Talent Acquisition Manager

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Location: London 

Title: Talent Acquisition Manager 

Start Date: ASAP 

Reports to: Managing Director

The Role

You will work closely with our Managing Director and senior management team to understand and plan the talent requirements for alan. and construct strategies to improve recruitment performance, with a focus on encouraging diversity.

You'll shape and manage the processes required to identify and hire exceptional people whilst offering our candidates an engaging and positive recruitment and on-boarding experience. You'll also have the opportunity to input into alan. agency’s employer brand strategy, as well as developing creative initiatives and partnerships to help you hit your hiring targets. Furthermore, you’ll spearhead our internal inclusion and wellbeing initiatives to ensure all of our staff feel welcome and part of the team.

Top Responsibilities:


● Build and maintain high quality and diverse talent pipelines in line with the current and future hiring needs of each division at alan. agency (using LinkedIn Recruiter, job boards and other channels)

● Build and manage alan. agency employment channels (website, ATS, Linkedin Recruiter, Instagram etc)

● Design and perfect a best in class recruitment and on-boarding experience for all new hires

● Screen all first round candidates and schedule follow up interviews with divisional heads 

● Launch a development program for junior agency talent

● Provide input and ideas to deliver a vibrant office and virtual working culture that brings people across the business together and supports their wellbeing

● Support departmental heads with the wider strategy for development and retention of existing talent

● Spearhead company-wide Diversity & Inclusion initiatives alongside our counterpart on the Publishing side of the Raconteur Media business


Must Haves:


● Experience of successfully recruiting people through Linkedin Recruiter and/ or other methods

● A real passion for people, understanding of the value of equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) as well as broad people skills

● Excellent organisational and time management skills, and able to work autonomously 

● An interest in Marketing


Last but not least, the additional perks...


● Private health insurance and dental insurance(both through Bupa) 

 ● 25 days holiday per annum +1 additional day holiday for each year worked at the


 ● Highly flexible WFH policy

● Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption policies

● Generous L&D budget

● Racalan Day(annual day away from the office which does not use any holiday)

● Free fruit and well stocked drinks fridge(when we are in the office)

● Lots of social activities(wine club, yoga, sports teams etc)

We promote equality and diversity in our workplace, and we encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race, gender, age, disability, religion/belief or sexual orientation. 

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Temporarily remote

We usually respond within a week

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Looking for perks? We've got you covered!

  • Social 😁

    Quarterly wine club, finishing early every Friday to celebrate achievements, quarterly team socials, quarterly companywide social, ‘Raconteur Day’ each summer which is dedicated to off-site activities and ‘Raconteur of the month’ - integration and having fun sits at the heart of our culture here.

  • Holiday 🏖️

    In addition to the competitive holiday allowance (25 days plus bank holidays), we close between Christmas and New Year and offer one additional day of holiday for each of the first 3 full years you’ve worked here.

  • Health insurance 🏥

    We offer all of our employees Vitality health insurance that provides cover for hospital fees, specialist fees, physiotherapy, diagnostic tests plus rewards for healthy behaviours.

  • Dental insurance 👨‍⚕️

    We provide Bupa dental insurance that will pay towards an extensive range of dental treatments, provides full cover for many emergency treatments and includes two free check-ups a year.

  • Discounts 🤑

    Enjoy a number of different offers and discounts through our various partners such as discounted gym memberships, up to 40% off select UK and European flights, up to 25% off Ocado plus much more!


At Raconteur we care about what our employees think, which is why we’ve teamed up with Peakon to regularly check how we are doing.

Peakon is an anonymous employee feedback platform. It measures the engagement of each employee on an individual level, as well as on a team and company wide level.

Everyone who works here helps to shape Raconteur with their ideas and feedback, which is used to steer positive changes, as well as celebrate what we’re doing well.

We currently have a Peakon score of 9/10, putting us in the top 5% of companies in our industry.


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