Centrica • United Kingdom

Senior/Talent Acquisition Specialists

Employment type:  Full time


A little flex time

Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

Senior/Talent Acquisition Specialists (12 month secondment / 12 month PAYE day rate agency contract)

Flexible UK Locations with FlexFirst hybrid working

Our Talent Acquisition team is an inclusive high performing in-house recruitment team providing our businesses with talent acquisition delivery services and recruitment partnering. We cover end-to-end talent acquisition which includes internal moves; permanent external hiring and contract recruitment supported by our outsourced recruitment partner. You will be an experienced inhouse recruitment specialist focussed on delivery. We also need specialists with previous experience of delegating workload within teams and managing operational recruitment delivery.

Some travel will be required from time to time in order engage with stakeholders and collaborate with colleagues.

The Role

You will collaborate closely with stakeholders managing operational talent acquisition delivery within the team and helping to monitor team workload as applicable. This includes delivering your own requisition slate of circa 20-30 requisition at any one time. We are also looking for pure Talent Acquisition specialists to manage their own delivery slate of requisitions with the business.

You will need establish routes to market including direct to market recruitment, contingent hiring, early talent (grads/apprenticeships) and internal candidates, leveraging the Employer Value Proposition to ensure the business has access to the right talent to meet its short, medium and long-term capability needs. You’ll direct source for positions using traditional recruitment channels and social media. Taking a proactive approach to supporting the business and senior leaders in delivering against their D&I action plans will also be critical as we move towards our targets.

Working with leaders you will the ensure utilisation and development of Internal Talent as a viable route to market. You will also employ a variety of selection methods including, bespoke interview guides, psychometrics and case studies, advising hiring manager on best practice. At all times activity will be inline with relevant legislation and company standards.

You’ll support the business through periods of change, managing redeployment. Supporting some of our talent acquisition projects (AI enhancement, D&I and supplier management) will also be part of your role.

The Person

We would like you to have strong talent acquisition “know-how” including knowledge of specific channels, supplier capability and selection techniques. This must be in-house recruitment experience.

You’ll have significant experience of working in a talent acquisition function delivering a wide range of hires across multiple disciplines (from HSE, planning, Marketing to Data Science and beyond). Workday experience would also beneficial as that is the ATS we utilise.

Team lead experience would also be helpful / or experience of managing shared resource.

Digitally savvy you can use Social Media to enhance EVP and candidate engagement and you will also have the ability to understand the capability needs of the business unit and translate these into actionable talent acquisition strategies.

You are highly credible and diligent with a growth mindset who can build relationships quickly, whilst building an understanding of the business.

At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!

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This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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