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Interim Head of Talent Acquisition (parental leave cover)

People, London, Contract Temp,

Job Description

At Reward Gateway, we’re driven by our culture, our clients and our mission to “make the world a better place to work.” Since 2006, we’ve been right by the side of the world’s most innovative companies and HR leaders, giving them the tools they need to overcome challenges and to connect with their people through our products and solutions. We’re more than 400 strong in four different countries, and we’re constantly growing. Our industry is HR technology, our objective is to increase employee engagement.

Your role in our Mission

Our mission is to make the world a better place to work and to achieve this mission we need you to drive our recruitment strategy and maintain a seamless and inclusive hiring process, with world class candidate and manager experiences. This is a hands-on operational role, where taking ownership and responsibility of all things recruitment is key. 

Key Responsibilities

Hiring and recruitment team management 
  • Manage our global recruitment team in the UK, Bulgaria, Australia and the US. Manage relationships with external service providers and third-party vendors (ATS, Glassdoor, Linkedin etc) 
  • Being our internal expert in talent acquisition, and also the face of the business on hiring matters in local geographies 
  • Coach, train and mentor the extended hiring team 
  • Coach Hiring Managers in recruiting techniques - LinkedIn profiles building, candidate pipeline building, talent spotting, interviewing and assessments 
  • Cover annual leave across the global team, this means early starts and late finishes to cover our Australian and US markets 
  • Work on wider HR projects and other tasks as needed

Global Talent Attraction (strategy) 
  • Partner with the wide People team to develop and deliver a global talent attraction strategy including strategic use of the RG careers pages – style, functionality & performance and our hiring social channels - LinkedIn and Glassdoor 
  • Oversee and deliver all employer brand initiatives and recruitment campaigns including global hiring events and meetups across all countries to drive candidate engagement and boost the RG employer brand 
  • Build diverse candidate pools, and create initiatives to attract and retain diverse talent 
  • Develop & analyse our recruitment metrics, and use your knowledge, market insights, numbers and analysis to continually refine & improve the talent acquisition process across the whole company 

Hiring Process & Candidate Experience (operational) 
  • Manages the ATS and recruitment technology tools 
  • Ensure that every candidate has an “RG wow” experience from start to finish 
  • Ensure the global hiring process is delivered at the highest of standards at all times
  • Continuously review our process to drive improvements and change especially through the use of automation tools 
  • Ensure we have a diverse and inclusive hiring process 
  • Work towards turning employees into brand ambassadors by creating programmes and activities to boost our digital footprint 
  • Work with the People team to deliver a seamless onboarding process for all joiners Maintain the automate the recruitment process from requisition going live through to onboarding 
  • Owning all hiring processes - setting high standards for speed and quality 


  • Proven track record at managerial level for Talent Acquisition (in-house or RPO environment, not agency) in a fast-paced and hands B2B environment 
  • A can-do attitude with the ability to work with stakeholders at all levels, ensuring end to end recruitment processes are maintained  
  • Experience in delivering best in class candidate and manager experience 
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to foster long-term relationships (with internal teams, external partners and candidates) 
  • We will be looking for you to have a strategic mindset and be hands-on in the role,  be personable in your interactions with all colleagues, and have a high level of patience and ability to influence stakeholders
  • Good understanding of recruitment-related labour law, compliance and GDPR 
  • Experience in driving, coaching and managing a Global recruitment team in a fast-paced environment and across all recruitment activities  

The Interview Process

  • Telephone call with a member of the Talent Acquisition Team 
  • Virtual First Video Interview Group Human Resources Director and another Senior Reward Gateway leader  
Be comfortable. Be you.
At Reward Gateway, we want all of our employees to feel comfortable bringing their passion, creativity and individuality to work. We value all cultures, backgrounds and experiences, as we truly believe that diversity drives innovation. Express yourself, join our community and help us Make the World a Better Place to Work.

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