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Compliance Adviser
£30,309 – £35,313
Location: Tooley Street, London Bridge

At Southwark Council, we believe our greatest strength to be our people. Driven by values that promote openness, honesty, and accountability, we’re committed to ensuring our staff, residents, and communities are enabled to reach their full potential.

As a Compliance Adviser in our newly established Resourcing service, you’ll play a key role in delivering a seamless onboarding experience for hiring managers and candidates. Integral to the team’s success, you’ll be responsible for conducting pre-employment checks (Right to Work, DBS, References, etc.), issuing contracts, and ensuring timely communications of candidate’s onboarding status.

However, this role is more than just employment checks; it’s about creating a best-in-class Resourcing function, achieved by developing our technology systems, ensuring clearly defined recruitment processes, and committing to continuously improving our methods and practices.

Driving positive change, you’ll have the opportunity to play a key role in reshaping policies, refining procedures, and contributing to our overarching mission of becoming an ever-more inclusive and anti-racist council.

To be successful, you’ll have a background in HR, Organisational Development, or a similar field. Having gained exposure of various recruitment/ resourcing processes, you’ll have a good understanding of the pre-employment/ onboarding journey and what it involves.

You’ll also be able to evidence the ability to work under pressure whilst ensuring accuracy and efficiency, delivering a exceptional service in a high-volume environment.

By harnessing our individual and collective contributions, we have the power to create a better future for Southwark. Use your power to help us build a next generation workforce and a next generation council. Join us.

For further information or a confidential discussion about this role, please contact: Andreas Efthymiou on 07546 415 794 or email andreas.efthymiou@penna.com

Closing Date: 18th February 2024

Interviews: 28th February to 1st March 2024

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Resourcing Partner
£42,855 – £50,088
Location

At Southwark Council, we believe our greatest strength to be our people. Driven by values that promote openness, honesty, and accountability, we’re committed to ensuring our staff, residents, and communities are enabled to reach their full potential.

As a Resourcing Partner in our newly established team, you won’t just be filling roles, you’ll be a key player in shaping the future of Southwark, by providing a personalised, proactive and customer focused service for our hiring managers.

From designing and delivering innovative resourcing strategies, to developing talent pipelines - no two days are the same. Leading multiple recruitment campaigns, you’ll also gain the opportunity to contribute to the development of Southwark’s employer brand, collaborating with services to define their specific value proposition.

Taking responsibility for roles considered as niche or hard to fill, you’ll build your knowledge across different service areas, providing valuable insights into the candidate/ market activity, and devising appropriate talent attraction campaigns.

We’re looking for someone who has a demonstrable background in executing effective talent attraction campaigns, ensuring they are delivered on time, in budget and to the agreed scope. Working in collaboration with key stakeholders across the organisation, you’ll have exceptional communications skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships.

By harnessing our individual and collective contributions, we have the power to create a better future for Southwark. Use your power to help us build a next generation workforce and a next generation council. Join us.

For further information or a confidential discussion about this role, please contact: Andreas Efthymiou on 07546 415 794 or email andreas.efthymiou@penna.com

Closing Date: 18th February 2024

Interviews: 28th February to 1st March 2024

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Social Media & Marketing Manager
£42,855 – £50,088
Location

At Southwark Council, we believe our greatest strength to be our people. Driven by values that promote openness, honesty, and accountability, we’re committed to ensuring our staff, residents, and communities are enabled to reach their full potential.

As our Social Media & Marketing Manager in our newly established resourcing function, you’ll use your skills to help us attract top talent and position Southwark as an employer of choice.

This is a unique opportunity to shape and elevate our employer brand, leading the design and delivery of recruitment marketing campaigns that enable hiring managers to attract the very best talent.

You’ll be tasked with developing a social media presence that reflects our ambition to be an ever-more inclusive, anti-racist employer, engaging specific audiences that reflects the diversity of our local community. Everything you do will grow our brand reputation, support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, whilst aligning with our broader corporate brand.

The role extends to managing relationships with key stakeholders/ partners, measuring ROI from advertising and recruitment campaigns, and enhancing the council’s online presence on platforms like LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and Indeed.

To be considered for this role, you’ll bring proven experience in social media management, marketing, and employer branding. Your expertise will include designing and delivering successful marketing campaigns, with a strong understanding of how to measure ROI. Additionally, your excellent communication and collaborations skills will be critical to your success in this role.

By harnessing our individual and collective contributions, we have the power to create a better future for Southwark. Use your power to help us build a next generation workforce and a next generation council. Join us.

For further information or a confidential discussion about this role, please contact: Andreas Efthymiou on 07546 415 794 or email andreas.efthymiou@penna.com

Closing Date: 18th February 2024

Interviews: 28th February to 1st March 2024

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Senior Compliance Adviser
£35,862 – £41,967
Location

At Southwark Council, we believe our greatest strength to be our people. Driven by values that promote openness, honesty, and accountability, we’re committed to ensuring our staff, residents, and communities are enabled to reach their full potential.

