Recruitment Advisor

Location Wembley
Job ref: 025831
Published: about 1 month ago

We are regarded as the trusted decorating and DIY retail brand in London, selling paint, tools, plumbing, electrical & woodwork materials throughout our 30 stores (Soon to be 31!). As part of the Grafton Group we have the stability and support of a leader in the field of Building Materials & DIY Retail.

Our business is growing and we have an exciting opportunity for a Recruitment Advisor to join us. You will be part of a close-knit HR function, taking ownership of recruitment across our London based stores and warehouse, ensuring we have great talent joining our business. From Customer Sales Advisors to Store Managers and Warehouse Assistants, this is a fast paced role where you'll be recruiting across the entire business.

  • Work with the Recruitment Manager and Hiring Managers to maintain ,update and progress all live vacancies across our recruitment systems, to ensure all vacancies are accurate, visible and accessible to apply.

  • Work with the Recruitment Manager to ensure all vacancies are advertised in the most effective way to improve brand awareness and increase the quality and quantity of candidates.

  • Take ownership in screening and shortlisting the best talent to work in our stores and warehouse, working with the Hiring Managers to book in interviews in a swift and timely manner.

  • Work closely with HR Business Partner, Area Managers, Store Managers & Warehouse to ensure we are reaching required FTE requirements in each location and identify any possible future recruitment needs or requirements.

  • Lead and facilitate our one day inductions held at support centre Wembley for new starters, working with the wider HR team to ensure the day runs smoothly.

  • Support and facilitate ability testing using the appropriate assessments systems and support the co-ordination of assessment centres if required.

  • Use all resources available to you to source direct referrals and look for opportunities to find own candidates.

  • Create a candidate experience and communication is excellent, ensuring a great communication and recruitment experience ensuring all candidates are contacted before a vacancy is closed.

  • Support hiring managers develop their recruitment techniques by attending face to face interviews on site, as needed.

  • Monitor and respond to all enquiries within the Recruitment Inbox 

  • Promote Leyland SDM as an employer of choice by attending external events as required and represent the company in a professional manner for example; Career Fairs; Open Days, Regional events, Job Centre events as well as promoting vacancies on Social Media platforms.

  • Work with Recruitment Manager in implementing initiatives to enhance the recruitment procedures, polices to deliver the needs of the business.

  • Involvement with wider recruitment projects as needed and undertake other tasks as requested

What Skills & Experience will you need to have?  

  • Previous recruitment experience

  • Work with high volume of vacancies across multiple sites/locations 

  • Experience of working with Candidate Management Systems

  • Effective communicator both verbal and written

  • Excellent organisational skills 

  • Strong Microsoft office skills

  • Ability to work under pressure; have can-do attitude and enjoys and responds well to change

  • Have an approachable manner, self-motivation and drive and excellent interpersonal skills

How will we reward you?


We have an excellent benefits package on offer:

  • Annual bonus opportunity
  • 30 days holiday a year, increasing with service
  • Free parking a short walk from the support centre in Wembley
  • Up to 20% discount in Leyland SDM, plus discount across other Grafton Group brands
  • Pension with competitive contributions
  • Share saving scheme into our parent company, the Grafton Group
  • Company sick pay
  • Health Cashplan - save money on everyday healthcare needs and treatments
  • Life assurance
  • 100’s of retail discounts available through our flexible benefits portal