Senior IT Recruiter (6-month Contract)
We’re looking for an experienced Senior IT Recruiter to join our UK Operations team, initially for six months.
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Consult Red is a trusted partner to the digital media industry and beyond, driving innovation and delivering support through the entire product development journey.
We apply our cutting-edge experience in software development, hardware, embedded and cloud technology to help companies in all sectors to deliver connected devices and systems.
Founded by five engineering leaders from Pace Micro in 2003, Consult Red has grown a strong reputation working with some of the world’s leading Pay TV, media and OTT operators.
Since then, we have grown from being an embedded specialist in the media sector to a professional services provider working with companies in other industries such as Energy and Healthcare. We’ve applied our cutting-edge experience and talent in product development, hardware, embedded and cloud technology to help customers deliver connected devices and systems.
In 2020 we’ve increased our staff headcount by 15%. And we’re looking to double that growth – to over 200 heads globally – by the end of the year. You can be a big part of that journey!
Currently, having taken their equipment, office chairs, and favourite coffee cups with them, our team members #stayathome and are working safely from there.
We don’t sell products; we sell expertise. That means our technical bar is set very high, and we only hire the best. This makes recruiting for Red a real challenge, but a rewarding one which will take you out of your comfort zone every day.
As a Senior IT Recruiter, you’ll provide a comprehensive recruitment service for some of our key programmes and projects. We recruit for Software Engineers, Hardware Engineers, Integrators, and Architects, amongst other things. You’ll need to speak the lingo, and have considerable experience in technical recruitment already, to help you hit the ground running.
People with the right kind of expertise (C, C++, Java, Android, Embedded Linux) aren’t easy to find. That means you’ll need to be adept at proactive candidate search, using Linkedin Recruiter and other tools. You’ll couple this with an honest, authentic approach and a real belief in adding value with every interaction.
Part of your role will be managing an extensive network of suppliers, including recruitment agencies, contractors, and other service providers. You should be confident managing these kinds of relationships, including dealing with any issues – whether practical or contractual – and negotiating terms on a variety of business-to-business agreements, whilst keeping an eye on all of the relevant rules and legislation.
This is a fast-moving and pressurised role, and our team deals with plenty of uncertainty. Our customer’s needs and requirements can change and, when they do, we have to react quickly, providing solutions to tight deadlines and even tighter specifications. This means that hard work, resilience, innovation, and expectation management are our bread-and-butter.
To us, recruitment isn’t just another business process. We’re the first point of contact that many people will have with Red, so every interaction is important, and every conversation counts. We’re growing at an incredible pace, and our biggest challenge is to continue to rapidly scale up our workforce, whilst staying true to these principles and standing out from the crowd in a competitive marketplace.
If you have the right kind of experience, and this sounds like the challenge for you, we’d love for you to apply below.
If that is something you can get excited about, we'd love to hear from you.
How you will spend your time
- 360-degree recruitment for permanent Engineer roles in the UK (both Software and Hardware)
- Liaising with contractors, recruitment agencies, job boards, and other third parties
- Negotiating contracts, terms and rates with external suppliers
- Advising the business on relevant legislative matters, such as GDPR and IR35
- Supporting with global recruitment needs, primarily in Poland
- Building talent pipelines using recruitment tools, such as Linkedin Recruiter
- Vacancy management, reporting and other administrative work
What you will need to bring
- A strong track record in recruitment, preferably “in-house“
- The ability to build strong, mutually beneficial relationships with a large variety of stakeholders (candidates, contractors, colleagues and customers)
- Experience recruiting for high volumes of software engineers (preferably C, C++, Java, Android)
- Excellent communication skills, over the phone, in person and on e-mail
- Broad knowledge of relevant UK legislation (GDPR, IR35 etc.)
- The ability to process and prioritise a broad set of inputs, and large workload, with minimal direction
This role is initially a 6-month fixed-term contract, and we’d need you to start in November 2020 (or sooner, if you can).
Desirable Tech Skills
- Experience of recruitment in Poland
- Experience within a Technology Consultancy environment
What you will get in returnRead more about our employee benefits
Our Recruitment Process
We believe in moving fast and keeping things simple.
Once you submit your CV, we'll send you a short online form asking you to confirm a couple of details. Your application then goes directly to the Hiring Manager to review. We'll always try to come back to you within a few days.
We'll usually do a short first stage telephone interview. If that goes well, we'll want to set up a longer conversation to find out more. Where possible, we'll do a face-to-face interview in our offices, so that you can get a better feel for the company and your team. However, we understand the challenges of COVID-19 and have adapted our business to be completely flexible around the current situation. This means that we may do some, or all, of the interview process over video using Microsoft Teams, Skype, or GoToMeeting.
However we do it, we want you to leave us with a real feel for the role and a sense of what it's like to work with us, so we're happy to spend some quality time to answer all of your questions.