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Resourcing & Talent Advisor, BBC Children's

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The Resourcing & Talent team provide bespoke internal recruitment support to departments across the BBC. We are currently seeking a Resourcing & Talent Advisor to join our embedded team within BBC Children's to provide specialist end-to-end recruitment and partner with our production teams to source, develop and retain the best talent to create our award-winning content for BBC Children's young, diverse audiences. 

We are looking for a Resourcing & Talent Advisor to join our team for a 12 month FTC/Attachment from June 2019 covering maternity leave. 

Role Responsibility

  • To deliver an exemplary end-to-end resourcing service for BBC Children's Production teams; covering permanent, fixed term contract and freelance hires. With a specific focus on entry level roles across editorial and production management teams. 
  • To provide advice and recommendations to hiring managers on recruitment policy, approaches and sourcing options, in order to attract the best candidates for the BBC.
  • To prepare job descriptions, competency profiles, selection/assessment toolkits and advertising copy that will appeal to the identified audience and accurately informs about BBC as an ‘Employer of Choice’.
  • To participate in candidate evaluation and selection process, including initial screening, shortlisting and interviewing.
  • To ensure interviewers are competent and trained in chosen approach and BBC policy.
  • To ensure the global recruitment system and data processes are fully utilised and all records are kept up to date and accurate, ensuring confidentiality and GDPR compliance. 
  • To maintain a smooth flow of admin throughout the recruitment process e.g. communication to client, candidate, payroll etc. and work with the HR Shared Service Centre to ensure timely and quality of all related recruitment correspondence including all offers of employment.
  • To contribute to a culture of service excellence and support continuous improvement by bringing insights into the organisation to identify opportunities, risks and priorities.
  • To positively impact on diversity and inclusion within the scope of the role. 
  • Processing and monitoring DBS checks, advising on mandatory training and assisting with onboarding of new starters to BBC Children's. 

Are you the right candidate?

Essential skills:

  • Up-to-date best practice, approaches and thought leadership in Resourcing.
  • Analyses information rapidly and is able to make informed judgement and provide advice on the best option to progress in line with established process.
  • Knowledge of how to conduct effective talent & interview techniques.
  • Proven and effective administrative skills.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities; utilising policy, procedures and fairness to best resolve issues.
  • Driven to achieve the right result despite challenging internal / external circumstances.
  • Able to build trusted relationships with stakeholders to be relied upon as a credible resourcing and talent expert. 
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy; ensures facts are correct, complete and consistent.
  • Understands how to handle, resolve and escalate queries; passes on information promptly.
  • Understands how to work effectively in a team to deliver.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal; confident in dealing with the full range of business users, via multiple communication channels.

Desirable skills:

  • Up-to-date experience of market mapping, headhunting, talent pooling and talent pipelining.
  • Prior experience of working with systems such as SAP & applicant tracking systems
  • Prior experience of working within an in-house recruitment function
  • Understanding of the production environment and a passion for supporting the creation of content for our young and diverse BBC Children's audience. 
  • Understanding of jurisdictional law, regulation and policy in relation to talent & resourcing.

Package Description

Band: B
Contract type: 12 Month FTC/Attachment covering maternity leave
Location: MediaCityUK, Salford

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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