Change Agents UK

Recruitment & Development Coordinator - Business

Project Recruitment & Development Coordinator - Business
Employer Change Agents UK
Job Description


One of The JobCrowd’s Top 100 Companies for Graduates to Work For since 2014, Change Agents UK is a national charity and not-for-profit organisation based in Oakham, Rutland. Since 1996 we have been recruiting and developing graduates and young people driven by the desire to work in ethical and responsible businesses.

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 to find out more about Change Agents UK and our projects.


The role will be responsible for the recruitment and development of graduates and young people 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 as well as ongoing support through our Skills Development Programme.

This role will work alongside the Recruitment and Development Coordinator – Learning and the Team Administrator and will also hold responsibility for establishing and developing new and existing relationships with clients.

The role also involves working to improve our processes and provide excellent customer service to all stakeholders.

Benefits of this opportunity

This role offers a great opportunity to contribute towards the growth of our sustainability charity and will help to create personal development opportunities for young people in the sustainability sector and to work towards a sustainable future for everyone.

The role will develop many transferable skills and knowledge of a broad range of sustainability /ethical/responsible sectors, as well as project management, marketing and selling ideas.

This opportunity will also give the successful candidate valuable experience of a professional recruitment process. This will provide them with insight into developing quality job applications and interview style when applying for future roles themselves. This is also a key skill for more senior-level positions. The successful candidate will also have an opportunity to liaise with clients and graduates in the sustainability sector, thus enhancing their professional networks.

Excellent training is provided.

Future employment potential and options

This opportunity is initially a fixed term contract for 6 months; however this may be extended or the role may develop into other opportunities within Change Agents UK.

Project County Rutland
Location Oakham, Rutland


  1. Ensure effective and focussed sales, marketing and business development to past and potential clients to sell the potential of recruiting a graduate or young person through Change Agents UK.

  2. Achieve annual financial and placement targets and team objectives.

  3. Form part of a motivated and enthusiastic Recruitment and Development team.

  4. Maintain regular and accurate reporting on the performance of the Recruitment and Development Team.

  5. Maintain high quality recruitment, induction and support processes for graduates and young people, incorporating legal compliance and excellent customer service for clients and customers.

  6. Assist in the induction, training, support and development of Change Agents once they are in position with their host organisation.

  7. Ensure regular and efficient contact with client organisations.

  8. Collaborate with others to ensure effective sales and business development across the organisation.

Key Tasks

  1. Through effective networking, creative thinking and partnership development, market our services to potential clients (local authorities, universities, businesses, voluntary and community organisations).

  2. Liaise with partner organisations such as the National Union of Students (NUS), and Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC) to promote Change Agents UK’s work and generate referrals.

  3. Recruit and interview graduates for ethical and responsible projects and market the service to graduates and clients using websites, presentations, adverts and mailings.

  4. Support Change Agents and our clients throughout the duration of their roles, through Introductory and Review meetings, and the Skills Development Programme and giving information on courses, conferences, events etc.

  5. Develop effective and innovative social media and email campaigns via dot mailer platforms.

  6. Develop networks to promote sustainable development, information sharing, networking and the profile of Change Agents UK and its Change Agents.

  7. Develop specialist knowledge of a sustainability topic and/or key employment sectors in order to give advice and referrals to other staff and Change Agents, gather information and write articles.

  8. Develop a system for marketing our services to current, past and potential clients.

  9. Attend conferences and events on a regular basis to promote the organisation, develop leads, and build new business.

  10. Produce regular reports and monthly dashboard tracking the performance of Recruitment and Development against targets and budgets.

  11. Maintain effective working relationships with the team.

  12. Assist with any other reasonable tasks that may arise.

Personal Specification


  1. Interest in and understanding of sustainability and behaviour change concepts and issues.

  2. Excellent communication skills: face to face, over the phone, email and other internet-based communications i.e. social media.

  3. Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to take responsibility and work under own initiative, coping with a demanding workload and prioritising effectively. Demonstrable ability to work to set deadlines and agreed milestones.

  4. Basic understanding and appreciation of the process and objectives of the Recruitment & Development team’s activities.

  5. Understanding of, and commitment to, equality and objectivity in the recruitment process.

  6. A willingness to be inducted into, understand and carry out the full Change Agents UK processes for recruitment and assessment.

  7. Accurate data management and ability to maintain paper and electronic files.

  8. Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office programmes.

  9. Ability to develop and maintain positive, professional relationships with stakeholders, clients, candidates and colleagues.


  1. Demonstrable experience in partnership development and of developing new business opportunities.

  2. Direct experience of behaviour change for sustainability.

  3. Previous experience of working in Human Resources (HR) or demonstrable knowledge of employment law and regulations.

Personal Profile

  1. Enthusiastic and passionate about creating positive change and a belief in the principles of sustainability.

  2. Able to build relationships and trust, positively manage and influence key stakeholders.

  3. Creative and able to think of fresh ideas and new ways of doing things.

  4. Able to demonstrate commitment to sustainable development through daily activities, both inside and outside of work.

  5. Ability and potential to develop their role within the organisation.

Position Details

Employer: Change Agents UK

Salary (per annum pro rata): £17,500 - 19,000 dependant on experience

Closing Date: Sunday 22nd January 2017

Telephone Interview Date: w/c 23rd January 2017

Interview Date: 1st February 2017

Preferred Start Date: asap

Length of Opportunity: 6 months initially, with potential to extend

Hours/Week: 37.5

Work outside normal hours: There may be some work outside of normal office hours. Change Agents UK operates a flexi-time policy.

Annual leave: 25 days

Probation period: 3 months

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

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Benefits of working with Change Agents UK

Change Agents UK is an educational charity, which enables students and recent graduates to work with businesses and community groups to learn about, promote sustainable development, and become more employable. With this service Change Agents UK will provide:

• Access to the Change Agents UK online Academy learning resources.

• A monthly Change Agents UK Newsletter informing you of current sustainability news topics, up and coming events.

• Inclusion in the Change Agents staff and alumni networks: socials, networking opportunities, etc.

• Support in an organisation whose ethos is one of positive personal and professional development.

Salary £17,500-£19,000 dependant on experience
Application Deadline 2017-01-22
Interview Date 2017-02-01
Hours Per Week 37.50
Places Available 1

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