Technology Senior Recruiter

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 12/04/2021

Technology Senior Recruiter

Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

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About the role

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Senior Recruiter within our Technology recruitment team to join us at our Head Office in Welwyn Garden City.  

This role will offer someone the chance to lead Technology hiring efforts across multiple departments with a specific focus on Cyber Security and Infastructure; defining processes and adding significant value to our stakeholders as well as the wider organisation. The team provides a customer centric, specialised and data driven recruitment offering and this position will play a pivotal role in the quality and development of this work.  Our customers expect to shop from any location at any time. Our Technology and Online teams makes that happen whilst driving change and developing exciting new technologies at the same time.

As the Senior Tech Recruiter, you will be a subject matter expert in recruiting tech talent, aware of the challenges of working in this environment and how to overcome them, as well as using your knowledge and experience to manage and support  other members of the function.

Here in the Tesco recruitment team, we play a significant role in the development and success of our business - our world is fast paced and demanding, but hugely rewarding.  We are also one of the largest in-house recruitment teams in the UK, so if you love recruitment and are passionate about your career, there are endless opportunities to develop and progress here.

We are ideally looking for someone who is currently working at a Managerial level as well as solid experience of recruitment within Cyber Security and/or Infastructure.

In-house recruitment experience would be advantageous but not essential.


You will be responsible for

  • Lead all recruitment activity across multiple technology functions, attracting and hiring great talent for Tesco Technology, with a focus on Tech Cyber Security and Infastructure.
  • Expertly lead a team of recruiters, providing management, coaching and guidance to enable them to meet their own hiring goals.
  • Build strong stakeholder relationships with the Tech Leadership Team, understanding their business and providing candidates that are the right fit for Tesco.
  • Define and develop attraction and recruiting strategies for the tech business that are innovative and a break from the norm.
  • Act as the subject matter expert for recruitment, using knowledge and experience to meet robust hiring targets.
  • Deliver a data driven recruitment service to Director level stakeholders, utilising market data to ensure Tesco remain competitive in a demanding recruitment environment.
  • Define, leverage and promote Tesco’s Employer Brand through networking, Social Media, events and other means enabling Tesco to engage with, and attract, individuals from the tech community.
  • Review and revise, where necessary, our assessment techniques, providing candidates with an engaging and positive hiring process that results in above average acceptance rates.
  • Understand the benefits of having a diverse, multicultural business and be a representative of our diversity policies at all times.

You will need

  • Proven senior recruiter in the Cyber Security and/or Tech Infastructure fields with a strong track record in delivering of meeting ambitious targets.
  • Prior experience of managing and influencing Senior stakeholders
  • Expert in using social and professional media platforms to aid hiring efforts.
  • An expert in recruiting and sourcing techniques in the technology space, including the utilisation of niche sourcing tools and talent mining activities.
  • Prior experience of delivering training and facilitating learning both internally within recruiting and the stakeholder communities.
  • Strong leadership skills, able to work with colleagues in the team and wider department, imparting knowledge and experience.
  • Able to work at pace and use data to inform and influence your approach.
  • Very comfortable using cloud based ATS systems and using those systems to deliver insight and analytics to the customer groups.

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work.  These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme where you can earn up to 3.5% of base salary
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus 8 Bank holidays)
  • On-site state of the art gym at our Welwyn Campus with discounted “Gympass” membership & free health checks via Nuffield Health
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Share Schemes – Join our ‘Buy As You Earn’ & ‘Save As You Earn’ share schemes after 3 months service
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 3 months service
  • Colleague Discounts:
    • 10% increasing to 15% after every pay day for a four day period, off most purchases at Tesco 
    • 10% off One Stop
    • 10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile
    • 20% off all F&F purchases
    • 20% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco bank. T&C’s apply
    • 25% off Tesco Café
    • 50% off complete glasses purchases & free eye tests (other offers available) at Vision Express
    • 50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases, treats for the family, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Shuttle Bus Service to/from Hatfield & Welwyn Garden City Station to Welwyn Campus & Hatfield Offices
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme helps you deal with life’s challenges
  • Financial wellness - Tesco has partnered with experts to help you make the most of your money
  • Get involved in a range of fundraising activities with our long-term charity partners

About us

Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move.  Our core purpose is ‘Serving Britain's shoppers a little better every day’.  Our business was built with a simple mission – to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them.  In the UK, we serve some 66 shoppers every second, so it's our goal to ensure every one of those customers experiences just a little better service on each visit.
We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings to enable us to serve our shoppers a little better every day. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities.  We're a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you.  Everyone is welcome at Tesco.
NOTE: Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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