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Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

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Date: 10-Jun-2021

Location: Gatwick, GB

Company: Civil Aviation Authority



Salary: £31,260 to £35,000 depending on experience

Contract type: Maternity cover fixed term contract 9 – 12 months (to start end of August)


We are the UK's aviation regulator and recognised as a world leader in its field. Our activities are diverse, enabling the aviation industry to meet the highest safety standards, and we pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to the constantly evolving aviation environment.


The Role


If you want to work in a highly thought of team who strive for excellent service, then this could be the opportunity for you! You can be creative, have the freedom to manage your own workload, all within a positive, supportive and flexible environment.


The internal recruitment team sit within the HR department and look after a huge variety of exciting vacancies across the organisation. These range from permanent hires both internally and externally, fixed term contracts/secondments and short-term contractors for specific projects.


As a TA Consultant, you will provide strategic and creative input whilst leading the full recruitment lifecycle. It’s your role to strive for an engaging experience for candidates, hiring managers and others involved in the process whilst always focusing on our People Strategy.


You'll work closely with hiring managers to fully understand their needs and provide experienced advice on recruiting trends, legislation and candidate attraction methods that are appropriate.

We support hiring managers by screening candidate applications at the first stage to build a shortlist using the ATS (Success Factors), whilst also directly sourcing candidates through various channels.


In addition to vacancy management we'd want you to:


  • engage with candidates proactively to build relationships and grow the CAA reputation
  • partner with our recruitment agencies on the psl (preferred supplier list) where required
  • research appropriately to keep up to date on what is happening in the Talent space
  • partner with other HR colleagues in a collaborative and encouraging way


You’ll have the opportunity to be involved in or lead other projects alongside your main role that fit in with your career aspirations and personal development goals.


About You


Recruitment experience including direct sourcing, candidate management, ATS management and knowledge of LinkedIn Recruiter will be essential.


Being able to prioritise a changing workload and manage expectations is a huge part of this role, a bit like plate spinning!


It’s important that you can collaborate with internal and external partners in an engaging and professional way and have a creative and pragmatic approach to problem-solving.


What Can We Offer You?


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established organisation and a team who work very closely with the highest integrity. You will learn about our many different departments such as the Safety and Airspace Regulation Group (SARG), IT, Policy, Innovation, Shared Service Centre, Space and more. If you haven’t already, look at the broad range of work we do here and see where you can play a part in finding excellent people to work at the CAA.


You’ll also get the chance to share your expertise and knowledge from previous roles to help us build a continuously evolving TA team.


Additional Information


Given the impact of Covid-19, it’s likely that you will work remotely to begin with as we plan for a return to work within the government guidelines.


Working With Us


We offer a range of fantastic benefits such as flexible working arrangements, free onsite gym at Gatwick, discounted gym membership for London, 28 days annual leave, additional 5 days leave purchase scheme, a competitive pension scheme and much more! Wherever possible, we offer flexible and variable working hours to help our people effectively manage all areas of their lives. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.


As a member of the Disability Confident scheme, applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a role with us will be guaranteed an interview. We use fair and inclusive selection approaches to hire the best person for the job based on merit alone. If you require an adjustment for any reason, please let us know.


Closing Date: Friday 25th June 2021

Interview Dates: First stage interviews w/c 28th June 2021, second stage interviews w/c 5th July


Please note that due to the current Covid-19 situation, all interviews will be conducted online by video conference using MS Teams

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