Job Spec

Job title:
Resourcing Advisor – Human Resources – Operations
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date:
07 January 2015
Line manager: Resourcing Manager
About Teach First
How much you achieve in life should not be determined by how much your parents earn. Yet in the UK, it too
often is. We are an education charity. We work with like-minded people and organisations towards a day where
every child has the education they are entitled to. We train people with leadership potential to be inspirational
teachers in schools in low-income communities across the country. These leaders go on to work in schools and
other sectors of society towards our vision: a future where no child's educational success is limited by their
socio-economic background. For more information on the work we do and which regions we operate in, visit
Job summary
Teach First is currently recruiting for a talented and driven Resourcing Advisor. This is a brand new
position and we’re hoping to bring someone on board who has an appetite for adventure.
You’ll join an award winning HR department of 12 and be responsible for meeting the resourcing needs of a
national and growing organisation. In three years, we’ve cut agency spend from 90% to 8%, doubled the size of
the organisation from 250 to 500, launched an online recruitment system, created talent pools and influenced
how the organisation thinks. We’re proud of what we have achieved but there is still so much more to do.
As Resourcing Advisor, you’ll manage key stakeholder relationships for your client area and advise managers on
best in class direct sourcing solutions for live and anticipated vacancies and drive recruitment campaigns from
concept through to delivery, establishing an excellent pipeline of talent. You’ll support two client areas
(Operations and Programme Division) and work collaboratively alongside the other Resourcing Advisor (Regions
and External Relations Division) as well as HR Business Partners to meet the organisations resourcing needs.
This is more than a recruitment position. In this varied and busy role you’ll contribute to the wider HR strategy
and be involved in the full resourcing spectrum. This includes but is not limited to succession planning, talent
pipelining, org design, operational excellence, induction and workforce planning. You will also help to develop
systems that streamline the recruitment process, co-design new selection tools and drive forward projects to
strengthen our employer brand and quality of hire.
Key accountabilities
Connect and engage with talent
Ensure that all candidates receive a first class experience
Identify opportunities for marketing Teach First and raise our profile as an employer of choice
Write engaging and impactful job adverts to inspire applicant interest and identify relevant media
channels to generate talent including lead generation on Linked In
Build a pipeline of talent across defined disciplines which is supported by an effective engagement
Deliver a first-class recruitment service and tailored resourcing plans
Understand the client group you support and their unique resourcing needs
Determine innovative strategies for specialist, niche or hard-to-fill positions
Develop resourcing plans that bring together historic trends, future needs and current capability plans
Work closely with the HR Business Partner to determine current and future resourcing requirements so
that you remain ahead of the game
Drive recruitment campaigns from concept through to delivery and advise managers on best in class
direct sourcing solutions
Inspire and support Hiring Managers to think more broadly about what great might look like, taking into
consideration team capability and succession plans
Advise Hiring Managers on suitable selection methods for their vacancy and conduct competency and
values-based interviews across the business
Deliver group training sessions including ‘Recruitment for Hiring Managers’ and ‘HR Management
Essentials’ and take time out to up-skill Managers who need it the most
Add value through projects, collaboration and innovation
Be an active member of the HR team, contributing to broader HR and organisational strategy
Identify, develop and champion recruitment methods and activities to advance diversity and the practice
of inclusion through various methods
Review retention data for your client area and implement plans to reduce turnover
Manage resourcing specific projects including alumni engagement and employer branding
Make recommendations to improve recruitment processes and procedures
Consult with the Resourcing Manager and Resourcing Advisor (Regions and External Relations) on
recruitment strategy, sharing best-practice, ideas and lessons learnt
Act as a role model to more junior colleagues and provide guidance and support where appropriate
Technical competencies
Skills and experience
Experience implementing a range of attraction methodologies, especially direct sourcing solutions
A track record using social media to build relationships, promote a brand and build talent pools
Good understanding of best practice selection methods
Experience using applicant tracking software, talent systems and/or HR databases
Appreciation of the importance of a positive candidate experience
Ability to build positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Genuine market awareness coupled with a strategic and commercial mindset
Good IT skills including Word, Excel and Powerpoint
Personal attributes
Proactive, passionate about resourcing and exceptionally organised
Strong and clear communicator who is able to sell concepts in a compelling way
Someone who is not afraid to challenge and is not deferred by barriers
Ability to juggle a demanding workload and manage multiple priorities
Willingness to contribute to and participate in personal development and on-going learning
Teach First values
Talks confidently about the work of Teach First
Positive and proactive in spreading the brand messages
Effectively manages projects and tasks to achieve a high quality result
Meets the key dates, project milestones and progress reports as per the project plan
Takes full accountability for responsibilities delegated to them
Proactive and resourceful in finding opportunities to enhance development
Proactively and regularly seeks feedback from a variety of colleagues
Communicates in a clear, articulate and engaging way
Influences colleagues to think differently about things and explore different perspectives
Constructively challenges others to bring out the best solutions and continuously improve
Shares best practice with other team members
Manages a varied workload balancing different priorities and short and long term goals.
Creates realistic plans to work to in order to achieve goals.
Projects a sense of possibility in the way they work
Makes recommendations for change within the team
Understands the components of projects and responsibilities and what is appropriate to delegate
Delegates tasks and supports their delivery to ensure work is successfully completed
Understands and can interpret the principles of Teach First’s strategic direction and vision
National & London Regional Office, 4 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AU
Salary band
£31,050, increasing to £34,510 on successful completion of the 6 month probationary period (inc. London
Weighting Allowance)
Teach First’s core benefits include 27 days holiday per annum (7 of which must be taken during the two weeks of
Christmas and New Year office closure), participation in the pension scheme (with an employer contribution of
up to 6%), life assurance, income protection and private healthcare. Through our flexible benefits platform
access to childcare vouchers, interest free travel season ticket loan/bike loan, dental membership, health
screening, discounted gym membership, travel insurance, Give As you Earn (GAYE) and the option to buy/sell
annual leave.
How to apply
To apply for a vacancy at Teach First you are required to complete an online application form. Please have your
CV and covering letter ready to upload. If you are an internal candidate please apply via your HR Self Service
Next steps
We aim to provide feedback to all applications within 10 working days from the closing date. Please note that
interviews are likely to take place the week commencing the 12th January 2015.