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Recruitment & Employment Services Manager

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for someone passionate about recruitment, supporting candidates from diverse backgrounds and circumstances to begin and progress their careers with us here at Alder Hey. In this role, you will oversee the accurate, timely processing of contract changes and transparent and clear recruitment processes as we develop our recruitment offer, one of the key priorities within the People Plan taking us through to 2030. Managing the recruitment and employment services team is a key part of the role, leading and developing a team committed to continuous improvement.

We're really interested in what you enjoy about recruitment and employment services, and how you would lead our team both in the day-to-day and delivering improvements for our candidates and managers.

You'd be joining a supportive, kind, flexible team, committed to supporting colleagues across the hospital to recruit the best people to care for the children, young people, and families that we support. For those candidates who do not already have their CIPD level 5 qualification (or equivalent), you will be supported to undertake the qualification once in post.

Main duties of the job

Working as an integral member of the HR Team, the post holder will be responsible for providing effective leadership and management for the Recruitment and Employment Services Team.

Responsibilities of the post holder will include:
  • Development and delivery of a high quality and efficient recruitment service to the Trust.
  • Line management of the HR Recruitment and Employment Service team
  • Developing and maintaining recruitment and employment services information systems
  • Providing Specialist Recruitment advice and support to the Trust's Managers
  • Developing the profile of recruitment and implement best practice models
  • Facilitate attraction of the best talent by developing the reputation of Alder Hey as a fantastic place to work (with the Marketing and Communications team)
  • Improving the reputation of the Trust by providingall applicants with a seamless and professional interaction with the organisation.

About us

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of specialist health care to over 330,000 children and young people each year. In addition to the hospital site located in the West Derby area of Liverpool, Alder Hey has a presence in community outreach sites and, in collaboration with other providers, our clinicians help deliver care closer to patients' homes by holding local clinics at locations from Cumbria to Shropshire, Wales and the Isle of Man. The Trust also provides inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs at our new Sunflower House building at the Alder Hey Hospital site.

the Trust employs a workforce of 4,236 staff working across our community and hospital sites. We're also a teaching and training hospital providing education and training to around 930 medical, physician associates and dental students and over 950 nursing and allied health professional students each year.

As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Ensure the provision of a comprehensive and professional recruitment and selection service to the Trust
  • Develop recruitment policies and practices reflecting changes in legislation
  • Maintain high recruitment standards that are in line with best practice
  • Respond to national recruitment initiatives and ensure they are implemented within the Trust (such as Values based Recruitment)
  • Liaise with service users to ensure that the recruitment service meets the Trust's needs, responding to internal and external complaints or concerns
  • Design and action appropriate recruitment/selection events
  • Design and implement recruitment campaigns
  • Lead on implementation of Trust recruitment strategies as highlighted within workforce plans
  • Arrange / attend recruitment open days and similar events to market the advantages of working at Alder Hey
  • Provide expert professional support and advice to managers on recruitment issues
  • Ensure that pre-employment checks are rigorously applied in accordance with relevant legislation and best practice
  • Manage DBS administration system and DBS queries
  • Manage DBS renewal process for ad-hoc requests
  • Overseeing ESR data entry for all new starters
  • Support the implementation of new initiatives related to recruitment to ensure the Trust has a diverse workforce
  • Providing regular recruitment reports and statistics
  • Overseeing ad-hoc recruitment processes to ensure safer recruitment checks and access control requests are managed safely

Employment Services
  • Overseeing the accurate and timely input of contractual changes into ESR in line with payroll deadlines
  • Overseeing the retention of employee personal records detailing all employment service documentation and contracts
  • Main point of contact for external audits, delivering guidance and sample information throughout external audits
  • Implementing change to process to support recommendations following external audits, changes to systems and terms and conditions
  • Responsible for E Forms systems management
  • Managing Retirement Process
  • Responsible for the internal audit of recruitment and employment services processes
  • Ensure pension processes are appropriately supportive, working with the HR team, including supporting the re-enrolment process.

  • Provide advice and support to managers across the Trust in relation to recruitment initiatives, complex payroll queries and employment services requests.
  • Support the delivery of key workforce initiatives related to recruitment activity
  • Play an active role within the Senior HR Team to support Trust wide policy and service development leading on related initiatives, as agreed
  • Agree Personal Development Plans with staff and ensure that development needs are reviewed on a regular basis
  • Develop key performance indicators (KPIs) and measures to ensure activity are aligned to policy and procedures
  • Supporting Human Resources Advisers when dealing with complex pay queries, ill health retirement requests and pensions applications
  • Oversee all transactional services undertaken by the Recruitment and Employment Services Team

Additional responsibilities are outlined in the job description.

Person Specification



  • oEducated to Degree level or equivalent experience
  • oCIPD qualified (and member)


  • oTrained in Agenda for Change job matching & evaluation procedures



  • oManagement of staff
  • oMeeting deadlines
  • oWorking in a complex organization
  • oLiaising with payroll services to manage complex payroll queries
  • oManaging and responding to employee complaints Implementing change and developing new processes


  • oCo-coordinating external audits



  • oRecruitment & selection systems and procedures in particular an in-depth knowledge of NHS jobs and ESR
  • oKnowledge of DBS processes, systems and NHS Employment Checks standards
  • oSafeguarding procedures
  • oEmployment legislation, including an in depth knowledge and awareness of equality and diversity issues
  • oUsing complex workforce information / recruitment IT systems


  • oUnderstanding of the NHS workforce
  • oUnderstanding of current NHS priorities
  • oNHS Pensions and Terms Conditions

Skills & Personal Attributes


  • oExcellent interpersonal skills to develop relations with external partners
  • oAble to analyse complex data using spreadsheets
  • oAble to present complex information in a user -friendly format
  • oTeam player
  • oCreative / innovative/resourceful
  • oStrives to achieve high standards/conscientious
  • oAble to demonstrate and promote the Trust Values and customer service focused

Employer details

Employer name

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Alder Hey Children's Hospital

Eaton Road


L12 2AP

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