Resourcer/Talent Attraction Consultant (Recruitment)

Resourcer/Talent Attraction Consultant (Recruitment)

Job Title: Resourcer/Talent Attraction Consultant (Recruitment)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Luton
Salary: Up to £30k with OTE £45k
Reference: PM 22 RES
Contact Name: Barry Mills
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 14, 2022 09:04

Job Description

This role could be part-time or full-time but would need to be Monday - Friday and at least 6 hours a day (between 30-40 hours a week). A mixture of working from home and office based in Capability Green (just off M1 J10 between Harpenden + Luton)

About the Company + Role:

Palmer McCarthy specialises in the recruitment of senior, technical sales and bid professionals into the Facilities, Security and Property related markets. We have built a reputation for market expertise, honesty and getting the right person into the right role.

It’s been a busy few years - we doubled the size of our business last year and are on plan to do that again. However, to do this we are growing our team. We now need someone to ensure our candidates are receiving the type of experience and service that they deserve, look after key clients and help us introduce new ways of doing things and processes ensuring we take advantage of new resourcing innovations. Is this you?

This is not a sales role but is supporting a recruitment and results-based environment (This could be a route into Resource Team Management, Delivery Consultant or a Recruitment 360 role)

This is a well-respected niche business within which you can develop your career in the fun and fast-paced world of recruitment. You will receive thorough on-the-job training as well as the opportunity to learn from the experienced, successful recruitment and resourcing consultants, managers and directors around you.

On offer is:

  • A pro rata salary of up to £30K + individual + team bonuses - realistic and achievable first-year total package of up to £45K OTE
  • Working in a fun, professional supportive environment- open plan and spacious environment
  • Up to 25 days holiday + BHs + your birthday off
  • Pension (flexible on contributions)
  • Socials and away days (optional)
  • £25 - £30k basic salary - regular reviews
  • Market leading  individual commission and team bonus schemes
  • Lunch club - regular lunches at top restaurants
  • Free car parking
  • Flexible (grown-up attitude to working from home /hybrid arrangements)
  • Clearly defined and structured career path in recruitment
  • Team-based working environment with great rewards and incentives

Job Purpose:

Our Resourcer will be responsible for identifying, attracting and engaging with candidates to fulfil specific business briefs and requirements within a small yet busy recruitment team. You will be matching candidates to vacancies, previous, existing and new clients. You must be willing to perform any task or duty (within reason) that helps the business achieve its objectives around the successful placement of candidates with our clients. You are someone who is willing to do the basics such as updating the CRM but also has the intellect to understand what is needed to maximise the opportunity upon identifying great candidates. This is a role (and business) that will continually evolve so flexibility is key, as is a 'can do' approach to life and business.

As a Resourcer your main responsibility will be to proactively track and continuously manage the journey of a candidate along with identifying new business opportunities for the business through leads - however, these can be followed up by other members of the team.

Specific Duties

  • Mapping and matching candidates to vacancies we are working on.
  • Detailed interviewing of candidates to ensure successful matching to current and future vacancies.
    Name gathering of new candidates via candidate care calls
  • Advise on and reformat CVs to 'sell' key USPs of that candidate
  • Submittal of candidate details to senior team members and clients
  • Management of client interview process and eventual preparation of candidates for interview
  • Provide first-line support for all Candidate enquiries
  • Provide pre-employment and compliance checks in line with company policy and relevant legislation
  • ensure that the candidates and clients receive a professional and comprehensive service at all times
  • Comply with reporting and quality procedures inc. accurate CRM management
  • Develop an understanding of market rates and conditions within your sector
  • Seek and provide feedback in a professional manner at all times to candidates 
  • Proactively 'Manage' existing candidate silos - track career path
  • Servicing existing candidates ('passive and active')
  • Actively map and build 'hot' candidate lists in strategically important silos 
  • Continuous name-gathering of passive candidates

Ideal Person for this Position:

You do not need to have worked within a recruitment environment previously. However...

You will be a task and goal-orientated team player who will quickly fit in with a company that is passionate about placing candidates into the right clients and growing our business. At the interview, you will be able to demonstrate persistence and tenacity along with fantastic and positive communication skills. We know "matching skills" are developed in all types of environments but it's essential you can confidently tell us about those transferable skills.

You will have the ability to influence and engage with all levels of candidates and the potential to develop advanced questioning skills. It should go without saying that a Sense of Urgency is a must as is the ability to follow a process from start to completion with attention to detail. You are a solutions-focused individual who is coachable with the ability to learn swiftly. With the ability to prioritise but the flexibility to be able to "drop everything" and divert attention when the business requires it.

Experience in a Resourcer role or knowledge of a recruitment environment would be advantageous and the more advanced your skills in Linked In/job boards and other candidate portals required the better. If you are a Boolean Ninja, fantastic but our JD cliches stop there.

Here are some other attributes that we are looking for:

  • Have a problem-solving and 'take ownership' attitude.
  • Excellent proactive, attention to detail and follow through.
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently without constant supervision and direction
  • Excellent time and self-management skills
  • A sense of humour about misunderstandings and the ability to learn from mistakes rather than take things personally.
  • You will need to be flexible, self-sufficient and discreet. (you will have access to commercially sensitive and client/candidate information)
  • You will need to be numerate, IT literate, very organised, well informed with lots of initiative
  • This role will suit somebody that is organised, and motivated with a tendency to over-deliver and wants an opportunity to be involved in a business that changes people's lives for the better.
  • Confidence to make suggestions on how to improve systems, save on costs and increase productivity/efficiency within the role/business.
  • You have an interest in personal development, recruitment and building long-lasting relationships and assisting the growth and success of others and enjoy ownership.
  • Experience working within a small business in a multi-tasking role
  • Numerically confident with an impeccable and flawless writing style - (You will be presenting candidate CVs)
  • Open to personal development and emotionally mature
  • Able to handle busy and sometimes stressful environments
  • Positive, drama-free attitude + enjoys being part of a high-functioning, fun (sometimes remote) team
  • Flexibility and availability to work extra hours when required


If you are able to work on your own and also as a member of a small team, enjoy a varied day and want the satisfaction of knowing that your efforts are essential to help the business achieve its goals, this could be perfect for you.  

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