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Recruitment Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Introduction

Our Recruitment Officers work closely with the HR and Recruitment Manager and wider recruitment team to support the delivery of the school’s resourcing strategy, to make sure that the candidate experience is as good as it can be, and that Hiring Managers are supported throughout the recruitment process. As Resourcing Officer, you will be involved in the coordination, implementation and delivery of a forward-thinking recruitment service, ensuring that talented people are attracted and selected efficiently and cost-effectively. You will also work closely with the wider HR team to ensure that all pre-employment checks are completed and that induction plans are in place for new joiners.

Due to the needs of the school and the department, we may interview suitable candidates before the closing date. This job may also close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

Please note - Interviews will be held on Friday 19th August and Tuesday 23rd August. 

Main Duties

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Writing engaging and attractive job adverts and recruitment information packs;
  • Placing adverts in locations which will generate the best responses – for instance this may include the school’s careers site, online job boards, local media, social media platforms etc.;
  • Proactively sourcing candidates, for example using job boards, social media, and professional networks;
  • Developing criteria for longlisting and shortlisting candidates, supporting Hiring Managers to screen and sift applications in line with this criteria, and conducting screening and testing where relevant;
  • Booking and arranging interviews with candidates and Hiring Managers;
  • Undertaking interviewing and selection activities, including Safeguarding Interviews and assessing the candidate’s employment history. NB your involvement will vary depending on the requirements of the role and needs of the Hiring Manager;
  • Making offers to candidates and turning down applicants, by phone wherever possible, ensuring that helpful feedback is provided and the candidate experience is at the forefront of the process;
  • Acting as a Super-User of the school’s recruitment software (Tribepad, Applied and Big 5), ensuring that all information within the systems is up to date and accurate, and that the systems are being used the best of their functionality and that they work together harmoniously;
  • Keeping the Vacancy Tracker up to date with all pertinent information;
  • Helping the HR and Recruitment Manager to develop the school’s careers micro-site and keeping information on the site up to date;
  • Liaising with recruitment and employment agencies (such as Abacus) regularly and developing strong relationships with their teams, ensuring that they comply with school requirements before any individuals start temporary or permanent work with the school;
  • Commitment and promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion;
  • All positions at Eton are classed as ‘regulated activity’ as per the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 guidance, therefore a good understanding of safeguarding procedures is essential;
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including by not limited to, completing safeguarding training as required, and ensuring any safeguarding updates issued by the College are read and understood;
  • Understand and comply with procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality.

Please see attached document for full job description.

The Ideal Candidate

Skills and Competencies Required

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Significant previous experience working in a busy Recruitment Coordinator / Administrator position and juggling competing priorities;
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel;
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal;
  • Previous experience of working with an Applicant Tracking System;
  • Experience of using Social Media tools - LinkedIn/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram – would be desirable.

You may enjoy this role if:

  • You have a ‘can-do’ attitude – you love getting stuck in and you’re not phased by a heavy volume of work and fast changing priorities.
  • You’re a great communicator – you enjoy engaging with a variety of different people, you’ll always try to meet face to face or pick up the phone rather than email if you can.
  • You’re flexible and have a keen eye for detail – you’ll have to juggle lots of competing tasks so you’ll enjoy having lots of different things on the go, and you’re able to organise your time and to prioritise your to do list so nothing slips through the cracks.
  • You like building relationships – you’re able to develop strong, credible relationships with your internal Hiring Managers.


Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including; an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme (where applicable), free eyecare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discount at local retailers and businesses.

About the College

We are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment that values individuality and difference and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils by fostering perseverance, tolerance and integrity. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

If you have any queries about the application process or any problem with submitting your application online, the Recruitment Team will be happy to help. Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made or facilities provided to enable you to apply online, please do not hesitate to contact us on recruitment@etoncollege.org.uk so we can make adjustments accordingly. 



Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including reference checks with past employers, an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and, where applicable, a Barred List, Prohibition and EEA checks. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure Application Form.  Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or Code of Practice published by the DBS. The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered as “spent” under the Act) must be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children to attempt to apply for a position at the College.

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