Senior Recruiter


Job Details


Bus Head Office - HR

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Up to £35,000 per annum

Closing Date

29/05/2022 11:00

Senior Recruiter

As part of the Resourcing team development for National Express, an opportunity now exists for an experienced Senior In-house Recruiter to join the Resourcing function.

Working as part of an agile, output driven team, the ideal candidate would be responsible for building and delivering a sustainable talent pipeline and talent pool, as well as the ability to manage their own requisition load.  This role would be a blend of supporting volume based campaigns, whilst demonstrating the ability to recruit for non-volume, managerial/technical bespoke roles.

Our ideal candidate would proactively design and deliver assessment processes that engage candidates and fulfil the resourcing requirements for operational delivery for critical services. Provide efficient and timely support to the Hiring Managers, and deliver against MI requirements.

This is an initial 6 month FTC.

Key Accountabilities

  • Working with the business, deliver a full end to end recruitment process, which includes, and not limited to, advertising, screening and selection, conducting interviews, managing the on boarding of offered candidates.
  • Deliver targeted head hunting activity for key and critical positions throughout the business converting contacts and networks into new employees.
  • Build a sustainable talent pool so that reliance on recruitment suppliers are minimised
  • Ensure talent pool data is analysed, tracked and kept up to date
  • Arrange meet-ups and attend the right recruitment events for National Express to promote our employer brand and attract passive and active talent. Organise and deliver events, including networking within the wider commercial markets, ensuring National Express are the employer of choice.
  • Proactively manage the talent pool to ensure candidates are kept engaged via business updates and events.
  • Use data to increase employer brand awareness, helping to shape your attraction strategy and talent pipelines
  • Produce data and reports to show the strength of pipelines, conversion rates, and progress against open roles.
  • Deliver and support resourcing related projects as required.
  • Ensure policies and related processes are kept up to date and are in line with legislative changes. Train and advise the HR team and managers in their application as appropriate.
  • Using multiple sourcing channels to resource high quality candidates through LinkedIn, Job Boards and with specialised agencies to assist you in sourcing the best talent available.

Experience and knowledge required

  • A proven track record in delivering volume recruitment campaigns for an in-house function, along with demonstrable process review and delivery.
  • A passion to deliver a first class service to internal, and external customers.
  • The ability to communicate confidently at all levels, with strong influencing skills and a down-to-earth style which engages others
  • Proactively managing a talent acquisition process, working closely with hiring managers, ensuring stakeholders are aware of progress.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail, with strong analytical and research skills
  • Able to work flexibly and travel to all sites across the UK as required 
  • Proven success in designing and delivering recruitment processes ensuring an appropriate pipeline of candidates, would include moving candidates through the recruitment process to offer stage
  • Experience in building and implementing multi-channel attraction strategies with an experimental approach to candidate attraction using social and digital media and growth hacking strategies
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and an innate ability to create collaborative partnerships to become a trusted partner for hiring manager
  • Able to operate with confidential and sensitive information



Your place in our world

UK Head of Resourcing
Senior Recruiter