University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Talent Acquisition Manager / Team Lead

Talent Acquisition Manager / Team Lead

Talent Acquisition Manager

Grade 8 (£45,585 - £54,395 per annum), full time, permanent

The University of Oxford is a world leading institution whose research plays a key role in tackling many global challenges such as reducing our carbon emissions or developing vaccines to tackle pandemics.

Human Resources (HR) is a trusted partner at the University, providing a broad range of specialist HR services across academic and professional departments.

The Talent Acquisition Manager plays a leading role in ensuring our University Administration Services Division (UAS) can successfully attract the most diverse talent locally and globally, across all our professional services.

What We Offer

Your wellbeing at work matters, so we offer a range of family friendly and financial benefits including:

• Hybrid working

• An excellent contributory pension scheme

• 38 days annual leave

• A comprehensive range of childcare services

• Family leave schemes

• Cycle and electric car loan schemes

• Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs

• Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

About the Role

The UAS Talent Acquisition Team have been developing new and innovative ways to recruit, and we now need a senior manager who can help both the team, and the service develop even further.

In addition to leading the talent acquisition service across the UAS, you will contribute to the development future recruitment services for the division, and the University more broadly.

You will also be responsible for seamlessly integrating our equality and diversity objectives into all talent acquisition activity.

About You

You will have extensive experience of leading a highly professional talent acquisition team with the ability to continuously improve the operation.

Your management skills and leadership experience will be essential in supporting the development of a high performing team, ensuring each individual is able to reach their full potential.

You will also have first class stakeholder management skills with the ability to influence across all levels of seniority.

The job description provides further details so please read it carefully and outline in your application how you meet the requirements of the role.

Application Process

Please provide a supporting statement outlining how you meet the selection criteria along with your CV, and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 28 May 2024.

Interviews will take place during week commencing 3 June 2024, and will be face to face.

Contact Person : Ffion Fry Vacancy ID : 172471 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 28-May-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 45585 - 54395

Job details


Talent Acquisition Manager / Team Lead


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


May 03, 2024

Application deadline

May 28, 2024

Job type



Business and Economics,Social Science

About the employer

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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