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  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Human Resources
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: Excellent salary + benefits
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 24-Oct-2018
  • Job reference: 18398

Job Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. We’re part of the Travis Perkins Group, one of the UK’s top employers. That’s why the first thing you’ll notice at Wickes is the way everyone pulls together.  It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make.  Chances are you’ve never experienced anything quite like our culture.  All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be. If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home.


The role we're recruiting for; Internal Recruiter

We are currently looking for a tenacious and dynamic recruiter to join us to support our Talent and Development team to support with Retail Operations recruitment. You will be responsible for sourcing and engaging high calibre candidates by a variety of methods including LinkedIn, advertising, job boards and headhunting. This role will be predominantly based at our Watford Support Centre but will be required to also spend time at our distribution sites in Northampton.


Principal Responsibilities

  • Developing a recruiting pipeline of high calibre candidates across Store Operations and Distributions functions

  • Evaluate and screen resumes and cover letters

  • Prepare and post jobs to appropriate job board

  • Sourcing and attracting candidates by using databases, social media and direct headhunting

  • Excellent Boolean searching skills - ability to find that ‘needle in a haystack’

  • Conducting interviews and filtering candidates for open positions

  • Conduct interviews using various reliable selection tools/methods to filter candidates

  • Assess applicants’ relevant knowledge, skills, soft skills, experience and aptitudes

  • Act as a point of contact and build influential candidate relationships during the selection process

  • Promote company’s reputation as “a great place to work”

  • Conduct phone, Skype and/or in-person interviews

  • Work closely with the Recruitment Business Partner to ensure that all opportunities are utilised

  • Work to KPI targets around candidate generation and conversion as agreed


Skills & Experience

  • 2 years recruitment experience from either agency or in-house, ideally within retail or hospitality

  • Advanced knowledge of ad writing, boolean searching and ATS systems

  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation abilities, able to work to a fast pace with accuracy

  • High level of analytical and system skills; Intermediate Excel skills, PC literate

  • Identify opportunities to improve process for both internal stakeholders and also from a candidate perspective

  • Ability to manage time effectively

  • Excellent communication skills – able to build meaningful relationships with both external candidates and internal stakeholders


What we can offer you?


Our strong family values and 'cornerstones' lie at the heart of the success of our journey - from family business to forward thinking business. If matching your ambition to our culture is an exciting prospect, there's never been a better time to join us. And if, like us, you put customers at heart of everything you do, you can expect to be rewarded with a full package of perks on top of a salary that grows with you as you grow in our business.


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