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Location flexible / role will require occasional travel to Spalding (Lincs) HQ


Here at Gousto, we are on a mission to become the UK's favourite way to eat dinner!

Whether it is creating diversity in our recipes or building new teams, we care about our people and the opportunities they have at Gousto.

We are committed to equality of opportunity across our organisation. At all levels we promote equality, ensuring our people are consistently treated in a fair and equal manner.

If you need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

Go Gousto!

The Team

The Talent team is driving Gousto's to rapid growth! Our mission is to provide the organisation with a competitive advantage by finding and hiring great people from all backgrounds. We make a meaningful difference to Gousto's mission and success through every hire we make!

The Role

There are 3 key elements to the role: i) lead a team of recruiters (focusing on their development and execution goals) ii) drive strategic initiatives to enable Gousto to hire great candidates, at scale, into our Fulfilment centres iii) directly recruit for critical / senior roles across Fulfilment.

To be successful you will thrive in ambiguity, be credible in front of stakeholders and be able to synthesise diverse hiring needs (from senior leadership roles to large scale operational recruitment) into a cohesive plan for the team. You will have the ability to provide a strategic vision for hiring across Fulfilment, whilst being close enough to the detail to drive operational excellence. You will partner closely with key leaders across Fulfilment to drive key programs and initiatives that enhance Gousto's effort to attract, recruit, and retain diverse & distinct talent.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Lead, nurture and develop a team of recruiters to deliver excellent performance & hiring outcomes
  • Partner with senior leaders to understand hiring objectives and develop recruiting strategies to hit headcount goals and enable Gousto to rapidly grow our Operations teams
  • Create a coherent campaign and assessment at scale strategy to hire high volumes into new factory sites
  • Drive process efficiencies and standardisation to seamlessly scale hiring
  • Help create a clear diversity strategy alongside cross functional partners
  • Leverage data to define success metrics, productivity, and inform strategic decision making
  • Personally recruit exceptional people into key roles across the Fulfilment
  • Partner with key agency stakeholders to ensure joined up efforts, tight SLAs and ultimately strong ROI


  • The ability to lead, inspire and develop others
  • High credibility and the ability to influence senior leadership in the Fulfilment & People orgs
  • Compelling written and verbal comms to build awareness, set direction and ensure alignment within the Talent team and across Fulfilment
  • Adept at prioritising in an environment subject to constant change
  • Deep knowledge and expertise of rapidly scaling operations, supply chain & operational excellence teams
  • Proven track record directly hiring for key operational roles and running advanced searches for leadership positions
  • The ability to access & utilise data to drive sound decision making, enact process improvements & provide structured reporting to senior management
  • Strong attention to detail and a rigorous / structured approach to recruitment

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Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. We’re determined to build a better, more connected world for everyone.

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