Talent Acquisition Partner – Product/IT

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 Talent Acquisition Business Partner to work roles across our technology function. In this role, you will provide an outstanding recruitment delivery service to all hiring managers across Product, IT and Data Protection, maximising direct hiring. The focus will be to increase direct candidate attraction in parallel with reducing time to hire and cost per hire metrics. This role will focus on truly understanding the external market and building our brand as an employer of choice for those operating in the technology space.

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.

What will the role involve?

You will have hands-on responsibility for all permanent and contract vacancies within our Product, IT and Data Protection functions.

Focusing on driving direct hiring, you will spend your time actively headhunting the passive market using social channels such as Linkedin and Cord.co, utilising our PSL for niche/hard to fill roles. Seen as a subject matter expert in your space, you will encourage and influence the hiring community to get involved with hackathons, meetups and talks to support candidate attraction.

You’ll be committed to delivering an excellent service to all users of the talent acquisition function, and drive your own performance by understanding your value to the business. You’ll be up to date with the latest hiring trends and market challenges and communicate these back to the business in a solutions-focused way.

Key to your success will be building relationships with our hiring managers and providing a first class hiring experience. You will contribute to the development and promotion of our employer value proposition (EVP) and brand and support any wider plans in conjunction with the Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner for Technology.

D&I is always part of the conversation when hiring. You will be passionate about the D&I initiatives in place and committed to attracting, hiring and retaining diverse talent.

Who are we looking for?

You will have worked as a Talent Acquisition specialist in a similar role, with experience of hiring via headhunting and search techniques. You will love tech hiring, despite the challenges this often brings, and will be committed to driving down agency spend with our direct hire model. With strong business acumen and the ability to work within a fast paced organisation, you will enjoy influencing and motivating stakeholders to trust you as a subject matter expert. As this role is overseeing hiring across multiple functions, you will be comfortable looking after a number of senior stakeholders.

It’s a challenging market – therefore you will need to be resilient and persistent in trying a range of attraction techniques to secure the very best talent. 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.

What can we offer you?

  • 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

Job Information

Job Reference: 011369_1645970869
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Human Resources and Personnel
Job Locations: England
Job Types: Permanent
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