Talent Acquisition Advisor

Location London
Salary: Up to £33,000 per annum
Job ref: 060871
Published: 12 days ago

Leyland SDM specialises in paint, tools, plumbing, electrical, woodwork & DIY materials from our 33 high street stores across London, supported by our central support team and distribution centre in Wembley. We are currently on an exciting journey and have some very ambitious growth plans. 


Talent Acquisition Advisor  

Our business is growing, and we have an exciting opportunity for a Talent Acquisition Advisor to join us. You will take ownership of recruitment and talent processes across our London based stores and warehouse. 


As the Talent Acquisition Advisor you’ll use your experience and confidence to ensure we have great talent joining our business; from Retail Sales Assistant to Team Leaders, and Warehouse Operatives. This is a fast-paced role which will require excellent time management and communication skills. You’ll also be joining a close-knit HR team who like to have fun while they work! 


This role would suit someone who has previous experience in retail recruitment in London, who is ready to take a step-up. You'll receive excellent training, and have the opportunity to add to your growing skill-set, all whilst showcasing your profile across all levels of the business. You'll be empowered to deliver excellence and make decisions that impact and shape the business. 


Talent Acquisition Advisor – What will you be doing? 

Work with the Talent Acquisition team and Hiring Managers to maintain, update and progress all live vacancies across our recruitment systems; ensuring all vacancies are accurate, visible, and accessible to apply. 

Proactively seek out new channels to market, with a view to raising the Leyland SDM profile, and ensuring we are an employer of choice. 

Use all resources available to you to source direct referrals, and proactively look for opportunities to increase applications. 

Work with the Talent Acquisition team to ensure all vacancies are advertised in the most effective way, to 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 the HR Manager, Area Managers, Store Managers and Warehouse team to ensure we are reaching requirements in each location, identifying and advising on any potential future recruitment needs. 

Support in and facilitate assessment centres and Recruitment Open Days as required. 

Ensure the candidate experience is excellent by utilising exceptional communication skills, ensuring all candidates are contacted before a vacancy is closed. 

Support Hiring Managers in developing their recruitment skills by attending face-to-face interviews on site, and offering coaching and advising, as needed. 

Monitor and respond to all enquiries within the Careers 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 Talent Acquisition team in implementing initiatives to enhance the recruitment procedures and policies, to deliver the needs of the business. 

Involvement with wider recruitment projects as needed. 


What skills and experience will you need to have? 

Previous experience as a recruiter within a recruitment agency, or in-house as part of a recruitment team 

Experienced at managing a high volume of vacancies across a multi-site business 

Experience of working with Applicant Tracking Systems 

Exceptional communicator, both verbally and written 

Excellent organisational and time management skills 

Strong Microsoft Office skills 

Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines 

A “can-do” attitude, responding well to change 

Self-motivated with a drive to deliver excellence 

An approachable and friendly manner, and excellent interpersonal skills 


How will we reward you? 

We have an excellent benefits package on offer: 

Career development opportunities 

Annual bonus opportunity 

30 days holiday a year, increasing with service 

Free parking at Acton Head Office 

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 Cash-plan - save money on everyday healthcare needs and treatments 

Life assurance 

100’s of retail discounts available through our flexible benefits portal 

Cycle to Work Scheme 


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