Recruitment Coordinator


The Bedford College Group's Human Resources Team, has an excellent opportunity for a Recruitment Coordinator, to become an important part of our colleges, based in Bedford.

The purpose of this role is to support the HR Recruitment Manager to provide a high-quality, efficient, consistent and value added end-to-end recruitment services for all vacancies, demonstrating high levels of customer service to stakeholders across the group.

The role will predominantly involve the management of vacancies within defined areas from advertising through to commencement of employees in post, including but limited to Advertising, Interview Arrangements, Onboarding and Payroll processes.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated and resilient team worker, with an ability-multi task. The ability to input data accurately and efficiently, ensuring that records are kept up to date in-line with policies and legislation in effect.

Candidates do not need specific Recruitment or HR experience, but will need to be able demonstrate the right transferable skills and behaviours.

Applicants should hold a Level 2 English and Maths qualification, but beyond that The Bedford College Group can support your on-going learning and development in the role. This role will require the successful candidate to complete the CIPD Level 3 qualification and this will be free of cost to the successful candidate.

Successful candidates must also be able to demonstrate alignment to our organisational values:

  • Student centred - At our heart is always doing what is best for our students. We consider students in all of our decision making to create positive outcomes and memorable experiences for every student.

  • Educational excellence - We promote educational excellence by delivering programmes that challenge our students to achieve their ambitions.

  • Teamwork - We are one team who by working together can achieve great things, respecting the opinion and valuing the contribution each of us makes.

  • Continuous improvement - We challenge ourselves to always do better by trying new things, sharing knowledge, reflecting on best practice and learning from others.

  • Caring - We care about the wellbeing of our staff, our students, our community and wider society, creating an environment built on trust where we listen, engage and support each other.

  • Inclusive - We celebrate differences and diversity, recognising that we can learn from each other.

You may not have considered using your skills and experience in this way before. Therefore, if you are highly organised, IT literate, confident, detail oriented, customer focused and have the ability to interact with a variety of people in person, by phone and email, we would like to hear from you!

What are the benefits of this role?

You will benefit from a comprehensive development program as part of induction together with peer to peer learning, a formal development plan and support at every step of the way to set you up for success.

We offer a mentoring system, a digital induction module and a close-knit community of experts and leaders across the Group to support the sharing of best practice and encourage individual growth.

About Us

The Bedford College Group aims to help individuals, communities and society flourish through education by raising aspirations and reducing inequality to create a sustainable future. The Bedford College Group is comprised of Bedford College, Shuttleworth College, The Bedford Sixth Form, Tresham College and the National College of Motorsport.

What are the benefits of working at The Bedford College Group?

We are the largest provider of further education in the region attracting more than 15,000 students every year from school leavers to adults. Our student experience is key to all that we do at the Group and we welcome the right staff who match and promote our values and behaviours.

  • 37 hours per week (1 FTE) / 52 weeks per year

  • Generous annual leave entitlement of 27 days per annum (plus public holidays)

  • Peoples Pension

  • Access to training and development

  • Excellent on-site facilities including free on-site parking, refectory facilities, hair and beauty salons

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Retail and leisure discounts

  • Access to student discount programmes

Further details of the requirements of the job can found within the Job Description.

The Bedford College Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to thorough vetting process which includes, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide. The Bedford College Group's policy on Employment of Ex-Offenders is attached to this vacancy

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.