Senior Recruiter - Technology (Parental Leave Cover)

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 28/03/2023

Senior Recruiter - Technology (Parental Leave Cover)

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

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About the role

In this role you will lead Technology hiring efforts with a specific focus on Software Engineering; shaping our strategic hiring approach and adding significant value to our stakeholders as well as the wider organisation. As the Senior Recruiter, you will be a subject matter expert in recruiting tech talent, aware of the challenges of working in this environment and bringing innovation to overcome these challenges, as well as using your knowledge and experience to manage, coach and support a small team of recruiters.  Your work will be grounded in customer centricity and technology recruitment expertise, and you will use data and insights to help drive recruitment improvements for the function.

Whilst your primary focus will be Software Engineering, there may be times where you or your team are required to support the delivery of recruitment into other departments to support business needs. You will own and deliver 360 recruitment across a number of vacancies of your own as well as overseeing the performance and delivery of your team to ensure that your customer group receive excellent service to support their hiring demands. 

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 many opportunities to develop and progress here.

The Hiring Manager for this vacancy is Toni Weston / Recruiter: Leah Dennis

You will be responsible for

  • Leading recruitment activity to attract, engage and hire great talent for Tesco Technology, with a primary focus on Software Engineering.
  • Meeting and exceeding targets and KPI’s such as monthly joiners, time to hire and direct hires.
  • Providing management, coaching and guidance to your team of recruiters to enable them to meet their own hiring goals and develop their skills and experience.
  • Building strong stakeholder relationships with the Leadership Team, understanding their business and providing market data and insight to ensure Tesco remain competitive in a demanding recruitment environment.
  • Defining and developing attraction and engagement strategies that are innovative and a break from the norm.
  • Shaping, leveraging and promoting Tesco’s Employer Brand through networking, Social Media, events and other means enabling Tesco to engage with, and attract, individuals from the tech community.
  • Reviewing and improving, where necessary, our processes and assessment techniques, ensuring we are providing candidates and hiring managers with an effective, engaging and positive hiring experience that results in above average acceptance rates.
  • Understanding the benefits of having a diverse and inclusive business and being a champion of our inclusion approach that Everyone is Welcome at Tesco.

You will need

  • Proven experience at leading and delivering recruitment within the Technology space with a strong track record in meeting ambitious targets
  • Deep expertise in attraction and sourcing techniques in the technology space, including the utilisation of niche sourcing tools and talent mining activities.
  • A talent for building and exceptional and influential stakeholder relationships and partnering effectively with business and people colleagues.
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to coach, direct, motivate and inspire and to be a role model of the Tesco values.
  • A solutions mindset with the ability to approach challenges as opportunities and to problem solve to evolve and maximise performance.
  • A strong sense of empathy for your candidates, hiring managers and your colleagues, placing positive experiences at the top of your priority list.
  • The ability to simplify processes, unlock barriers and to lead with a continuous improvement approach to support hiring efforts in both your direct remit as well as for the broader team and function.
  • Ability to track and report on recruitment data and trends.

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 
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus 8 Bank holidays)
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • 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

Click here to read more about the benefits we have available for our colleagues

About us

Our vision 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 our customers, communities and planet a little better every day’. Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers. It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of and for the planet.

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. 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.

We have recently announced that we will be moving towards a more blended working week – combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate. Please talk to us to about how this can work for you.

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.

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