Recruitment Consultant

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time
  • UoA Department Name: Talent and Recruitment
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Number: 55568549

Company Description

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university, with a turnover of $1.3bn, including research revenue of over $300m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 45,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

Our mission and values place strong emphasis on both our student body and our scholarly community, and we work with both community and enterprise to advance the well-being of the peoples of Auckland and New Zealand, with a clear commitment to pursuing sustainability.

Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

We are looking for an experienced Recruiter to join our Talent and Recruitment team on a permanent basis due to a recent promotion.

Joining a team of Recruitment Consultants, you will work in partnership with hiring managers to support permanent and fixed-term recruitment across your portfolio of both professional and academic roles.

One of the things our consultants enjoy most about working at the university is the variety of roles they get to work on and learn about, from Accountants to Librarians, to Lecturers, and Laboratory Technicians. 

You will manage the advertising and sourcing strategies for all roles in your portfolio (typically 30+ active vacancies), where you will coach and advise managers on best practice recruitment processes, timelines, candidate care and negotiation management.

For some roles, you will be quite hands-on, managing sourcing, longlisting, phone screening, assessments and candidate care. For others, hiring managers will manage the majority of the recruitment process themselves and turn to you for support and advice when needed. This is where your ability to pass on your experience and knowledge comes into play. We are seeking someone able to take the reins to get vacancies filled whilst also being happy to act as a coach and mentor for our managers and support staff. 

You'll also get exposure to the numerous projects of the Talent and Recruitment team and get stuck in with the continuous improvement of our service offering to the organisation.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description

He kōrero mōu | About you

We are seeking someone with experience either as a recruitment consultant or a strong recruitment coordinator ready for the next step. Your ability to coach, consult and support managers throughout the recruitment process will be paramount to your success in this role. You will ideally have or be:

  • Experience developing effective sourcing strategies for a diverse range of roles.
  • Experience influencing hiring managers and championing effective recruitment practices.
  • A confident communicator who can engage with key stakeholders at various levels.
  • Comfortable managing a reactive service with a high volume of daily requests for support and advice.
  • You will need to be excited by the idea of crafting engaging and accurate adverts to short deadlines from very detailed position descriptions and comprehensive briefing meetings.
  • Seeking to explore and learn the processes and methods needed to keep everything moving along nicely across different faculties and working methods. 
  • A drive to set and achieve results and an ethos of continuous improvement.

Additional Information

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date of 9th Dec 2021 and include an up to date CV and cover letter outlining what strengths you will bring to this role.

If you have any questions about this role, please get in touch with Melissa Free, Recruitment Manager for a confidential discussion.

Covid-19 Vaccination

The University of Auckland is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of our staff and students.  All students, staff and visitors need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or medically exempt, in order to come onto our campuses or to take part in face-to-face University-managed activities. Therefore, we are only able to consider applicants who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have a New Zealand Ministry of Health issued medical exemption and evidence of this will be requested as part of your employment. You can read more about the University’s vaccination policy here.

Overseas Applicants

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for seven days on arrival.  

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an offshore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.


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