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Student Recruitment Assistant Manager- Maternity Cover

Organization: KPMG
Date Posted: 30/05/2018
City: Bristol / Birmingham (see further details below)
Country: United Kingdom
Primary Category: Recruitment

Description & Details

Job Purpose

Responsible for recruitment within the Midlands and South offices, the Assistant Manager role plays a key part in a team that is dedicated to ensuring KPMG’s student recruitment programmes have a strong profile at target universities and that its recruitment process is leading within its industry. The Assistant Manager will ensure that they and their team provide an efficient, high quality, client focused service for applicants and the business alike, throughout the recruitment process across a range of student programmes – from work experience and apprenticeships through to graduate roles. 

Build effective and long term links within the Student Recruitment management team and with the business/programme leads 
Monitor and oversee effective and efficient management of candidate pipelines for the Midlands and South offices to ensure that quality standards are met and consistently delivered
Review and monitor pipeline performance and work with Officers to agree relevant actions and predict outcomes in order to meet target numbers
Provide regular and robust MI and reporting
Liaise with Senior Manager to ensure all business stakeholders are kept informed of recruitment numbers
Oversee management of work experience inductions and events
Manage Launch Pad events for relevant candidate pipelines
Management of offer process post Launch Pad events
Effective resource allocation within the team
Delivering and reviewing programme design, recruitment and delivery for Vacation and Insight programmes

Attraction and Outreach
Support in the planning and review and oversee the delivery of activity throughout the year in target universities to ensure we meet our outreach aims (with particular focus on diversity)
Partner with stakeholders within the Recruitment Marketing team and across all business units to build strong relationships and manage outreach campaigns to meet requirements effectively. This will include reporting and knowledge-sharing
Ensure regular and robust monitoring and reporting is in place for all activity. This will include measuring ROI through application conversions and feedback from students, university stakeholders and volunteers
Train and develop team on effective outreach delivery
Plan resource for graduate and schools events and ensure team are implementing as designed
Managing budget within area

Line management and development responsibility for Officer(s) and Coordinator(s) for Midlands and South offices. This will also include working with Officers and Coordinators outside of direct team across the country to ensure the successful implementation of relevant recruitment projects nationally

The Person
Substantial experience in the student recruitment marketplace with strong understanding of how to plan, develop and deliver outreach campaigns, selection and assessment processes
Experience in line management
Proven track record of developing strong relationships with key stakeholders
Drive and commitment
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a confident presenter
Strategic and analytical thinker
Good IT skills including Excel, Power Point, databases and internet research
Excellent organisation and time management skills with a keen eye for detail
Flexibility to work within a fast paced environment
Forward thinking and proactive approach
Self-motivated to work autonomously and also a good team player with the ability to adapt to change quickly and positively

Whilst this role is office based, you will be required to travel to KPMG offices and some events around the country – this will require overnight stays during campaign time and on an ad-hoc basis throughout the year. Intelligent working requests will be considered and some flexibility is likely to be possible. However, it should be noted that demands of the role include cover on most days; and some travel around the UK with irregular hours particularly during campaign time.


Location: Bristol (we would however consider applications from candidates who wish to be based in Birmingham)

Reporting to: Student Recruitment Attraction and Operations Manager

Contract: Maternity cover

Travel required.


How to Apply / Contact

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