Resourcing Lead

Legal & General
East Sussex
06 Nov 2018
14 Nov 2018
Job Function
Recruitment Consultant
Contract Type
Full Time

    Company Info

    We take pride in being there for our customers, any way we can. We're always available to help them deal with whatever life has in store and support them in achieving financial security; and that's thanks to the talented and dedicated people who work with us. Joining us, we want you to be proud of the work you do, how you develop and the contribution you make to society. Working with us, we help your talent thrive in an environment where you'll be supported to work autonomously and flexibly.

    Department Info

    From HR and Digital teams through to Group Finance, Risk and Corporate Comms - our Group function support our businesses across the UK and abroad. Delivering essential services and activities that have a real impact on our business and our customers lives, we enable our people to do what they do best, contributing to delivering a great customer service, profitability and strategic growth.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Job Duties

    To deliver a professional Resourcing service, by managing key recruitment activities through the full hiring cycle - i.e. from raising and qualifying a role to onboarding. The Resourcing Lead will be responsible for championing and delivering the resourcing proposition ensuring that agreed standards are met / exceeded and that the resourcing activities add value to the business.
    • Recruitment - Qualify the role requirements with a scoping meeting, agree selection method/process and manage expectations of the hiring manager around timescales for delivery. Complete all relevant documentation in support of these activities.
    • Source candidates through appropriate channels; contact all candidates by phone to qualify application, assess suitability for the role and rank application. Present shortlist with objective reasoning on selection to the hiring manager with appropriate supporting documentation. Confirm recruitment process to candidates, ensure interviews are set up and all parties are fully briefed and equipped with the correct selection tools. Prep and debrief each candidate by phone and confirm with email either directly if candidate direct or via the agency. Work with the hiring manager to confirm offer details and justify objectively the selection. Manage offer negotiating, contract formulation and on-boarding.
    • Target Orientation - Ensure that time to hire is line with objective. With 100% of candidates spoken to prior to shortlisting. Along with continually improving business knowledge and awareness to promote best practice, improve service and cost efficiency.
    • Subject Matter Expert - Specialising in Resourcing Processes. Agree the right recruitment process for individual projects / campaigns. Design and implement a variety of assessment tools to ensure that candidates are correctly and fairly assessed. Highlight risks to the hiring manager and how they can be mitigated. Communicating with the appropriate stakeholders (HRBPs, Resourcing BP's and wider team) to ensure the right decision is made and be the trusted advisor with market expertise. Drive collaboration across the business. Share ideas and be innovative and creative with recruitment strategies. Help set and shape the resourcing agenda and help prioritise the projects / needs.
    • Communication - Ensure that candidates, hiring managers and all relevant stakeholders are regularly briefed and updated at all stages of the recruitment process by active verbal communication and backed-up by email. Using the relevant escalation points when needed.
    • Diversity and Inclusion- Ensure that all D&I targets are met including balanced shortlisted and diverse interview panel is selected
    • Compliance - Recording recruitment process as a safety measure against conflict and to ensure we follow 'best practice' and the right decisions are made.
    • Ensure all interview notes are recorded. Ensure redeployment process is adhered to at all times and flag any lack of compliance to Redeployment lead and/or RBP.
    • Value Proposition - Drive the service-delivery and commercial relationship with hiring managers, ensuring they are provided with relevant advice and guidance for recruitment activities and be the trusted advisor with recruitment expertise. Ensuring that milestones are set and adhered to. As Resourcing Lead pro-actively seek feedback and use to resolve issues. Manage workload, and arrange for assistance and support to avoid delivery issues. Actively seek and provide support to colleagues where you have spare capacity.
    • Service Proposition - Actively promote to the business. Identify areas of development need including within the wider context of the team i.e. identify challenges colleagues are facing and support in finding solutions. Actively seek ways of improving the service that the business receives, and not wait to be asked, but to come with a clear set of actions to improve or enhance the service the business gets from resourcing.
    • Treating Customers Fairly - Continually review the design and implementation of recruitment processed which ensures applicants, clients and suppliers are aware of our company values, including treating customers fairly, and that they can demonstrate the behaviours that support these values.

    Skills Required

    • Analytical skills to enable you to interpret brief to source, sift, screen and shortlist all candidates
    • Ability to influence senior managers and manage expectations
    • Strong communication skills Qualify candidate capability and suitability
    • Overseeing activity of colleagues to ensure a seamless delivery into the business
    • Provide practical advice to hiring managers to ensure that they use agreed selection tools fairly and effectively.
    • Experience of online testing platforms such as SHL
    • Develop good understanding of L&G, their industry, what they do and their work culture and environment
    • Use all available channels to advertise positions, attract candidates and build relationships with candidates.
    • Write a compelling and robust advertising copy
    • Attention to detail to ensure that all communication is correct and relevant for all stakeholders.


    Whatever your role, we reward ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you. Our employees have a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, 22 days' (with potential to rise to 26 days) holiday, discretionary performance related bonuses, paid overtime, discounts at both a huge range of high street stores and our own great products, your hard work will be rewarded when you join us.

    This is a fixed term contract for 12 months.

    Our view is that this role is suitable for agile working. This means we would consider a more flexible working arrangement, where your hours and work location are managed according to business, customer and personal needs. For this role, you would be based in Hove, but you could work in other Legal & General offices or at home, as necessary, provided this meets business needs. Details of agile working will be discussed during the interview process.

    For further information about the role, please contact Graham Stoddart, UK Resourcing Business Partner, at

    Please note that applications should be made via the 'Apply now' button below and not by email.