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Job Introduction

We’re looking for an experienced recruiter or talent attraction professional to join our busy Talent Acquisition team who are responsible for recruiting the top talent into a wide range of vacancies at Sodexo.

As an Internal Recruiter / Talent Acquisition Advisor you’ll be accountable for managing the recruitment campaigns from the moment a vacancy is approved to the issue of contract. You’ll be an expert in attracting exceptional talent using a variety of sourcing methods including direct sourcing, managing stakeholders expectations and providing both a brilliant candidate and hiring manager experience whilst working to meet agreed time to hire, cost to hire and quality of hire SLA’s.

This will be a demanding role with the need to multitask, work at pace and manage different priorities. A proven track record recruiting externally or in house using direct sourcing methodology is essential.

You’ll have the opportunity and support to develop your stakeholder management and consultancy skills, recruit across a variety of sectors and disciplines and use some of the latest attraction, assessment and shortlisting tools.

You’ll be home based with regular travel to our Salford office for team meetings and will keep in regular contact with your wider team through technology.


Role Responsibility

  • Manage a high volume of vacancies to a successful conclusion using a variety of sourcing techniques and methods including direct sourcing
  • Partner with hiring managers to create a robust planning process which captures the need, the sourcing plan, selection approach and clarifies the roles of key parties during the recruitment and selection process
  • Deliver against KPIs of quality, time, cost, sourcing mix and candidate/line manager experience, each routinely tracked and reported against
  • Provide fair and objective feedback to candidates who request further information on their performance during the selection process. Ensure the effective utilisation of the ATS and social media in order to build a bank of talent
  • Provide specialist advice and guidance to hiring managers on the most appropriate selection and assessment methods available for each vacancy. Sourcing, developing or creating specialist exercises or assessments where required which contribute to the ongoing development of the suite of selection tools
  • Engage and build relationships with segment HR Business Partners to hiring forecasts and support planning and prioritisation of resourcing needs on a short, medium and long-term basis
  • Be a true Brand Ambassador, by promoting Sodexo’s Social media presence, through activity and engaging managers use of these tools

The Ideal Candidate

  • Demonstrable experience and track record in utilising creative and effective ways of sourcing quality candidates directly, as well as the confidence and interpersonal skill to be able to approach passive candidate
  • Highly organised and disciplined in managing a varied workload and the end-to-end resourcing process
  • Experience in conducting consultative campaign calls creating suitable attraction and selection plans with agreed touchpoints and deadlines, setting clear expectations with hiring managers
  • Experience utilising social recruiting tools, an ATS or CRM, MS office and Teams
  • Brilliant influencing and relationship building skills
  • Commercially aware, able to articulate and demonstrate the value add of the Talent Acquisition team
  • Customer focused and able to provide a high quality of service positive experience for both candidates and the hiring community

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs around 30,000 people, and partners with clients in many sectors across business and industry; schools and universities; sports and leisure; energy and resources; government and agencies; healthcare; justice and defence.

Sodexo’s connected; people-centric approach brings together a diverse range of expertise. The breadth of services it offers ranges from food and hospitality; cleaning; reception; concierge (Circles); security; property management and technical services through to data driven workplace strategy and design (Wx); employee engagement and recognition services (Sodexo Engage) and personal home services through Prestige Nursing + Care and the Good Care Group.  

Vital Spaces is Sodexo’s value proposition that puts people at the heart of everything we do, bringing together services and solutions and focusing on the productivity and wellbeing of people wherever they are.

Sodexo is committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations. 

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process


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