About The Role

Are you an experienced recruiter or resourcer? 

Are you passionate about finding the best talent and providing the best service to candidates and hiring managers?

Do you have experience working in a fast-paced environment managing multiple vacancies? 


We are looking for two Recruitment Advisors to join our Recruitment Team and the wider HR Directorate at NHS Digital on a 12-month fixed term contract.

This is an exciting time to join the Recruitment Team as we launch a variety of recruitment campaigns to support our ambitious growth plans as NHS Digital expands. Not only will you get to be an NHS superhero, you’ll also play a pivotal role in bringing in new talent who will deliver on the amazing products and programmes of work we create here at NHS Digital.

The role will support and manage the end-to-end recruitment process, ensuring that as a team we provide a great experience for both candidates and hiring managers, and fill our vacancies with top talent in a timely manner.

You will work closely with the Recruitment Business Partners and a variety of hiring managers to fully understand the requirements for each vacancy. And support with developing attractive recruitment campaigns, proactively sourcing candidates, building talent pipelines, and supporting the end-to-end recruitment process through to offer and onboarding.

The candidate journey is important to us, so this role will be responsible for ensuring candidates have a positive experience when looking to join us. You will need to work closely with our HR services team to ensure an engaging and smooth onboarding experience for our candidates.

As a team we have exciting and ambitious plans and we would like you to be part of that. Some of these a review of all our candidate selection documentation, delivery of recruitment training to our managers, building on initiatives and commitments to support diversity and equality in our recruitment processes, and building our branding strategy focusing on becoming an employer of choice.

Ideally we are looking for someone who can start immediately, but will wait for the right candidate.

For an informal conversation about the role please email

As a Recruitment Advisor you will: 

  • Put the customer at the heart of everything we do and look for ways to continually improve the Candidate and Hiring Manager experience
  • Proactively contact candidates to provide guidance and support as they progress through the recruitment journey.
  • Proactively source and attract candidates using various methods including social media aligned to our diversity strategy
  • Work with the Recruitment Business Partners to create compelling, enticing and interesting job adverts to ensure we attract the right calibre and diversity of candidates
  • Work with the wider Recruitment team to provide subject matter expertise on policies, process and procedures covering the end-to-end recruitment cycle.
  • Maintain and assuring data quality and information in relation to HR Recruitment activity

About You

We want to ensure that you are set for success, so these are the key skills and experience that you will need:

  • Previous experience of working in a recruiter or resource role, either in-house of in an agency
  • Experience of the full end to end recruitment cycle
  • Experience of successfully using a variety of sourcing channels to fill ‘hard to fill’ and volume vacancies including LinkedIn
  • Evidence of having built effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders internally and externally
  • Excellent customer service skills, to support and provide candidates with an outstanding experience
  • You will have the ability to prioritise, manage your own workload, work in a fast- paced environment, and work to conflicting and changing priorities

About Us

NHS Digital is a great place to work. What we do matters.
Our outstanding teams are passionate about technology and public service, making use of everyone’s skills to improve people’s lives.
We collaborate to deliver world class tech and intelligence, come and join us. We are committed to sustainability, diversity and inclusion; our people are at the heart of what we do.
Find out about the amazing work we do by visiting our website: https://digital.nhs.uk/about-nhs-digital/our-work
Find further information on the current work we are undertaking meeting the challenges of the pandemic here: https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus
What we offer
In addition to a competitive salary with planned, transparent progression you can look forward to the following benefits:
  • 27 days annual leave entitlement increasing with service
  • Buy and sell annual leave scheme
  • Contributory Pension (with a 20.6% contribution from us toward the cost of your pension)
  • Flexible working opportunities - we value and respect the diversity of our employees, and applications from prospective candidates who require flexible working arrangements are welcomed
  • A range of NHS Discounts covering, for example, shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones and insurance
  • Employee benefit schemes which include Season Ticket Loan and Car Lease
For more information visit our Working at NHS Digital page.

Next steps

Remote interviews are expected to take place on the wk/c 9th of August. Applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by email.

To view further information please see the attached role profile.

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