Talent Acquisition Manager (Part-Time)

Talent · London, London, City of
Department Talent
Employment Type Flexible
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Overview of the role

As a Talent Acquisition Manager your overarching role will be to attract, recruit and onboard excellent talent into Black Sun, managing the end-to-end recruitment cycle.

The role entails efficiently supporting the full recruitment cycle as well as creating and maintaining a database of potential candidates of interest to the Company; supporting the full range of recruitment activities and completing recruitment administration tasks.

The successful candidate would also aspire to continue their personal development, keep up to date with HR and recruitment news, articles, and best practices. While also taking advantage of the range of opportunities available for developing the role and responsibilities.

You will truly have the chance to get involved in every aspect of talent attraction and retention. For this, we’ll need an extremely organised, highly motivated and charismatic individual with a real interest in developing their career in a very busy and growing organisation. The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal and communication skills; possess a great phone manner; be able to multi-task; have a sense of accountability; and have a positive and enthusiastic approach to their work and a 'can-do' and 'roll up your sleeves' attitude to getting the job done.


Some of the key responsibilities in this great role include:

  • Managing end-to-end recruitment cycle including:
    • Meeting with hiring managers to understand recruitment needs, build a brief and create a strategy for advertising the role and attracting relevant talent
    • Review and update job descriptions across roles and departments
    • Advertise roles via our ATS, job boards and other portals, and brief in roles with agreed high quality agencies
    • Screen all candidates and put forward relevant, high calibre shortlists in a timely manner
    • Coordinating with agencies, candidates and hiring managers to arrange interviews
    • Provide feedback to candidates and ensure an excellent candidate experience
    • Work with the Talent team to ensure a smooth onboarding and acting as a point of contact (and friendly face!) for new joiners
  • Manage agency relationships and ensure optimal terms are negotiated
  • Create and maintain Black Sun’s prospective candidate database on an ongoing basis
  • Continuously seek new ways to improve Black Sun’s recruitment process and find new ways in which to seek candidates internally
  • Attend relevant external events to help Black Sun develop its recruitment function

The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the job holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the role.

Reporting Relationships

Reporting to: Senior Talent Manager

Work closely with: The broader Talent and Office teams, as well as all managers throughout the business depending on hiring needs


Qualifications, experience & skills:

  • Relevant higher education qualification e.g. Degree, Certificate (e.g. CIPD), or Diploma
  • Experience working within a busy recruitment team with demonstrable experience in talent attraction and retention across business units and specialisations
  • Experience working with an ATS to manage candidates and vacancies
  • Experience working with LinkedIn Recruiter
  • Influencing and negotiating skills
  • Strong administration and organisational skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to develop relationships with managers
  • Experience working in a fast paced, deadline orientated culture and have the ability to manage many urgent and often, conflicting priorities
  • Ability to show initiative in solving problems and identifying improvements


Your personal qualities:

  • A real interest in recruitment and a strong desire to build a career within this sector
  • A positive, enthusiastic and professional approach to work, with a sense of accountability
  • Incredibly well presented with a fantastic and impeccable phone manner and communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills necessary to build trust and respect both externally and internally;
  • High-quality service ethic and commitment to customer service excellence;
  • Ambition to self improve;
  • Ability to manage many urgent and often conflicting priorities;
  • Strong ‘can do’ attitude with an innate ability to take the initiative and work by yourself as well as in a team;
  • Flexibility and team-focused, non-hierarchical approach with a ‘roll up your sleeves’ attitude to getting the job done; and
  • A great sense of humour and fun!


About Us!

So, a little about us and what we do – Black Sun is a leading international stakeholder communications company. We are headquartered in the glorious Fulham Palace, and we also have an office in Singapore. Our goal is to transform the way companies engage and communicate with their stakeholders. We are on a mission to help companies tell the story of how they create value for the people that matter to them: investors, employees, customers, and society.

