Ref: 1626999

Original Listing

Company: 1626999

Salary: 29,832 - 32,367

Closing Date: Closing date: 11 Apr 2019

Location: Swansea, Wales, SA6 7JL : Swansea, Wales

Resourcing Partner



Are you a passionate and engaging recruitment specialist with excellent knowledge and understanding of resourcing tools and methodologies? If so, we would love to hear from you.

The Department for Transport (DfT) Resourcing Group (DRG), is a core central HR service supporting the central department and DfT's executive agencies with their recruitment activity. We use our expertise to drive, navigate and steer our managers through the recruitment journey.

This is an excellent opportunity to join us and be part of our team of expert Resourcing Partners. You will act as the relationship manager between DRG and our customers building strong working relationships with key stakeholders throughout the Department. You will work very closely with our vacancy holders to provide a professional, efficient and effective recruitment service that meets business needs and all regulatory, legislative and quality standards. Although there is a large degree of stakeholder management & influencing within this role you will also be required to execute the detail such as advert drafting and assessment design.

We encourage collaborative working across DRG so you will work collaboratively with DRG Senior Management and specialist teams on attraction and assessment to drive key attraction strategies and bespoke inclusive assessment solutions for your customers.

Key Responsibilities will include but not limited to

• Build and develop honest and collaborative relationships with Resource Leads, and Stakeholders to influence the approach to recruitment, removing barriers to ensure that the recruitment flow is seamless and accessible to candidates and vacancy holders.
• Ensure that all recruitment and selection activities, including transfers and redeployment, are aligned to the Department’s strategic agenda, and comply with employment law, the Department’s diversity strategy, equal opportunities legislation and the Civil Service Commissioners Principles.
• Use your expert knowledge to deliver innovative and fit for purpose resourcing plan, including attraction strategies, application methods, interviewing questions and assessment recommendations
• Responsibility for upskilling and building capability in all aspects of resourcing for your business by delivering bespoke training, presentations, workshops and attending meetings or forums within the business.
• Using quantitative and qualitative data, undertake regular evaluation and analysis to understand emerging issues, risks and trends. Use the data to identify opportunities and drive key decision making.
• Proactively work with your Business Unit to ensure that diversity and inclusion is a key part of their recruitment and selection strategy and influence vacancy holders to embrace this approach with all recruitment campaigns.
• Alongside the Recruitment Delivery Manager develop and coach the team of Campaign Managers sharing your knowledge and expertise, building capability and confidence, to ensure the effective delivery of day to day recruitment campaigns.

About you

You will bring considerable experience of working in the recruitment sector, with good knowledge and understanding of attraction, application, sifting and selection tools and processes. Your excellent written skills will demonstrate your previous experience of developing engaging and compelling job adverts across a range of disciplines. You will bring strong relationship building and influencing skills with the ability develop and maintain strong links with your stakeholders.

Additional skills and experiences

• Be a strong advocate for change, driving continuous process improvement across the Department
• High level of self-motivation and experience of working within a high pressured operational team with the ability to organise and prioritise workloads to maximise productivity and meet deadlines
• Take responsibility for your growth and development, seeking out opportunities to build your capability and experience
• Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to analyse complex situations conceptually and provide workable solutions for a range of stakeholders
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to influence and motivate others at all levels within the Department and drive outcomes

The role is Swansea based and could involve regular travel to our key locations – London, Bristol, Nottingham and Southampton.

If you have the desire to make a difference and shape future department recruitment campaigns, we would like to hear from you.

DRG are passionate about our values. The team here are focused on upholding these through the work they do each and every day.

Supporting each other

Sharing our knowledge

Building trusted relationships

Exceeding expectations

Embracing change

About us

We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department.

You’ll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future.



Find out more about what it's like working at the Department for Transport.


DfT has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017.

DfT’s inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we’ve made to raise the number of women in senior positions.