Back to Job Search

Senior Recruitment Specialist

  • Sector: HR
  • Contact Email:
  • Job Ref: 21679

Our client based in Sligo is seeking an energetic and results-oriented Senior Recruitment Specialist to join their fast-paced recruitment team. 

This position is responsible for thorough execution of the recruiting process for assigned searches, and requires an eye for detail, a passion for finding top talent, and an ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.

The position includes duties such as: posting and advertising jobs, reviewing job descriptions, screening online applications, scheduling interviews, collecting personnel documentation, conducting reference checks, negotiating offers and proactively building the talent pipeline. 

The Senior Recruitment Specialist will also be responsible for attending career fairs and representing the organisation at conferences and workshops.

This position reports to the Recruitment Manager.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish a strong rapport with hiring managers in services to understand their staffing needs and fill vacancies in a timely manner. 
  • Guide the hiring managers through the recruitment process where needed.
  • Manage communications between applicants, hiring managers and others to keep all parties apprised of the status of each search.
  • Recommend creative and alternative advertising venues and strategies.
  • Review online applications, evaluate qualifications of both internal and external candidates, conduct pre screen interviews to assess candidate experience and fit, present fully-screened qualified candidates to hiring managers in a timely manner and coordinate interviews. 
  • Manage candidate interview results and selection decision with hiring manager. Provide candidates feedback on interview results as appropriate.
  • Complete reference check and background checks on selected candidates, as requested.
  • Lead the offer process including negotiating offers with candidates. Ensure there is continued engagement with the new hires to ensure submission of all documentation required.
  • Manage the recruitment specialists
  • Develop recruitment plans for each campaign, with significant focus on the use of on line platforms such as Indeed, LinkedIn etc. 
  • Recommend system improvements to current recruitment processes to ensure streamlined, cost effective, high quality services are provided.
  • Track applicant flow, maintain pipeline of qualified candidates for future consideration, help collect and analyse recruitment data.
  • Build and maintain database of qualified professionals to rapidly respond to talent management needs.
  • Represent the organisation with professionalism, enthusiasm and energy to sell the organisation to prospective candidates.
  • Conduct informational interviews with potential candidates. 
  • Attend career fairs and conferences to promote the organisation and deepen the pool of potential candidates. Provide information on company operations and employment opportunities to potential applicants.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or relevant equivalent experience plus a minimum of three years recruitment experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform and prioritise multiple tasks in a fast paced, high volume recruitment environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a positive working relationships with hiring managers.
  • Demonstrated ability to be professional, calm, flexible, resilient, solution oriented, and creative.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and representational skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft applications ( I.e. MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc) 
  • Excellent organisational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively both in groups as well as independently.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and discretion when handling confidential information.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aideen Cummins.