Head of Recruitment: Maternity Cover

  • Contract
  • London

Website Rothesay





Job Title

Head of Recruitment: Maternity Cover

About the Job

Rothesay is the UK’s largest pensions insurance specialist, purpose-built to protect pension schemes and their members’ pensions. With over £60 billion of assets under management, we secure the pensions of more than 930,000 people and pay out, on average, approximately £200 million in pension payments each month.

Rothesay is dedicated to providing excellence in customer service alongside prudent underwriting, a conservative investment strategy and the careful management of risk. We are trusted by the pension schemes of some of the UK’s best known companies to provide pension solutions, including Asda, British Airways, Cadbury, the Civil Aviation Authority, the Co-operative Bank, National Grid, Morrisons, the Post Office and telent.

At Rothesay, we are striving to transform our industry. We believe deeply in creating real security for the future and our leadership in finding new and better ways to do that is the key to our success. To do that, we need the very brightest original thinkers to bring creativity as well as rigour. Rothesay is a rewarding place to work, where quality people can thrive and prosper. We pride ourselves on the connections our people build, many of whom have been with us for over ten years.

Job title: Head of Recruitment (12 month maternity cover)

Report to: Chief People Officer

One of Rothesay’s key strengths is its people. This role will see you owning the processes that allow Rothesay to continue finding and hiring the best possible talent. You will help to maintain the culture that makes Rothesay such an amazing place to work, and to drive growth in a thoughtful and controlled way. You will be Rothesay’s direct link to candidates across the many talent communities we source from and be the face of the company to the excellent recruitment agencies we partner with to help source outstanding new hires. This is a busy and demanding role that will require you to adapt your style and approach across the company’s different divisions. Each day you may be speaking in technical depth about our technology platforms, our trading and investment strategies, the regulatory regimes governing the insurance industry, and about pensions management and how we support our policyholders. We want someone who recognises the nuances and intricacies of hiring across all the divisions of Rothesay, and who does it with positivity, skill and an unwavering attention to detail. You will have day to day management responsibility for an experienced and skilled lead recruiter, responsible for all junior recruitment, across internships, apprenticeships, and graduate hiring.

Owning recruitment at Rothesay:

  • Managing a team of three (one experienced recruiter and two recruitment coordinators) be directly accountable for hiring at Rothesay, from supporting and overseeing the range of junior talent programmes we run, through to personally managing retained executive level searches.
  • Ownership of the annual headcount budget and hiring plan.
  • Ensure that the optimal recruitment processes are in place for each division, including leveraging the Greenhouse recruiting system to support hiring and produce reports as required.
  • Determine the appropriate steps to take Rothesay hiring into the future. Determining the correct hiring policies, assessment techniques, infrastructure and process.
  • Ownership of the firm’s recruitment-related Diversity and Inclusivity initiatives and representing recruitment at the D&I Working Group.
    Over time, you should come to be viewed internally by our leadership team as a trusted advisor and market expert, understanding Rothesay’s market positioning and relative strengths and how to overcome our areas of challenge.
  • You will research new ways to hire for Rothesay, including identifying new talent pools, new ways to reach direct applicants and for growing the company’s employer brand.
  • You will invest time in recruitment marketing and finding ways to reduce agency dependency over time, including promoting the Employee Referral Scheme and making the appropriate direct approaches.

Recruiting responsibilities:

  • Open roles will mostly be in London, but support is needed for our New York and Sydney offices as required.
  • For experienced hire roles, you will drive the recruitment process including helping to determine sourcing strategies, briefing search firms and running hiring campaigns through to conclusion.
  • Personally interview prospective new experienced hires where appropriate prior to them receiving an offer from Rothesay.
  • Work with managers and executives to determine the appropriate compensation for new hires, collecting market, peer and benchmarking data to support decision making.
  • Take responsibility for extending offers and closing candidates, following them through the onboarding experience and supporting with immigration related tasks.
  • Own the relationship with the firm’s recruitment suppliers pro-actively managing these to ensure engagement and performance.
    Deliver bespoke interview training to business units, incorporating points on bias, inclusivity and skills assessment.

Skills and experience required:

  • Experience in leading recruitment, ideally in a high performing financial services company with Front Office and Technology divisions, and ideally in a “Head of” role or equivalent.
  • Demonstrable expertise in hiring technical profiles across the technology and quantitative universe.
  • Strong team management experience, with evidence of good people management skills.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex principles to a non-technical audience when required.
  • This role will place a high degree of importance on your ability to promote Rothesay and close candidates in a highly competitive market.
  • Experience of working with and managing boutique recruitment vendors.

Disclaimer This position description is intended to describe the duties most frequently performed by an individual in this position. It is not intended to be a complete list of assigned duties, but to describe a position level. The role shall be performed within a professional office environment. Rothesay has health and safety polices that are available for all workers upon request. There are no specific health risks associated with the role.

Inclusion Rothesay actively promotes diversity and inclusivity. We know that our success depends on our people and that by nurturing a culture that values difference, we create a stronger, more dynamic business. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.SPACE



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