Employment as a Strategic Recruitment and Resourcing Partner with Northumberland County Council

Strategic partner in recruitment and resourcing

Band 11


37 hpw (other work patterns may be considered)

Work remotely and from newly renovated County Hall Morpeth (hybrid work model)

Closing date – midnight, Monday, March 21, 2022

Selection processes will take place on Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Renowned worldwide as a tourist destination, Northumberland is also the ideal place to find the perfect work-life balance. What better way to enjoy the scenic landscapes and beautiful coastline than to experience it on a daily basis? Northumberland County Council serves a diverse population in a large and varied geographical landscape. We are proud and passionate people who are deeply invested in our great county. We offer challenging and rewarding careers for people who want to make a difference for Northumberland residents.

We are currently looking to recruit for a newly created role to lead the delivery of high quality recruitment and join our award winning, dedicated and progressive HR/OD department. We are ambitious – we want to attract the best talent and be an employer of choice in a competitive job market. We know we’re a great employer (we think you’ll agree), but we need you to help us build our employer brand and share it with the world. You will bring your expertise in tools (including digital ones), techniques and methodologies, your ability to analyze the job market and your skill in identifying trends. You will have overall responsibility for a resourcing team and the internal temporary staffing team. One of the priority objectives of this role is to develop and ensure organizational commitment with a recruitment strategy that will attract (and retain) excellent people to come and work with us.

While working in partnership with the HR/OD team, you will be given some autonomy to allow you to be creative in attracting candidates to join the Board. We want you to stand out and grow your networks and partnerships. Your drive, passion and enthusiasm will take us beyond the traditional transactional towards a truly transformational approach to recruiting and talent acquisition.

In return, we have exceptional benefits to offer you, including:

A starting salary of £48,402 (rising to £51,780) 25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service) (prorated for part-time employees)

Automatic registration at Local authority pension scheme

A generous flexi scheme

Local government discount programs available to all employees with offers at local businesses as well as various national brands

A commitment to work-life balance providing flexibility through various programs including job sharing, remote and hybrid work, flexible work, mid-year work and compressed hours

A wide range of salary sacrifice plans

Car leasing program

Professional development opportunities

A friendly, professional and supportive team of HR and OD colleagues

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Further information relating to the role can be found in the attached job description and individual specification. here

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Farrell, Deputy Director of Human Resources, People and Culture on 07770 971 861 or email

Leanne Furnell, Service Manager for HR/OD on 07584 605688 or email

Please note that this is a permanent full-time position, but let us know if it doesn’t work for you; flexible working requests will be considered. For advice on how to complete your application and for information on our equality and diversity principles, please visit the Northumberland Council website.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We operate a guaranteed interview program for candidates with disabilities who meet the essential criteria. If you would like to let us know if you are eligible for this scheme, please email with your name and the title of the position you have applied for and one of the team members of recruitment will ensure that this is considered anonymously in the pre-screening process. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to allow you to attend an interview, please let the team know as well.

In accordance with the County Council’s recruitment and selection policy, please note that we cannot accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for screening purposes.

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, your application process will be directed through our Taleo system. Please note that all communications regarding your application for this position will be sent to the email address you have registered with Taleo, including your interview invitation if you are shortlisted. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘’ as you will not be notified by any other means.