However, we are only ever as good as the people we employ, and that is why we have a Talent team dedicated to attracting, developing and growing some of the best minds in the industry. We pride ourselves on ensuring our people get plenty of opportunities to learn and grow and regularly consult with them to hear how best to achieve that goal.

If you ask anyone around here what they like most about working at Black Sun, the answer you will hear most often is the people. We are a team of talented, friendly and diverse people driven by shared values and a genuine desire to make a positive difference in business. Not only can you create a long-term career with us, but odds are, you will make a few great friends along the way.

Sometimes it can be challenging but also very fulfilling work at Black Sun with a real chance to make a difference. You will have the opportunity to work with and learn from blue-chip clients from all over the world – such as Adecco, Burberry, Coca Cola HBC, Diageo, Direct Line Group, Rio Tinto and Tesco. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who buys into what we do and shares our ambitions and values.

PS - Don’t forget to check out our Careers Site for more information about what it’s like to work at Black Sun!

And whilst we love our jobs, we also like to have some fun along the way. We have a continuous social programme throughout the year, either virtually or in person! But don’t take our word for it; come and see for yourself!


Our new Hybrid way of working
Over the last 12 months, the way in which we work has changed. We surveyed and engaged with our staff to learn about what Black Sun’s future of work looks like, and thanks to everyone’s positive engagement and feedback, we developed a hybrid way of working, governed by three fundamental principles: Colleague, Client and Culture. This means that however you decide to deliver work, you should protect all of these 3 C’s. After a period of onboarding, employees have the ability to work from home, office and, where applicable, on-site with clients. The number of days is dependent on teams, role, time of year and deliverables.

Our COVID-19 Statement

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, it has very much been business as usual here at Black Sun. Responding quickly and investing strategically, we can assure you that we are fully operational and prepared for the future in a safe operating environment.

A Responsible Business

Responsibility is critical to our success, and the well-being of our people is integral to everything we do. We continue to manage this resource responsibly. The health of our people has been our number one priority over this period. In line with the prevailing Government guidelines and risks assessments, we have developed comprehensive COVID-19 safety policies to protect and support our staff during these challenging times. We also have regular employee communications, daily team check-ins and virtual company forums, and Q&A sessions with the CEO and ongoing surveys with all our employees.

Business Continuity Planning (BCP)

Black Sun has very effective business continuity plans which we have implemented that have enabled us to continue to operate effectively since the outbreak of COVID-19. These plans are continually reviewed at weekly BCP meetings chaired by the Group CEO and updated where necessary.

In addition to a competitive salary based on skills and experience, as an employee at Black Sun, you will have access to a range of great benefits and perks, including:


Upon joining, you’ll be eligible for 25 days holiday per year (pro-rated if you join mid-year). Two additional discretionary ‘bonus’ days are awarded for long service, up to a maximum of 27 days’ holiday.

Bonus Scheme

We operate an annual bonus scheme for all our employees to enable everyone to share our success when the company achieves its financial targets.

Personal Development Opportunities

We believe that the more successful we are in developing our people, the more rewarding and successful our business will become. As an employee, you’ll have access to an extensive suite of training through our ‘Full Circle Talent Development Programme’ to help you develop the skills to progress your career and be successful in your role.

Group Life Assurance

On joining Black Sun, you will be insured under our Group Life Assurance Scheme.

Group Personal Pension Plan

After three months at Black Sun, you will be enrolled on the company’s group personal pension scheme. The company will contribute 3% of salary to the pension scheme, and you will need to contribute a minimum of 5%.

Employee Assistance Programme

You and your family will have access to a confidential 24/7 helpline, providing you with a range of services, including bereavement counselling, financial/debt management, family and childcare advice.

Payroll Giving

Black Sun operates a Payroll Giving scheme, enabling you to donate through your payroll to any charity or voluntary organisation within the UK. The donation is made from your gross pay, enabling the charity to benefit from Gift Aid.

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