Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner – Tech

We are undergoing an exciting transformation of our Talent Acquisition team, and have a number of brand new roles to join our team!

If that’s not exciting enough, you will be joining the UK’s largest commercial national and regional news publisher. With over 100 national and regional newsbrands, we boast the largest online audience of any news publisher in the UK. Brimming with talented individuals, we are incredibly passionate about what we do and our people.

As one of the UK’s top 50 inclusive employers, you will be invited to join our events, programmes and networks to celebrate diversity. We are a FTSE 250 Company, and also a member of the 30% Club, a global campaign aimed at increasing gender diversity at board and senior management levels.

We are looking for an established Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner for our technology function, focusing on delivering cost per hire savings by maximising proactive sourcing techniques, internal referrals and improving our external brand. Managing a small team of talent acquisition professionals, this role provides a brilliant opportunity to help shape and drive success in your business area, with plenty of opportunities to get involved in D&I initiatives, early careers hiring, brand awareness and outside-of-the-box talent attraction.

This role is home working and we are therefore open to candidates based across the UK.

So, who are we?

We are Reach plc, you might not have heard of us but we have probably met without you even realising it. We are home to the UK and Ireland’s most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers. From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people. We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories because we believe this is what makes us human.

Oh, and we should probably also mention that with a monthly readership of 47 million people, Reach is the largest commercial publisher in the UK. At Reach, not only will you feel better understood, you will also feel you understand other people better too.

Key Responsibilities

What will the role involve?

You will own all permanent & contract vacancies within Product, Engineering and IT. This includes Fullstack Engineers, Data Engineering, Data Science / Analytics, Product Managers, QA, Mobile, Cloud and Cyber Security.

Managing a small team of talent acquisition professionals, you will have hands-on responsibility for a small caseload of senior level vacancies.

You will drive direct hiring performance through data and analytics. D&I is always part of the conversation when hiring. Your role will involve monitoring diversity across all applications, shortlists and hires, and support initiatives to improve diversity. You will have the support of our D&I manager on this as a wider business initiative.

Key to your success will be building relationships with our hiring managers and providing a first class hiring experience. You will need to be a strong communicator who can understand hiring challenges and support managers in finding the best solutions. You will attend regular senior meetings with senior stakeholders and HRBPs to identify future skills needs/recruitment forecasting.

The Ideal Candidate

Who are we looking for?

You will be an experienced in house TA Lead, with a track record of reducing cost per hire and driving a direct hire model. You will understand how to create talent pipelines and come to the table with ideas of how to direct hire and drive diversity initiatives. With previous team lead/management experience, you will set up your team to succeed by performance management through KPI’s. You will love using a sophisticated ATS to analyse your team’s hiring data, and be super passionate about DEI across the hiring cycle.

You will understand that recruitment transformations provide an opportunity to really make your mark, but they often come with short term pain! You will be driven to create positive change, creating a brilliant hiring experience for all parties that interact with the Talent Acquisition team at Reach. You’ll be influential and able to create solid long lasting relationships with senior stakeholders and wider HR.

Package Description

What can we offer you?

We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;

  • Help saving for your retirement – matched 6% pension scheme
  • 25 days’ holiday per year when you join. After three, five and ten years’ service with Reach, you’ll accrue one additional day of annual leave. We also have a Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Giving back day– an additional day’s leave each year to support a cause close to your heart
  • Flexibility – In this role, you’ll be fully remote-working (UK based) giving you more flexibility to balance home and life. We’ll support you with your home set-up, and you’ll be able to claim expenses for any trips to our office ‘hubs’ or client meetings
  • Enhanced family leave– including maternity, paternity and adoption – and you’ll be eligible after just six months’ employment
  • Private Healthcare Cash Plan – free health cash plan so you can claim back cash for a range of medical expenses

Job Information

Job Reference: 010596_1645972233
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Human Resources and Personnel
Job Locations: England
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: QA Ltd
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