HR Recruitment Advisor


Dover, Kent, UK

Job Type:

Full Time


£25,000 - £30,000 DOE

About Us

LDC Care Co is an expanding family-owned care provider with over 55 services across Kent. We support adults with complex learning disabilities and mental health diagnoses within residential and supported living environments. Our busy HR Department is situated within our Head Office where you will work alongside our HR Manager and other members of the team to support the operational function of the business and its pool of 300+ staff.

About The Role

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Recruitment Advisor to join our expanding HR Department. This position would suit someone who already has a sound knowledge base of HR and recruitment strategy, with demonstrable experience of implementing engaging and ‘outside the box’ initiatives to attract staff within a competitive jobs market.

Whilst this role will incorporate some HR generalist tasks, this role will be predominantly focused towards driving forward recruitment so ideally candidates will be able to demonstrate a keen interest towards this HR speciality, however this is not essential.

The key responsibilities will be:

  • Managing the recruitment process for care staff and other personnel across the LDC network, including advertising, shortlisting, interviewing, and employment offers.

  • Management of the onboarding process, including contracts, processing of DBS, references, and all other aspects to ensure we are compliant with contractual and regulatory obligations.

  • Creation, development, and implementation of imaginative recruitment strategies to encourage engagement with candidates, including through social media.

  • Arrange attendance at job fairs and recruitment functions, and involvement in local and national recruitment projects to increase candidacy levels.

  • Creation of staff files, ensuring these are compliant and contain all necessary components.

  • Having an awareness of the recruitment needs of the business, and supporting the senior management team by recruiting staff into priority service locations and positions.

  • Supporting with Company projects and recruitment initiatives, including the introduction of overseas workers.

  • Providing management reports on critical HR and recruitment data.

  • Liaise with other Departments across the LDC network around new starters.

  • Ensure any necessary risk assessments or other additional documentation relating to a new starter are in place prior to their start date.

  • Meet with new starters and conduct the HR element of the Induction process.

  • Support in the relationship building with schools, colleges, and universities to provide work placement and seasonal opportunities to students studying relevant qualifications.

  • Increase Apprenticeship levels across the organisation.

  • Monitor local recruitment market for benchmarking and competitor analysis.

  • Providing and ensuring consistency to all staff-related matters, working closely with the HR Manager to improve processes and productivity of the Department.

  • Working alongside senior staff to deliver projects involving policies and procedures, in line with the commercial and operational needs of the business.

  • Acknowledging and processing the Leavers process, including via resignation and dismissals.

  • Proactive support, coaching, and mentoring for members of the management team on all HR functions and processes, advising on policies and procedures to be followed.

  • Advising managers on all aspects of performance management and capability, attending meetings and providing HR guidance as required.

  • Supporting in a number of generalist HR functions in accordance with the needs of the Department.

  • Compiling and monitoring reports based on sector-relevant regulations and KPIs.

  • Maintaining HR and other Company systems to ensure they are accurate and up to date at all times.

  • Providing advice to managers on any other matters relating to employees within the HR remit.

The Person

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be qualified to the CIPD Level 3 as a minimum, with a possibility or ability to work towards the Level 5, and have a proven track record in HR

  • Have recent experience of working within recruitment, ideally demonstrating initiative with recruitment strategy

  • Ideally have experience of generalist HR tasks

  • Be operating at HR Advisor level or similar

  • Have a passion for recruitment

  • Be able to work with changing deadlines

  • Ideally have an understanding of the Care Quality Commission and its role within the sector

What We Can Offer You

  • Competitive salary £25,000 - £30,000 dependent on experience

  • 20 days’ annual leave + bank holidays

  • Blue Light online benefits and cashback rewards

  • Career progression

  • Pension option