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Resourcing/Recruitment Advisor

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 14/11/2018 23:59
£31,401 - £34,106
Hours per week:
Job Category:
HR/Recruitment/Training & Development
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
14 Nov

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Due to continuing growth we are currently looking to recruit a Resourcing Advisor to join our team on a fixed term contact for 2 years.

The Resourcing team is responsible for advising and supporting managers across the council with recruitment and selection, particularly for key senior and professional roles and in areas where there are significant vacancies in hard-to-fill, service-critical roles.

The role of the Resourcing Advisor is to provide specialist recruitment advice, direction and recommendations to senior managers with a key focus being on service critical roles such as IT, Engineering, Social Care and Property. The role works in partnership with hiring managers to create and manage resourcing campaigns, to monitor the performance and change accordingly and to produce data reports on outcomes.

In return for your commitment and hard work the council offers great benefits which include:

• Local government pension scheme
• Generous annual leave entitlement
• Annual salary reviews
• Flexible working arrangements including flexi-time
• Child care vouchers and much more….

Main duties may include but are not exclusive to:

• Ensuring the resourcing requirements of each team are fully understood, including awareness of secondments, vacancies, maternity leave, and ratio of newly qualified to experience staff to enable vacancies to be filled as quickly and efficiently as possible, driving up standards and minimising agency staff spend where agency staff are being utilised.

• Supporting and overseeing selection processes, primarily for senior or professionally qualified staff, or for those roles which are hard to fill and would benefit from a campaign approach.

• Linking with managers to ensure high quality candidates are attracted through creative, targeted recruitment campaigns.

• Developing and maximising the effectiveness of social media marketing.

• Managing relevant agency recruitment requirements where these are required, ensuring that high quality candidates are engaged at the best value for money.

• Promoting the many benefits of working for the council to existing and potential staff and recommending potential approaches to support staff retention.

• Collating and interpreting quantitative and qualitative information to monitor the current workforce profile and propose recommendations to management.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


• Proven, contemporary recruitment delivery experience and sound technical
expertise, plus knowledge of employment legislation that relates to recruitment.

• Detailed knowledge of recruitment processes and experience of developing and project managing successful recruitment campaigns.

• Effective analytical skills and the ability to form sound judgements to give well-reasoned advice and recommendations that have led to a successful solution

• Professionally qualified – For example; relevant degree level qualification or equivalent, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development / Recruitment and Employment Confederation qualifications, or equivalent relevant experience.

• Excellent written and spoken communication skills to build effective working relationships with and influence a wide range of stakeholders.

• Ability to monitor and report on relevant information, for example; agency spend, the success of recruitment campaigns, nature of the workforce or similar.

• Excellent ICT skills, including a detailed understanding of using social media and the internet to enhance recruitment and retention.

• Ability to promote a culture of excellent customer service, ensuring that the equalities impacts of decisions are always considered.


• Knowledge of safer recruitment practice and values in the recruitment process.

For further information please contact Laura Scott, Resourcing Team Leader (laura.scott@southglos.gov.uk or 01454 863090)

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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