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Snr Strategic Talent Acquisition Partner

Glasgow, Scotland, Newcastle upon Tyne, England

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City/Region Glasgow, Scotland, Newcastle upon Tyne, England Job ID 697277 Category People Contract type Permanent Full Time Applications Close 16 Jul 2024 (11.55pm BST)

Business Unit: Human Resources and Communications
Salary: up to £65,000 DOE + red-hot benefits
Location: This role is attached to either our Glasgow, Newcastle or London Hub. While you can work from home, it’s hybrid so you’ll get to live a life more Virgin whilst working with colleagues in a hub.
Contract Type: Permanent

Live to challenge the status quo. Live a life more Virgin.

Our Team

Playing a critical role within our Talent Acquisition Strategy team, you’ll partner with our Corporate functions (which includes Finance, Risk, Legal and Commercial) supporting our Head of TA, DE&I & Employer Brand to define and execute the end-to-end talent acquisition strategy for all hiring across your business areas. Partnering at Leadership Team (LT) level you’ll work hard to understand business strategy and local objectives to define how Talent Acquisition can support the achievement of these and plan for future scenarios and for business growth, pivoting with the business as challenges and opportunities present themselves.

What you’ll be doing
• Lead and oversee the full end to end Talent Acquisition Strategy for the relevant business area(s)
• Drive inclusive recruitment practices, work with the wider TA Delivery team to create representative pipelines
• Support local workforce planning, critical skills pipelines and discussions
• Managing senior hiring (LT-1) across your business areas through direct sourcing  and agency partnering
• Partner with TA delivery team to ensure insight is translated in action and delivery operationally and provide foresight to enable planning and prioritisation
• Build effective relationships across the designated business unit to the most senior levels with gravitas and credibility to challenge and influence for good
• Design and implement talent acquisition strategies that contribute to and help build an inclusive culture as well as ensuring inclusive practices and policies as part of our DNA
• Engage with LT to understand resource needs and critical skills and connect with our People Services Insight team to establish workforce planning approach for the area
• Take the lead on how we land central/global initiatives locally to drive engagement and adoption
• As an SME, advise LT on best routes to market for specific capabilities and skill sets. Support the TA delivery team in managing expectations and providing external insight and perspectives
• Partner with relevant SMEs to drive attraction activity including market mapping, social media usage and a variety of suitable advertising routes to support divisional needs
• Support the central team with the execution of our emerging talent approach in your client groups, including apprenticeships, internships & early careers
• Lead regular meetings with LT and ELT to share strategy and progress against planned activity, incorporating insight, successes and address any challenges head on
• Present at divisional and business wide forums to share opportunities, progress and best practice

We need you to have
• A significant track record in a Senior Talent Acquisition related role business partnering across Corporate functions (includes Finance & Treasury, Risk and Audit) at C-suite level.
• Experience of aligning business strategy to talent acquisition activity and talent retention strategies across Corporate functions.
• A strong network of candidates from Finance & Treasury, Risk, Audit and Commercial with superb market knowledge.
• Experience of workforce planning across large teams.
• A track record in successfully managing senior level hiring and stakeholders.
• An understanding of the Talent Management cycle and linking to talent acquisition scenario planning.
• Ability to ensure DE&I objectives are well represented and prioritised throughout the attraction, assessment and hiring decisions and processes.
• Specialist knowledge of inclusive recruitment practices and policies.
• Well-developed presentation and influencing skill with gravitas to be able to hold the attention of the audience and influence thinking at the most senior level.
• Strong Excel skills as you’ll produce regular MI on vacancy the landscape, analysing data to create actionable insight to aid planning with LT & ELT.

It’s a bonus if you have but not essential

• Experience of working within a large, regulated environment.

Red Hot Rewards

  • Generous holidays - 38.5 days annual leave (including bank holidays and prorated if part-time)​ plus the option to buy more
  • Up to five extra paid well-being days per year​ 
  • 20 weeks paid, gender-neutral family leave (52 weeks in total) for expectant parents and those looking to adopt 
  • Market-leading pension
  • Free private medical cover, income protection and life assurance
  • Flexible benefits include Cycle to Work, wellness and health assessments, and critical illness 
  • Ability to work anywhere in the UK​ (where the role allows) 

And there's no waiting around, you'll enjoy these benefits from day one.

Feeling insatiably curious about this role? Apply as soon as you can. If we’re lucky to receive a lot of interest, we may close the advert early and would hate you to miss out.

We're all about helping you Live a Life More Virgin, so happy to talk flexible working with you.

Say hello to Virgin Money
We’re making great strides towards achieving our ambition of becoming the UK’s best digital bank.  As a full-service digital bank with a heritage stretching back over 180 years, we`re a workforce to be reckoned with.  We're putting the full power of our experience behind disruptive ideas that reinvent the role a bank plays in people's lives. We strive to create positive experiences for our millions of customers and our purpose, ‘Making You Happier About Money’, underpins everything we do. We believe in doing banking differently, innovating and working together to make a real difference. Join us and Live a Life More Virgin that empowers you with choice and flexibility in how you work.

Be yourself at Virgin Money
Our purpose is to make people happier about money, this means seeing and feeling the world as our customers do by creating a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our customers and communities.  We’re committed to creating an inclusive culture where colleagues feel safe and inspired to contribute, speak up and be heard.  

As a Disability Confident Leader, we're committed to removing any obstacles to inclusion.  If you need any reasonable adjustments or support making your application, contact our Talent Acquisition team

Now the legal bit
Living A Life More Virgin allows our colleagues to be based anywhere in the UK (if the role allows it), but we'll need you to confirm you have the right to work in the UK.

If you're successful in securing a role with us, there are some checks you need to complete before starting. These include credit and criminal record checks and three years' worth of satisfactory references. If the role is part of the Senior Manager Regime and Certification Regime, it requires enhanced pre-employment checks – we'll ask for six years of regulatory references, and once in the role, you'll be subject to periodic employment checks.

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