2777 – Talent Lead

Potters Bar

As a Talent Lead, you will be responsible for managing the end-to-end talent acquisition process for JSM.

Business partner to department leaders regarding their hiring needs and process requirements.

Determining current staffing needs and producing forecasts and reporting to the business.

Developing talent acquisition strategies and hiring plans.

Partnering with Communications function on employment branding initiatives.

General duties

  • Develop and implement effective recruitment strategies to support the growth of the business.
  • Partner with Communications to develop the Company’s brand in the marketplace, to support the objective of becoming an employer of choice.
  • Grow in -house capability to reduce recruitment spend, yet understanding when specialist roles need to go to our supply chain. A blend of direct and agency placements needs to be found, with the demands of the business at the forefront of these decisions with a long-term drive to bring TA in house as a centre of excellence.
  • Foster positive relations with our preferred supplier list, to ensure that they are an extension of the in-house recruitment function.
  • Regularly review the performance of the PSL with the business leads.
  • Negotiate terms and conditions for any new agencies coming on board.
  • Work with the business to ensure that key job descriptions are up to date and reflective of the requirements of the role and the business.
  • Preparing and regular reporting of KPI’s, such as time to hire, cost, recruitment method, diversity etc.
  • Work with HR ensure the business is compliant with our legal requirements, especially in respect of employee “Right to Work” checks where appropriate.
  • Offer hiring managers coaching and support in short listing, interview, recruitment, and selection activities.
  • Ensure timely feedback is given to candidates and 3rd party suppliers and candidates and suppliers are left with a positive experience of JSM.
  • Arrange interviews and participate in the selection process when needed.
  • Promote diversity and inclusion in the recruitment process.
  • Ensure the JSM Group brand is promoted positively and proactively.
  • Work effectively as part of the HR team and engage in team meetings.
  • Work with the HR team to ensure that the onboarding is seamless.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Proven experience as talent acquisition lead/manager
  • Experience in full-cycle recruiting, sourcing and employment branding
  • Understanding of all selection methods and techniques
  • Proficient in the use of social media and job boards
  • Willingness to understand the duties and competencies of different roles
  • Working knowledge of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and databases
  • Excellent communicator
  • Well-organised
  • A leader and strategic thinker
  • Previous experience of recruiting within the construction or related industries
  • Up-to-date understanding of IR35
  • Up-to-date understanding of related UK legislation, such as Equality Act, GDPR


  • Private pension scheme
  • Gym membership
  • Health cashplan
  • Long service award
  • Employee Assistance Programme

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