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  • Recruitment Business Partner

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Human Resources
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: Excellent + Benefits
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 11-Apr-2019
  • Job reference: 21253

Job Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. We’re part of the Travis Perkins Group, one of the UK’s top employers.  That’s why the first thing you’ll notice at Wickes is the way everyone pulls together. It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienced anything quite like our culture.  


All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be.  If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home.


The Role:


We are looking for an established Recruitment Business Partner to join our team in Watford to help us ensure that as well as finding the best candidates via a variety of sourcing methods for roles in our support centre, whilst also supporting our hiring managers by ensuring they have a fantastic set of tools to help them recruit and onboard their new hire.


Key accountabilities:

  • Manage and own full-cycle recruitment across Head Office and Support Functions
  • Driving continuous improvement of the resourcing function
  • Offering a consultative approach to your key stakeholders
  • Strong direct sourcing methodology across a number of job boards, networking and social channels
  • Creation and updating of all relevant recruitment collateral
  • Building strong relationships with supplier PSL to ensure they are representative of Wickes culture and values
  • Utilising the ATS to its full capacity to manage process and build talent pipelines
  • Assess applicants’ relevant knowledge, skills, soft skills, experience and aptitudes
  • Act as a point of contact and build influential candidate relationships during the selection process
  • Promote the company’s reputation as “a great place to work


The successful applicant 


  • Relevant internal recruitment experience, ideally within retail or hospitality

  • Advanced knowledge of ad writing, boolean searching and ATS systems

  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation abilities, able to work to a fast pace with accuracy

  • High level of analytical and system skills; Intermediate Excel skills, PC literate

  • Identify opportunities to improve process for both internal stakeholders and also from a candidate perspective

  • Ability to manage time effectively

  • Excellent communication skills – able to build meaningful relationships with both external candidates and internal stakeholders


What we can offer you

Wickes are part of the Travis Perkins Group, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials with over 20 different brands and over 28,000 employees we are able to offer long and varied career opportunities. We are committed to investing in your development and enabling you to fulfil your future career aspirations

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