Talent Acquisition Specialist

London, United Kingdom
Functional areas
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10 Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5DH, GB


Company description

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are 3,300 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job description

PA’s growth strategy is a major strategic focus at present and Talent Acquisition are the driving force behind how we find and attract the brightest and the best talent to join us to move the business forward in our growth. The organisation is looking to double in size over the next two years.

About the role

Take your career to the next level in a role that is critical in enabling the growth of the business. You will be responsible for managing the success of one or more recruitment capability streams. You will have the resilience to handle a fast-paced environment where you will be at the coal-face of sourcing and qualifying talent who will go on to deliver high-impact projects.

This will encompass:

  • Sourcing pipelines of candidates
  • Qualifying and selecting candidates
  • Managing candidate experience
  • Liaising with senior stakeholders

You will have a range of tools at your fingertips to support, including LinkedIn Recruiter, Indeed and an array of capability specific platforms

Activities will include:

  • Designing innovative sourcing strategies to targeting high quality candidates
  • Using search techniques on platforms such as Linked In
  • Writing adverts and communications that highlight key qualifiers for each role as well as the benefits of working at PA
  • Carefully qualifying candidates against specific role requirements and company culture
  • Managing your candidates’ expectations, ensuring they are kept engaged and informed throughout their experience.
  • Liaising with internal stakeholders to engage and influence consistent and effective recruitment processes.
  • Be data driven in your methods, with a firm understanding of how your recruitment metrics can be used to improve performance.
  • Deliver market insight and intelligence by keeping up with industry trends and gaining credibility with stakeholders
  • Be a champion of candidate experience, so that even unsuccessful candidates leave the process with a positive image of PA Consulting.


We are looking for someone who is experienced in recruitment methods, tools and processes of as well as possessing strong communication and influencing skills. You will have:

  • Minimum of 2 years direct recruitment experience within professional services, either from agency or in-house
  • Proven experience in recruitment, selection and assessment tools/methods including Linked In Recruiter
  • A diligent and motivated attitude. You will be target driven and a real self-starter who is not afraid to use their initiative
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence in building positive relationships with diverse and challenging stakeholders
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to engage, influence and challenge candidates
  • High energy and personal resilience with the ability to manage competing demands in a complex, matrixed environment. You should have the ability to lead yourself through ambiguity and change, often in a fast-paced atmosphere
  • Great partnering and teaming skills – ability to support others in a collegiate working environment and build internal networks to solve problems.

Additional information


  • Private medical insurance
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skill sets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on recruitmentenquiries@paconsulting.com

Job information

Firm: PA Consulting

Location: London, United Kingdom