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Student Recruitment Manager

Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Closes: 9 Jul 2021
Belfast Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_202143WD-int

Who we are looking for
PwC has an award winning Student Recruitment team. Forming part of PwC's UK Workforce of the Future function, the Student Recruitment team is responsible for implementing and delivering the firm's student recruitment strategy to identify, attract, select and engage the best possible talent from UK Universities and schools.

We have an exciting opportunity in our Belfast Student Recruitment Team for a Recruiting Manager (or an experienced Senior Recruitment Officer looking for a step up to Manager). The role holder will take lead in providing an expert recruitment service across the Northern Ireland firm. This will include being accountable for achieving recruitment targets and advising on recruitment strategy across graduate and school hires.

As Manager, you will oversee the operations process for all student hires into the Northern Ireland office - partnering with our HC Customer Services team to ensure pipelines are managed efficiently and candidates have a positive experience during our recruitment process. You will also represent the firm at campus and attraction events which may require travel. Additionally, you will lead your team and clients through our technology transformation of student recruitment processes, ensuring the implementation of our immersive recruitment experience continues to give both our stakeholders and candidates that exceptional PwC experience.

Please note this a Fixed Term Contract.


Build and sustain relationships within the NI practice, Operations, Resourcing, Professional Qualifications and Human Capital (HC) leadership to understand and inform annual student recruitment needs.
Ensure the business recruitment needs are appropriately reflected in marketing collateral including definition and agreement of selling messages.
Planning the strategy and running marketing activities to stimulate candidate flow.
Organisation / attendance at attraction events including presentations, careers fairs, conversion events and other ad-hoc events.
Ensure student recruitment targets are agreed and delivered upon.
Regular management reporting to your key business stakeholders on progress against targets and agreement and coordination of corrective marketing where appropriate.
Resolve complex problems and escalate as appropriate, whilst mitigating legal, financial and reputational risk.
Support on delivery of elements of the recruitment process, such as assessment day hosting and assessing.
Securing and maintaining buy-in and commitment from key stakeholders in the business to new and existing student recruitment initiatives.
Work in partnership with internal teams to ensure a seamless recruitment and on-boarding experience for our candidates.
Deliver an effective keep warm strategy.
Maintain responsibility for the Onboarding process.
Involvement in adhoc recruitment projects.
Manage officer and seasonal resource - as a line manager and career coach - responsible for supporting them with their performance objectives and personal development goals.
Act as a role model to both your team and the wider student recruitment team.
Ensure your team is resourced and well positioned to deliver on their roles and responsibilities.

The Individual
Detailed understanding of student recruitment and the student recruitment market and an ability to demonstrate that your specialist knowledge is kept up to date.
Experience of graduate and/or school leaver recruitment as a Manager or Senior Recruitment Officer, with a good knowledge of the higher education marketplace, ideally having gained experience within the professional services sector.
Experience in leading student recruitment programmes.
Experience in managing teams and budgets.
Understanding of selection tools and techniques as well as experience assessing / interviewing candidates.
Awareness and understanding of the end to end recruitment process, including the implication of key employment legislation and pre-employment vetting, application handling and regulatory issues.
Proactive and strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work cohesively in a team.
Ability to think creatively on candidate attraction techniques and have an enthusiasm for direct sourcing on campus.
Strong stakeholder management skills, including the proven ability to quickly build effective personal networks with clients and peers.
Experience of operating in a high volume HC Services environment.
Comfortable operating in a virtual environment.
Strong negotiator, with the ability to influence both externally and internally.
Ability to manage time and priorities to meet objectives and deadlines.
Calm under pressure, you will be resilient and solutions driven, with a proven ability to identify and resolve key issues while managing risk.
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