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Pontoon drives the acquisition of permanent talent and manages contingent and project workforce on behalf of an organization. We ensure a superior candidate experience and maximize employer brand. We provide efficiency, flexibility and scalability. We manage and optimize supplier partnerships and leverage the best workforce technologies. We manage risk and give full visibility of an organization's talent.

Proudly part of The Adecco Group - the world's leading provider of workforce solutions and a Fortune Global 500 company - the Pontoon team supports clients across the globe in over 100 countries.


This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced recruiter to join our UK team, managing external and internal recruitment end-to-end. This is a permanent position based on a client site in Reading with a global corporate technology business. 

Working with your colleagues you will be responsible to source and deliver the best candidates at a variety of levels, across all required disciplines. You will need to source permanent candidates through all available channels (including advertising, social media, referrals, direct sourcing, agency, etc). In doing so you should achieve excellent customer satisfaction results and exceed the Customer's expectations ensuring resourcing targets and SLAs are met.

Over time you will become a subject matter expert for your business area/region and be expected to use effective communication techniques to build strong relationships through regular face to face or telephone conversations with client managers and stakeholders and with preferred suppliers, support staff and Pontoon management

We aim to provide the best-in-class recruitment experience - You will own the candidate relationship throughout the recruitment lifecycle, including pre-screening, interview preparation and providing feedback.

As well as all external recruitment the team manage the recruitment process for senior internal vacancies.

You will manage the full recruitment process:

  • Qualify vacancy with the Hiring Manager, agreeing shortlist criteria, screening criteria and interview process
  • Devise individual recruitment strategy campaigns agreeing key milestones and timelines
  • Prepare Job Advert copy & actual posting of roles to careers site/external job boards
  • Pre-screen candidates to produce shortlist and, where required, long lists
  • Prepare candidates for interview
  • Assisting the managers in highlighting strengths and weaknesses of short-listing and providing support to managers interviewing candidates
  • Provide objective feedback to candidates and suppliers post interview
  • Manage the offer process for successful candidates

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

  • Proven, relevant experience of working as a permanent recruitment consultant in the UK market
  • Experience of Direct Sourcing gained in technology sector
  • Expertise in candidate sourcing, including internet and off line database searches
  • Networking skills / Social Networking knowledge
  • Previous experience in a permanent recruitment team (in-house/agency)
  • Demonstrable Client Management skills
  • Delivery of large volume of requirements 30+ and prioritize work accordingly
  • Desirable Qualifications and Experience:
  • Experience of recruiting within Europe 
  • RPO Experience
  • Running Media Campaigns

Additional Information

  • Primary work location is Reading, UK. This position may involve travel to London and other UK sites

Ready to apply? We look forward to receiving your application!

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Job Sector
Human Resources
Job Position
Recruitment & Resourcing
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