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Talent Acquisition Administrator

Location: Howden
Company: Howdens Joinery
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Howdens Joinery is looking for a Talent Acquisition Administrator to provide extensive administrative support to our recruitment team and to provide outstanding customer service to the best talent in the market. Working as part of our recruitment team, this is a 12-month fixed term contract role supporting a diverse customer group. We are flexible on the location of this role, and it could be based in our Howden office in East Yorkshire, Croxley Office in Hertfordshire, or our Raunds office in Northamptonshire. As a FTSE 250 business that is undergoing an exciting period of transformation and growth, this role offers a customer-focused administrator, an excellent opportunity to help ensure an exceptional candidate experience across our organisation.

As a Talent Acquisition Administrator, you will provide an excellent recruitment administration service. You will play a vital role in coordinating the recruitment process, managing data and analytics, and maintaining and updating our application tracking system. In your role you will be:

  • Acting as the first point of contact for the Talent Acquisition team for general queries.
  • Setting up new users on the recruitment system.
  • Maintaining the job requisitions, ensuring that we have accurate information.
  • Advertising vacancies within our application tracking system and across all our job boards and channels.
  • Liaising with external parties, such as recruitment agencies, when needed.
  • Organising interviews through contacting candidates, booking rooms, and confirming interview details.
  • Organising assessment centres when needed.
  • Updating records to ensure legal compliance.
  • Supporting the administration for offer management.

Key skills and experience required:

  • Demonstrated administration experience, ideally through working with high-volume administration requests and large numbers of data.
  • Strong administrative, communication, and organisational skills.
  • Must be able to work well within a fast-paced, pressured environment and used to working to tight deadlines.
  • An ability to use initiative with effective relationship building and team working skills and experience of working collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Fully conversant with Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.
  • Able to work in a discreet manner whilst handling confidential and sensitive information.
  • Customer-focused and able to comfortably speak to people over the phone and via Microsoft Teams.
  • Highly organised with exceptional time management skills, able to multi-task and work with multiple priorities at pace, delivering results within tight timescales.
  • Methodical approach to work with excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with a hands-on attitude, flexible and adaptable.
  • Experience of working within a recruitment team and with Applicant Tracking Systems and Job Boards would be desirable.

Howdens Joinery is a highly successful FTSE 250 business, with more than 780 depots nationwide, more than 10,000 staff and last year our sales reached circa £1.5 billion. Despite our scale, Howdens remains a local business with traditional values.

We have a competitive salary and benefits package including 25 days holiday, annual company bonus and a contributory pension. There is onsite car parking, exceptional social events and a friendly and supportive working environment. As well as the opportunity to develop within a high-profile FTSE 250 company, you will be part of a rewarding organisation recognised for excellence in the workplace in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For.


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