Talent Acquisition Lead (6 month – FTC)
Cape Town, UK
2d ago

Company Background

At Content+Cloud we help our clients to succeed and to transform the way their businesses operate, the way their users work, and provide them with flexible and secure platforms with which to do it.

Our portfolio of Professional and Managed Services enables our clients to truly leverage the power of Microsoft’s three clouds : Microsoft 365, Azure and Dynamics 365.

As our reputation has grown over the years, we’ve been able to attract exceptionally talented individuals. Whether they are a world-renowned technology specialist or a highly skilled member of a 24 / 7support team, all our people are driven by a desire to deliver success for our clients.

The Role

The key deliverables of the Talent Acquisition Lead involve a focus on identifying and sourcing best talent in the market for the Content + Cloud group of companies.

Reporting into the Head of Talent, you will deal with the full 360 recruitment cycle managing an allocation of roles directly from sign off to hire, including post job analysis, for vacancies sitting within the SA teams ( and occasionally assisting with UK vacancies as needed).

Duties and responsibilities

Manage the end to end process for roles allocated to you by the Head of Talent, providing an excellent candidate experience at each stage, whilst focusing on the following responsibilities :


  • Via the Talent Administrator ensure all job descriptions & advertising is consistent & compliant (including the qualification process and exam creation if appropriate).
  • Create job adverts in accordance with marketing best practice guidelines for attraction optimization and accessibility for all
  • Ensure you are using the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) as the one centralized location for all candidate and role information, keeping it updated throughout the hiring process
  • Be flexible, innovative and creative in the way you look for talent, engaging with both the active and passive markets (e.
  • g. encouraging leaders to first consider talent in their existing teams who may be suitable for opportunities, reviewing direct applicants via the ATS, employee referrals and search passively for talent via social media networks, CV databases, networking meetings / career fairs, LinkedIn etc.)

  • Conduct initial telephone qualification interviews with candidates and confirm the next stages of recruitment process
  • Ensure candidates submitted to HLs are a pre-qualified against the JD and that you focus on quality over quantity of shortlist.
  • We recommend maintaining a pipeline of 3-5 solid candidates for HL review at any time.

  • Organize interviews with Hiring Leaders and administer the interview invites using templates as a basis.
  • Be the main point of contact for our PSL agencies if they have been engaged to work on a role that has been assigned to you, ensuring they follow the correct processes and are uploading profiles via the ATS only.
  • Ensure that you treat vendors with the professionalism and fairness with a view that if we have engaged, we should champion their success.

  • Manage the offer process for your roles pull together and distribute information for the new-hire approval process ensuring we are obtaining approval from the relevant people before making an offer.
  • Be on hand for any negotiations or follow up discussions that may need to take place.

  • Conduct regular reviews in line with our current People and Talent processes (check all CV sharing, interview booking, reference chasing is in line with our GDPR policies)
  • Systems / Reporting

  • Maintaining the applicant tracking system (ATS), ensuring it is kept up to date at all times and that all candidates are managed effectively, and feedback is tracked on time
  • Pull reports, as requested, from the ATS to provide job analysis information to help guide decisions on best approach for future roles
  • Provide a weekly update to the Head of Talent on the progress of roles assigned to you (this will include pipelining information such as where the role has been advertised, number of candidates in process and at what stage, feedback on candidate quality and any observations on the current market)
  • Contribute to the weekly and monthly reporting requirements of the team, ensuring accurate information is provided in the required format
  • Other

  • Attend relevant external recruitment / talent training sessions to ensure knowledge is kept up to date
  • Act as a point of contact for the more junior members of the team to discuss any queries.
  • Provide content for regular marketing activities for the Talent Pooled candidates
  • Support the Talent Intern with Talent Mailbox queries and reviews of references for new starters
  • Attend regular team meetings and contribute with recommendations, previous experience and on the job intelligence
  • Be an ambassador for the team at all times
  • Health and Safety

  • To comply with Health and Safety legislation, following Content+Cloud processes to ensure your own safety and the safety of others.
  • Location and Environment

    This role will be based out of our Cape Town offices in South Africa, however you will work amongst a team split across our UK offices.

    At Content+Cloud we look for a particular kind of person. Someone who likes nothing better than helping others to achieve their goals.

    Someone who is driven by a desire to go the extra mile for our clients, focusing on the little things that make a big difference.

    Someone who loves technology, not for its own sake, but for what it can deliver in terms of organisation.

    This is the real Content+Cloud difference : the mindset of our people.

    We see every client challenge as an opportunity for fresh thinking, and every client journey as an adventure.

    Required Skills and Capabilities

  • Previous experience within an in-house senior recruitment position where you have overseen the full 360 process
  • Knowledge of employment eligibility (particularly in the UK market)
  • Experience of working with Applicant tracking Systems (ATS) / Candidate Management Systems (CMS)
  • Strong track record of sourcing, screening and selection of best talent
  • Ability to build strong relationships with managers and key stakeholder
  • Demonstrable experience of using MS packages - Word & Excel in particular
  • Ability to prioritize work coming from a number of sources and still work to deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written English language communication skills
  • Proven Negotiation skills
  • Excellent time-management skills with the ability to work independently, as well as with team members
  • Package

  • 4 - 6 month FTC role (Maternity cover)
  • Salary dependent on experience
  • Role based out of our Cape Town offices (currently working remotely)
  • Working hours will be 40-45 hours per week (Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8am and 6pm based on UK time)
  • 15 days’ annual leave (pro-rata)
  • Multiple HIIT, general fitness, yoga and meditation classes run virtually each week! (In addition to other wellness events and other social activities...)
  • Good luck and please bear in mind we receive a very high number of applications; we will endeavour to get back to all applicants, however, we thank you for understanding this is not always possible for unsuccessful applicants.

    Content+Cloud is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that is committed to attracting and retaining the best talent regardless of race, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or criminal history.

    As part of our compliance requirements, we do undertake background checks which, dependant on levels of security required for the role or client assignment, may include a criminal record check.

    Please do let us know if you would like more details on the level of checks for the specific role you are applying to.

    We are happy to provide any reasonable adjustments you may need to ensure you feel you have the best experience across our selection process and future employment,

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