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Recruitment Specialist


Job description

Draken Europe offers exciting careers that matter.

We believe that mission success does not start with the mission itself. It begins with our people.

The Role

We are currently recruiting for a Recruitment Specialist. This is a new and exciting role for Draken Europe as we grow our internal recruitment team.

As a Recruitment Specialist you will work closely with the Senior Recruitment Manager and HR Team, supporting them in responding to recruitment needs across the business. You will also take responsibility for arranging interviews and the process from accepted verbal offer through to Onboarding. You will be expected to deliver an outstanding candidate and hiring manager experience.

You will adopt a proactive, creative and innovative approach to sourcing the best candidates, attracting candidates via a number of different routes, including the use of the media, agencies, networking, headhunting and through referrals.

You will build positive relationships across the whole organisation to gain a good understanding of the organisation’s differing and sometimes complex recruitment needs and requirements.

Key Responsibilities

• Drive recruitment activity and liaise with external candidates through direct sourcing activity, screening and interviewing prospective employees as well as managing the overall candidate experience.

• Proactively go to market, via multiple sourcing channels, including headhunting, with a view to sourcing the best possible talent to expand our teams.

• Use your market knowledge and best practice to ensure that all roles are sourced effectively.

• Positioning the firm as an employer of choice whilst conducting candidate screening and interviewing prospective candidates.

• Manage temporary and permanent vacancies across diverse levels and skills sets, ensuring that priorities are identified and met

• Maintain positive stakeholder engagement to develop bespoke recruitment strategies

• Lead on advertising, shortlisting, interviewing and negotiations with successful candidates in line with budget parameters.

• Working with the Senior Recruitment Manager, support the development of innovative selection processes, eg effective use of personality questionnaires, competency matrices etc.

• Support the on boarding of new starters, including the creation and provision of employment contracts, including security background checks and references.

• Actively promote the Company as an employer of choice and enabler of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Activities

Experience / skills / qualifications

• An experienced recruiter with a proven track record in direct sourcing and interviewing, ideally with experience of operating in at least one of the following sectors: Aviation, Defence, Engineering or Technology

• Experience in sourcing candidates across multiple channels and understand how to attract and pipeline the best talent.

• Experience of advertising and sourcing using leading and niche job boards such as Indeed and Linkedin.

• Current experience and strong knowledge of recruitment and selection processes in the UK and preferably international.

• Highly proficient in the use of MS Office

• Team player – must be willing to ‘lean in’ and support the HR and Recruitment teams

• Strong attention to detail, low error rates and the ability to work to deadlines

• Excellent communication and relationship building skills

• Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion at all times

• Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of people

• Strong organisational skills and the ability to work independently and in a fast-paced environment

• Ability to handle and prioritise multiple tasks

• Able to obtain UK security clearances

Our employee values

Draken is committed to eliminating unlawful and unfair discrimination and we celebrate the differences that a diverse workforce brings. A range of perspective and talent supports our values and drives our success, with a mix of voices generating better discussions, business decisions and outcomes for all.

To us, diversity means bringing your own perspective to the conversation; inclusion means having a voice - and equality means that your voice is heard.

At all our sites internationally, every member of the Draken Europe team is accountable to ensure that we are all treated fairly and with respect.

Intolerance has no place in our Company. We condemn it outright. Instead, we strive to create a culture where each person who joins our team feels they have the opportunity to succeed, to grow, and to work within an environment where they can be themselves.

We are also an Armed Forces friendly organisation, and as part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, welcome applications from veterans and services spouses and partners who met the criteria in our job specifications.

In line with our Disability Confident Commitments, we provide reasonable adjustments to facilitate our interview process, please liaise with us if any reasonable adjustments are required.

Job type
Human Resources