Head of Recruitment

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A great opportunity has arisen for an experienced Head of Recruitment to join our family at Various Eateries. 


As Head of Recruitment your primary function is to review, develop and oversee the end-to-end recruitment process across the VEL portfolio. Coppa Club, Strada, Above & Below, Tavolino, Noci, Rare Birds Hotel and Support Centre.


We are looking for someone who is a strategic thinker, utilises cross-Industry best practice and is adept at turning strategy into tangible plans for delivery. You will also be a hands-on operator who is excited by searching for and securing key talent, as well as a strong people manager, able to develop lead and motivate to deliver high performance.


Recruitment and ATS management

  • Fully understand and improve our current recruitment process
  • Create and maintain social media strategy for candidate attraction
  • Oversee the maintenance of our ATS System (Harri), working with our Recruitment and Retention Manager to make it easy to navigate around and up to date.
  • Initiating and rolling out our Employee Sponsorship programme
  • responsible for ROTL Programme and other recruitment initiatives
  • Working with the Head of L&D Improve our onboarding experience for restaurant teams and the Support office.
  • Oversee and manage the workload of the team ensuring we are all working towards the same goals


Apprentice and Chef recruitment

  • Working closely with the Head of L&D to land and manage apprenticeship scheme
  • Working closely with the Operations chefs to lead chef recruitment projects such as Department of work and pensions, Ex-Offenders, Ministry of Justice, Disability Confident status, Forces Employee Branding
  • Manage our internal branding
  • Managing the Internal comms to market the company to potential employee’s, in a way that enticingly reflects the Values and benefits of the Brand including Careers site, ad creative, social media, video content

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual who would like to build their leadership experience in a forward-thinking, open and growing organisation. 

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