The Talent Acquisition Team is growing! We are looking for a Talent Acquisition Specialist to join our small team to support with the coordination of talent acquisition activities, and providing specialist support with the end to end recruitment process to drive our long term vision, whilst also supporting with the short term needs of the organisation. You will support with various projects and liaise with hiring managers at various levels to deliver a seamless service.

You will take part in various outreach activities, events, and provide direct talent sourcing solutions, making use of our tools and resources, whilst also being innovative in your approach to find new solutions to fill our roles and meet our objectives. 

Shift Pattern: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Mondays in central office, one or more days in our services, with work from home on the remaining days in the week.
Some events may fall outside of core working patterns and you will therefore be able to take time off in lieu or have flexible work arrangements for that day. 

Location: We are based a 10 minute walk from Highbury and Islington station, Angel station is a 15 minute walk away


The Talent Acquisition team is currently a team of two, a Talent Acquisition Coordinator and Talent Acquisition Partner who you will be reporting to. The wider P&C team includes the generalist team, Workforce Development, and Talent Development. As a team we all have our strengths, have individual qualities and interests, we all come together as a team when times can be busy or stressful and work well in supporting each other. We value each others input and no voice goes unheard! 

Benefits, including Non-Contractual Perks

  • 25 days annual leave, increasing with the length of service
  • Training and Development, including access to courses, upskilling, and progression plans
  • Medicash includes discount gym memberships, routine optometry care, dental treatments, and physiotherapy treatments
  • Employee Assistance Programme, including counselling
  • Reflective Practice regular sessions with a therapist provided by an external provider to support Mental Health and Wellbeing.
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Annual Staff Awards

If you have the passion, creativity, and tenacity to make a real difference in people's lives, challenge stigma and make our communities safer, we would love to hear from you!


We are looking for a self-starter, someone who is creative and proactive with a passion for internal recruitment. You could come from an agency or internal recruitment background, we are looking for someone who has confidence in their recruitment ability and knowledge, can articulate themselves well with others, and can build purposeful relationships. We are looking for someone who can provide solutions and think innovatively to support continuous improvement and the effective delivery of our service. 



  • Support with achieving our KPIs, reducing vacancy rates, and increasing our direct hires. 
  • Proactively support with sourcing quality candidates directly, through new initiatives and ideas to support with the attraction of high quality candidates.
  • Continuously develop and utilise our job platforms, including job posting sites, cv databases, social media channels, and other networking platforms.
  • Support with posting and enhancing our job adverts and job descriptions so they are attractive and drive engagement. 
  • Support with creating an inclusive recruitment process, support with any needs candidates may have which could include application support, interview accessibility support, and any other support which may be required to ensure we have an inclusive recruitment culture and process. 
  • Support with the overall management, building, and improving of our Talent bank pool and initiatives.


  • Represent Social Interest Group and our subsidiaries in various outreach activities and support with all aspects of enhancing and developing our employer brand. 
  • Make regular visits to our services and represent the wider people and culture team in the service. 
  • Carry out all types of research-based activities as appropriate to identify new opportunities to support with attracting new candidates and maximising our employer brand awareness.
  • Organise, manage, and attend various events and outreach activities.
  • Build engagement and relationships with local and national organisations.


  • Provide specialist support to end-to-end recruitment and administration, supporting hiring managers with all aspects of their hiring needs.
  • Day to day management and oversight of our ATS, supporting with ad hoc enquiries and support, ensuring candidates are moved through the process effectively, hiring manager actions are completed, and ensure audit trails and notes are clear and to a high standard throughout the process.
  • Promote best practice and safer recruitment throughout the recruitment process and actively seek candidate feedback to improve the candidate experience. 
  • Consult and engage with hiring managers on a regular basis to fully understand their needs and support them with all aspects of talent acquisition, in a timely and consistent manner. 


  • System Management: Take some degree of ownership of the ATS, resolve challenges, and liaise with our provider on a regular basis.
  • Work collaboratively with the wider P&C team and support with various other activities and developments. This can include but is not limited to, Onboarding, Employer Value Proposition, Workforce Development, Employee Lifecycle support, Talent Development, and other areas within the wider team. 
  • Support business growth in hiring new talent to the organisation, liaise with relevant people and departments to support recruitment forecasts and planning metrics. 

Other responsibilities than those described above may be required to be undertaken from time to time and will be expected to be performed to as long as it is within the capability and level of the position. 


What we are looking for:

  • Previous experience/depth knowledge of end-to-end recruitment/in a similar role/in agency or in-house recruitment
  • Experience in consulting others, an ability to provide advice and guidance in line with employment law and equality acts
  • Previous experience in headhunting and creating new initiatives to further successful recruitment campaigns
  • IT Proficiency, ability to learn new software programs, advanced knowledge in Microsoft, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability and willingness to attend regular visits to our different service locations

What we would like, but not essential:

  • Previous experience managing and developing an employer brand
  • Working knowledge and experience managing an Applicant Tracking System or HR System 
  • Professional Qualification in a relevant discipline for example: Human Resources, Business Management, Marketing
  • Experience in a similar size organisation and/or charity sector organisation

Please refer to the JDPS attached for more details on the vacancy and our requirements/key criteria.



Social Interest Group (SIG) believes good care and support improve lives. Our values of ambition, empowerment, transparency, and inclusivity drive everything we do. Our mission is to empower people who are marginalised by building powerful partnerships and creative solutions that bridge gaps in provision and aid recovery, reablement and resettlement.

SIG is a not-for-profit organisation providing thousands of people with good-quality support and care in residential, drop-in centres, community floating support settings (including people's own homes), probation settings, and hospitals awaiting discharge. We do so across London, Brighton, Bedfordshire, Luton, and Kent. We believe in the power of well-planned, well-managed services to make a difference. We work with high standards and external and internal regulatory frameworks.

Want to know how we work? Watch our short Theory of Change video to see how we support people towards a brighter future: Theory of Change

Further details can be found on our website here: Theory of Change - Social Interest Group - Social Interest Group

Our Values

Ambition – Eager to succeed and to accomplish as much as possible for our people

Empowerment – Giving staff and the people we support the tools, training, and information they need to achieve their potential

Transparency – Upfront and visible about our actions and open to scrutiny from stakeholders, service users, and staff

Inclusivity – Listening to, understanding, and including all our stakeholders to ensure we make a difference and get things right


Please note that this job advert may close early due to screening applications on an ongoing basis. We advise applying as soon as possible for your application to be taken into consideration at the early stages.

Additional information on our company policies including Gender Pay, Equality and Diversity, Company Benefits and our Candidate Privacy Policy can be found on our website.

For Recruitment related enquiries, or if you need support with making your application for example due to learning needs or a disability, please email recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk or call us on 020 3668 9270

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