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Support Centre

Recruitment Partner

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Job Description
 We are now recruiting for a recruiter to work in-house based at our Syston Support Centre. Your role will be to partner closely with Hiring Managers across our Technology, Digital and Finance teams.

Our aim is to attract, engage and select the best talent for Dunelm whilst managing the recruitment process in a very fast, high growth and creative environment. The Recruitment Partner role is pivotal in ensuring that they are visible within the brand, gaining trust and high levels of collaboration to find and recruit the best people to join Dunelm.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the end to end recruitment process, including writing job descriptions, selecting recruitment methods, advertising roles, sourcing candidates, screening CVs, helping to conduct interviews, offer management and feedback. Always ensuring a positive candidate experience from application stage to offer/regret.
  • Partnering with hiring managers to define roles, write job descriptions and create job adverts.
  • Build and maintain a talent pipeline for your department across all levels of roles, maximising the use of social channels, networking, searching, advertising and internal colleague referrals.
  • Manage the end to end recruitment process for the annual Graduate and Placement programmes we run for your departments. This includes building the attraction campaign, visiting university careers events and presentations, building and organising/facilitating the recruitment assessment centres in partnership with your hiring teams.
  • Builds and executes an operational roadmap for the present and future that addresses hard to fill roles and creates pipelines.
  • Develop and coach hiring managers on Recruitment processes to ensure that the hiring manager journey and candidate journey is seamless at Dunelm.
  • Continuously looking for new and innovative ways to improve our recruitment proposition to help attract the best talent to our business.
  • Maintain timely communication with the Hiring Manager throughout the recruitment process.
  • Produce engaging content either yourself or with your department, to be used on our social channels, that provides a useful insight of life in the team and helps build brand awareness.
  • Responsible for budgeting and saving on cost per hire.
  • Produce quality MI information to measure resourcing performance for the departments you partner.
  • Work as part of a team to deliver the best recruitment experience for Dunelm and the candidate.
  • Social media management in looking after social channels – LinkedIn, Glassdoor and Twitter.
  • Plan and attend industry specific events that will increase Dunelm’s reach for future talent.
  • Build and maintain a preferred supplier list (PSL), managing successful relationships with all vendors.
  • An established Recruitment Partner with a proven background in Recruitment
  • A collaborative mindset, adaptable to changing situations and flexible.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for direct sourcing candidates and engaging with the candidate to identify the best career opportunity (now or in the future) for them at Dunelm.
  • Builds effective and trusted relationships with senior stakeholders to enable the delivery of a recruitment strategy.
  • Experience of meeting challenging deadlines in a fast-paced recruitment environment.
  • Enjoy working as part of a recruitment team, sharing ideas, best practice, referrals etc.
  • Strong organisation and process management skills – keeping things simple and efficient.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Resilient and a creative mind, enjoying the challenge of recruiting vacancies that have a limited candidate talent pool.

  • Competitive holiday allowance
  • Bonus 
  • Staff discount (off sale items too) and sample sales
  • Birthday paid day off
  • Charity day paid day off
  • House moving day paid day off
  • Share save scheme
  • Peoples pension
  • Gym discount
  • Cycle to work
  • Mobile phone discount
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Plus many more from restaurant, cinema, hotel discounts and discounts on fashion retailers!