Staffordshire County Council

Resourcing Advisor

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Stafford, Staffordshire
Salary: £32,234 - 36,992 (Grade 9)
21 Dec 2020
19 Jan 2021
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Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Flexible hours

Role title: Resourcing Advisor

Location: Stafford with flexibility (currently home working)

Salary: £32,234 - 36,992 (Grade 9)

Contract type: 12 months Fixed Term Contract

Who you’ll be

As Staffordshire County Council’s new Resourcing Adviser, you’ll be part of an organisation that’s ambitious, empowering and courageous. To live and breathe these same values, you’ll need to be:

  • Ambitious in all that you do, working at the very highest standards
  • Empowering to your team, always ready to support them
  • Courageous in your attitude, going above and beyond to find spot-on solutions

If you’re driven to succeed and want to have plenty of personal impact, this is the role for you. Take pride – and take us forward.

What you’ll do

1. Find the very best people to join us

To have a positive impact on Staffordshire’s communities, we need people who share our pride, values and vision to join our teams. And as our Resourcing Adviser, you’ll play a big part in making that happen. Working collaboratively across the Council, you’ll think up innovative and engaging recruitment solutions that help us to attract the very best candidates. It’ll see you get involved in lots of different things, from delivering long-term recruitment campaigns to recruiting for temporary positions to advising on assessment methods.

Conscientious and attentive: that’s you. You’ll make sure our campaigns are always in line with our employer brand – including scoping, advertising, selection and onboarding. Looking ahead, you’ll also help us to introduce Apprentice roles into the organisation, developing a creative attraction campaign that encourages the right people to apply. And while you’re doing all this, you won’t forget the importance of producing accurate and timely resourcing reports.

2. Promote a supportive and collaborative approach

As someone who’s a natural at collaboration, you’ll actively seek out colleagues’ thoughts and opinions on your projects. You’ll engage with managers across the Council, working with them to identify ways we could minimise cost and time to recruit. It’s this attention to detail that will help you spot opportunities all around the organisation, whether that’s reducing the amount we spend on agency workers or using competitor analysis to shape our recruitment strategy.

By providing advice and guidance on the whole recruitment process, you’ll enjoy plenty of variety in your role – such as conducting fair and objective assessments, direct sourcing, writing advert text and creating interview content. It also means you’ll seamlessly link up with the Learning and Development team to build an engaging onboarding process, and make sure any internal moves happen in a proactive, positive way. Externally, you’ll build strong working relationships with job boards, LinkedIn, recruitment agencies and social media resources to make sure our campaigns have maximum impact and success.

3. Provide an accountable service

As a Council, we need to provide an accountable, responsible service that works with and builds the trust of people across Staffordshire. You’ll work with colleagues across the organisation to ensure that happens, meeting exceptionally high standards to provide a reliable and transparent service every time.

Ultimately though, we can only encourage accountability if we’re accountable ourselves. That’s why you’ll embody our values in everything you do across the organisation. You’ll be courageous in how you approach your work, ready to challenge the way things are done so that we can improve our processes. Always striving for ethical decision-making and adhering to professional principles, you’ll constantly set new targets for your own performance – and help others achieve their goals too.

What you’ll need

To apply for this role, you’ll need to have:

  • Qualified, part-qualified or willing to achieve Level 5 CIPD or similar HR-related qualification
  • Qualified to deliver psychometric tests is desirable
  • CIPD membership, with the position working at and being assessed at Associate level
  • Significant knowledge of developing and running successful recruitment campaigns
  • Experience in leading on process and service delivery improvements
  • Understanding of Employment Law and the implications for recruitment and resourcing
  • Ability to create well-designed job adverts that accurately sum up roles and attract the right candidates

How we’ll support you

We’ll support you through a recognised Recruitment Apprenticeship. We’ ll also provide you with inspiring leadership and an environment where you can take pride in what you do, plus you’ll also benefit from:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

To find out more about us and working at Staffordshire County Council in the People Team please visit our website here.



Closing date for applications: 19 January 2021

Recruitment process

  • 1st stage interview – from week beginning 25/01/21
  • 2nd stage interview – from week beginning 01/02/21

Each stage will be conducted via MS Teams virtually and we’ll fully explain each stage as you progress to ensure you understand how you are being assessed and how you can prepare.

Additional requirements /adjustments?

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process or feel you need to find out more about this role to be able to apply please do get in touch at and we’ll respond to you as soon as possible from the 4 Jan 2021.

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