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Specialist Recruitment Consultant

Company: Direct Line Group    Location: Leeds
At Direct Line Group we have a new People Strategy which drives our people to achieve our mission - to make insurance much easier and better value for our customers. We´ve realigned HR to successfully deliver the People Strategy and we´re looking for HR professionals who are keen to be part of this next chapter for our team.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Specialist Recruitment team based in our Leeds office on a 6 month FTC basis. We are looking for someone who will mould this role into their own, while still supporting the team in succeeding overall objectives, focusing on attraction, assessment, candidate management and pre-employment screening.

What You´ll be doing as a Specialist Recruitment Consultant
Create and advertise positions, sourcing appropriate candidates
Assess and score candidates online applications, conduct telephone interviews/screening and undertake background checks to assess their capability/suitability on set criteria
Support candidates and stakeholders with query management, issue resolution and appropriate advice/feedback throughout the recruitment process and really care about the service you offer
Schedule candidate interviews against availability of hiring managers, ensuring a full brief to all parties has been given prior to Assessment Centre
Ensure recruitment systems are up to date and that candidate statuses are correct, which is important for MI purposes
Continuously look for and highlight ways we can improve the processes and services we offer to candidates and stakeholders
Manage risk by providing advice, ensuring results are consistent and fair
Be an effective member of the Candidate Services team and the wider Resourcing Delivery team
Prioritise and manage own workloads effectively, ensuring SLAs are adhered to

Skills & Qualities You´ll Need
Previous experience of working in a Recruitment environment is essential
Operational experience of conducting interviews and managing candidate queries
Experience in sourcing candidates through innovative attraction methods
Recruitment, Candidate and Demand management knowledge
High attention to detail during checking process of candidate background data

Working hours: Monday - Friday, 37.5 hours which fall between 8am 5pm

Career benefits and rewards
Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:
A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you dont wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
Attractive holiday entitlement
50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
Free Travel insurance
Free Green Flag breakdown cover
Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
My Discounts - a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.

Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation´s best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.