Resourcing Advisor

Job Description

About Us

West Sussex County Council is a diverse organisation that provides services to more than 850,000 residents every day. The Human Resources and Organisational Change Directorate provides critical support functions to our services, relentlessly focusing on delivering better and cost-effective outcomes. Our teams use their experience to enable and challenge the Council to deliver improved efficiency and effectiveness.

For more information about West Sussex County Council, please visit our WSCC About Us page.

About The Job

Salary: £29,577 - £32,234 per annum
Working Pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week
Contract Length: 1 year, Fixed term
Location: Chichester, County Hall

The Resourcing Team at West Sussex County Council are currently seeking an experienced Resourcing Advisor. Our desired candidate will be able to hit the ground running and support a fast-paced environment and deliver resourcing of high quality and high-volume roles.

As the post holder, you will manage the provision of resourcing across a Directorate/Service, be the resourcing subject matter expert and will proactively work with management to ensure that resourcing needs are identified and filled professionally. You will undertake a proactive approach to sourcing the best candidates, building resourcing pipelines and cutting down costs in the areas of resourcing. You will report to the Resourcing Manager and will take on additional responsibilities as necessary to support resourcing for the Council.

Experience and Skills

You will have a proven record of success in designing and delivering resourcing in order to deliver a great experience to our candidates and internal stakeholders. You will have experience of direct and agency recruitment as well as management of bank arrangements. You will be able to improve the customer journey throughout the recruitment process using procedure as well as technological interventions. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal credibly with our customers, senior managers and executives whilst being challenging, professional and commercially focused.

Key Skills:

  1. A background in recruitment, either in-house or agency, with a knowledge of attraction and selection processes and the ability to develop screening criteria and interview questions
  2. Ability to analyse resourcing requirements to produce short and long term resourcing plans and strategies
  3. Understanding of determining and forecasting resourcing requirements
  4. Excellent communication skills and ability to build strong relationships

Qualifications and/or experience:

  • Previous experience of using an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
  • Psychometric Testing Levels A & B
  • Level 4 Diploma in Recruitment Leadership or equivalent qualification or experience

Rewards and Benefits

As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and are rewarded for the work they do.

Aside from 26 days annual leave, you will also have access to a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.

Further Information

The reference number for this role is CRS00435.

For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Chloe Chatfield (Resourcing Advisor) at . For issues or queries regarding your application please contact .

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults

This post is subject to satisfactory references, health check.

West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.

For information regarding your eligibility to apply for this role under our Disability or Veteran's Guaranteed Interview Scheme, this can be found on our application help page.

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