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Kingfisher Talent Acquisition Specialist - Technology in London,

We’re Kingfisher. You might know us by our retail banners: B&Q, Screwfix, Castorama, Brico Depot or Koçtaş. We’re made up of over 78,000 passionate people, call over 1,300 stores home and operate in 8 countries. That’s right, we’re big, but we have ambitions to become even bigger and even better. We want to become the leading home improvement company and grow the largest community of home improvers in the world. But our ambitions reach even further beyond that, we’re committing to becoming an inclusive company, breaking down barriers to employment and progression and being representative of the societies and communities we serve. For Kingfisher, inclusion encompasses all the things we do to build a culture and workplace where everyone feels valued and respected, can be themselves and build skills for life.

Our Powered by Kingfisher strategy is bold and ambitious. As an organisation, we are investing in our people to fuel this growth; building capability, championing agile ways of working which accelerate learning, investing in future generations of talent and creating an inclusive environment in which everyone can perform and thrive!

Due to our exciting big scale up agenda and activity; we're delighted to be recruiting for a Talent Acquisition Specialist (known internally as Talent Acquisition Scout) to join our Tech Recruiting Team; who sit as part of the wider Talent Acquisition Team and the People Function.

The Talent Acquisition Specialist reports into the TA Manager/Partner and is ultimately responsible for sourcing, attracting and screening high quality candidates for the Group in a timely and cost-effective manner. Taking full ownership of the candidate journey through Kingfisher, ensuring a first-class candidate experience. You will be part of a great TA team who work across locations but closely together to deliver results and continue to build upon the highly regarded reputation of the team.

  • Building relationships with Hiring Managers and HR Business Partners to understand the recruitment needs of specific functions in terms of actual gaps and talent pipeline.

  • Define recruitment needs into a campaign brief and sourcing strategy.

  • Owning and delivering the full resourcing cycle for finding the best talent.

  • Through specialist recruitment expertise utilise a suite of online and traditional tools to source and attract high quality candidates for vacancies and to create a proactive talent pool.

  • Owning the customer experience from application through to their exit point in the recruitment process

  • Build local and specialist knowledge about the area and roles recruiting for and share with the appropriate internal stakeholders.

  • Measure the effectiveness of specific recruitment campaigns and utilise and share learning for future briefs.

  • Ensure audit compliance of recruitment process such as maintaining accurate data, obtaining right to work documentation, always ensuring GDPR compliance.

  • Previous direct sourcing recruitment experience, gained within an inhouse or agency environment.

  • Proven experience of partnering with stakeholders and building effective and trusted relationships.

  • Confident in sourcing high quality candidates through techniques such as CV mining, advertising, LinkedIn sourcing, networking, social media and briefing 3rd parties as appropriate.

  • Able to understand the needs of internal and external customers and ensure the customer/candidate is at the forefront of thinking.

  • Strong communication skills when working across our multiple stakeholders.

What we offer

In return, we offer an inclusive environment, where what you can achieve is limited only by your imagination! We encourage new ideas, actively support experimentation, and strive to build an environment where everyone can be their best self.

We have been working remotely from home and are in the process of starting to connect with our colleagues face-to-face again. We’re adopting a hybrid approach with some office and some home working.

We also offer a competitive benefits package and plenty of opportunities to stretch and grow your career. Interested? Great, we can’t wait to hear from you.


Job ID: 2021-4623

Operating Company: KITS

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Address Line 1: Sheldon Square