Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.
We are seeking to appoint an HR Recruitment Assistant on a one-year fixed term contract, who will primarily work to recruit hard to fill vacancies across Southwark’s Adults and Children’s services, namely Social Workers and Occupational Therapists.
The focus being the on-boarding of new starters in a professional and proactive manner and the successful induction of new hires. The job holder will support managers with day-to-day recruitment and operational queries as well as support the wider HR team with projects and casework.
You will have had previous Public Sector experience and have a working of knowledge of recruitment platforms and HR databases.
You will be proactive, used to working in a dynamic and fast paced environment and be able to demonstrate having successfully managed competing priorities.
You will be experienced in supporting bespoke recruitment campaigns particularly hard to fill roles, utilising a variety of methods to attract suitable candidates including advertising on job boards.
You will be experienced in conducting pre-employment checks including right to work checks and various clearances in line with domestic or international recruitment.
You will be a self-starter and work well as part of a team.
If you want to be part of a progressive and modernised HR function and feel you meet the criteria, we look forward to receiving your application.
Benefits and more information:
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 36 days with continuous service, a generous local government salary related pension, cycle to work and cycle loan scheme, season-ticket loan, confidential wellbeing and counselling support.
For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit our Staff Benefits page.
This is a one-year fixed term opportunity.
Previous applicants need not apply.
You are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close a vacancy at any time, once we have received sufficient applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.
Interview date: 14 December 2022.
We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.