Recruitment & Assessment Officer

Posted 20 May 2020


Tonbridge (Human Resources)

Job Type:contractDuration:12 months
Category:Human ResourcesRecruiter Reference:seastern/TP/118/312
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:Up to £28,000 plus free rail travel

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Recruitment team at Southeastern Railway based in Tonbridge.

You will be responsible for the delivery of an efficient and trusted recruitment & selection service to Southeastern which meets the business needs, with a focus on Train Driver Recruitment.

The position will include attraction and recruitment of competent, confident, customer focused employees whilst delivering an exceptional customer and candidate experience, and supporting the wider recruitment team in the achievement of KPI’s and Diversity targets.

Job Description

Southeastern recognises the value of every individual employee and offers benefits that reflect this.

As well as a generous salary, we offer an comprehensive benefits package which includes;

  • A Contributory Final Salary Pension Scheme 
  • Free rail travel on Southeastern and GTR rail services (extends to family members for leisure/educational travel)
  • After a qualifying period, reduced rate travel on other train operators, including European services
  • Up to 25 days annual leave entitlement (plus bank holidays)
  • Private healthcare
  • Access to an array of discounts for retail and leisure products through our benefits scheme.
  • Family friendly benefits including enhanced maternity/paternity leave, parental leave and carers leave.
The Ideal Candidate
  • Proven experience/success working in a recruitment role (preferably in- house).
  • Application and knowledge of best practice and legislation relating to recruitment & assessment techniques
  • A relevant qualification or working towards, e.g. Certificate in HR Practice.
  • Level A qualified in Occupational Testing and be on the current Register of the British Psychological Society’s Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU).
  • Ideally be certificated to administer and interpret train driver psychometric selection processes,
  • High standard of communication, both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate and influence with all levels of the organisation.
  • Excellent time management and prioritising skills
  • Excellent team working skills and flexibility in approach to work.
  • Computer literate with experience of using Applicant Tracking Systems.
About The Company

About Southeastern

Southeastern is one of the busiest commuter rail companies in the UK running more than 2,000 trains, and carrying nearly 600,000 passengers every day between London, Kent and East Sussex.

Just over 4,000 employees - mostly from the communities that we serve - work together to provide this vital service and we are looking to expand our successful team. We have a strong set of values that shape the way we run our business and guide our staff in delivering what our customers need. These are:

  • We aim to be the best
  • We make the difference together
  • We care passionately about our people and our passengers

We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here.

If you have been unsuccessful in the recruitment process for the same/similar position you will not be eligible to apply for a period of 6 months from that date.

All offers of employment are subject to us obtaining satisfactory references (covering all education, training, employment and unemployment in the preceding 5 years and any previous railway employment). We will also complete right to work in the UK and criminal record checks. This is to ensure we are employing the best person for the role and to protect our customers, colleagues and our reputation.

This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

How to Apply

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