HR & Staffing Manager

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All applications will close on Friday, July 16th, 2010

We are looking for a personable, nimble and knowledgeable leader to expand and improve our high-volume staffing operation and provide end-to-end HR support to our fast-growing core team.  The role requires a rare combination of strengths in external relationship building, fast-paced execution and disciplined process management.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join an entrepreneurial and innovative organisation, grow in a dynamic and supportive environment and contribute to an exciting programme for social change.

About the opportunity

This leader will staff the UKs most rapidly growing summer youth and community programme as well as build and support a UK-wide full-time team.

The HR and Staffing Manager’s primary responsibilities are:

  • Develop strong university and pan-university relationships; implement the student/graduate recruiting strategy and process for summer volunteer and year-round intern roles
  • Manage the selection process for experienced summer and year-round core team roles
  • Identify and develop creative & non-traditional candidate sources
  • Build The Challenge ‘Staff & Friends’ referral programme
  • Manage generalist HR support to c. 65 core staff
  • Manage contracting and onboarding of c. 1000 summer staff
  • Manage one full-time intern, shared staff resources and interim staff and volunteers to deliver staffing and HR services

About you

We are looking for exceptional candidates with the following experience and characteristics:


  • Hands on generalist HR experience
  • Graduate staffing/recruiting experience
  • Personal and non-bureaucratic approach for managing internal and external relationships
  • Comfort with data analysis and interpretation as applied to staffing and HR operations
  • Comfort with contributing to activities outside your functional specialty


  • CIPD qualification
  • HR experience with high-volume short-term/seasonal work force
  • High-volume in-house recruiting experience
  • Experience managing relationships with external organisations

Further details

  • This is a full time role based in London, starting in October, 2010.
  • Salary for the role is £30k-35k per year.  We also offer a stakeholder pension, a Cycle to Work scheme and opportunities for flexible working.

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