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Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

Ref: 79346

  • 55,000-75,000
  • 25 Apr 2024
  • Dublin (North)
  • Fixed Term

Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

About the Position

Our client based in north Dublin are going through a growth phase and as a result are looking to onboard a Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist to fuel their growth. This is a newly created position and as such provide a blank canvas and an opportunity to make this role your own. This is an exceptional opportunity with huge variety and also provides the potential to grow a team and will have support from the HR Generalist and administration team

Key Responsibilities

  • Support end to end recruitment to ensure timely turnaround times and a first-class experience for all stakeholders
  • Monitor and improve the time to hire candidates across all vacancies
  • Identify hard to fill/long term vacancies and apply proactive recruitment techniques to address the issue
  • Act as a key driver in the design and implementation of improvements and enhancements to recruitment processes
  • Complete an analysis of the company’s recruitment through social media and website and recommend and implement changes including new recruitment automation software
  • In conjunction with the L& D team, redesign and implement enhanced interview skills training
  • In conjunction with the HR Business Partners, facilitate intake meetings to determine specific hiring needs and provide realistic timeline overview for hiring managers
  • Assess the effectiveness of the recruitment and selection process through stakeholder feedback, including HR colleagues
  • Provide regular reports and updates to HR Management and stakeholders regarding recruitment metrics and delivery to assist in managing stakeholder expectations regarding service delivery, particularly during peak times
  • Assess return on investment on current advertising avenues and other recruitment tools and explore and identify new and innovative options for discussion with HR Management
  • Liaise closely with the organisational resource planning function and ensure close links on headcount management, talent development and succession planning
  • Identify and attract talent into the business from a wide variety of on and offline sources
  • In conjunction with HR Management, look to develop market mapping and talent pipelines across the university to support future growth to bring a more strategic focus to recruitment


  • A primary degree, preferably in Human Resources or a related area 
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working in recruitment and selection in either a Specialised Recruitment Organisation or as an In-house Recruitment Specialist   
  • Expertise in tailored approaches and innovative sourcing channels towards attracting talent 
  • Extensive knowledge of recruitment trends, tools and technology
  • Ability to provide a customer-focused service, to work in a team and under tight deadlines and to manage multiple priorities simultaneously while remaining result oriented
  • Extensive track record of policy and procedure development
  • Highly developed communication skills, both written and oral
  • Experience of using recruitment automation software
  • Experience in developing and managing trainee and graduate programmes 
  • Experience of playing a lead role in organisation wide projects/initiatives
  • A strong team player with a drive to contribute to and further develop the team
  • Have the ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships. They will be flexible and demonstrate a high level of initiative, interest and energy with an ability to deal with high volumes of activities
  • Have a strong stakeholder focus and operate comfortably in advising and assisting line managers, even in situations where difficult conversations are required 
  • Be comfortable in managing multiple priorities at all times including those of high pressure
  • Be curious and eager to learn and demonstrate ability to navigate ambiguous situations

Remuneration Package

€55,000 - €75,000
For further information on this Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist or other other HR roles, please contact Emma Anglim on 015927851 or E-mail me  or apply via the link

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