Recruitment Advisor

Are you experienced in planning and managing recruitment campaigns? Can you draft engaging advert copy to attract the best talent to the RSC? Do you understand how all elements of recruitment and onboarding work?  Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced and interesting workplace with a supportive team? Can you multi-task, organise and keep one step ahead of a busy workload? Are you experienced in providing brilliant customer service and providing creative solutions to problems? We are looking for an experienced Recruitment Advisor to join us on a full time, permanent basis, to provide assistance and support to the Recruitment and Talent Manager, stakeholders, and candidates to ensure a high quality, efficient and effective in-house recruitment service is delivered for the RSC. You will provide advice, guidance, administration and operational support for a diverse range of recruitment activities and campaigns to ensure the smooth running of recruitment campaigns from start to finish.Some of your key duties and responsibilities will include (please see the full job description and person specification for the comprehensive list):Carrying out recruitment briefings with stakeholders to outline, plan and manage recruitment campaigns, for high volume areas and departmentsUsing the applicant tracking system to review vacancies and administer them from approval through to hire stageDrafting advert copy relevant to the vacancy and designing wide reaching, inclusive recruitment campaignsSupporting managers with the selection process, including shortlisting criteria, interview questions and occasionally supporting on interview panelAdministering and arranging interviews (online and in person)Uploading and posting vacancies to a variety of job boards and liaising with advertising agencies for campaign supportCarrying out Right to Work checks, in person and/or virtually and pre-employment checks, including processing UKVI international recruitment requests and visa requirementsWriting and sending offer letters and receiving new starter paperwork for processingOnboarding applicants from offer stage to start dateOverseeing the jobs email inbox and responding to queriesUndertaking and managing the DBS process and checks, ensuring the centralised records are up to date and that renewals are carried out in line with policyArranging and managing Access and/or adjustments during the recruitment processEngaging appropriate recruitment agency support and negotiating ratesIt is an exciting and interesting time to join the RSC as we continue to recover from the effects of the pandemic, to support the company with an ambitious workplan and new strategic objectives, as well as a bold vision for the future. The Recruitment Advisor will work most closely with the Recruitment and Talent Manager and HR Administrators to support all departments across the organisation, with their recruitment and onboarding requirements. You will be joining a hard-working, supportive and dedicated HR team.The ideal candidate will have recruitment administration/coordination experience, gained in a fast-paced environment, either in-house or in a recruitment agency. It is essential that you have an understanding of all elements of the recruitment cycle with experience and knowledge of processing DBS checks, Right to Work and UKVI legislation. We are looking for someone that understands and embraces the importance of Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Access requirements in relation to recruitment practices.To be successful in this role, you will need to be comfortable with a high volume of work, have the ability to write engaging advert copy, the confidence to communicate at all levels and excellent work planning skills. A key part of this role is forming positive working relationships with staff at all levels at the RSC, so strong interpersonal skills and the ability to act with integrity and observe confidentiality are essential.The post is offered on a full-time, permanent basis and is subject to a 12 week probationary period. The role is based in the Human Resources department in Stratford-upon-Avon, with home working and occasional travel to our London offices.The HR department works to a hybrid model. We trust that colleagues know where, and how, their role can best be delivered and support a mix of remote and on-site based working, as best fits the needs of the HR team, their partner departments, and the RSC. Typically, team members work an average of 2 – 3 days remotely each week, but this varies according to specific work activity.The normal hours of work are 35 hours per week, worked Monday to Friday, with the understanding that additional hours (including occasional evenings or other out of hours work to reflect working in the arts and culture sector) may be required to fulfil the responsibilities of the role.Access and InclusionWe are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, and welcome and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, identities and lived experiences.We offer support and resources to aid access to the application and interview process, as well as the role itself, should you be successful. To discuss in further detail, please contact - we would be delighted to talk with you.We know that discussions around access and inclusion can be sensitive and personal. We welcome feedback on our approach, and the language used, so that we can continue to evolve our practice.If you would like to talk further, please contact in the first instance. Any feedback you provide will be treated confidentially, and will not impact on your enquiry, application, or relationship with the RSC.Application ProcessFirst interviews will take place in the week commencing 20 June.All applications should be made online using the RSC website. About the RSCThe RSC strives for excellence, and values integrity, inclusion, ambition and innovation. We act with respect, show leadership and build resilient ways of working in all our activities.We can offer great benefits and aim to create a welcoming, supportive environment which is happy, healthy and safe. We place great importance upon developing a diverse, highly motivated and energised workforce to help achieve our priorities. We put our values at the heart of everything we do.The Royal Shakespeare Company (no. 212481) is a registered charity.

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