Digital Resourcing Partner

Swansea (Abertawe)
10 Sep 2020
20 Sep 2020
Contract Type

We welcome applications from every part of the community and we don’t discriminate against any gender identity. We’re especially interested to hear from underrepresented groups in the DfT such as gender diverse, BAME, LGBT+ and disabled candidates.

Would you describe yourself as an experienced recruiter who is looking to join a proactive and exciting resourcing team?

Are you someone who has outstanding resourcing skills and enjoys working with multiple stakeholders?

If so we’d love to hear from you!

Job description

The Department for Transport (DfT) Digital Resourcing Team (DRT), is a specialist resourcing team supporting the central department and DfT's executive agencies with their digital recruitment requirements. We use our expertise to drive, navigate and steer our managers and candidates through the recruitment journey.

This is an excellent opportunity to join us and be part of our team of expert Resourcing Partners. You will act as the relationship manager between DRT and our customers building strong working relationships with key stakeholders across the Department. You will work very closely with our vacancy holders to provide a professional and effective recruitment service that meets business needs and expectations. Due to the nature of the digital market, we use multiple methods to ensure we source the best candidates for the vacancy. Although there is a large degree of stakeholder management & influencing within this role you will also be required to execute the detail such as advert drafting and assessment design.


• Provide a full supportive service for the vacancy holders throughout the process.
• Take full responsibility for the life cycle of the campaign and use appropriate methods to facilitate the effective process and delivery of each.
• Proactively ensure that business needs are identified and work with the team to determine and deliver effective recruitment strategies.
• Arrange and chair campaign start up meeting to agree external contract and campaign timeline
• Pre-empt and identify any candidate market issues, identify the solution and flag to the Senior Resourcing Partner and hiring manager.
• Active sourcing through appropriate channels for both passive and active candidate communities when needed
• Ensure Recruitment Tracker is accurate and up to date to assure a reliable source of information and therefore be able to produce robust
• Management on a weekly, monthly and ad-hoc basis.
• Management of candidates through ATS
• Provide mentorship to Hiring Manager with 360 recruitment process focusing on sift and interviews.
• Management of talent through ATS
• Provide coaching to Hiring Manager with 360 recruitment process focusing on sift and interviews.

About you

As the ideal candidate you will have experience of working in a fast and dynamic resourcing environment. You will be a hands-on service delivery expert, who possess exceptional interpersonal skills and can demonstrate a high level of senior stakeholder management. You would need to have experience of 360 recruitment life cycle and have actively sourced for hard to fill roles.

About us

Our mission at the Department for Transport is ‘connecting people and places’. Everything we do to achieve this is reinforced by our values:

• Confidence: to challenge, to take action, to innovate
• Excellence: in our professionalism, in our delivery, in our learning
• Teamwork: we are inclusive, we collaborate, we support each other

These values define the kind of organisation we want to be – delivering for today whilst being ambitious for tomorrow.

We embrace diversity and celebrate our differences. Everyone is involved in making DfT an inclusive and great place to work. We actively promote a flexible approach to working whilst giving our staff opportunities to maximise their skills and achieve their full potential.

We are different people, one team.

Find out more about what it's like working at the Department for Transport.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Managing a Quality Service

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Civil Service HR Career Framework – Strategic Workforce Planning & Resourcing - Level 3 Right Click Here


"Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits.

This includes:
- a generous annual leave entitlement,
- attractive pension options,
- flexible working,
- good career development opportunities,
- a variety of career paths,
- inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance."

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus, and will be following central Government advice as it is issued. There is therefore a risk that recruitment to this post may be subject to change at short notice. In addition, where appropriate, you may be invited to attend a video interview.

Please continue to follow the application process as normal and ensure that you check your emails regularly as all updates from us will be sent to you this way.

How to Apply

As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.

When applying please demonstrate and evidence the essential criteria in your CV and Personal Statement

Essential Criteria
• Considerable experience of working in recruitment, with good knowledge and understanding of attraction, application, sifting and selection tools and processes.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Evidence of planning/scoping and running complex recruitment projects including candidate management and selection.
• Evidence of using multiple methods of candidate sourcing.
• Ability to engage effectively with senior leaders, having the confidence to provide advice and guidance.

Sift & Interview Dates

The sift is due to take place week commencing 21st September.

Interviews/assessments are likely to be held week commencing 5th October

This interview will be conducted via a video interview, details of which will be provided to you should you be selected for interview.

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out.

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity. For further information on Success Profiles please click here.

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:

• An interview with one or more exercises

The interview may consist of a range of question types which could include questions about your strengths or how you would respond in any given situation, as well as specific examples of things you have done. You may also be asked to sit a written assessment or present on a particular topic.

Your interview may consist of a range of question types. These may include questions about:

• What energises and motivates you
• How you would manage situations relevant to the role
• Your previous experience
• Your professional skills and knowledge

Reasonable adjustment
If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:

Contact Government Recruitment Service via [email protected] as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.

Further Information

Existing Civil Servants and applicants from accredited NDPBs are eligible to apply, but will only be considered on loan basis (Civil Servants) or secondment (accredited NDPBs). Prior agreement to be released on a loan basis must be obtained before commencing the application process. In the case of Civil Servants, the terms of the loan will be agreed between the home and host department and the Civil Servant. This includes grade on return.

We have adopted anonymised recruitment. This means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the sift panel.

We may hold a merit list for up to twelve months. During this time, if a similar role is identified and you have been placed on the merit list you may be considered for the post. Within the merit list period, your application form and selection information may be shared across the department and its agencies.

In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstance some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject heading.

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment.

A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.

New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.

We welcome applications from every part of the community and we don’t discriminate against any gender identity. We’re especially interested to hear from underrepresented groups in the DfT such as gender diverse, BAME, LGBT+ and disabled candidates.

Any move to the department of Transport will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

You will however have access to the governments Tax Free Childcare scheme.

Please see attached candidate notes for further information about our recruitment process.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.