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Location One Stratford Place/Academy, London
Business Area / Department Head Office ~ HR
Type of Role Fixed Term - Full Time
Salary & Benefits Competitive
Closing Date 19/08/2022

Diversity & Talent Acquisition Manager (Fixed Term Contract)

Job reference: SYS-8447


Two schemes


Educational development


Cycle to work scheme

Free Travel

For you and your family

Greater Anglia operate a busy railway network from London Liverpool Street to destinations across the east of England. We have a high standard of service for our customers throughout their journey experience so they can sit back relax and travel with confidence. Not to mention a whole new set of modernised greener trains, it’s never been a more exciting time to start a career with us. Would you like to be part of this journey? Come along and join Greater Anglia!

Greater Anglia’s People Team are seeking cover for a maternity contract for our Diversity and Talent Acquisition Manager. This role will be on a 12-month fixed term contract. The role will work within our busy Talent Resourcing and Development Team to lead the resourcing function.  The role will help to embed cultural change through diverse recruitment strategies and enhanced supplier relationships, as well as to ensure effective talent acquisition for leadership roles.

The role will be a combination of office working (Stratford Head Office and Academy), and home working, ensuring out and about visibility where required.    

In addition, you will enjoy our exceptional travel perks including free travel on GA services, receive 75% discount for other Train Operator journeys, gain access to core schemes such as the railway pension and cycle to work, as well as the opportunity to take part in some of our other flexible benefits and become part of an innovative team in a period of exciting change!

The Role

This high-profile role is critical to business success, ensuring effective resource needs meet demand and keep on top of new KPIs.  The role has recently been transposed to include responsibilities to deliver new recruitment KPIs in line with GA’s ambitious Diversity and Inclusion strategy.  A fundamental part of the role is to lead and embed diverse talent attraction strategies, endorsing cultural change and innovative ways of working.

The role leads a team of recruiters who undertake resource planning, assessments, and interviews.  It is responsible to procure diverse job-platform suppliers and requires commercial astuteness to negotiate contracts and budgets.

This role leads talent acquisition for GA’s senior leadership positions, alongside some HQ roles, including contract and agency needs. Working in collaboration with GA’s Procurement team, this role will ensure compliance of current legislations and agreements.

The role will work closely with the Head of Talent Resourcing & Development to ensure effective talent management processes, enabling internal growth opportunity and retention.

The role requires confident consultancy with senior leaders to embed change and adopt cultural difference by leading a practice of inclusive recruitment. 

Responsibilities include data analysis and regular report writing to evidence performance. The role will be responsible for specific industry compliance to operate as an assessment centre. This includes compliances of external audits, identifying a suitable assessment centre manager, ensuring a relevant number of competent, qualified assessors and appropriate facilities are maintained. 

This role represents GA at Groupwide forums and wider events to ensure industry excellence and proactive collaboration.

The role ensures GA’s profile is externally promoted as an attractive place to work.  This will help ensure early career programme opportunities are fulfilled as directed by the Early Careers & Apprenticeships Manager, helping to engage young talent into our business.

What we are looking for

We are seeking an individual who is an established leader with the ability to confidently build internal and external relationships and who can evidence experience in:

Team management and leadership skills, committing to learn and role-model Abellio’s leadership framework capabilities and lead team objectives

Driving and improving D&I KPIs

Experience of leading campaign and attraction strategies that enable difference

Strategic thinker, able to write clear and robust strategies to enhance business success

Effective communicator, skilled in report writing, confident with verbal, and written skills to deliver regular reports, leadership presentations, co-deliver recruitment training and contribute to annual business plans

Build internal stakeholder relationships and can work collaboratively with hiring managers, talent recruiters, HR Business Partners, talent leads and senior leaders

Experience in leading / delivering qualified assessment centres to support the volume of recruitment assessment days.

The candidate will need to possess good organisation skills to lead and co-ordinate key GA events and campaigns.

A suitable candidate will be a pro-active self-starter with a passion to drive cultural change.

The successful applicant will also be confident in using a variety of social media and job platforms.

The ideal colleague will need to be able to review and analyse data as well as to identify trends.   

We would be looking for an individual with a passion for diversity and inclusion and a background in attraction and recruitment. Recruitment experience is essential.  

The closing date for all completed applications is on Friday 19th August 2022

*Please note vacancies can close earlier due to high influx of candidate applications*