Student Recruitment Officer

Full Time | London, ENGLAND | about 2 months

Job Summary

Full Time

Job Description

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced recruiter to join our award winning student recruitment team covering the London & Southeast region. Recruiting in excess of 1500 students nationally, our Student Recruitment officers play a key role in sourcing, assessing and onboarding students onto our school leaver, undergraduate and graduate programmes. Our officers also support relationships with key universities and schools throughout the region, as well as provide an exceptional and quality candidate experience for all students applying to the UK firm. The Southeast practice has around 1700 employees and covers Cambridge, Watford, Reading, Uxbridge, Gatwick and Southampton. The role will be based out of our London office but will require travel across the London & Southeast region.

  • Support the delivery of graduate, school leaver and undergraduate programmes in the London & Southeast region

  • Manage the candidate experience from point of contact through to onboarding

  • Maintain responsibility for the delivery of the recruitment process, such as assessing and hosting our Career Focus Days

  • Partner with the HC Customer Services team to oversee relevant aspects of the recruitment process (such as pre-selection of applications, staffing and scheduling campus/selection events and onboarding of candidates)

  • Provide timely management information to the wider team and line of service stakeholders on pipeline of candidates, upcoming events and resourcing

  • Participate in ad hoc projects within the wider student recruitment team

  • Support & deliver the attraction strategy at key London & Southeast universities and schools, in line with firm wide and local strategic goals

  • Coordinate, host and resource a wide variety of campus and schools based events – such as employability skills sessions, presentation evenings, brand events and office insight days

  • Manage relationships with university careers services, student clubs & societies and local schools – advising on firm specific and market-wide developments

  • Drive necessary interventions on campus to support the recruitment of the required headcount and diversity both locally and nationally

  • Support annual measuring success reviews of campus strategy to understand ROI and inform future planning

Additional information
  • Opportunity for working from home? Occasional

  • Amount of time client based (%) 50%

  • Opportunity for job sharing? No

  • Need to travel/overnight stays away from home Yes

  • Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? Yes

  • Amount of time PwC office based (%) 50%

Essential skills
  • Experience of graduate and/or school leaver recruitment, with a good knowledge of the higher education marketplace, ideally having gained experience within the professional services sector

  • Able to manage a busy workload and prioritise a number of concurrent activities

  • Excellent communication skills, including public speaking experience

  • Creative approach to attracting candidates and enthusiasm for direct sourcing on campus

  • Experience of managing multiple relationships with internal and external contacts at all levels of seniority

  • Experience in assessing candidates

  • Proactive, can do attitude and strong interpersonal skills

  • Team player – keen to share knowledge and relevant information with team and clients

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently but recognising when appropriate to seek advice or escalate concerns

  • Strong IT skills - Excel, Powerpoint, Word

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