About the role

We are looking for a Recruitment Advisor to join our Recruitment Team at NHS Digital. This is an exciting time to join us.

As a team we have exciting and ambitious plans, and we would like you to be part of that. Some of these include a review of all our candidate selection documentation, delivery of recruitment training to our managers, building on initiatives and commitments to support diversity and equality in our recruitment processes, and building our branding strategy focusing on becoming an employer of choice.

NHS Digital is the national digital, data and technology partner for the NHS and social care system. We design, build, deploy and operate national products, platforms and data services for patients, clinicians, those who manage the system and researchers in the NHS, academia and the life sciences sector. Our systems serve up to 53 million citizens and 1.3 million NHS staff.

This is a fixed term role until the end of 2022. 

What's involved

  • You will play a pivotal role in bringing in new talent who will deliver on the amazing products and programmes of work we create here at NHS Digital.
  • Your focus will be supporting and managing the end-to-end recruitment process. Activities will include developing attractive recruitment campaigns, proactively sourcing candidates, building talent pipelines, and supporting the end-to-end recruitment process through to offer and onboarding.
  • The candidate journey is important to us and ensuring candidates have a positive experience when looking to join us will be a key part of this role.

More about the role

  • Put the customer at the heart of everything we do and look for ways to continually improve the candidate and hiring manager experience.
  • Proactively contact candidates to provide guidance and support as they progress through the recruitment journey.
  • Proactively source and attract candidates using various methods including social media aligned to our diversity strategy.
  • Work with the Recruitment Business Partners to create compelling, enticing and interesting job adverts to ensure we attract the right calibre and diversity of candidates.
  • Work with the wider Recruitment team to provide subject matter expertise on policies, process and procedures covering the end-to-end recruitment cycle.
  • Maintain and assuring data quality and information in relation to HR Recruitment activity.

About you

Some of the skills and experience we're looking for:

  • Previous experience of working in a recruiter or resource role, either in-house or in an agency.
  • Experience of the full end to end recruitment cycle.
  • Exposure to using a variety of sourcing channels to fill ‘hard to fill’ and volume vacancies including LinkedIn.
  • Evidence of having built effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders internally and externally.
  • Excellent customer service skills, to support and provide candidates with an outstanding experience.
  • You will have the ability to prioritise, manage your own workload, work in a fast- paced environment, and work to conflicting and changing priorities.

About us

NHS Digital is a great place to work. What we do matters.
Our outstanding teams are passionate about technology and public service, making use of everyone’s skills to improve people’s lives.
We collaborate to deliver world class tech and intelligence, so come and join us. We are committed to sustainability, diversity and inclusion; our people are at the heart of what we do.
Find out about the amazing work we do by visiting our website: https://digital.nhs.uk/about-nhs-digital
Find further information on the current work we are undertaking meeting the challenges of the pandemic here: https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Why you should apply

We value the different experiences our people bring to their work at NHS Digital. We're working to create an environment where everyone can make a full contribution no matter their background, identity, or circumstances.

Which means, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities.  Don't worry if you don’t meet all the criteria we’ve suggested – knowledge and experience you've gained in other ways might make us think about the role differently. Go ahead and apply.

Our work matters. You matter.

What we offer you:

  • we're moving to a hybrid working approach which offers you an informal, flexible way of blending home and office working
  • flexible working opportunities - we value and respect the diversity of our employees, and applications from prospective candidates who require flexible working arrangements are welcomed; these include part-time hours, job sharing, flexible hours and part-remote set ups
  • 27 days annual leave increasing to 33 days with service
  • ability to buy and sell annual leave  
  • a generous pension (with our contribution equal to 20.6% of your earnings)
  • NHS Discounts including shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones, and insurance
  • employee benefit schemes including our Season Ticket Loan, Car Lease and Bike to Work schemes

Next steps

Remote interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams early June. Applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by email.

To view further information please see the attached role profile.

This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. We only ask applicants to disclose convictions which are not yet spent / unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Following an offer of employment, we will carry out a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as part of the pre-employment check process.


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