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Talent Acquisition Specialist

Contract Type
Education, Media & Communications
Manchester, GBR
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Talent Acquisition Specialist Description Pearson VUE ( is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. We provid...

Job Description

Talent Acquisition Specialist


Pearson VUE ( is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. We provide a full suite of services from test development to data management, and deliver exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centres in more than 180 countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year.

Pearson VUE is a business within Pearson PLC and together, we’re here to help people make progress in their lives through access to better learning. By helping them along their journey of discovery and inspiration, we aim to cultivate a lifelong love of learning that enables them to enjoy a robust and fulfilling life—whether that’s through employment or simply the ongoing joy of learning.

We are Brave, Imaginative, Decent and Accountable.

12 Month Maternity Cover



Why we need you:

The Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for managing all aspects of the recruiting function by partnering with stakeholders to develop and implement an effective sourcing, screening and selection process. You will be part of a global Talent Acquisition team and focus on using creative sourcing strategies to source the best talent. This position reports to the HR Director, EMEA for Pearson VUE.

We need you to collaborate with the corporate business teams to understand their hiring needs and future requirements. You will promote effective use of recruitment tools, and adhere to processes and systems that feed into the Global Talent Acquisition function and market roles internally and externally including via social media and other direct sourcing channels.

What we need you to do:

  • Establish and maintain relationships with hiring managers to stay abreast of current and future hiring in relation to business needs
  • Consider continuous improvement to increase hiring process efficiency. Use feedback from candidates and hiring managers to propose process improvements
  • Stay connected with external market factors as well as new best practices/trends affecting recruiting – use this information to propose change to Pearson VUE recruitment activities
  • Guide and educate Hiring Managers on process, policies and programs
  • Drive technology applications (ATS, on boarding etc.) to improve process efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery
  • Support, plan and actively advocate the Pearson diversity goals and initiatives
  • Provide an excellent candidate and hiring manager experience
  • Work hours necessary to support a global team effort – must have day to day flexibility

What we need you to bring:

  • Proven history of full-lifecycle recruiting - identifying, evaluating and hiring high caliber talent (In-house recruitment experience preferred)
  • Experience of recruiting for multiple sites globally
  • Extensive experience recruiting for a variety of positions, customer service, Finance, HR etc, at all levels within an organisiation
  • Outstanding communication skills including the ability to influence business partners and key decision makers across the organisation
  • Understand the importance of candidate experience and able to operate with a customer focused mindset at all times
  • Ability to think creatively and propose innovative sourcing campaigns
  • Strong business acumen, analytical and planning skills
  • Strong sense of urgency and ability to drive and deliver results
  • Strong proficiency with all technologies – ATS, MS Office, Social, Web, Google

Our Values:

Brave: Takes bold and decisive action to deliver ambitious outcomes, and champions a culture of high performance.

Decent: Listens, encourages and respects difference; treats all people fairly, with honesty and transparency.

Imaginative: Looks beyond their immediate job both inside and outside of Pearson and introduces new ways of thinking and working.

Accountable: Gets results by owning the solution, getting the right people involved and delivering on promises.


Primary Location: GB-GB-Manchester

Work Locations: GB-Manchester-The Lighthouse The Lighthouse 14 The Quays Salford Quays Manchester M50 3BF

Job: Human Resources

Organization: Assessments VUE

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 9, 2018

Job Unposting: Aug 23, 2018

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1810955

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled