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Head of Recruitment

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Type of contract:
Permanent - Full Time/Flexible
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The Opportunity

Peter Brett Associates (PBA) is an independent practice of engineers, planners, scientists and economists.  Here at PBA we’re driven by ambition – we want our clients, our people and our business to succeed.  We operate in a highly collaborative way, enabling you to add value and shape your career development.

You’ll work to build strong relationships with senior stakeholders to enable effective resource planning and play a pivotal role in achieving our Plan for Sustainable Growth.  Across the Practice and you will have the remit to scope our recruitment requirements and associated attraction and selection strategies. 

You will report to the Director of People and have the autonomy to lead the recruitment agenda across the Practice to better enable attraction and retention of talent in our highly competitive market.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop a recruitment strategy to deliver on our 5-year Plan for Sustainable Growth
  • Engage with members and senior stakeholders to enable effective resourcing planning across disciplines and regions
  • Lead, coach and develop a recruitment team to meet the resourcing needs of the business
  • Ensure our early years’ recruitment strategy effectively meets our business needs now and in the future
  • Develop recruitment system capability (Eploy) to enhance the candidate journey and enable talent banking and mapping
  • Create a candidate attraction strategy that reinforces our brand and develop routes to market to showcase our EVP
  • Review, design and implement recruitment policy, strategy and processes to ensure that we provide an excellent service to both our internal clients and to candidates
  • Deliver recruitment and interview skills training and enable effective coaching to enhance the interview selection process
  • Develop KPI’s and metrics to aid improvements in recruitment activities
  • Work closely with HR Business partners to aid the development and implementation of retention strategies
  • Collaborate with Marketing to enable effective brand profiling on social media and develop internal communication around EVP and internal mobility
  • Develop policies and procedures to enable effective internal recruitment to aid employee retention
  • Visiting PBA offices, as required, to share knowledge and drive continuous improvement to enable effective resourcing to meet growth plans
About You

Key requirements:

  • Experience in developing and delivering on recruitment attraction strategies within a skills shortage market
  • Experience of leading, coaching and managing team members to deliver against a recruitment strategy
  • Highly effective influencing skills to enable development of market leading recruitment processes
  • Experience of developing brand / EVP and delivering recruitment marketing strategies
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels and the ability to adapt style to facilitate resource planning to achieve growth targets
  • Experience of developing system capability to maximise talent attraction and management
  • Experience of developing and managing KPI’s and metrics to effective change and performance improvements
  • Passionate about the candidate experience and delivering excellent service
  • Resilient and tenacious
  • Proactive, collaborative and supportive team player
  • Creative thinker able to conceive innovative recruitment solutions and take them from idea to reality
If you would like to discuss this role further please contact Emma Chorlton
About PBA
We offer a competitive salary and flexible benefits package, which includes contributory pension plan, discretionary bonus scheme and flexible benefits allowance.
Peter Brett Associates LLP (PBA) is a leading consultancy delivering development and infrastructure projects. We provide trusted advice to our clients and together we create better places for the communities in which we live. 

PBA provides significant opportunity for career progression and personal development through the delivery of high value quality services to influential clients. It's a friendly and supportive environment for our employees where they can attain their personal career goals.

To find out more about PBA and see the range of exciting projects we are involved in please visit .

PBA is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunities.