Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Job title:Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Location:South Molton
  • Job Level:Senior
  • Business Area:Head Office Functions
  • Contract Type:Permanent
  • Ref number:AZ01402

As a Senior Talent Acquisition/Recruitment Specialist working for Azets, you are at the forefront of the journey for many of our new starters in our South Wales and South West region.  You will be working closely with Hiring Managers to understand the needs of the business and to guide and advise their hiring decisions to grow our family.  You will undertake a variety our sourcing methods, promotion and stakeholder management to deliver an exceptional service through communication and sourcing.  Reporting to your Recruitment Manager, you will be a senior member of the team and play a part in the mentorship of like-minded Recruiters while delivering solutions yourself.

Role Responsibilities

You will be primarily responsible for sourcing high calibre candidates across a variety of the business’ more senior/managerial roles using a mixture of job boards, headhunting, LinkedIn Recruiter, referrals and your own personal 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 job search.

To work closely with Hiring Managers providing guidance and solutions on more tricky aspects of recruitment, but also understanding the impact on their department or office and help provide solutions and guidance on anything they might need within the recruitment process including initial role briefings, discussing candidates, arranging interviews, or even assisting with the raising of a new vacancy in our ATS.

In order to work in a proactive manor, you will be working closely with OMP’s, RMP’s and Heads of Departments to establish future pipeline of hires.

The business has a Preferred Supplier List and you will be expected to manage the day to day interaction with agencies including the release of roles, arranging Hiring Manager briefings, review and response to any agency applications and management of day-to-day queries.

You will be responsible for posting and maintaining advertising via both our internal intranet and external careers page, via external job boards and professional institutes.  This will also extend to social media promotion through the sharing of jobs, posting articles and video content on LinkedIn to promote not only the vacancies but our working culture.

You will manage all interview arrangements, liaising with both candidates and Hiring Managers, providing briefings before, and gathering feedback after to ensure a smooth interview process is achieved for each any every candidate.

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 anomalies and take ownership of the process before liaising with the Onboarding team to deliver the offer paperwork.

Your role is not only that to fill active vacancies but to act as a subject matter expect for the business.  With the guidance of your Recruitment Manager, you are likely to undertake proactive sourcing and projects to explore new service lines, help benchmark salaries, explore new ways of working and constantly evolve recruitment within Azets.

You will be responsible for collaborating with the wider support networks, including L&D, HR and finance to ensure we are delivering the best possible service to the hiring community. 

Champion the TalentLink system and lead by example with compliance, administration and utilisation of the ATS.

As a Senior TA Specialist, you will also be supporting the TA Manager with all aspects of the team, through the induction of new staff and the day to day development but also advice and support to the wider business in the absence of the TA Manager.

To get the job that you'll love

Skills and Competence

  • Previous experience of working within an accounting or finance-based 360 recruitment role or previous professional services recruitment exposure
  • Proven experience of managing the entire life cycle of a candidate application
  • An ability to manage difficult situations with stakeholders and offer solutions
  • Strong communication skills, across written, verbal and also video media
  • Determination and tenacity
  • An ability to manage your own day to day workload
  • Excellent organisation and an ability to multitask across a number of tasks
  • Prior experience of either staff mentorship or development duties


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. Sound good? "

What's in it for you?

  • 33 days annual leave inc. bank holidays
  • Birthday Day off
  • 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 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 values are at the heart of everything we do. We're 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 this sound like you?

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.