Sustainability Recruitment & Development Team Manager

Change Agents UK

Oakham, Rutland
£21,000 - £24,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: 2333

Sectors: sustainability, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Sunday, 25th February 2018   4 days left


We have been Recruiting for Good; recruiting and developing early careerists in the sustainability sector since 1996, not-for-profit. We work with ethical and responsible organisations around the country, finding early careerists passionate about sustainability to work for them and then helping them to be a success in their roles. We are creating a network of Change Agents; people empowered to live and work in a way that makes a positive impact on the world around them. Explore our new website at to find out more about us.


Our main work is the recruitment and development of our Change Agents. We are looking for an energetic and positive new Team Manager for our Recruitment & Development Team, based in our offices in Oakham, Rutland. You will establish, develop, oversee and report on our Change Agents’ roles in ethical and responsible organisations across the UK. This will include developing new relationships with clients as well as maintaining existing ones.

You will work alongside and oversee on a day-to-day basis the Recruitment and Development team. You and your team will be responsible for the recruitment and development of early careerists passionate about sustainability and interested in developing an ethical and responsible career. This will involve advertising, shortlisting applicants CVs, telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews and assistance with induction and support. You will also manage and develop your team. We encourage improvement of our processes and pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service to all stakeholders.

Key Tasks

  1. To manage and maintain a motivated and enthusiastic team.
  2. To liaise with and market our services to current, past and potential clients (local authorities, universities, businesses, voluntary and community organisations).
  3. To liaise with partner organisations such as the National Union of Students (NUS), and Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC) to promote our work and generate referrals.
  4. To ensure regular and efficient contact with client organisations, providing an excellent customer experience.
  5. To recruit early careerists for ethical and responsible projects, following our legally compliant and best practice processes.
  6. To support and develop our Change Agents throughout the duration of their roles.
  7. To develop effective and innovative social media and email campaigns to market the service.
  8. To develop specialist knowledge of a sustainability topic and/or key employment sectors.
  9. To attend conferences and events to promote the organisation and build new business.
  10. To track the performance of the team against targets and budgets.
  11. To maintain effective working relationships with the team, hold regular meetings, support and develop them.
  12. To assist with any other reasonable tasks that may arise.

Employer: Change Agents UK Trading Ltd.

Hours/Week: 37.5 full time. Part-time hours or job share will be considered.

Work outside normal hours: Some travel will be involved in undertaking interviews around the country. There may be some work outside of normal office hours. Change Agents UK operates a flexi-time policy and work related travel expenses are paid.

Base: Change Agents UK office, Oakham Railway Station, Station Approach, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6QT

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

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