Head of Recruitment – Maternity cover (9 – 12months) - Healthcare

Head of Healthcare Recruitment – Maternity cover (9 – 12months) - HealthcareNorthampton / Hybrid Reference: 2674SM-5
  • Head of healthcare recruitment role
  • 9 - 12 month Maternity contract
  • Hybrid / remote working including field based
  • Managing a successful recruitment team

Head of Recruitment & Talent Acquisition Northampton.  We are looking for am experienced and proven head of recruitment to lead the recruitment team and the business at large in all of its recruiting functions, inclusive of team leadership, sourcing strategy development and execution, program design and implementation, and recruiting goal development and achievement.  The Head of Recruitment also operates as a member of the business’s talent leadership team reporting into the C.O.O

Key responsibilities

Leadership/Supervisory Role: to exercises leadership over the recruiting department, overseeing the execution of all activities by the team.  Also to oversee the business’s overall recruiting and sourcing mission, vision, and long-term strategy.  You will be responsible for driving accountability, shaping the strategies, supporting department-wide growth and development, and team alignments.

In this capacity, you will play a mentorship role to key team personnel, supporting their professional growth, development and ensuring they are well equipped and motivated

Strategy/Tactics: to play a leading role in the continued implementation of business-wide recruiting processes, applicant tracking systems, management reporting, and 3rd party management. The Head of Recruitment also approves the adoption of suitable recruiting metrics that ultimately lead to the successful integration of new hires. Development of innovative sourcing strategies and procedures and ensures that there is a consistent and positive candidate experience, which increases the prospects of acquisition and retention of talent for the business.

Analytics:  Play an analytical role to deliver on-going reports after tracking the results, impacts, and cost-effectiveness of the current recruiting strategies. Identifying trends and adjust the recruiting strategies in order to optimize the impact of the recruitment team..

Knowledge: Providing direction and consultation to the business on emerging trends and best practices that impact and influence acquisition and attraction within key talent segments.  Ensuring that all practices comply with the applicable regulations, both internal and external and best practice.  


Education:  Ideally of graduate calibre it will be essential to have experience in a medical field (Dental / Optical / Pharmacy / Veterinary) that includes working in fast paced multi-site clinical environments.  .

Experience: You will have considerable experience in a recruiting position, preferably as a senior recruiter in a highly competitive and dynamic environment. The candidate will also bring successful experience leading high-performing recruiting teams, resulting in the acquisition and retention of top talent in the market.

Communication Skills: Essential to have first class communication skills providing clarity to convey messages and crucial information to determine the performance and effectiveness of the department. Communication skills will also be key in being able to convince high-quality candidates and hiring them into the business.   You will be able to articulate the vision to all personnel, clearly translating it into an executable strategy and driving recruiting team performance.

Technology/Analytical Skills:  You will need strong computer / technology acumen with a data -driven approach to recruitment strategy formulation and decision-making. Passionate about research and data analysis as well as the insights derived from it.

Interpersonal Skills: A candidate for the position will be a strategic and creative decision maker, be self-motivated working under minimal supervision, be highly adaptive and welcoming to change, have a keen eye for detail, and be highly organized.

Leadership/People Skills: Able to build strong and lasting relationships with others and inspire trust and confidence in them, being able to pull the best talent in the market into the organsation.

A package commensurate with your experience will be offered.  For more details please contact Steve McMurray.

Contact: Steve McMurray
Email: steve.mcmurray@zestbusinessgroup.com
Telephone: 0114 238 1723