FDM is the market leader in the Recruit, Train and Deploy industry. We recruit and train graduates, ex-forces personnel and returners to work, transforming them into IT and business professionals before deploying them across our client base. We work in partnership with our clients to fill their specialty skills gaps, building a diverse pipeline of talent for the future. With centres across Europe, North America and APAC, FDM has shown exponential growth throughout the years, firmly establishing itself as an award-winning FTSE 250 employer.
Role and Key Skills
Reporting to the Head of Recruitment and University Partnerships, the UK Recruitment Manager is responsible and accountable for the development and implementation of the recruitment strategy across the UK. The Recruitment and University Partnerships team is made up of 50+ staff across London, Leeds, Glasgow and Birmingham and the Recruitment Manager is required to hit significant recruitment targets on a quarterly and annual basis, ensuring that candidates throughout the selection process have the best experience possible. Working with the UK University Partnerships Manager, the ultimate aim is make FDM the first choice destination for technical and business graduates to start their career in the IT and professional services sector - providing sufficient numbers of high caliber consultants to satisfy growing client demand.
FDM has established itself as one of the top graduate career destinations in the technical sector. Recruiting a minimum of 1,000 hires each year new thinking and innovations are required to grow our talent pipeline further. This role provides an exciting opportunity to grow and shape the recruitment strategy for the next three years with a particular focus on the regions and an innovative and creative approach to finding graduate talent.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Strategic Development – Contribute to the implementation of the recruitment strategy in order to achieve quarterly and annual recruitment targets. • Staff Management – Line management of Regional Recruitment Managers in London, Leeds and Glasgow including professional development, performance management, annual and bi-annual appraisals and discipline. • Targets and Commission – Oversee the setting of individual targets for the Recruitment Team (based on overall annual and quarterly targets). Approve monthly commission to Payroll. • Internal reporting – Take ownership of weekly recruitment reports distributing to members of the Executive and wider management team.• Assessment Process – Oversee the assessment process from application through to assessment in accordance with FDM policy and practice adhering to legal and legislative requirements. Adapt and develop this process in line with market trends and other geographical territories within FDM. • External Professional Bodies – Contribute to appropriate professional networks such as ISE, AGCAS representing FDM across the sector.• Collaboration - Work with the Head of Recruitment and University Partnerships and with the wider FDM Management Team, Marketing, HR, Sales and the Academy to ensure that the recruitment strategy meets wider business requirements.• Operational Management – Contribute to scheduling of Academy courses, ensuring loading of trainees onto courses maximises capacity and is in line with the requirements of the business. • Regional development – lead initiatives across the UK to ensure that recruitment targets are met and training capacity is maximized with particular emphasis on Leeds and Glasgow. • Stakeholder Management - Establish and develop relationships with external suppliers and clients.• Project Management - Lead and contribute to special projects as identified.• Graduate Recruitment Best Practice – Ensure that all FDM recruiters meet and exceed industry best practice. Continually evaluate internal processes, practices, quality assurance and internal training.
• Proven management and leadership skills and confidence in leading a team.• Effective verbal and written professional communication; professional and outgoing approach; ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders; confidence when delivering presentations.• Strategic focus and understanding of the HE sector.• Target orientated. Experience in exceeding challenging targets. • Motivated to set individual goals in addition to achieving targets and deadlines.• Understanding of the graduate recruitment market and the internal and external influences. • Demonstrate initiative and innovation and to complete projects effectively and on time.• Excellent interpersonal skills in communicating to various stakeholders as well as influencing, persuasion and negotiation skills. • Able to analyse and interpret recruitment data and make recommendations based on results. • Experience in developing processes and procedures. • Logical and critical thinking in order to examine and analyse data and make recommendations.• Open and positive attitude to changing working environments and flexible approach to working hours when required.• Prioritise and manage tasks/time in order to meet deadlines; pay attention to detail, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines; self-motivated, take ownership and show initiative.• Ability to work individually and collaboratively within the team and wider organisation.• Build and maintain relationships across all levels of the organisation; commitment to equal opportunities.
Desirable Criteria (not essential)
• Educated to degree level or equivalent.• Experience of working within the IT sector. • Knowledge and experience of the Higher Education sector.