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15 Dec 2020

Full-Time DE&S / SDA Talent Acquisition Manager

Defence Equipment and Support – Posted by Defence Equipment and Support Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Job Description


£32,300 – £38,000 per annum (plus benefits).


Join an integral part of the UK’s Defence and play your part in the procurement and in-service support of all our armed forces’ equipment, from fighter jets, armoured vehicles, submarines and aircraft carriers, to clothing, food, and ammunition. If you have the pride, passion and commitment to be part of an exciting organisation at the forefront of supporting our country’s armed forces deliver on operations at home and abroad, then apply online now!

Job description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Talent Acquisition Manager to lead in the delivery of hiring top talent to fulfil functional requirements within Defence Equipment & Support and the Submarine Delivery Agency.

As a Talent Acquisition Manager you shall work in partnership with the business area you are aligned to, building invaluable relationships with managers and stakeholders, in order to create and deliver resourcing plans that meet desired requirements

Being a champion of change, you will be able to identify ways to continuously promote improvement, thriving in a challenging environment and working at pace. You will have a hands on approach with excellent people management skills, as you effectively coach and mentor individuals, with the ability to collaborate with professionals at all levels.

The Talent Acquisition Team is on a journey of continuous improvement and you will be key in positioning the team as a Centre of Excellence, with a consultative approach to partnering the business.


Responsibilities will include:

• Creating and maintaining recruitment and resourcing plans to inform activity and areas of focus to deliver innovative resourcing strategies
• Responsibility for Talent Acquisition processes to increase quality and drive efficiency in services whilst challenge the status quo
• Working in partnership with the business, engaging with Heads of Functions and developing a thorough understanding of all business requirements
• Manipulating and controlling future resourcing campaigns and associated timescales and ensuring delivery against those
• Leading on allocated continuous improvement workstreams
• Applying a creative and innovative approach to developing a Talent Acquisition strategy
• Collaborating with suppliers and Heads of Function to enable a more strategic approach through providing MI, insight and expertise on different resourcing routes

What you will be assessed against

To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:

• Full management of the end-to-end resourcing strategy
• Previous experience of challenging and improving existing processes and procedures
• Experience in leading a small team within a mid to large complex organisation to deliver a first class service
• A breadth of knowledge across all elements of recruitment from attraction/candidate sourcing, assessment, through to start
• Experience of stakeholder engagement and management

It would benefit your application should be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

• Experience of successful delivery and creation of resourcing plans within a structured process-driven environment
• A hands-on approach to dealing with matters quickly and effectively

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:

• Resourcing

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:

• Managing a quality service
• Communicating and influencing

What’s in it for you?

You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

Find out more about what we offer by clicking here

Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

About your team

Our HR function sets strategic direction and helps develop the highly skilled and inclusive workforce needed to drive exceptional performance. Through strong stakeholder engagement, HR provides dedicated people management processes, policies and services to support DE&S to deliver its outputs. We are integral to operational delivery.

Please click the link below to apply by creating an account and upload your details.


Please find ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’  here

This post is not eligible for relocation allowances.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

Simply click on the apply button to create an account and upload your CV which clearly demonstrates the following areas (which you will be assessed against):

• Key Achievements
• Relevant Experience
• Applied Knowledge and Skills

For additional guidance on writing a CV for DE&S, please click here

Firstly we’ll check that you meet the essential criteria that are listed for the role. If you do, we’ll then carry out a more detailed review of your CV to see if your qualifications and experience are a good match for the role(s).

If you’re successful, we’ll invite you to an interview so you can meet us, discuss your Key Achievements, Relevant Experience and Applied knowledge & Skills. In addition to the above, you’ll also be assessed against a technical competence and the listed behaviours, aligned to ourDE&S Behaviours which can be found attached at the bottom of the page.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

How to Apply

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 10th January 2021 Follow link to apply Please click here to apply

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Bristol, Defence, recruitment, and Talent Acquisition Manager. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

Job expires in 10 days.

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