Instant Impact • London

Talent Director

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £70000 - £75000 per annum 10% annual salary

Remote-first – London

A little flex time

Job Description

Talent Director

About Us: 

We’re Instant Impact, the in-house recruitment experts. We work in-house as an extension of our clients’ HR function and provide the team, tech, marketing, and expertise that they need to hire the very best  talent directly whilst focusing on improving anything from diversity to employer brand. 

After 100% headcount growth and 400% client growth in 2021 we are looking to replicate that same success in 2022!

We’re on a journey to become a leading, global RPO business and are looking for an experienced and driven Recruitment Manager who is excited by the idea of playing a key role for us as a Talent Director and a member of our senior leadership team  as we continue our growth. 

The Role:

As a Talent Director, you will play a pivotal role in our success as a business. You will be ultimately responsible for the delivery of 4-8 in-house recruitment functions leading teams of Talent Partners and ensuring that each team executes and delivers on their objectives. 

You will be responsible for supporting our clients with strategic projects and help to build and run internal recruitment functions to meet each client's needs. 

You’ll also be working across partnerships that vary in industry, size, geography, objectives and challenges.

Core Requirements:

  • Leadership, management & teamwork skills, with a track record of meeting objectives, delivering results and managing recruiters of varying levels. 

  • A natural ability to teach and coach others , having taught people how to recruit, as well as enhanced existing skills through coaching to make them better all-round recruiters. 

  • Exceptional client or senior stakeholder management as well as project management skills.

  • A client and people focused approach - we pride ourselves on being flexible and agile to the needs of our clients and our team.

  • Natural and comfortable communication style that you can tailor across your portfolio of clients, key stakeholders and the team.-  

  • Passion for continued improvement whether that’s of the business, your partnerships, your team or yourself. 

  • Strong problem solving skills with an ability to think on your feet and work as part of a team.

  • A commercial mindset and understanding of the bigger picture

  • Experience working in a recruitment / talent capacity In-House or within an RPO

  • Demonstrable experience of a successful career as a recruiter with a love of in-house recruitment and an understanding that, as leaders, we can’t ask anyone to do anything that we wouldn’t be willing to do ourselves.

We Can Offer You:

  • Competitive basic salary + Competitive bonus structure 

  • Competitive benefits package (including a Work from Anywhere policy, which enables us to work anywhere we want for up to 4 weeks, plus much, much more)

  • 25 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays and 1x enrichment day per annum

  • Perkbox membership (Retail discounts, wellbeing support, gym discounts & freebies!)

  • A flexible working model with the ability to work from home, our London Waterloo hub and onsite with your clients 

  • Team incentives including away weekends, socials and lunches 

  • 10% of your working week spent on your developing yourself, your client and Instant Impact 

We’re based in London but are looking for the very best individual, regardless of geography or background.

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, neuro-diversity, 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

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Instant Impact provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Instant Impact is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at Instant Impact

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London Waterloo

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
Awards & Achievements

Flexa100 2024

Most flexible companies

Industry awards 2023

Recruitment & HRTech

Flexa100 2023

Most flexible companies

Industry awards 2022

Recruitment & HR Tech