Instant Impact • Oxford

Talent Acquisition Manager – Engineering

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £50,000 - £60,000 / year

Remote-first – We have an Office

Fully flexible hours

Job Description

Talent Acquisition Manager – Engineering

Salary: Up to £60k basic, 10% annual bonus, and share options Hybrid role: 2 days a week onsite in Didcot (Oxford, UK)

About Us: Instant Impact is a leading global RPO provider for SMEs. Operating across 35 countries and multiple sectors, we build businesses that people love being a part of.

Working closely with our partners we create their recruitment strategy based on our deep knowledge of their industry and company goals. We combine this with the best people and the latest recruitment technology, AI, and talent intelligence to deliver a world-class experience.

Flexibility is a key part of our ethos, and our team adapts to overcome the challenges of a changing business landscape. We provide a full suite of talent solutions including Full RPO, Partial RPO, Project RPO, and Talent Consulting.

Our Client: Our client’s goal is to become the leading supplier of technology for fusion and other exciting new applications, globally. They are a world leader in transformative technologies, with a focus on commercial fusion but also across a wide range of potential applications including medical, science, renewable energy and propulsion in water, air and space.

What does it mean to be a Talent Acquisition Manager with this client? As Talent Acquisition Manager you will be responsible for the delivery of the partnership. Executing the strategy and delivering against the hiring targets, SLAs, and supporting the delivery of improvement projects as required.

Your role will require you to be consistently seeking improvements to your Talent Acquisition function and driving innovation to achieve a world-class service.

Key Responsibilities

Leading the Team

  • Direct line management of Talent Acquisition Partner(s), and oversight of any team members in centers of excellent when receiving support from them
  • Managing and driving standards and performance
  • Developing the skills and knowledge of the team
  • Actively contributing to the wider ii community, including:
    • sharing best practices, ideas, and results from partnerships
    • running internal coaching/training sessions
    • adding to our culture and embodying the values and behaviours of ii

Managing Service Delivery

  • Execution of the TA strategy – determining the approach to any new requisition to deliver a quick, effective, and engaging process
  • Meeting and exceeding all partnership SLAs and objectives
  • Overseeing all hiring through personally managing the necessary and agreed volumes of roles with significant tech & Centre of Excellence support
  • Ensuring the quality of the work of any Talent Acquisition Partner(s) that you are managing, or any Centre of Excellence support you’re receiving

Partnership Management

  • Providing a world-class experience to all key stakeholders (inc. hiring managers & candidates) and continually expanding our sphere of influence with the client
  • Working with the Client Services Director to deliver insight and foresight to stakeholders on reports and talent/market intelligence
  • Making innovative suggestions to improve the client's TA function and process, supporting on any relevant improvement elements

What do we need from you?

  • You are a world-class recruitment and client stakeholder manager who quickly builds trusting relationships with everyone you work with
  • You have extensive experience recruiting within engineering, preferably in electrical, mechanical or nuclear
  • You have experience hiring niche technical roles internationally (ideal, but not a must have)
  • You are a people developer, capable of identifying areas of development and implementing coaching techniques focused on developing these areas
  • You have a strong sense of self-awareness, and you can identify your own development needs. You will have a curious ‘want to know more’ mindset
  • You possess excellent recruitment fundamentals – you have the skill & experience to lead and manage roles from end to end, ensuring speed, quality, and a world-class experience
  • You have exceptional time management skills, with a brilliant planning & prioritising skillset with impeccable action follow through and process control
  • You are an enthusiastic adopter of new technology and new ways of working
  • You are comfortable analysing data and reports to deliver talent intelligence, gain insight, and use the learnings to improve and evolve
  • You have a ‘people’ centric style, you care about the wellbeing of those around you.
  • Passionate about self and people development and the TA space more generally
  • You can tackle tough conversations and deliver constructive feedback effectively
  • You are quickly able to develop industry-specific knowledge

What we can offer you in return...

  • Competitive basic salary + Competitive bonus structure
  • Work from Anywhere policy, which enables us to work anywhere we want for up to 4 weeks
  • Private Health Insurance
  • £200 allowance for home office
  • £500 annual allowance for personal development
  • 25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays, 1x Employee Enrichment Day and 1x Recharge Day per annum)
  • Clear progression structure
  • A flexible working model with the ability to work from home or onsite with your client!
  • Team incentives including away weekends, socials, and lunches
  • 10% of your working week spent on your developing yourself, your client, and Instant Impact

At Instant Impact, everyone is welcome.

We are committed to maintaining and growing our diverse and dynamic team and the inclusive culture we have built. We encourage everyone to bring their authentic selves to work regardless of; age, sexuality, religion, disability, pronouns, neurodiversity, gender, ethnic group, or beliefs. Instant Impact is actively seeking to hire a diverse workforce so we can continue to celebrate inclusion and diversity in its full.

Should you need any reasonable adjustments made to this application process, or need this job advert in different formatting, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Company benefits

Enhanced maternity leave – 13 weeks paid maternity
Enhanced paternity leave – 2 weeks paid maternity
Work from anywhere scheme – Work from anywhere in the world for up to 4 weeks a year
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Teambuilding days
Teambuilding holidays
Work from home allowance
Open to part-time employees
Early finish Fridays
Flexible working week
Compassionate leave
Health insurance
Optional unpaid leave
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Matched pension contribution
Share options
Personal development budgets
Charity donation scheme
Company wide holidays/offsites
L&D budget
Personal development days
Lunch and learns
Employee assistance programme
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and 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 that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
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 Instant Impact

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London Waterloo

Hiring Countries

South Africa

United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Recruitment & HRTech

Recruitment & HRTech

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023
Recruitment & HR Tech

Recruitment & HR Tech

Industry awards 2022

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