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Recruitment Officer

Band 3

Main area
Band 3
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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£18,813 - £20,795 per annum
20/02/2020 12:00

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool and Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. Our services are currently provided from 124 sites across the North West.

Our ambition is to deliver perfect care and become the world’s leading organisation in physical, mental health, addiction and learning disabilities. We set our own standards and goals for improvements in care rather than aiming to meet minimum standards set by other organisations. Our values are those of: Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support. We are the first Trust in the UK to publicly commit and develop a policy to have zero suicides among people in our care by 2020.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations, we've been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good” overall and “Outstanding” for being well led.

We are seeking a highly motivated, organised and enthusiastic Recruitment Officer to work on our Recruitment Team.

This role will primarily involve the administration of a recruitment caseload which includes advertising vacancies, arranging interviews, supporting assessment days/evenings, attending recruitment events, sending offer letters and administering safer employment checks on new employees ensuring the timely handover of pay details, as well as providing daily advice and guidance in relation to recruitment guidelines, processes and best practice by both telephone and email.

You will be organised and methodical in your approach and be able to react to changing demands. You must be a team player and an excellent communicator, confident when dealing with internal and external stakeholders whilst maintaining a high level of customer service.

We request applications from candidates who have experience of working in a recruitment role with responsibility for providing advice and support to a range of staff and managers.

You will have a working knowledge of recruitment and selection procedures, employment legislation and best practice, as well as agenda for change terms and conditions and work permit regulations/Home Office guidelines in relation to recruitment.

You should have previous experience of operating HR systems such as ESR, NHS Jobs, Trac, e-DBS and recruitment tracking systems.

This role will include travel across the Mersey Care sites to support on-going service requirements, and requires flexible working to support planned assessment and recruitment events.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the role and you are up for the challenge, we welcome your application.

Interviews will be held 28th February 2020


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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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