Location: Dover (Hybrid)

Contract: 12 month Fixed Term

Hours: 35 Hours

Salary: £29,000

Closing Date: 3 June 2022

About Migrant help

Migrant Help is a leading charity that has been established for over 50 years and delivers a range of support and advice services to migrants across the UK. Our vision is for a global society that protects vulnerable migrants, treats them with respect and enables them to reach their full potential. 

We are seeking a Talent Acquisition Adviser to work as part of our charity based in Dover but with offices across the UK.  This role is offered to on a 12 month fixed term contract with a potential for the role to be extended or made permanent.

At Migrant Help, we foster a culture in which equality, diversity and inclusion are recognised, valued and encouraged. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, we match your skills with the needs of our organisation. As long as you share our values, vision and goals. We welcome applications from candidates regardless of their age, religion or belief, race, gender reassignment, disability, sexual orientation, sex, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.

We place a high value on employees in relation to the work that they do and the benefits the organisation offers, with an ethos of being a Great Place to Work. 

These are some of the benefits we offer:

• Flexibility and work life balance
• Enhanced family friendly provisions
• Additional holiday entitlements
• Perkbox benefits
• Non-contributory pension scheme. 

The Role:

In this role you will design candidate attraction strategies for a wide range of roles, including those in our Head Office in Dover and other sites. You will take full oversight of the recruitment process from start to finish, ensuring both the candidate and hiring manager have a positive experience at all stages.

The role holder will contribute to improving recruitment and selection resources and guidance, developing marketing and messaging initiatives to overcome any recruitment challenges.  This will be done with a focus on Diversity and Inclusion and be consistent with the organisations overall values and strategy.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensuring a fair and transparent recruitment process, compliant with best practice, orgnaisational policy, and all relevant legislation
  • Manage entire recruitment campaigns for roles across the organisation at all levels but particularly for our call centre in Dover creating and managing recruitment pools
  • Create efficiencies, reducing the time to recruit by monitoring and working with hiring managers in the process
  • Participate in workforce planning and develop our ATS, advertising and recruitment portal 
  • Raise the profile of the charity through representation at careers fairs and other exhibitions and events to attract suitable candidates in the locality
  • Work with hiring managers to advise and coach on aspects such as; writing job descriptions, timetables, short-listing and interviewing questions, and support in interviewing.
  • Establish direct hiring methods, as well as working in partnership with selected recruitment consultancies
  • To oversee and monitor the employee referral scheme

The ideal candidate will;

  • Have recent extensive experience of managing recruitment cycles from approval stage all the way through to onboarding the successful candidate
  • Ideally have a background of inhouse recruitment or perhaps working in recruitment agency or similar
  • Be able to demonstrate experience of developing and delivering a range of effective candidate attraction strategies
  • Be passionate about what we do as a charity and be enthusiastic about sourcing the right people to come and further support the work that we do
  • Show determination and be ready to act when challenges arise in attracting the right candidates
  • You will be adept at building and maintaining relationships across the organisation and be comfortable liaising with stakeholders at all levels
  • You will be an excellent communicator with strong planning and organisational skills
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines will be extremely important
  • ​Be confident in communicating with hiring managers about recruitment processes and best practice.
  • Knowledge of immigration and visa processes and IR35 whilst useful are not essential.

Migrant Help is committed to safeguarding those we provide a service to, applicants will have to undergo strict vetting procedures throughout different stages of the recruitment process.  

- This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

The applicant must:

  • Be able to provide documents to show their right to work in the UK ie valid passport or other right to work documents such as work visa, settled status document, certificate of registration, naturalization as a British citizen, Biometric Residence Permit etc. 
  • Provide full employment history for the previous 3 years and/or suitable documentation to cover any gaps in employment​

We encourage applications from disabled people by offering them an interview if they meet the minimum criteria for the job

See the job description for full person specification.

How to apply

To apply for this role please click on this link and complete the online application form attaching a copy of your CV and cover letter. 

Selection Criteria

Your application will be assessed against the job description and person specification, which can be found via the above link, we therefore recommend you review both before you apply.

​Interview Details

If you have been selected for an interview, you will be invited to a Microsoft Teams interview which is likely to take place week commencing 23 May 2022

Closing Date: 3 June 2022


As part of your role, it is important you operate within Migrant Help’s values:
Protection, Diversity, Equality, Partnership, Innovation and Excellence.
Migrant Help is proud to be an equal opportunities employer.