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Early Careers Resourcing Adviser

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
May 17, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Ideas | People | Trust

We're BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions entrepreneurial organisations need to navigate today's changing world.

We work with the companies that are Britain's economic engine - ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high-growth businesses that fuel the economy - and directly advise the owners and management teams leading them.

We'll broaden your horizons

Our greatest asset is our people, so our HR team focus on ensuring we are all reaching our potential. They use their specialist expertise to help us attract great talent, enable our employees to succeed and inspire a unified culture of development across our firm. By playing a role in the recruitment and management of our people, they help change lives and influence the future of BDO. Join a driven and passionate team where you can be yourself, while also helping your colleagues to achieve their ambitions.

We'll help you succeed

Leading organisations trust us because of the quality of our advice. That quality grows from a thorough understanding of their business, and that understanding comes from working closely with them and building long-lasting relationships.

You'll be someone who is both comfortable working proactively and managing your own tasks, as well as confident collaborating with others and communicating regularly with senior managers, directors, and BDO's partners to help businesses effectively. You'll be encouraged to identify and draw attention to opportunities for enhancing our delivery and providing additional services to organisations we work with.

The BDO Early Careers (EC) Resourcing team is responsible for hiring circa 900 students into our four key programmes each year; Graduates, Apprentices, Interns and Summer School. The EC Resourcing function plays a critical role in ensuring the firm is attracting and selecting high quality, diverse candidates who have the potential to become the firm's future Leaders. Our goal is to provide a seamless, experience to both candidates applying for our programmes and our internal stakeholders; adding value at every stage of the process.

We are seeking a proactive and enthusiastic candidate to join our team of Resourcing Advisers in the Early in Career Team, based primarily in our London Baker Street office. Reporting into the Resourcing Manager, the role will expose you to all facets of the EC Resourcing function. You will manage the end-to-end Early Career recruitment needs for a number of BDO regional offices.

In conjunction with the Resourcing Assistant Managers, you will be responsible for the delivery of a recruitment strategy which supports the hiring needs of each of our regional areas and business streams. You will work with key business and HR stakeholders to deliver quality hires into the firm, whilst ensuring an excellent candidate experience throughout.

In this busy and rewarding role you'll also:
  • Manage the end-to-end EC recruitment process for your designated business areas, including (but not limited to), managing relationships with business and HR stakeholders, training assessors, planning/running assessment days, chairing decision meetings, maintaining data/systems and attending careers events
  • Work closely with your EC Resourcing Coordinator to ensure a responsive, proactive high quality service is delivered to candidates and stakeholders and that workload and resources are well managed
  • Deliver a best practice selection and assessment process to determine the suitability of candidates in line with the firm's requirements. Ensure fair and consistent hiring standards are used across the organisation and decisions are challenged, where required
  • Effective and proactive candidate pipeline management throughout the recruitment season to ensure vacancies are filled promptly
  • Actively support the EC Attraction strategy through partnering with EiC Marketing Specialists, representing the BDO EC brand at careers fairs and skills sessions/presentations on campus and in schools, ensuring the attendance of Business representatives and proactive use of social media channels - positioning BDO as an employer of choice in everything you do
  • Awareness and understanding of the EC Strategy and objectives
  • Partnering with your business areas to ensure you a trusted adviser. Educating your Business areas so they have a full understanding of the EiC process and timelines and the role they will play within that
  • Develop a full understanding of the key drivers in the Business areas you look after and proactively conduct recruitment season kick-off and de-brief meetings with stakeholders to provide advice and guidance and to ensure EC activity supports the Business needs
  • Support analysis of competitor behaviour to ensure we align ourselves to the market place and make proactive recommendations where appropriate
  • Ownership of all data management in relation to your open roles. Ensure all applicant tracking and other data/ reporting is completed in the relevant systems with a target of 100% accuracy
  • Deliver an outstanding candidate experience at every stage of the process. Provide timely, high quality feedback to candidates
  • Work closely with HR Services and the Professional Qualifications team to ensure a smooth on-boarding process for all Trainees joining the firm
  • Actively look for process inefficiencies and make suggestions for further enhancements to the working practices within the team
  • Proactively and frequently seek out EC market knowledge, best practice and share with the wider team
  • Project work to support the objectives of the EC team
You'll be someone with:
  • Experience of managing high volume recruitment / multiple recruitment programmes
  • Sound knowledge of and a clear demonstrable passion for the ever-changing EC landscape
  • A good understanding of HR and/or Recruiting best practice - can demonstrate strong process and pipeline management skills
  • The ability to think commercially and respond to Business needs
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the confidence to interact with colleagues and stakeholders at various levels and to engage an audience
  • Well-developed relationship building skills with expertise in managing stakeholder expectations and influencing
  • Outstanding attention to detail, well organised, with strong time management skills and the ability to work independently
  • The ability to use data to make informed decisions with experience of providing and using Management Information on a regular basis to support recommendations
  • Sound judgement and decision-making capability. Adept at solving problems and a strong awareness of when to escalate
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, with previous relevant experience gained within either the Early Career space, event management, or HR environment
  • Confident using MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). Previous experience of working with an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), Workday experience beneficial but not essential
  • High levels of professionalism and personal presentation
  • Experience of working within Professional Services or similar corporate environment is desirable but not essential
  • Willingness to work and travel outside of office hours
At BDO, we'll help you achieve your personal goals and career ambitions, and we have programmes, resources, and frameworks that provide clarity and structure around career development.

We're in it together

Mutual support and respect is one of BDO's core values and we're proud of our distinctive, people-centred culture. From informal success conversations to formal mentoring and coaching, we'll support you at every stage in your career, whatever your personal and professional needs.

Our agile working framework helps us stay connected, bringing teams together where and when it counts so they can share ideas and help one another. At BDO, you'll always have access to the people and resources you need to do your best work.

We know that collaboration is the key to creating value and satisfying experiences at work, so we've invested in state-of-the-art collaboration spaces in our offices. BDO's people represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and we'll encourage you to build your network, work alongside others, and share your skills and experiences. With a range of multidisciplinary events and dedicated resources, you'll never stop learning at BDO.

We're looking forward to the future

At BDO, we help entrepreneurial businesses to succeed, fuelling the UK economy. Our success is powered by our people, which is why we're always finding new ways to invest in you. Across the UK thousands of unique minds continue to come together to help companies we work with to achieve their ambitions.

We've got a clear purpose, and we're confident in our future, because we're adapting and evolving to build on our strengths, ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. We shape the future together with openness and clarity, because we believe in empowering people to think creatively about how we can do things better.




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