Job Title:         Head of Resourcing

Location:         Bolton, Head Office with possibility of flexible home working

Salary:              £45,000 - £50,000 per annum

Hours:              37.5 – Monday to Friday

Contract:          Permanent

Closing Date:   24th September 2021


The chance to lead a high performing in-house recruitment team in a large and growing national employer. Outcomes First Group build incredible futures through our high-quality education, care and fostering services. You will develop your own incredible future with the opportunities on offer.  

The role

This is a new role created out of continued growth and the need to more strategically partner with the business to deliver a proactive and market leading recruitment service. Our business moves quickly and the purpose of this role is to ensure Resourcing are ahead of the curve enabling future growth.  

As Head of Resourcing for Professional Practice you will report into the Group Head of Resourcing and manage a team of eight with three direct reports. You will be accountable for recruitment across Fostering, Education, Clinical and Central Services.

Your primary objective will be to proactively develop talent pipelines for key roles by developing attraction strategies informed by an in-depth knowledge of the core sectors and candidate markets. To achieve this you will develop a strong network of suppliers, partnerships and senior industry players.  You will partner closely with the managing directors, HR and Talent to forecast needs and further develop attraction and talent strategies.

Essential to the role will be your ability to develop your team to allow them to progress in their roles and into bigger roles, including your own. In return you will receive the same opportunities for progression.

About you

To be successful you will be a Head of Resourcing in an equivalent or smaller organisation. You will have a proven record of setting and achieving against clear key performance indicators.

It is essential you have experience of delivering and developing company-wide attraction strategies for multiple role types. You will understand the importance of market insight and a strong and continuously improving employer brand.

You will be a strong networker who ideally has experience in recruiting in one or more of the key sectors outlined above.

This role comes with a varied stakeholder landscape so it is important you are experienced at managing senior stakeholder relationships and setting strategies for your team to effectively partner the business.

Most importantly you need to connect with our vision and want to build incredible futures for the people in our care.

About us

Outcomes First Group delivers specialist education, wellbeing and therapeutic services tailored to the needs of vulnerable children, young people and adults.  There are three brands in the Outcomes First Group family: Acorn Education and Care, National Fostering Group and Options Autism. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable children, young people and adults in the UK to be happy and make their way in the world. We are proud to be certified Great Place to Work for the second year running.

In return

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic, growing team. We are making the transition to a proactive resourcing function by focusing on labour market insight, future business requirements and strategic long-term interventions.

An ideal opportunity for a Head of Resourcing in a small to medium size organisation, looking for a step up with tangible opportunities for further progression.

 Our benefits package includes:

  • Brand new office facilities in Bolton centre
  • Flexibility for home working (to be discussed)
  • Enrolment on our Outstanding leadership Programme
  • Access to an extensive training suite for personal development
  • Retail offers and discounts for 100’s of retailers
  • “One moment in time” - an extra day’s holiday each year for a special moment
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Bupa Employee Assistance Programme
  • Salary Finance options including advances on your earned pay

Outcomes First Group are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS and satisfactory references.


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