Portas

Talent Acquisition Manager (part time)

Based: London
Level: Senior
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Part Time
Applications Close: 29 May 2019
Website: portasagency.com
Job Listing Added: 29 April 2019

A consultancy & creative agency founded by Mary Portas. We have spent the last 20 years building best-selling fashion, retail and lifestyle brands in the UK, Australia and across the world.


We have a very simple philosophy. Deliver work that's clever, creative, and very commercial. Not easy, but it's what makes people buy.


Our background is in retail and we are at the forefront of its ever-changing landscape and fast evolving media. From bricks and mortar to online subscriptions, traditional advertising to branded content – we embrace the new codes of retail, understanding how and why people buy as well as the all-important bottom line.


We then apply those principles to create the experience, behaviours and communications that will make any business a destination.


In order to do that we want to create the best place to work with the best team of POPs who deliver the best work.


Our Vision:
We Make Shopping Brilliant


Our Values:
We recruit to our manifesto which says:
 We do our best work
 A focus on progress not activity
 Everyone has a voice and a part to play
 We are sharers not hoarders
 Use your instinct
 Driven yet fair
 We employ radiators not drains
 Honest and open
 We do not distinguish between work and play
 Always learning


Our People:


Our POPs (People of Portas) are a good bunch who really know our stuff. We look for talented people who are radiators not drains and we can support and develop to all work together to do the best job and deliver the best work.


Scope of the role:


A true ambassador for Portas, providing an end to end recruitment service. Responsible for ensuring all roles are filled by the best quality, best fit candidates, in the shortest time, by the most cost efficient method. Management of the recruitment supplier base.

What will you be doing?


Recruitment Process and Planning
• Acting as an ambassador for Portas – understanding the history, philosophy, values and culture of the brand in order to both communicate to candidates and ensure a best fit for the business.
• Establishing the recruitment requirement/ brief from the Line Manager/Talent Director.
• Working with Talent Director to assess the need / level of the role in line with budget requirements.
• Support the Talent Director with future resource and succession planning, including role detail, benchmarking, timescales and budget formation.
• Partner with Talent Director to review the compensation and benefits package to ensure effective and competitive attraction and retention
• Assisting with the design and delivery of assessment and selection processes
• Developing Job Descriptions with managers across the agency in line with agency manifesto and competencies


Candidate Attraction
• Responsible for implementation of appropriate, cost efficient candidate attraction methodology
• Managing Workable (online recruitment platform), ensuring managers have full access to candidate information and selection process
• Utilising social media, talent banking and networking to ensure attraction of the best talent into the business in the most efficient and cost effective way
• Supplier management, including establishing and maintaining a PSL


Recruitment
• Ensuring quality candidate shortlists are delivered through effective screening processes
• Involvement and support with interview process as required
• Responsible for ensuring effective candidate management throughout the process
• Responsible for ensuring effective offer management and on boarding of successful candidates


General Recruitment Practice
• Education on recruitment practices and legal compliance for the Line Managers
• Keeping abreast of external recruitment best practices
• Keeping abreast of compensation (salary benchmarking) and benefits levels
• Identify and progress areas for personal development and highlight skills gaps
• Develop positive relationships with internal partners and external suppliers to ensure a joined up, consistent team approach to recruitment
• Provide management updates and information as required
• Communication – effective internal and external communication, negotiation and supportive feedback skills, credible at all levels


What do you need to have?
• Strong Relationship Management skills – establishing, sustaining and leveraging strong on-going relationships up to and including executive level
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to absorb and understand role content and contribution to the business and the necessary attributes and skillset required.
• Well networked with strong relationships
• Ideally experience of both in-house and consultancy recruitment procedures, policies and practices
• Ability to work with and identify recruitment suppliers – understanding of their practices and policies
• Knowledge of e-recruitment practices and developments
• Working knowledge of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and databases
• Previous experience working within media agency industry
• PSL/contract negotiation experience and ongoing management
• Budgeting and key cost management
• Experience of external benchmarking
• Excellent time management and organisational skills
• Knowledge of psychometric testing is advantageous
• Experience of working in a fast paced environment and to tight dealines
• Naturally proactive and used to using your intuitive to get the job done with a can-do attitude