Recruitment Advisor

HR Heads is working with a leading real estate company to recruit a Recruitment Advisor.

Job Details

14th July 2022
Permanent / Full Time

This role is managed by:
Rosie Jenkins

or call our Hampshire office 01962 432001

The main objective of the Recruitment Advisor is to work with the Recruitment Manager to deliver a high level of recruitment services and advice to the business, ensuring candidates have a positive recruitment experience and displaying our values in all activities. 

This role can be based in Peterborough, Cambridge or Leeds – or further afield – but willing to go to Peterborough on a regular basis and comes with a salary of £35-40,000.
As Recruitment Advisor, your main tasks will be:

  • Responsible for the recruitment process across our divisions including commercial, planning and development, rural and residential
  • Advise hiring managers on the recruitment process to ensure best practice
  • Attend divisional and ad-hoc team meetings to update and advise on recruitment, providing data and statistics as and when requested
  • Work towards the recruitment and 2025 people strategy’s KPIs
  • Work with the Recruitment Advisor on ad-hoc recruitment campaigns
  • Respond to speculative career/job opportunity enquiries, tracking and liaising with the recruitment manager to support the development of talent pipelines
  • Use the LinkedIn Recruiter tool to maximise direct sourcing and educate hiring managers by utilising their LinkedIn networks to attract talent
  • Ensure requests to recruit are processed correctly and approvals are in place before interviews conducted
  • Liaise with candidates and line managers on a regular basis, ensuring timely communication
  • Coordinate interview arrangements & where appropriate support interviews in relevant offices across the UK.
  • Advise the candidates and the business in the absence of the Recruitment Manager
  • Deal with recruitment agencies advising on branding, market presence as well as the firm’s EDI strategy to ensure that the right candidates are targeted and fully briefed
  • Managing and negotiating recruitment agency Ts& Cs, invoices etc.

 Early careers and graduate recruitment:

  • Assist in managing the graduate recruitment process and strategy with support from the team, utilising relevant attraction methods coordinating responses and tracking graduate recruitment in a timely and effective manner
  • Attend and conduct skills presentations with universities where possible to develop relationships further and generate more on-campus awareness of graduate opportunities
  • Support with updates of graduate marketing materials
  • Assist with the internship recruitment process – reviewing applications, interviews etc
  • Organise, facilitate and attend assessment centres, across the UK
  • Organise and attend careers fairs and events across universities (and schools) 


  • Support the firm’s EDI network and strategy by attending relevant meetings and assisting the Recruitment Manager with EDI reports and initiatives
  • Advise and implement recruitment strategies with line managers including platforms to advertise with, drafting adverts and conducting campaigns through LinkedIn for attraction
  • Liaise with marketing and advise on promotional campaigns including Ceros pages, internal marketing etc
  • Review careers page with Recruitment Manager and regularly update content to generate more awareness and profile employer brand
  • Support the Recruitment Manager with generating and implementing new initiatives for increasing the firm’s employer brand
  • Optimise social media and promote/support the business with their usage of social media
  • Regularly review recruitment policies including Employee Referral with the Recruitment Manager
  • Assist with tracking recruitment expenditure and budget in relation to headcounts and Recruitment activity advising the recruitment manager on ways to reduce costs 


  • System administration of candidate management database (e.g. Hireserve), support with new system integration and ongoing enhancements.
  • Work closely with the Recruitment Manager, wider HR team, payroll and IT to ensure all new starter information is fully captured
  • Produce monthly recruitment reports for the management board on divisional recruitment activity
  • Manage upkeep of job description library to ensure they are regularly reviewed, updated on the Loop and agreed with the business.
  • Support Recruitment Administrator with managing the recruitment inbox and coordinating responses
  • Cover for Recruitment Manager/Advisor in their absence 

This job description is not exhaustive and the jobholder may be required to undertake additional duties from time to time to ensure the smooth running of the HR department. 
Person specification
Essential skills, knowledge and experience and qualifications:  

  • Strong experience of working in a recruitment/resourcing environment ideally in a professional service environment
  • Experience in managing recruitment campaigns and headhunting candidates to fill senior-level roles
  • Ideally CIPD qualified or working towards
  • High levels of competence with MS office
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience in candidate management/systems
  • Knowledge of legislation affecting recruitment
  • Full driving licence 

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience and qualifications: 

  • Experience in facilitating assessment centres
  • Experience in implementing recruitment strategies
  • Experience in introducing new initiatives to increase employer branding
  • Experience in recruiting within a professional services environment/property business
  • Experience in screening candidates
  • Experience in interviewing candidates
  • Knowledge and understanding of different attraction methods
  • Knowledge and understanding of different selection processes
  • HR knowledge and experience
  • CIPD qualified or part qualified or equivalent
  • Degree-level education or equivalent 


  • Relationship management
  • Customer focus
  • Planning and organising
  • Initiative
  • Self-confidence
  • Communication
  • Analytical
  • Team working
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible to travel to offices throughout the UK
  • Able to deal with ambiguity