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Recruitment Officer Children's Services

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We’re seeking an enthusiastic Recruitment Officer to lead the recruitment, marketing and planning for all recruitment across Children’s Services.

This is a rewarding role where you’ll recruit high quality social workers to work with children and their families and make a real difference to the community.

If you have experience of digital marketing, recruitment campaigns and want to provide a fresh approach to recruitment within Children's Services, we would like to hear from you.

Milton Keynes City Council is a modern and friendly place to work. We offer an excellent benefits package including an enhanced pension, generous holiday allowance starting at 28 days as well as a great range of training and development opportunities to help you in your career. Colleagues may be site-based or home-based, depending on the needs of the role and their own preference.

Main Responsibility

  • Develop and implement effective marketing strategies to ensure high quality staff are appointed within Children's Services.
  • Support end to end recruitment processes.
  • Ensure the recruitment process is fair and efficient to ensure all candidates have a positive experience throughout the process.
  • Monitor and record information data to ensure marketing strategies are successful and seek feedback from new and existing staff.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Qualified to A level standard or equivalent. We are looking for someone who understands Children's Services and has the ability to come up with innovative ideas to support recruitment across the service.
  • Enthusiastic about marketing and recruitment with attention to detail and familiar with different marketing methods.
  • Strong customer focus with the ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, work under own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Should you be offered the role, as part of the pre-employment checks an enhanced DBS will be actioned for you (unless you are on the DBS Update Service).

Package Description

In addition to your salary, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Great holiday benefits - most roles include 28 days annual leave every year on top of public (bank) holidays, increasing to 32 days after five years.  In addition, there is a holiday purchase scheme allowing staff to purchase up to 5 additional days of leave each year.
  • Excellent pension – everyone who works for us can join the national Local Government Pension Scheme, widely regarded as one of the best available.
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity support and a childcare subsidy.
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits programme that includes a health cash plan, a low-cost bike purchase scheme as well as high street discounts and money off entertainment and travel.
  • Blue Light Card - employees working within social care can qualify for an additional range of discounts from national retailers and local businesses.

Our roles are either designated ‘site based’ or ‘home based’. ‘Site based’ roles can include up to two days a week working from home whilst ‘home based’ roles are based at home four days a week.  Of course, managers designate which category roles are in based on the needs of the service and the circumstances.

About The Organisation

Milton Keynes City Council is a large, modern and financially stable employer with around 2,500 people working across our eight areas. Together we provide local residents and businesses with a wide range of important round-the-clock services and aim to make our city a better place to live.

We work hard because of the demands placed on us, like protecting children from harm or preventing homelessness. However, working for the city is always rewarding and everyone has the opportunity to make a real difference. 

We’re very proud of our diversity and are committed to having a workforce that reflects the community we serve. Whatever your background, you will be welcome here if you share our values of being dedicated, respectful and collaborative.

We offer great training and support and because of the size and scale of the organisation there are always new opportunities to explore when it’s time for a new role.

If you’d like to know more about how we do things and what matters to us, take a look at our short booklet What makes us Milton Keynes City Council.

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