About the Role
The Talent Acquisition team are critical to the future of NPL's success. You will work closely with our Talent Pipelines and Early Careers Manager, along with our HR colleagues, business stakeholders and the external marketplace. We have created this new Our Talent Specialists to ensure we are outperforming the market in recruitment with a greater operational and strategic focus.
It will be key for this role holder to actively manage the performance and potential of part of the team, ensuring they are highly motivated, customer focused and continuously improving. The Talent Acquisition Specialist will have their own portfolio, as well as bring specialist advice and guidance to all at NPL, identification and implementation of best practice, all with a keen eye on innovative solutions and diversity and inclusion.
Please note that this role will be required to work on-site a minimum of 2 days a week.
About You

Recruitment and resourcing are critical, and we work closely with our HR colleagues 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. We are in a period of growth and are looking for a Talent Acquisition Specialist, to join our busy team.

Key Responsibilities
  • Deliver a consultative end to end management of the recruitment process
  • Provide a pro-active face to face and telephone point of contact for managers and candidates who need advice on our current Recruitment process
  • Advise line managers on best recruitment methods for each vacancy, whether on-line, press advertising, agencies, job centres etc.
  • Ensure all authorisation and compliance requirements are in place ahead of recruitment engagement
  • Placing job advertisements on internal websites and in external publications
  • Review and assess candidate applications, per role and across campaigns
  • Arranging interviews/general recruitment & team administration
  • Collating and giving feedback
  • Offer management
  • Candidate management throughout the recruitment process
  • Managing and building relationships with key external suppliers
  • Applicant Tracking System (ATS) data entry and management
  • Assist in providing recruitment training
Person Specification
  • Experience of in house recruitment
  • Demonstrable candidate and client management experience
  • 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 Us

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is a world-leading centre of excellence that provides cutting-edge measurement science, engineering and technology to underpin prosperity and quality of life in the UK. 

NPL and DSIT have strong commitments to diversity and equality of opportunity, and welcome applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age, providing they meet the required criteria. Applications from women, disabled and black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates in particular are encouraged. All disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme. 

At NPL, we believe our success is a result of the diversity and talent of our people. We strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, as part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we hold memberships and accreditations to ensure we’re creating an environment where all our colleagues feel supported and welcome, please see our Diversity & Inclusion page.

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 benefitsOur values are at the heart of what we do, and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success. 

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.