Recruitment Lead - Technical

Available in: UK - Home Based Worker

At Kainos, we change the way uses technology and how that technology interacts with you, the user. We deliver difficult digital programmes of work within a range of clients that have real, measured benefits and that impacts millions of people. To do this, we require the best technical talent out there and that's where you come in!

The Job:

As a Technical Recruitment Lead within our Talent Acquisition team, you will be seeking to identify the best talent, passive or active, in the market and developing a pipeline of candidates to help drive Kainos growth. You will work with the capability lead within which you recruit in Kainos to ensure that the appropriate talent is available and that we as a business are able to respond as and when required.

As a Recruitment Lead, you will be responsible for coaching and mentoring other Recruiters and where needed, managing them. It is envisaged that this role will have a team of one initially.


The Ideal Candidate:

You love the hunt, you enjoy finding those hard to find candidates and converting them to prospects, hiring them and seeing how they impact the business. You are continually looking at how to expand your talent pools, how to find those hard to find skills and how to stay ahead of your hiring managers. You're not afraid to make mistakes while trying new methods to attract people.

These are some of the things we consider critical:

  • You're extensive experienced with sourcing technical candidates from outside of Job boards and Linkedin. You're used to using the likes of Stackoverflow, GitHub, Community groups, Blogs and Twitter.
  • You're able to dig into what Hiring Managers are looking for and to find them the ideal candidate
  • You know how to assess candidates, understanding motivators and drivers while ensuring they're right for Kainos.
  • You have a knack for developing and maintaining relationships with hiring managers and candidates alike
  • You're continually considering how to develop your sourcing skills and are looking for new talent pools.
  • You're able to coach and mentor recruiters to get the most out of them.


Your Future:

We drive growth internally, last year we promoted 21% of our staff and there are opportunities abound. We're looking for you to come in and grow. For this role that means taking on more responsibilities within recruiting in Kainos, helping us scale and grow, alternatively if you want to try your hand at other opportunities, we actively move people within the business to other opportunities so if you decide you want a change, you could move into Sales, Product or even in Workday consulting if so inclined. We provide the opportunities, it's up to you to grow - our attrition is amazingly low because of this - sub 10%!

The Location:

This role will be based in the Midlands / Birmingham.

The Package:

We offer a highly competitive salary and package, however- it's not all about the money here.

You'll be given access to an excellent benefits package which includes Cycle to Work, Child Care Vouchers, Pension, Medical, excellent holidays and an amazing internal training academy - recognised within the UK as a leading training programme by The Princess Royal as a recipient of The Princess Royal Training Award. We pride ourselves on growing our people.


Other Info:

We're a consultancy and our clients are scattered throughout the UK and beyond, travel is part of everyone's role here and as a key part of the team, we need you to be willing to travel if required inc overnight stays.

If successful, you'll be asked to complete an AccessNI or Disclosure Scotland request - If you have got a record, don't worry, just make sure you let us know - some of our projects and roles require security clearance which may mean you can't be considered for that role, but can be considered for others.

We’re an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background check, however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn’t relevant to the role. It’s important to note – failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.
In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences.