EY Student Recruitment Brand & Attraction Advisor - UK&I - HR - 6 Months FTC - London in England, United Kingdom

Title: Student Recruitment Brand & Attraction Advisor - UK&I - HR - 6 Months FTC - London

Location: GB-England-London

Job Number: LON00C6A

The Opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity to deliver the end-to-end recruitment process for candidates offering an exceptional candidate experience. You will work closely with appropriate stakeholders to deliver the Student Recruitment strategy.


Your Key Responsibilities

Candidate Sourcing:

  • Specific responsibility for developing a marketing plan, managing events, building relationships and generating candidate pipelines at three or four assigned UK universities.

  • Builds and utilises an in-depth portfolio of campus and schools knowledge to support campus and schools strategy and make effective use of resources available

  • Plans, prepares and delivers high quality campus activities at regular intervals across the year

  • Builds strong stakeholder relationships e.g. Careers Service, academic staff, placement officers, student organisations, etc.

  • Develops and implements a campus and schools diversity strategy

  • Builds a network of student contacts on campus including campus ambassadors, past interns and all accepted or outstanding offers, as well as Schools ambassadors

  • Ownership of campus and schools pipelines at an individual student level from attraction through to conversion and 'keep warm' activities

  • Management of appropriate campus and schools team budgets providing detailed monthly analysis of spend and activities

  • Management of relationships with third parties, where applicable i.e. Bright Network, ENACTUS, SEO, and National Schools partnerships.

  • Works in partnership with operations and employer brand team to take action on recruitment hotspots

  • Understand and articulate the factors which contribute to our employee value proposition – why do people want to work at EY and what do we expect of them

MI and Reporting:

  • Able to produce management/pipeline reports for team and business as required and can identify when data is not accurate or of questionable integrity

  • Analyses content of externally produced industry reports and can draw conclusions from data presented, e.g. High Fliers, Universum, Allaboutschoolleavers

  • Understanding of competitor landscape across the schools and campus markets

  • Demonstrates knowledge regarding the type of measures and targets that are set for recruitment - holds awareness of these targets while delivering work

  • Uses Taleo effectively so that data is maintained with integrity and updates the recruitment records consistently to ensure accurate reporting of candidate activity at all times

Recruitment and Selection:

  • Contributes to the achievement of Student Recruitment hiring targets across all programmes

  • Adds value by demonstrating a thorough understanding of trends and market knowledge of sector using knowledge to inform actions and sourcing plan

  • Managing stakeholders and candidate expectations throughout recruitment process

  • Provides feedback to candidates after assessment centre including delivering sensitive messages

  • Demonstrates an understanding of assessment methods e.g. strengths based recruitment, psychometric testing and assessment centres

  • Planning, attending or facilitating recruitment events

  • Manages the offer process for potential joiners and able to respond to reward queries, start date, induction etc.

  • Runs assessment centre days including facilitation of debrief / wash-up with Partners and assessors

Partnering with the Business:

  • Gains knowledge with regard to business strategy and performance and demonstrates some understanding of the key business drivers

  • Develops an understanding of the business, the external market and trends and ensures that this knowledge is shared with stakeholders and the wider team as appropriate

  • Is able to describe at high level the services offered, the structure, goals and key initiatives of the firm including our Apprenticeship, Undergraduate and Graduate student programmes

  • Is responsive to business recruitment needs, demonstrating speed of response through own actions and proactively proposing ideas and solutions

  • Works with line manager to monitor recruiting requirements across the business groups and takes action to address critical pipeline issues and hot spots

  • Builds an internal network of relationships for example with our HR Shared Service Centre (HRSSC), Resourcing, Operations, HR and the business to remain abreast of key issues and events and to provide exceptional service and insight to business

Team Management & Contribution:

  • Regular involvement in meetings, workshops and focus groups cascading information to wider team and relevant audiences

  • Knowledge and best practice sharing through written communication and informal presentations

  • Contributes to recruitment wide initiatives as required

  • Provides advice on process to business and colleagues and on the execution of strategy as required

  • Supports new joiners to the Student Recruitment team acting as buddy

Skills and Attributes for Success

  • Time and project management skills – able to plan and manage time effectively and demonstrate flexibility to deal with changing priorities

  • Relationship building skills - with the ability to challenge senior management where necessary, always acting with integrity and enthusiasm

  • Demonstrates a willingness to look beyond the task at hand and consider the broader picture

  • Demonstrates calm and objectivity when under pressure

To Qualify for the Role you must have

  • Solid experience of recruiting direct candidates from a variety of sources including talent spotting at networking events

  • Proven track record of executing volume Student recruitment as well as dealing with niche roles

  • Knowledge of core assessment and selection tools

  • Relevant Student Recruitment experience

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • An advocate of KPIs

  • Able to implement recruitment strategy

  • An awareness of the latest employment legislation and key issues surrounding immigration

What We Look for

You will also work closely with Partners and Directors across the business so the ability to build strong and effective relationships, delivering at times difficult messages, will also be key.

What working at EY Offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.

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