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MBA Recruitment Officer

Cardiff

  1. Full time

Closing date

14/05/2021

About the job

Recruitment at Admiral is split onto four areas: Volume recruitment, Support recruitment, Graduate & Analyst Recruitment, and MBA recruitment. We also have an Engagement team, which looks after our online presence. This role sits within the MBA recruitment team and reports to our Executive/MBA Recruitment Manager.

The MBA recruitment team is a small (4 person) team within Recruitment, which focuses entirely on recruiting MBAs from around the world for our two MBA Leadership Programs: Future Leaders Program and SPARK Leadership Program. We also recruit for an MBA summer internship every year and occasionally support our international operations with other roles.

We are a fun team, passionate about finding top talent and providing a quality service to our candidates and business partners alike.

About the role:

You’ll be assisting our Executive Recruitment Manager, as well as the wider MBA team, in the end-to-end process of recruiting MBA students from some of the best business schools in the world.

This involves the proactive sourcing of candidates, as well as reviewing the applications we receive organically. You will be actively involved in interviewing and assessing our MBA candidates and deciding whether they should proceed to the next stage in the process. You will also need to organize interviews and calls for candidates and keep in touch with them throughout the process.

Another key element of the role is working with our network of business schools (in the UK, France, Italy and Spain) to organize (virtual) company presentations and networking opportunities with students.

As the role involves working with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including managers at all levels, senior candidates, and business school partners, you need to be presentable and professional at all times.

Main duties:

  • Reviewing new applications for suitability and inviting to online test as required
  • Actively interviewing candidates and taking interview notes
  • Organizing and scheduling interviews, including with some of our most senior managers
  • Providing concise and detailed feedback to unsuccessful candidates – written and via video call
  • Organizing and holding video calls with interested candidates
  • Proactively sourcing suitable candidates and encouraging them to apply
  • Building and maintaining relationships with our network of business schools in the UK, France, Italy and Spain
  • Organizing (virtual) presentations with our business schools and reaching out to candidates before and after
  • Taking part in (virtual) company presentations and networking events
  • Writing content for our website and LinkedIn page
  • Developing tailored and structured induction plans for new starters
  • Some tracking and reporting, e.g. number of interviews held each month
  • Whilst your focus will be on MBA recruitment, you may occasionally be asked to help in other areas of the team
  • Some out of hours work may be required on occasion (e.g. evening presentations or weekend travel)

This is not a full definition of the role but covers the main aspects and drivers for success.

Essential skills:

  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Professional and presentable at all times (verbal, written and in-person)

Desirable skills:

  • Strong work ethic – reliable and able to maximise your time
  • Ability to communicate and build relationships with our most senior managers
  • Comfortable working with numbers to produce updates
  • Not afraid to ask questions
  • Able to multi-task and prioritise work under pressure - you will have multiple roles, candidates and relationships to manage at any one time
  • Comfortable making decisions
  • Previous recruitment experience could be advantageous, but is not essential
  • Some language skills (French, Italian, Spanish) would be useful, but are not essential

Salary, Benefits and Work-Life Balance

We do not have a set salary for this position, as it will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience. We are happy to see CVs from all candidates who meet the requirements and will be happy to discuss the remuneration package.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We have great benefits to ensure employees have a great work-life balance; it's one of the reasons we're voted no.1 in the 2019 Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For in the UK. We want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this, so accommodate flexible hours wherever possible. 

Our Commitment to You

At Admiral, we are committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. Admiral is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other legally protected status.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

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