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Talent Acquisition Specialist

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Reading, England
£34400 - £45000 per annum
Closing date
4 Jan 2024

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Local and National Government
Contract Type
Interim, contract & temporary
Full Time
HR Jobs Level
Specialist Area
Recruitment & Resourcing
CIPD Membership
Non CIPD member

Job Details

Are you an experienced Recruitment or Resourcing professional looking for your next career move?

Are you already working inhouse or based in an agency and would like to apply your skills and experience to support our important mission?

If so, AWE could have the role for you!

Location: Reading/Basingstoke area

Job Type: 12 month fixed term contract

Salary: £34,400 - £45,000 (dependent on your suitability and level of experience)

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

* Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)
* Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle.
* Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training
* Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services
* A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)
* Life Assurance
* Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending
* Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family
* A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site

As we move into an exciting phase in our programme, AWE are looking to expand our Internal Talent Acquisition team to attract talent across our business functions as we grow our organisation.

The successful applicant will be responsible for managing the full life cycle of recruitment, managing the candidate and hiring management experience from role approval through to offer and successful onboarding into the business.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

* Ability to work effectively as part of a team sharing your own knowledge and supporting/being supported by colleagues so that our overall team succeeds
* Ability to multi-task and manage priorities in a fast-paced, high volume environment
* Knowledge of the recruitment industry best practice and relevant legislation
* Knowledge of an e-recruitment system or CRM (preferably Workday)
* Proven track record of building strong stakeholder relationships across all levels
* Proven experience of sourcing candidates via direct channels (e.g. LinkedIn, Job Boards and Networking)

This job role is suitable for hybrid working, which is an informal, non-contractual and voluntary arrangement, blending a balance of attendance in the workplace (your permanent duty station) and working from home as a personal choice. If you are successful, any opportunities for hybrid working will be discussed with you prior to you taking up your post.

The successful candidate is required to carry out all their duties from a UK location and cannot do so from an overseas location at any time.

All candidates must be willing and able to apply for and maintain the correct security clearance for this role.

This role will close 19th December with interviews taking place in early 2024.




Our role in keeping the nation safe is to manufacture, maintain and develop the warheads for Trident, the UK’s ultimate deterrent, and use our unique skills and expertise to support nuclear threat reduction.

We believe that talent is talent – no matter what a person’s gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or social background.

Whether you're an engineer, a scientist, a mechanic or a business professional. Whatever stage you’re at in your career, we’re always looking for high quality candidates.


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