About the Role

*This role will require you to be onsite in Teddington approx 2 days a week and your job title will be Talent Acquisition Specialist*

Put simply, we set the standards by which everything is measured. In doing so, the National Physical Laboratory is helping to combat issues on a global scale such as climate change, curing diseases and the development of cutting-edge communications technology. Yet none of this would be possible without the dedication of everyone here. As a Talent Acquisition specialist, you’ll play a pivotal part in shaping our organisation. At NPL, we touch ordinary lives in extraordinary ways and you could too. 

The Talent Acquisition team are responsible for delivering a high-quality end to end  recruitment process which is in line with best practice and NPL's values. The TA team are a critical part of the Human Resources team, and work closely with our Human Resources colleagues, the wider business, and the external market place to make sure that we have the right people, with the right skills, in the right locations to deliver our vision.

What will you be doing?

You’ll partner closely with key stakeholders in the business to influence, coach and facilitate a best in class process which always aligns to our values.  

You’ll get to work on a variety of roles across different skill sets and levels of experience. Each hire you make will create significant impact. Direct hiring will be a major part of this role, combined with a passion for sourcing and engaging with top talent, early careers and apprenticeships. We understand the importance of delivering exceptional candidate management and expect you to too. We want candidates to feel supported, engaged and informed throughout their recruitment journey.
Diversity and inclusion is an important part of our day to day lives, we expect you to champion this through your work, challenge processes and network with external stakeholders to ensure it is part of our everyday conversations.
About You

What do you need to be successful?

You will ideally come from an in house recruitment role where you have solid knowledge of internal processes and procedures – however we will also consider candidates that come from an agency background that have partnered with internal teams gaining internal exposure.

You’re a confident self-starter with the ability to juggle multiple projects and working with multiple deadlines. With regular conflicting priorities, we are looking for a problem-solver with an eagle eye for detail. You’ll consistently go the extra mile to apply and achieve a high standard across everything you do.

As we work with a direct sourcing model, we expect the successful candidate to be experienced with market mapping, building candidate pools and talent pipelining.

You will be expected to manage your own workload efficiently, be able to adapt to working within a team setting on projects or alone from time to time.

Essential criteria

• Experience of in house recruitment process(within or external to)
• Demonstrable candidate and client management experience
• Knowledge of equality and diversity aspects of recruitment operations
• Experience interrogating and understanding recruitment metrics and data  
• Experience and knowledge of e-recruitment practices and recruitment technology including Applicant Tracking Systems, CRM & Social channels
• Direct sourcing experience including job boards and LinkedIn Recruiter
• Excellent communication and relationship management skills
• Ability to use initiative and influence key stakeholders

Please note:  Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward.  We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as practical. 
About The Company

We’re transforming. As a national laboratory, we’re exploring even more commercial routes to market and that’s presenting us with greater opportunity – for you and us. Our success relies on the diversity and talent of our people, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued and supported to excel in their chosen field. This value is at the core of our organisation.

We believe in a culture of fairness by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, background or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work. At NPL we are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefitsNPL’s values are at the heart of what we do and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.

As part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we signed up to the Institute of Physics' Project Juno in 2015 as a Juno Supporter. NPL were proud to be awarded Juno Practitioner status in 2018. NPL also joined Stonewall as a Diversity champion in 2015, participating in their annual Workplace Equality Index for the equality of LGBT+ community at NPL. In 2018, NPL became a member of the Business Disability Forum and joined the disability confident scheme as level 1 committed employer.

To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.