Recruitment Consultant (NOR35332)

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £20,000.00 - £22,500.00 pa
Type of Work: Permanent, Full time
Closing Date: 19/05/2021

Recruitment Consultant

£20,000-£22,500 pa dependent on experience


We want to make life better for more people. If you are as passionate about quality as we are and you want a role where your skills will make a real difference, this is a great opportunity to grow and develop. We are an exciting business that puts people front and centre of everything we do.

Prestige Nursing & Care, part of the Sodexo Group, has provided home care for over 75 years and we have 35 local offices in England and Scotland. Our aim is to lead the care industry by providing high quality, personalised and specialist services to our clients.

Hours: Full time-35 hours per week Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Contract: Permanent

About the role

The role of the Recruitment Consultant is to manage and oversee the recruitment of the Carers and Nurses for their region. This will include attracting and sourcing candidates, seeing them through the pre-screening process leading to a final interview. You will work with the Regional Compliance Officer and regional recruitment team to ensure candidates are fully compliant and ready to work. Your goal is to build mutually beneficial relationships with clients (Branch teams) and candidates, and work as part of a passionate team to maximise our performance.

The Recruitment Consultant is responsible for developing this business to meet targets defined by the Regional Recruitment Manager whilst achieving qualitative and legislative standards.

Reporting to Regional Recruitment Manager your role will include:

  • To implement a recruitment plan to manage the full recruitment process for Carers and Nurses for your designated branches
  • Ensure you proactively attract, identify and source talent through various channels
  • Ensure the candidate journey is seamless and efficient
  • Ensuring we have a candidate centric approach to recruiting and you maintain a high application to start rate ratio
  • Manage and coordinate specific branch recruitment campaigns, including advertising campaigns, outreach projects, local engagement activities and events to achieve measures and build commercial networks
  • To support the Regional Recruitment Manager to build networks within local communities, education facilities and career guidance services to generate more recruits.
  • Ensuring current advertising channels are continually refreshed and competitor research is carried out and shared with Regional Recruitment Manager on a monthly basis
  • Support business development and marketing activities in conjunction with the Regional Recruitment Manager to identify and secure new business within the designated client groups in line with the company's business plan
  • Develop an excellent understanding of the Professional Carer role to support the candidate experience and be relatable during the recruitment process
  • Carry out recruitment of Nurses and Carers in accordance with ISO and CQC requirements including the necessary DBS, reference and other background checks as required by CQC
  • Regular use of the internal database "IRIS" to monitor, update and encourage a speedy recruitment journey from start to compliance
  • To support with the roll out of a retention plan for the region and nurture and detail retention activities
  • Work within agreed deadlines and targets
  • To work as part of the team to support the success of the region
  • This list is not exhaustive, and you will be expected to complete any reasonable tasks as requested by your line manager

We are looking for:

  • Be strategic, methodical, logical and detail orientated
  • Ideally have experience of recruiting within social care or health and have good sector knowledge
  • Be smart and professional in appearance
  • Be results driven with proven experience of consistent delivery against agreed targets
  • Have excellent communications skills and the ability to engage with a range stakeholder
  • Have effective time management skills and the ability to priories effectively
  • Be a team player but to be a self-starter and work from own initiative
  • Good knowledge of company's services, value proposition and USPs
  • Proactive and innovative with a relentless approach
  • Committed to delivering the service to the highest standard, ensuring compliance

We offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Commission structure
  • 28 days annual leave increasing every year by 1 to the maximum of 33 days over 5 years service
  • Work Place Pension
  • Supportive working environment with ongoing learning and development opportunities.
  • A friendly, agile and flexible working culture.
  • An environment where learning and training is encouraged
  • Employee Assistance Programme - Immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling and legal information service which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to include support such as financial and family concerns

Closing date: Wednesday 5th May

Looking to take on an exciting new career challenge in a fast-paced environment? Apply online today and we will be in touch within 48 hours to start your journey with Prestige Nursing & Care.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 5th May 2021. Prestige Nursing & Care reserve the right to close a role at anytime.


Jobs FAQs

What shifts or rotas are available for professional carers?

Our branches have a wide variety of hours and rotas which means it’s possible to find shifts that fit in with your life situation, whether you want a full time role or are just looking for a few hours a week. All that we ask is that you commit to the hours you can do two weeks in advance.

Do I need care experience to join?

Six months’ professional care experience is ideal - such as a domiciliary carer, care assistant, homecare worker, support worker or healthcare assistant. However, if you are new to care some branches do offer training leading to care certificates, so please contact the recruitment team to discuss on 0808 239 9716

Do I need a driving licence?

A full clean driving is required for some roles, but not all. Job roles normally state if a driving licence is required, but if you are unsure then please contact the recruitment team on 0808 239 9716.

What pre-employment checks do you do?

To join Prestige Nursing & Care as a professional carer you will be required to apply for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, unless you are registered with the update service.

We can help you apply via your local branch. When you work with children and vulnerable adults a DBS check is a legal requirement. Find out more about DBS checks:

We also require two professional references, one of which should be your current or most recent employer.

Finally, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK, NI number, ID and proof of address. Your recruiter will talk you through all requirements and support you all the way.

What training do I need to complete before starting work?

You will need to complete both online e-learning modules and virtual training via Microsoft Teams. This is very flexible and can be completed from home as long as you have a compatible device. Find out more about the training we offer.

Is the training free?

Yes, the training is completely free.

Do you offer regular patterns of work?

Yes, our branches offer a wide variety of hours and shift patterns.

Will I be employed by Prestige Nursing & Care?

You would become a member of our team with a contract for services. You would still be eligible for things like SSP and holiday, as well as a NEST workplace pension.

How old do you have to be to work as a carer?

You need to be 18 years old to join our care team and there is no upper age limit.

How often will I get paid?

We pay all our professional carers weekly.