Job Description

Role: UKI Recruitment Director
Career Level 5 / Associate Director

Location: UK

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

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The Role

Reporting into the European Recruitment Director the UKI Recruitment Director will define and set the overall strategy, direction and delivery plan(s) of the Recruiting Teams across Experienced Hire and Early Talent for UKI across all parts and levels of the organisation, apart from MD Hiring.

Working closely with UKI business leaders and HR Leadership colleagues, this role leads an overall team of 100+ including the relationship with HRSS and has accountability across the whole Recruitment life cycle, from Go-To-Market Strategies, through Engagement, Assessment and Onboarding & induction

Through leadership of the team you will drive Recruitment Delivery, Engagement and Innovation to ‘make the teams famous’ both within Accenture and beyond, by ensuring that great talent is brought into the organisation and aligned to business needs.

Key Stakeholders

  • Business Service/Practice Leads

  • HRLT including UKI HR Director

  • UKI Recruitment Teams

  • Talent Supply Chain

  • European and Global Recruitment Teams

  • Local and Global HRSS

  • Marketing & Coms

  • European Recruitment Director

The Responsibilities

Strategic

  • Define the overall Recruitment Value Proposition for UKI Recruitment, aligned to business needs to ensure:

    • The timely and effective Delivery of Recruitment

    • Expert Engagement with Business SHs, Candidates and wider HR

    • Innovation that enhances delivery, Accenture’s EVP and our I&D commitments

  • Collaborate with European Recruitment Director and Global Recruitment in the support of strategic change initiatives

  • Partner with Business Stakeholders (UKI Exec Level, Recruitment and I&D Sponsors and Operational Leads) and TSC to align Recruitment plans and capacity planning to need

  • Ensure and evolve the Go-To-Market strategies and EVPs across Experienced Hire & Early Talent (Graduates, Interns & Apprenticeships)

  • Develop integrated Recruitment I&D strategies to meet targets and position Accenture as an employer of choice for diverse talent

  • Recruit, retain and develop the best Recruitment Talent for Accenture

  • Ensure effective Governance of the Recruitment function to track delivery against Global Recruiting metrics (joiners, time-to-hire, cost, speed, quality and diversity)

Operational

  • Ensure that clear objectives are set, communicated and managed across the teams align to the overarching UKI Recruitment Value Proposition and Business need

  • Effective Management of UKI Recruitment budget together with the Finance Business Partner

  • Management of the UKI Recruitment teams and service delivery relationship with HRSS

  • Delivery against Global Recruiting metrics (joiners, time-to-hire, cost, speed, quality and diversity)

  • Ensure that the UKI Recruitment function adheres to all compliance and audit requirements

  • Oversee the development and utilisation of data and insight tools throughout the whole Recruitment life-cycle; from market analysis, through to GTM strategies, assessments and onboarding



Qualifications

The Competencies

  • The ability to define the overall Recruitment Value Proposition for UKI Recruitment, aligned to business needs to ensure: Delivery, Engagement and Innovation

  • An ability to define and articulate a plan and innovation to influence positive Recruitment outcomes aligned to business need

  • Comfortable in collaborating with Senior Level Stakeholders, including European/Global Recruitment colleagues in the support of strategic change initiatives regarding Recruitment

  • Demonstrable skills to help evolve and drive EVPs/Go-To-Market strategies across Experienced Hire & Early Talent (Graduates, Interns & Apprenticeships)

  • Skilled in developing integrated Recruitment I&D strategies to meet targets and position Accenture as an employer of choice for diverse talent

  • Demonstrable ability to recruit, retain and develop the best Recruitment Talent

  • Skilled in the effective Governance of a large-scale Recruitment function across varied niche/technical skills and to track delivery against Recruiting metrics through the teams

  • Able to operate in a highly matrixed environment, bringing structured approaches to ambiguous Recruitment challenges

  • A comfort and ability to manage large budgets

About Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 674,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at accenture.com.

Closing Date for Applications: 21st May 2022

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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