please note, this is a fixed term contract opportunity for a period of 6 months.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a recruitment consultant who will work closely with our external partners and hiring managers to ensure that we recruit the right people into the right roles.

Ensuring our candidates and hiring managers have the best experience, with an efficient recruitment service underpinned by a solid understanding of process, policy and legislative knowledge is key to this role.

As a recruitment consultant for our external services, you will work predominantly on temporary hires, responsible for the full end to end recruitment process including curating talent pools, talent attraction, proactively head hunting, and vetting. You will be able to confidently advise and guide hiring managers and candidates at every stage of the recruitment process, ensuring SLAs are met. This role will play a crucial part in enhancing the capability of Essex County Council (ECC).

Within this role, you will provide active candidate management including giving feedback throughout the process, ensuring a positive experience, and making and managing offers of employment.

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

This role offers a 10% bonus and specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

The experience you will bring

Ideally, you will possess CIPD (level 5 or above) or similar professional qualification or qualified by experience, with evidence of continued professional development, and expert knowledge in a relevant professional area.

You will have experience of delivering at a high volume with outstanding results, a proven background in strategic recruitment partnering and a deep understanding of attraction methods and technology, including anticipated market develops. You will be comfortable in challenging systems and processes and curious to learn as new policy and legislation emerges.

With your strong communication and influencing skills, you will have experience of working collaborative, managing external supplier contracts, with the ability to lever maximum value for an organisation. Using experience of evidence-based decisions and tracking and reporting management information to stakeholders is key.

Naturally, you will be able to recruit at pace, working comfortably in a fast changing environment, managing multiple campaigns in an efficient, organised manner and meeting high demands for quality of talent. You'll be passionate, proactive, with a can-do attitude, and robust work ethic which delights the customer.

You should have experience of delivering high qualify recruitment services with the ability to work collaboratively across a business, obtaining high hiring manager and candidate satisfaction in surveys.

To read more about us please visit: People & 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.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found here pay and reward

To view our Organisational Behaviours information please follow this link.

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.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

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