Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

Phoenix Group

Location: Wythall
Salary: Competitive
Closing Date: 06 August 2021
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Job Description

Competitive Salary + Bonus & Excellent Benefits 

Flexible Location:  Birmingham or Edinburgh - 12 Month Permanent Contract

Did you know the Phoenix Group is consistently listed as one of the UK’s top employers? Our people uphold our values of responsibility, courage, difference, growth and passion and are at the very heart of the success of our business.  Together, we’ll shape a better future

We’re currently looking for a Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant to join our high performing team that spans across Birmingham, London and Edinburgh. You will act as the custodian of our D&I agenda and partner closely with your business areas on implementing strategic talent drives to bring in the very best talent. 

We require this individual to be highly resilient, can embrace change and has exceptional Stakeholder Management skills. We consistently drive a high level of service to the business by operating strategically and commercially on both the talent drives as well as project activity across HR and the wider business.

This is more than just your average Talent Acquisition Consultant role. You will be stretched, gain development and have ample opportunities to get involved in so much more outside of BAU.

Key Responsibilities

Lead the full recruitment cycle and operation of the day-to-day recruitment processes, focusing on attracting & sourcing high quality diverse candidates.

Focus on direct sourcing, partnering with stakeholders and developing TA strategies for the target business area, utilizing a proactive sourcing approach, and building pipelines of future talent

To raise the profile of Phoenix Group and increase the number of quality, diverse applicants by proactively initiating and managing digital engagement via the Groups Social Media platforms, whilst consistently acting as brand ambassadors.

Advise hiring managers, senior stakeholders and HR Team on sourcing and selection methodologies. Effectively implement the recruitment & selection processes for Permanent, Fixed Term, Contractor and Temporary resource. Continuously review and improve service delivery in line with business requirements.

What We’re Looking For


Knowledge of the end-to-end Recruitment & Selection process including legal requirements and best practice principles

Must have experience in an in-house role

Significant advanced working knowledge of the use of social media direct sourcing techniques; critically LinkedIn; specifically LinkedIn recruiter

Proven success in evolving & executing Talent Acquisition strategies involving attraction & direct sourcing techniques

Knowledge and familiarity of using Boolean searches, search engines, social networking and community forums

Understanding of EVP (Employee Value Proposition) and employer brand

Commercial approach to recruitment to ensure the very best talent is engaged and hired into Phoenix

Experience of a range of internal and external attraction & selection methodologies: innovative sourcing solutions, competency based interviewing techniques, assessment design and delivery

Experience of senior management/specialist recruitment & selection processes

Experience of selection and negotiation with recruitment suppliers – agencies, advertising & creatives, assessment providers etc

Knowledge & experience of highly effective communication and engagement strategies for internal & external stakeholders

Highly skilled in working to deadlines and ability to prioritise workload

Ability to cope under pressure ensuring work received is processed effectively and efficiently


Previous experience in Financial Services

CIPD qualified Level 5

What We Offer

Bring your ‘whole self’, skills and dedication to the Phoenix Group and we’ll recognise your effort, support your development and help to drive your ambition. We’ll ensure you’re rewarded for your contribution with a competitive package that includes an attractive pension, annual bonus potential, private medical insurance, generous holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity and adoption leave and a range of other financial services and lifestylex flexible benefits. 

Join us and you join a unique organisation. It’s not just the 14 million policyholders we serve, or the £300 billion of assets we look after. Or that we’re a FTSE 100 company that has been listed as one of the UK's Top Employers for nine years running.  It’s our talented, inclusive and diverse workforce that makes us a success.  We offer flexible working opportunities ensuring we attract and retain the very best of talent. Find out about more about our people’s stories, our values and our commitment to diversity.

Online Interviews and Onboarding 

All our interviews, onboarding and new joiners are now managed remotely.  We have in place a strong virtual support network to ensure new colleagues are supported and developed as they navigate their first few months with us


About Us


Phoenix Group is a member of the FTSE 100 index and is the UK’s largest long-term savings and retirement business. We specialise in the acquisition and management of Heritage life insurance and pension funds. We’ve businesses in the UK, Germany and Ireland and hold a broad range of both Heritage and Open products split across three key business segments: UK Heritage, UK Open and Europe.  Our open business manufactures and underwrites new products and policies to support people saving for their future in areas such as workplace pensions and SIPPs, primary under the Standard Life brand. And we market corporate pension trustee services and manufacture products to be sold under other brands. Did you know Phoenix Life manufactures SunLife’s market leading Guaranteed Over 50’s plan? Find out more about Phoenix Group here. 


We value diversity in our workforce and welcome enquiries from everyone.


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