Resourcing Partner (12 month Fixed Term Appointment)

Department For Transport
Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales
08 Nov 2018
18 Nov 2018
Job Function
Recruitment Consultant
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you a passionate, enthusiastic and positive recruitment specialist with excellent knowledge and understanding of resourcing tools and methodologies?

Do you have natural leadership skills and are committed to seeing your team grow and develop?

If so, we would love to hear from you.

The Department for Transport (DfT) Resourcing Group (DRG), is a core central HR service supporting the central department and DfT's executive agencies with their recruitment activity. We use our expertise to drive, navigate and steer our managers through the recruitment journey.

This is a superb opportunity to be part of an expert team of Resourcing Partners. You will act as the relationship manager between DRG and the agencies, building strong working relationships and rapport with key people throughout the Department. The unusual and exciting part about this role is the high level of exposure you get to all levels of management. You work very closely with key managers on complex recruitment campaigns and support the agencies in making their recruitment strategy a success.

We would love someone forward-thinking and dynamic who is keen to develop new ideas for improvement and take forward change initiatives to enhance the service we provide across the Department.

We encourage collaborative working across DRG including Senior Management, Campaign Managers, the Recruitment Attraction team and the Inclusive Assessment team. This enables you to devise a robust and efficient plan of action to increase the visibility of our vacancies.

About you

Are you someone who can build relationships quickly and enjoys working with a diverse group of people?

You will bring strong leadership capabilities with the ability to coach and develop your team to achieve the best. We want someone ambitious, resilient and able to embrace change positively. You will have excellent influencing skills and are confident in handling difficult conversations.

The role is Swansea based, with regular travelling required (which will include working one day a month at your assigned Department for Transport (DfT) agency), and some overnight stays.

If you have the desire to make a difference and shape future department recruitment campaigns, we would like to hear from you.

About us

DRG are passionate about our values. The team here are focused on upholding these through the work they do each and every day.

Supporting each other

Sharing our knowledge

Building trusted relationships

Exceeding expectations

Embracing change

We are part of the Department for Transport. DfT is a great place to work, and our 'one team' approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that's why we're committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department.

You'll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future.

DfT has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017.

DfT's inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we've made to raise the number of women in senior positions.

This is a fixed term opportunity for 12 months, with a possibility of an extension or permanency.


We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:
  • Building capability for all
  • Leading and communicating
  • Seeing the big picture
  • Making effective decisions
  • Delivering at pace
  • Collaborating and partnering
  • HR Careers Framework - Strategic Workforce Planning and Resourcing - Level 3

Civil Service Competency Framework


Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Successful candidates must pass basic security checks .

Nationality statement
Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules .

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using the Civil Service Competency Framework . Guidance on writing competency examples is available: A brief guide to competencies

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:

• an interview
• an interview with one or more exercises
• a full day of activities including interactive, written and timed exercises

Your interview may consist of a range of question types. These include questions about:

• what energises you at work
• how you would manage situations relevant to the role
• your previous experience
• your professional skills and knowledge

You're encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.

Please tailor your CV and personal statement to evidence the following:

• your recruitment expertise and skills including your understanding of different resourcing tools and methods
• your experience of successfully leading a team
• your experience of building strong relationships with a range of stakeholders

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements
Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .


Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.