Recruitment Coordinator

Ark

  • -
  • London / London
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 3 weeks ago

Recruitment Coordinator

 

Reports to: Senior Recruitment and Talent Manager

Location: Currently operating hybrid working in our West London office

Contract: Permanent

Pattern: Full Time (standard hours 9am – 5.30pm)

Closing date: 17/07/2024 at 10am- applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to close the role before the deadline, early application is advised

1st round interviews (in person): 22/07/2024

2nd round interviews (virtual): w/c 29/07/2024

Salary: £30,000 to £35,000 (depending on experience)

 

About the role:

We’re looking for a Recruitment Coordinator to join our recruitment team dedicated to attracting the best teachers and leaders into our successful network of schools. In this role, you’ll support our network of 39 schools and head office team with every aspect of their recruitment processes, offering expert advice and guidance to enhance our overall recruitment service to schools.

 

As the Recruitment Coordinator, you’ll take the lead in auditing job adverts, providing strategic guidance on using various job boards and market routes, and delivering valuable recruitment data to ensure the effectiveness of our processes. Additionally, you’ll play a crucial role in building talent pipelines for key positions and hard-to-fill roles, ensuring we continue to attract the best talent to Ark.

 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Provide first-line support and advice to specific regions and groups of schools, ensuring excellent recruitment practice and processes are encouraged
  • Assist with amending, editing and improving adverts based on best practice guidance
  • Support with posting on various job boards, ensuring all platforms are being fully utilised
  • Use LinkedIn and other platforms to attract and resource candidates for critical vacancies and to build a pipeline of talent for hard-to-fill roles, with a particular focus on operations and education support roles
  • Work alongside the Schools Recruitment team to ensure that the Ark employer brand continues to attract a wide and diverse range of high-calibre applicants
  • Work with Ark Teacher Training team to build a pool of potential teaching assistant candidates to spec out to schools

 

Key Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively and confidently with colleagues at all levels
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to proof-read and edit a variety of documents
  • Strong IT skills, with knowledge of Microsoft Office and ability to quickly learn how to use new systems (e.g. using our ATS (Applicant Tracking System), different job boards etc.)
  • Numerate and analytical with the ability to work with data reports to identify key patterns and trends
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, comfortable and confident working with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Flexible, organised and able to multi-task and prioritise work to meet deadlines
  • Hard working, highly detail orientated, and systematic
  • Ability to think creatively and a strong problem-solver
  • Customer-focused, practical, and results-driven approach
  • Right to work in the UK

 

View the full job description and person specification here

 

About Ark

We’re an international charity, transforming lives through education. We exist to give every young person, regardless of their background, a great education and real choices in life. In the UK, we’re a network of 39 schools, educating around 30,000 pupils in areas where we can make the biggest difference and we’re recognised as one of the highest achieving academy groups in the country. We want to change the lives of children everywhere, not just in our own schools. So, we create and incubate Ventures designed not only to help pupils in Ark schools, but also to improve education systems.

 

You’ll be joining a group of like-minded, ambitious individuals who work collaboratively and are all committed to our core mission, that every child has the potential to succeed. Having just celebrated our 20th anniversary, we are shaping our goals for the next 20 and there has never been a more exciting time to join us.

 

Benefits

  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising with each year of service up to 30 days after 3-years’ service. This entitlement is pro rata for part time employees. This entitlement excludes bank holidays
  • Full office closure between Christmas and New Year
  • Hybrid working, with currently two days a week in our state-of-the-art office in West London working alongside colleagues
  • Regular social events, monthly free breakfast, and daily fruit
  • A flexible approach to working with understanding and consideration for work life balance and personal commitments
  • As an Ark employee, you will have the opportunity to be part of the TPT (The Pension Trust) scheme, our workplace pension scheme where we make an 11% contribution; you are not required to contribute towards this scheme unless you choose to. Depending on your role you may also be entitled to LGPS which is a defined benefit scheme where you contribute a percentage based on how much you earn (as do we) in exchange for a guaranteed amount in your pension pot every year
  • Access to high-quality professional learning throughout your career, offering both face-to-face sessions and a bespoke online learning platform
  • Access to Ark Rewards scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers, interest-free loans available for season tickets or a bike, gym discounts offering up to 40% off your local gym and free eye tests

 

How to Apply:

Apply with a CV and cover letter on our online recruitment portal. Applications to be submitted by Wednesday 17th July 2024 at 10am but please note: we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response.

 

This ATS application form should take no longer 20 minutes to complete. At any time, you can pause, save, and log back in. If you have any difficulty with meeting the deadline for application, please contact recruitment@arkonline.org

 

Interviews will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised.

 

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.  

 

Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment – this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link. 

 

We aim to build a diverse and inclusive organisation where everyone – staff and students – can do their best work and achieve their full potential. We want to reflect and represent diverse perspectives across our organisation because we know that doing so will make us stronger and more effective. To know more about Ark’s diversity and inclusion commitments, please click on this link.

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