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HR Recruitment Coordinator

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is a globally influential institute working to develop leadership and solutions towards a sustainable economy. Through focused collaboration between business, government and finance institutions, we believe the economy can be 'rewired' to deliver positive outcomes for people and the environment ¿ in short to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

CISL has ambitious plans for growth over the next 10 years. The role of HR Recruitment Coordinator plays a key part in meeting the recruitment requirements to deliver this growth. The HR Recruitment Coordinator provides a highly efficient and proactive recruitment service, whilst ensuring that the Institute complies with University's policies and best practice. The successful candidate will work closely with the HR Manager and HR Assistant to ensure that the CISL HR service is efficient, effective and high quality, in line with the Institute's People Plan. They will support the HR Manager by managing, streamlining and adding value to the recruitment process and administration.

The successful candidate will have excellent administration, communication and organisational skills, with a positive and professional, can-do attitude. They will be able to work independently as well as in a team and have a pro-active approach to problem solving. Very strong attention to detail, a professional writing style and effective time management is vital for this role. A willingness to learn is essential, alongside a basic knowledge of the principles of best HR practice.

The HR Recruitment Coordinator will be the first point of contact at CISL for all recruitment related activity. They will be responsible for supporting managers from the identification of a new need or vacancy, up to the completion of the probation review.
The role holder will provide a responsive, coordinated and high calibre administration and advisory service, using their initiative and providing advice within the scope of their expertise. They will need to manage and prioritise their workload, performing these duties to the highest level of accuracy and professionalism.

Responsibilities of the post include:

  • Drafting and coordinating recruitment justifications and seeking approval for the vacancy
  • Drafting and processing advertisements and role descriptions
  • Organising interviews
  • Coordinating the offer and new starter process
  • Managing the personnel records in line with GDPR requirements
  • Coordinating the induction for new staff
  • Ensuring probation reviews are completed
  • Evaluating and suggesting continuous improvement of processes.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate the essential skills and experience as outlined in the Further Information document.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the CISL Human Resources team,

Please quote reference EN17852 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

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