Talent Acquisition Officer

  • Full time
  • up to £32,000
  • Central
  • Closing 30th November 2023

  • Advertised from 14th November 2023
  • 12 months fixed term


We are a charity with decades of experience supporting people across Scotland, providing those who need us with support that ranges from Mental Health, Learning Disability and Neurodiversity, Youth and Adult homelessness and Older People services.

Why work with us?

We have the following benefits to help attract and retain the best talent, ensuring we provide high quality care to those we support, this includes:

  • 6% employer pension contribution
  • Death in benefit cover (2 times salary)
  • Enhanced Sick Pay
  • Fully funded qualifications
  • Career development and progression opportunities

Role of the Talent Acquisition Officer

Full time, 12 months fixed term

The Talent Acquisition Officer is a critical part of the People & Culture team and supports all withYOU recruitment efforts by providing full-cycle talent acquisition, recruitment and onboarding support. This person should be highly ambitious, an exceptional relationship builder and strategic planner, and someone who employs creative approaches to source talent.

The role has three primary areas of focus; first, work with the Head of People & Culture and key stakeholders to anticipate and plan for upcoming people needs; second, oversee and manage full-cycle recruitment and onboarding, including contributing to the design and implementation of effective strategies; lastly, build collaborative internal relationships and effective external networks.

The TA Officer will implement industry “best practices” to recruit for individuals who are aligned with the organisational culture while building withYOU as an employer of choice.

Regular travel to withYOU’s service locations will be required.

Responsibilities of the Talent Acquisition Officer

Strategy & Planning

  • Partner with the Head of P&C and hiring managers to anticipate future talent needs and proactively take action in advance of talent needs.
  • Ensure consistent communication with hiring managers to stay mutually informed on talent activities and needs.
  • Track and identify innovative trends in talent acquisition, particularly in the Social Care sector.
  • Identify areas of opportunity to strengthen Talent and proactively offer recommendations.
  • Assist in promoting withYOU as an employer of choice by attending events and promoting through social media and job boards.

Full Cycle Recruitment and Onboarding

  • Take ownership for building and maintaining productive partnerships with Heads of Service and Service Managers to plan for future talent needs.
  • Increase internal and external talent pools within the region.
  • Provide responsive, high-quality service to candidates.
  • Expand the capacity of hiring managers to identify talent via improved interview skills & ability to specify critical needs.
  • Support the development of tools to ensure recruitment and onboarding processes are aligned with Safer Recruitment and withYOU practices
  • Revise job descriptions and advertise positions through BreatheHR, withYOU’s website and other external portals.
  • Shortlist candidates based on established criteria and present them to hiring managers within predetermined timeframes.
  • Support hiring managers in drafting interview guides and other interview materials.
  • Utilise BreatheHR to manage recruitment from requisition to hire.
  • Education and/or Professional Qualifications


· SCQF Level 7 (or above) qualification in either Human Resource Management, Marketing, Media and/or Communications or experience equivalent.

Experience & Skills

  • Demonstrable experience working in a high-volume and complex recruitment environment, including the use of Safer recruitment practices and working knowledge of SSSC/PVG registrations and requirements.
  • Demonstrated interest in staffing and talent planning, preferably in the social care sector.
  • Be a recognised top performer with energy, intelligence, strong analytical skills and highly evolved interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrable history of providing excellent customer service and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of recruitment/HR best practices.
  • A historically demonstrated ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Be able to interrogate data and use data sources to support evidence-based people decision making.
  • Proven experience and intermediate skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, as well as the ability to navigate the Internet/intranet.

Success Factors

The successful candidate will be a quick learner who is excited to jump into a fast paced and high volume recruitment atmosphere. The TA Officer will be excited to learn the complexities of withYOU’s hiring process and be flexible yet have an astute attention to detail and process. They will possess the ability to prioritise and manage multiple recruitments simultaneously, while remaining committed to providing quality support and communication to our candidates and hiring managers. They will be interested, resilient, possess the ability to problem solve and make decisions while asking questions when needed.

Please note:

It is withYOU’s policy to encourage the personal development of staff. withYOU will support staff in line with the requirements of the job and the responsibilities of the organisation;

All staff will attend statutorily required training and have access to training appropriate to the requirements of the role and their personal development;

All staff will receive regular and responsive social care supervision from their line manager.

Application notes

To apply please visit our website

Application deadline 30/11/2023