About the Role

Who sets the standards, to ensure that anything that can be measured is done so with consistency and reliability? We do. Through our vital research, the National Physical Laboratory is helping support scientific and commercial innovations, international trade, environmental protection and health and wellbeing.

NPL`s friendly and dynamic HR team support and recruit across all areas of the business and at all levels i.e. apprentices, scientists and all operational and functional roles.

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 an In House Recruitment Advisor on a maternity cover, 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
• Conducting competency based interviews
• 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
• Working closely with the resourcing team to monitor the recruitment budget

Person Specification

Solid Experience of in house recruitment process (within or external to)
• 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
• A strong team player
• Ability to work under pressure
• Ability to use initiative and influence key stakeholders
• Confident and collaborative
Please note: Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward.

We will be holding interviews on 21st & 26th August and 9th September. 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.