Social Media and Talent Acquisition Projects Partner

26 Jun 2022
26 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
Homeworking available

Job Description


Social Media and Talent Acquisition Projects Partner 
London (Hybrid working)

Scope of the Role 
We have a great opportunity for a skilled individual to play a key supporting role in building and delivering the recruitment attraction strategy through the management of our social media, employer brand content, careers site and recruitment campaigns.

Key Responsibilities

Social Media:
•    Responsible for the planning of organic and paid social media across our channels, working with internal teams to source content and working with agencies where appropriate
•    Keep in touch with social media trends, industry news and updates to inform our approach to careers social channels

•    Responsible for the external career’s website, updating and adding new content as appropriate
•    Carry out filming days and photo shoots to gain content for the website and social channels 

•    Responsibility for the social media strategy and how we deliver the Attraction strategy through social and content
•    Work with the Head of Talent Acquisition and agency partner to build and execute the attraction strategy

Campaign Management:
•    Support the design and delivery of all peak campaigns including Retail, Travel and Head Office 
•    Ensure all campaigns align to the business master brand/tone of voice and are delivered within agreed budgets and timeframes

Partner Management:
•    Partner with Head of Talent Acquisition and brand and marketing teams to ensure a consistent and current tone of voice and brand representation
•    Work with Talent Acquisition Business Partners and HRBPS/ Line Managers to capture business area insight to deliver appropriate marketing solutions

•    Inform and update the business on the metrics of our recruitment marketing, social media and careers website data, to support with approach and direction of our plans.
•    Use data to optimise our media performance, and influence future approach to market.

Essential Skills:

  • Knowledge of CMS to build and edit website pages
  • Knowledge of recruitment CRM’s
  • Knowledge of recruitment and the talent market
  • Creative, curious and digital approach
  • The ability to use data to interpret candidate behaviour and inform approach to strategic priorities or business challenges
  • Experience using InDesign is desirable
  • Relationship and partner management – ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships and lead key projects.
  • Communication – effective internal and external communication
  • Business savvy – understand the commercial imperative and being able to turn it into action
  • Resilient in approach and able to influence across business area to deliver the most effective solution
  • The ability to use data to interpret candidate behaviour and inform approach to strategic priorities or business challenges
  • Experience across social media channels, including channel set activation, strategising and planning of content/campaigns
  • Previous experience working in employer branding or recruitment marketing is desirable but not crucial. An understanding of marketing best practises, tools and technology could be easily transferred, and we’ll teach you the rest!

What we can offer you:

  • Annual bonus based on company performance
  • Hybrid working model from home and in the office
  • 24 Days holiday, plus your Birthday off, plus Bank Holidays with an opportunity to buy extra days holiday
  • Finish at 4pm on a Friday
  • Competitive pension contribution
  • Staff discount card for stores and online

About Us

WHSmith is a leading, global travel retailer with a smaller business located on UK high streets. Since 1792, we’ve grown and evolved into a globally recognised brand, and we’re proud to be that air of familiarity people love and trust on their journey, both in life and through life. Today, we have more than 1700 stores in over 30 countries across the globe, serving millions of customers every year, and you’ll find us at airports, railway stations, hospitals and on the high street.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, colour, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, and basis of disability. When we collect your personal information as part of a job application or offer of employment, we do so in accordance with industry standards and best practices and in compliance with applicable privacy laws.

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