Are you a tenacious recruiter looking for a role with a purpose? Do you enjoy autonomy and being able to get the job done? If this sounds like you, we would love to chat.
The West Midlands Combined Authority is a partnership between local authorities and other bodies including Local Enterprise Partnerships, the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner and West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority, created to deliver on our shared regional ambitions:
- In some areas we are responsible for delivering and commissioning services, such as the regional public transport system and the provision of adult skills.
- In other areas we convene and guide the work of partners, including developing economic strategy to support regional businesses and unlocking sites for housing and regeneration schemes.
- We also play an advocacy role, amplifying the voice of partners in the region to solve shared challenges and secure new resources or powers.
Our vision is to create a more prosperous and better-connected West Midlands which is fairer, greener and healthier. We do this by:
- promoting inclusive economic growth in every corner of the region
- ensuring everyone has the opportunity to benefit
- reducing carbon emissions to net zero and enhance the environment
- securing new powers and resources from central government
- developing our organisation and our role as a good regional partner
- connecting our communities by delivering transport and unlocking housing and regeneration schemes
As Recruitment Partner, you will join a small team which sits right at the very heart of the organisation. The role reports to the Resourcing Manager and partners with our Digital & Data team and Transport for West Midlands - the team responsible for transforming the transport network in our region. As well as BAU, this role will play an important part in helping to mobilise the people needed to deliver a strategic transport operations plan for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Held in Birmingham, the Games will be the biggest sporting and cultural event that the city and the region have ever seen.
The Recruitment Team is still relatively new to the Combined Authority. Since its conception in April 2021, the team has made great strides in creating something from nothing, but we still have a way to go. We've delivered 90% of new recruits direct, we've invested in our recruitment systems, and we're working hard on enhancing the candidate and hiring manager experience. 2022 will be another full on year. We'll be developing our careers site, creating great people content, developing better recruitment channels and nailing the candidate experience.
As Recruitment Partner, you will have the autonomy to get the job done. All we ask in return is that you do it well. You'll have access to LinkedIn Recruiter as well as the job boards you need for your directorates.
What will you be doing?
- Source really great candidates and manage the candidate experience throughout the recruitment process
- Work with hiring managers to understand the resourcing requirements for the business, now and future
- Utilise LinkedIn Recruiter to actively source candidates, demonstrating ROI
- Screen and shortlist candidates and support your manager community with the interview and hiring process
- Coordinate and arrange interviews with candidates and hiring managers
- Update ATS in real time to maintain accurate MI data
- Ask the difficult questions, challenge everything and constantly want to do better
We’re looking for someone who has experience of managing recruitment campaigns across a diverse range of roles to include drafting engaging job adverts, shortlisting, competency-based interviewing and candidate management. The role supports our Digital & Data and Transport directorates and so preference will be given to those with experience recruiting in these areas. Confident and comfortable working at pace, you'll come with lots of great ideas around change and how we can improve.
We use Talentlink as our ATS with no immediate plans to change. Whilst it would be significantly advantageous if you have experience of this system, what’s equally important is that you are used to working with technology and automated workflows, and you’re someone who is constantly looking for better ways of doing things.
Your success won’t be measured on recruiting directly. Of course, this is important but what is more important is how effectively you take a job to market, and how you meet the needs of the organisation and candidates.
Our role in the West Midlands has never been more important and in these extraordinary times we’ve shown we can step forward, speak up for our region and bring people together. Everything we do is focused on making life better for people in the West Midlands – that’s our reason for being here and it drives every move we make. We lead and support others to deliver our shared future vision for the region – a happier, healthier, better connected place to live and work.
We fully believe that we are only as great as the people who work for us and are committed to providing a positive, healthy and inclusive working environment where our people feel valued and respected. We’re ambitious, forward thinking and determined to find better ways of working, always leading the way in what we do. We trust and support each other to get the job done, and encourage creativity, originality and curiosity from those who work with us.
We are a “Leaders in Diversity” accredited organisation, are in the Inclusive Top 50 Employers List and are one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women. As a Disability Confident Employer, we have made a positive commitment to interviewing all applicants with a disability who meet the essential role criteria. We are committed to building a team of people with varied backgrounds and experiences as we recognise that this will only benefit us as an employer, the more inclusive we are the better our work will be, and welcome applications from young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.
We’re dedicated to providing a broad range of rewards and benefits and constantly benchmark our benefits packages to ensure they are attractive for all our people. As well as a competitive salary, employees also receive 27 days annual leave (plus public holidays) and access to a great pension scheme.
Furthermore, wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance. We are very happy to discuss a flexible working pattern that suits your needs, so please do not let that be a barrier to applying. If your values align with ours and you’re committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.
About your application
The online Application Form you'll be asked to complete plays a key part in our recruitment and selection process. We use the information you provide to decide whether to invite you for an interview. It is important that you complete the Application Form as fully and accurately as possible. You will be asked to upload a Supporting Statement (not a CV) and this should include specific examples which demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria for the role for which you are applying.
If you would like to discuss alternative methods to the online application as a reasonable adjustment please contact the Resourcing Team by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B91 3SD. Hybrid working conditions are currently in place which means working remotely and coming to the office when required.