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Contract Type:Permanent Contract
Salary or training bursary: £60,000 - £65,000 per annum
Company:Creative Access
Location:Remote (London)
Open to all
Apply by:18/03/2021 - 23:59

Director of Recruitment

A new and exciting opportunity to lead all the recruitment functions of this ground-breaking social enterprise supporting under-represented talent...

Creative Access is a not-for-profit social enterprise unrivalled in diverse recruitment and inclusion. The organisation helps talented people from backgrounds that are under-represented in terms of ethnicity, socio-economic background and disability. We provide a range of services to companies, from recruitment to employer training and consultancy. Creative Access works with over 500 creative companies including ITV, the Financial Times, the National Theatre, Apple, and Hachette. We have placed over 2,000 individuals in paid 3-12 month roles, secured permanent roles for more than 200 graduates and have provided employability support to more than 50,000 young people.

We are looking for an experienced individual to drive all the recruitment functions at Creative Access. Currently a team of five individuals, this vital role involves leading all areas; from role listings, to intern and permanent role recruitment. Working closely with a Head of Permanent Recruitment, and our existing Head of Intern and Graduate recruitment, as well as supporting the Chief Executive on the overall strategic development of Creative Access, this is an exceptional opportunity to become an integral part of the Creative Access leadership team. It would suit a commercially minded and innovative candidate, who is passionate about making change.


  • Develop a business plan, set targets and continue to refine to anticipate the organisation’s needs
  • Managing the Head of Permanent Role Recruitment and the Head of Intern & Graduate Recruitment to develop impactful and executable recruitment strategies that position and amplify Creative Access within existing and target stakeholders
  • Lead on new business approaches and support account management with existing key partners
  • Working towards the team and individual targets, to source and interview suitable candidates for placement in permanent job vacancies, including negotiating pay and salary rates and finalising arrangements between client and candidate
  • Overseeing the Creative Access opportunities page including managing admin around the listings process, ensuring each advert is as inclusive as possible
  • Develop innovative sourcing strategies and procedures to target new under-represented audiences and increase total reach
  • Develop other talent team members including line management and support to ensure ongoing professional development
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of our recruitment platform methodologies by monitoring and tracking analytics and data
  • Audit existing processes and systems; identifying opportunities to streamline, automate and improve
  • Reviewing the fees structure of all recruitment functions and review competitor initiatives
  • Lead the recruitment Applicant Tracking System and the proposed migration to Salesforce, our new customer relationship management (CRM) software
  • Ensure effective and secure data management and compliance with regulations; lead on GDPR policy and practice
  • Ensuring that we are delivering best practice in terms of inclusivity; both in copy for adverts and via interviewing procedure
  • Advising employer partners on best practice for recruitment including advert wording, candidate communication and interview formats
  • Ensuring a positive and consistent candidate experience

Knowledge, Skills, Experience

  • Significant previous experience in a commercial or recruitment role essential
  • Experience in developing and delivering recruitment or other business strategies
  • Strong technical acumen, the experience of working on CRM systems and a data-driven approach to recruitment strategy formulation and decision-making
  • Excellent commercial acumen and strong negotiation skills
  • Executional leadership skills and a track record of people management
  • A passion for change leadership with an ability to transform, inspire and align a team of professionals
  • A keen eye for detail and highly organised
  • An understanding of market insight, data analysis and evaluation
  • Understanding and experience of diversity issues and best practice in inclusive recruitment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

To Apply

  • Please download the recruitment pack here
  • Upload your CV and cover letter as one document (applications without a tailored cover letter will NOT be accepted)

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.