Role: Resourcer - Marketing Division
Location: Tunbridge Wells office post pandemic - you’d likely only be coming here twice a week. The rest is work from home, and will be 100% remote for the time being
Salary: £18,000 - £23,000 (DoE)
Benefits: 20 days annual leave rising to 25, placement and target bonuses, life assurance, workplace pension scheme, Employee Assistance Program, health insurance, healthcare cash plan
The job of a resourcer is to locate and engage the right talent for a vacancy, as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Whilst this sounds simple, it can be a challenge.
Imagine you’ve got 6 vacancies with the same deadline. Each needs a shortlist of 4 people. Those people need to be attracted or pro-actively engaged before the week is done.
Worst case, you could be looking for 24 different people, each with rare skills… across hundreds of millions of people to find them.
Then you’ve got other calls for catch ups, interview debriefs, offers to close plus a ton of other people to get back to with feedback.
So it’s fair to say this is a job juggling a lot of balls, constantly looking at solving problems, dealing with a product which at times can be irrational and unpredictable - as it’s people.
You’ll be joining our team who look after all things Marketing recruitment related. Reporting into the Head of Marketing and supporting them across a range of briefs and client types.
The talent in marketing is in incredibly high demand. So to be successful you’ve got to be credible. Great at networking and building relationships with people.
It’s a market which operates at real pace because of the level of demand. Which means you can expect quick turnarounds and deadlines on projects and a constant flow of new requirements given to you which need delivering to.
The team you’ll be joining is fronted by someone who’s got a very strong presence and status in the market, and is a trusted partner to a wide range of businesses. From high street and unicorn digital retailers and dot coms. Technology firms, consultancies and some of the biggest names in global marketing, digital and data agencies.
In addition to the tasks outlined in the opening paragraphs, you’ll be networking with industry specialists. Building rapport and relationships in order to effectively build engagement. Looking to gain referrals and recommendations from these too.
Managing candidate experience end to end, ensuring everyone gets an appropriately high quality one. Delivered with upmost respect and professionalism.
There’s also some client facing aspects to the role too. Managing the recruitment process from CV submissions, chasing feedback, arranging interviews as well as offer and onboarding processes. As your experience grows you'll take on account management and be the face of Blue Pelican with key clients.
Blue Pelican has been around for 18 years. We survived the financial crisis of 2008, multiple recessions and we’re doing the same again, despite what can be perceived as challenging conditions.
How we’ve done this is a testament to our people and our Values.
Internally the team reshaped to work even more collaboratively, focussed on ensuring our clients hired the talent they needed with as little pain as possible
We created new services and advised on best practice for hiring in a newly on-line only capacity
We supported candidates with their job search, even if it wasn’t through us
In short, we worked tirelessly to create opportunity where it sometimes felt like there wasn’t any.
Just look at our YouTube channels for example.
What we’re experiencing now is a dramatic upturn in demand, brought on through a mix of new client wins and a return to hiring for some of our largest loyal clients. So we’re coming out of this stronger than ever, and this is why we need your help.
Ideally we are looking for someone with experience of working as a resourcer before. If you’ve got this, you already know what skills you need to demonstrate.
However, we will also consider relevant transferable skills.
There’s a few common traits of good resourcers, and it’s these:
- Gregarious characters, happy to pick up the phone and chat with people
- Good research skills. But also don’t bog themselves down in data. They’re quick to spot what they need then reach out to those people to engage
- Bright and switched on. Able to understand the complexities of people and their skills. Looking beyond technical limitations and can see how they could adapt to a client’s need successfully
- Brilliant time management skills - especially with multiple deadline juggling
- Able to react at pace to things which need quick turnarounds
- Very organised - plate spinning is something of a speciality
- Great EQ - able to puts the candidate and client needs first
- Real team player - recognises the part they play in helping the team become more than the sum of its parts
- But is also commercially savvy enough to know when they might be pushing a dead horse
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