Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Job title:Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Location:Portsmouth
  • Job Level:Assistant
  • Business Area:Head Office Functions
  • Contract Type:Permanent
  • Ref number:AZ01140

As a Talent Acquisition Specialist working for Azets, you are at the forefront of the journey for many of our new starters.  You are responsible for finding the best talent for our family, through detailed sourcing, advertising, clear communication and nurturing.  This is a pivotal role as it encompasses full candidate management as well as working with internal and external stakeholders to fill the vacancies required.  Reporting to your Talent Acquisition Manager, you will be part of a team of like-minded Recruiters and have the tools required to succeed.

Role Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for sourcing high calibre candidates across a variety of roles using job boards, headhunting, LinkedIn Recruiter, referrals and your own network.
  • Once sourced, you will be expected to pre-screen the candidate via a phone or video call, to understand their requirements and promote Azets, building rapport and understanding of their search.
  • To work closely with Hiring Managers, understanding the impact of recruitment on their team, to provide solutions and guidance on their needs within the recruitment process including initial briefings, discussing candidates, arranging interviews, or even assisting with raising a vacancy in our ATS.
  • The business has a Preferred Supplier List and you will be expected to manage the day to day interaction with agencies including release of roles, Hiring Manager briefings, review and response to any agency applications and management of queries.
  • You will be responsible for posting and maintaining advertising via our external careers page, external job boards and professional institutes. This will also extend to social media promotion through sharing of jobs, posting articles and video content on LinkedIn to promote the vacancies and our culture.
  • You will manage interview arrangements, liaising with candidates and Hiring Managers, providing briefings before and gathering feedback after to ensure a smooth process is achieved for every candidate.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring the offer processes is managed from start to finish, including handling negotiations, seeking approvals for additional spend and managing counter offers to ensure the best possible candidate experience
  • Once a suitable candidate is received, you will manage the offer process, acting as a guide to the Hiring Manager on the details of the offer. You will be expected the deliver the offer details verbally, manage any queries and take ownership of the process before liaising with the Onboarding team to deliver offer paperwork.

To get the job that you'll love

Skills and Competence

  • Previous experience of working within ideally an accounting or finance-based recruitment role, or a high-volume professional services/white collar industry
  • Proven experience of managing the entire life cycle of a candidate application
  • Strong communication skills, across written, verbal and also video media
  • An ability to manage your own day to day workload
  • Excellent organisation and an ability to multitask across a number of tasks

A note from the Hiring Manager

"This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Recruiter to join a busy and fun in-house team. The team manage the full recruitment process and build relationships with candidates, agents and stakeholders alike, so no day is ever the same as the next, giving you real variety and full ownership of your roles. Does this sound like your next career step? "

What's in it for you?

  • 33 days annual leave (31 for Students with study package and 38 for Partners) inc. bank holidays
  • Birthday Day off
  • Lead Incentive Scheme (applicable to up to and including Associate Director level)
       -We offer generous financial rewards for helping Azets to grow our new client portfolio.
  • Reimbursement of one professional subscription each year
  • Private Medical Cover (applicable to Director/Partner level)
  • Enhanced Parental + Family leave - We want Azets to be a place where you can combine both a career and a family so those going on Maternity Leave can expect 100% pay for 3 months and 50% pay for the next 3 months, those going on Paternity Leave can expect 100% pay for 2 weeks  (both subject to eligibility) and our Adoption Leave policy follows the same arrangements.
  • Flexible Working - Azets understand that as with any family, we all work in different ways and need flexibility within our working day and therefore we operate a flexible working policy.
  • Life Assurance - 4 times salary
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Employee Benefits Portal
  • Access to our YuLife wellbeing app – Includes EAP, 24/7 GP access, retail vouchers and discounts, free digital will writing, discounted gym memberships etc.
  • Pension
  • Paid sick leave
  • Career Coaching
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance program - For you and your family.
  • Dress for your day
  • Extensive Learning & Development Opportunities and Study Support

Our values are our motivation

Our Culture


Our values are at the heart of everything we do.  We are looking for people who also believe in these drivers as we work together to achieve success for both our colleagues and our clients alike.  As a business we believe we are stronger together.  We share knowledge, ask for help and empower each other to achieve more collectively.  We are open minded and value everyone’s contribution, embracing our differences and fostering a culture of trust and inclusion.  We look for people who adapt quickly to change, finding smart ways to deliver the best results and remain one step ahead.  Does that sound like you?


For us, the personal attributes of each of our employees are what makes us authentic in the marketplace.  We look for people who can collaborate with peers but can also bring their own voice to the table.  We want people who are dynamic in their approach and respectful of other people’s opinions.  We are looking for someone who want to be more than just a team member, but who wants to join a family of likeminded individuals.


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Why join the Azets family?

The relationship that we have with our colleagues is of the upmost importance to us as a business. Your voice is important to us. Attracting and retaining the right people who will deliver the level of service that our clients expect is key to both our and your success.

We offer training and development opportunities to all employees and nurture talent from all backgrounds. This helps us to grow our own and bring out the very best in people.