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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/11/2020.

Band 3 Resourcing and Candidate Attraction Officer

Job Reference: 313-A-20-87925-JP

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Resourcing Team
£19,737 - £21,142 pa pro rata

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Resourcing and Candidate Attraction Officer to join LPTs Resourcing team. You’ll be helping the Trust to achieve its objectives by ensuring our services are staffed with individuals who live our leadership behaviours.

Reporting to a HR Lead, you’ll be joining a very experienced team of 6 individuals who you’ll be able to learn from and who you’ll work together with to ensure the time to hire is low and the candidate experience is great. The role is full time and will initially be home-based.

What the role involves:

  • Actively managing candidate attraction for different roles (e.g. Nursing, Allied Health Professionals, Healthcare Assistants, Admin) to produce attraction activities such as adverts, videos, social media posts etc.
  • Working with and advising hiring managers on recruitment of their roles. This includes supporting them with the recruitment process and advising them on best practice.
  • Conducting all pre-employment checks of successful candidates within SLA, helping to reduce the time to hire.
  • Having ownership of successful applicants through to dealing with things such as booking on induction, onboarding items (e.g. ID badges) and occupational health processes.
  • Capture data and record it accurately. You’ll also need to use data to help you make decisions when guiding line managers.

The Experience you’ll need:

  • Experience of working in a recruitment or onboarding environment would be beneficial.
    • Please note, a large portion of the role will involve focusing on processing recruitment checks for successful candidates, so you’ll need to be comfortable with doing this in an efficient manner.
    • Some basic knowledge of social media.

The skills you’ll need:

  • You’ll need to be self-motivated and self-managed. This is increasingly more important with us working remotely.
  • Great communication skills – you’ll need to be able to negotiate, persuade and influence your stakeholders to help guide them through the recruitment process.
  • Organisation skills. You’ll need to be able to manage different priorities and workloads. For example, a case load of candidates who need all their recruitment checks completing, managing your adverts and the attraction plans around it, managing your stakeholders and their expectations etc.
  • Solutions focused. With the role having a wide scope, you’ll be faced with some hurdles that you’ll need to overcome with a positive mind-set.

If you are interested in hearing more, please drop me, Jay Patel, Resourcing Manager a note:

If you like the sound of what you’ve read, please have a read of the JD as it has the full details of the role. Then please apply and I’ll be in touch.

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We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

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For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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