As a Senior Compliance Adviser in our newly established Resourcing service, you’ll be focused on providing an exceptional onboarding experience for hiring managers and candidates. Managing the end-to-end onboarding process, you’ll be accountable for the timely completion of pre-employment checks (Right to Work, DBS, References, etc.), contracts, and onboarding updates.

Leading a small but dedicated team of Compliance Advisers, you’ll maintain high service standard, ensuring the team are supported with the right skills, training, and resources to meet the needs of the organisation.

Working collaboratively with hiring teams and the wider Resourcing team, you’ll strive for excellence delivering an expert, proactive, and customer-focused service, whilst identifying opportunities to improve our systems and processes.

To be successful, you’ll have a background in HR, Organisational Development, or a similar field, with specific experience of managing an onboarding process, supervising junior members of staff, and developing policies and procedures.

Crucially, you’ll have excellent communication skills and the ability to organise and prioritise workloads effectively, whilst building relationships with key stakeholders and partners at various levels.

By harnessing our individual and collective contributions, we have the power to create a better future for Southwark. Use your power to help us build a next generation workforce and a next generation council. Join us.

For further information or a confidential discussion about this role, please contact: Andreas Efthymiou on 07546 415 794 or email andreas.efthymiou@penna.com

Closing Date: 18th February 2024

Interviews: 28th February to 1st March 2024

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Senior Resourcing Partner
£51,099 – £58,197
Location

At Southwark Council, we believe our greatest strength to be our people. Driven by values that promote openness, honesty, and accountability, we’re committed to ensuring our staff, residents, and communities are enabled to reach their full potential.

As a Senior Resourcing Partner in our newly established resourcing function, you’ll be responsible for providing an expert, proactive, customer-focused resourcing service to one or more council departments, leading the design and delivery of resourcing strategies whilst driving initiatives to attract top talent.

Day-to-day, you’ll collaborate with the wider HR team and hiring managers to gain an understanding of organisational needs, resourcing requirements, and service challenges, equipping you with the necessary information to execute effective resourcing campaigns, whilst enhancing Southwark’s employer brand.

Accountable for the end-to-end advertising and selection process, you’ll provide hands-on support to hiring managers, which includes identifying advertising options, defining assessment/ selection processes, and developing talent pipelines for niche and hard to fill roles.

This is a busy, varied role, but you’ll strive to grow our reputation and keep our employer brand front and centre. To join us at this level, you’ll be able to evidence a strong recruitment/ resourcing background where you have delivered successful campaigns within a large complex organisation. You’ll also be adept at implementing inclusive recruitment practices to improve workforce diversity. And last but not least, you’ll know exactly how to provide a high-calibre resourcing service at a senior level.

By harnessing our individual and collective contributions, we have the power to create a better future for Southwark. Use your power to help us build a next generation workforce and a next generation council. Join us.

For further information or a confidential discussion about this role, please contact: Andreas Efthymiou on 07546 415 794 or email andreas.efthymiou@penna.com

Closing Date: 18th February 2024

Interviews: 28th February to 1st March 2024

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Apprenticeships and Early Careers Manager
£51,099 - £58,197

At Southwark, we believe our staff are our greatest strength. They bring the power - the power to make things happen. To create relationships. To help our residents thrive. As our new Apprenticeships and Early Careers Manager, you’ll feel that energy from day one, as you put your valued skills to work at a leading, progressive provider of public services. Join our people powered council and create a better future for Southwark.

To create a skilled and resilient workforce that is fit for the future, we need your help. In this key role, you’ll lead the design and delivery of apprenticeship and early careers programmes, working collaboratively with colleagues across the council to ensure we attract and retain the very best early careers talent.

Your specialist expertise, advice and guidance will be invaluable, helping us to address skills gaps, improve our workforce diversity, and enable people of all backgrounds to prosper and excel. At the heart of your approach will be a clear focus on providing a holistic offer that gives learners first-class support and the very best chance of success.

Day to day, you’ll lead our apprenticeship and early careers programmes from planning to delivery while managing the council’s apprenticeship levy account. You’ll also create an annual recruitment plan, select training providers and monitor their performance. It’s an exciting, varied role, and you’ll be energised by the challenge. Committed to public service, you’ll be driven to achieve high standards and high impact.

To join us, you’ll need relevant experience, including detailed knowledge of apprenticeships or early careers programmes. Crucially, you’ll also be adept at connecting with people and influencing stakeholders at every level of the council.

By harnessing our individual and collective contributions, we have the power to create a better future for Southwark. Use your power to help us build a next generation workforce and a next generation council. Join us.

For a confidential discussion, please contact our recruitment partner at Penna, Delina Teklehaymanot on +44 (0) 7752791517 or Delina.teklehaymanot@penna.com

Closing Date: 25th February 2024 (Midnight)

Please be aware that the closing date is provided as a guide. We retain the right to close this vacancy once we have received an adequate number of applications. Consequently, we strongly recommend that you promptly complete and submit your application to avoid any potential disappointment.

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