HR Manager

RM/HQ00030096
£ 450.00 - £ 450.00 per day

Consultant

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Rachel Millican

Specialist Recruitment Consultant

Rachel on the recruitment industry:

Recruitment is fast paced, competitive, candidate driven and rewarding. Other recruiters can sometimes focus too much on the statistics of working in the sector and not appreciate the impact on individuals lives.

Candidates and clients should speak to me about:

Defence and government contracts.

Opportunities in IT, engineering, project management and project support.

You should speak to me because:

  • I am honest
  • I pride myself in being approachable
  • I have a methodical approach in a highly niche market

Interesting fact about me:

I am a twin sister and have an older brother too. I enjoy bouldering, a type of rock climbing without ropes!

 

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27956 - HR Manager - Croydon - £450 UMB - 12 months - SC
   
Client  
   Home Office  
Role & Responsibilities
  •  To be successful in this challenging yet rewarding resourcing role, you will be an exceptional leader with the proven ability to set a strong direction and convey persuasive future vision at all levels of an organisation. You will have a proven track record in delivering large scale recruitment campaigns. You will be a strong and resilient deliverer with skills in collaborating effectively and achieving tangible outcomes in the face of significant challenges. You will be able to demonstrate strong planning and organising skills combined with the ability to balance conflicting and changing demands in a deadline-driven situation. Your excellent communication skills enable you to explain complex issues in a way that is understandable by a wide range of audiences; which coupled with your good influencing skills enable you to inspire multidisciplinary teams and build successful relationships at all levels. Travel to other Location: Regular travel to Croydon & London. Occasional travel to regions across the country. 1. Resourcing forecasting 2.Labour market analysis - ongoing during/after campaigns so that we iterate attraction and selection methodologies 3.Development of targeted outreach and attraction plan (working with BF team to deliver the events on the ground; and with Capita / others to run advertising via social media etc) 4.Campaign assurance 5.Selection and assessment methodologies $2022; Expert knowledge of resource management $2022; Knowledge of project management methodologies Skills: $2022; Ability to act positively, flexibly, constructively, bringing focus and energy to the role with a 'can-do' attitude, coaching and supporting as required $2022; Strong analytical skills with the ability to research; produce and present clearly articulated, well-structured reports/MI using qualitative and quantitative data $2022; Ability to identify root cause of problem and develop a range of solutions $2022; Strong communication skills, written and verbal, influencing and negotiating $2022; Ability to deliver consistently to time, cost and quality despite tight timescales and conflicting priorities $2022; IT literate and experienced in use of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and relevant tools Degree or equivalent (desirable) 1.CIPD level 5 qualification with a recruitment bias or previous experience of working within a recruitment analysis role 2. Resourcing forecasting 3.Labour market analysis - ongoing during/after campaigns so that we iterate attraction and selection methodologies 4.Experience of resource management within a complex matrix organisation 5.Experience of creating resourcing plans, driven by demand and supply 6.Experience of working to a project management methodology
 
Closing Date  
   16/04 12.00pm
How to Apply  
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If you would like more information please call me on 01489 232 080  
   
Must have SC / DV Clearance

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Client    
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Experience Required:

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Closing Date  
 
9/3/2018
 
 
How to Apply  
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Client  
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Client    
Home Office  
 
Tasks and Deliverables:
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  • Measurement and reporting mechanisms.
 
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Closing Date    
   28/02/2018 @ 2:00pm  
 
How to Apply    
Click the apply button on the right to apply now.    
If you would like more information please call me on 01489 232 080    
     
Must have SC / DV Clearance
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Client  
   Crown Commercial Service
Role & Responsibilities
  •  Background:
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Purpose:
We are looking for a talented individual to take responsibility for development of digital/technology products for workstreams that are delivered by the Digital Services Team (DST). Formulating a product strategy by working with business experts across government, the Product Manager will become the expert in their own workstream, keeping themselves and the team up-to-date with policy, business and user developments and using a range of analytics and insights to drive delivery plans.  
 
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:  
 
As Product Manager you will:
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PERSON SPECIFICATION - SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE/ COMPETENCES
 
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Closing Date  
  1/3/2018 @ 11am
How to Apply  
Click the apply button on the right to apply now.    
If you would like more information please call me on 01489 232 080