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Talent & Resourcing Manager

Vacancy Details

Salary: BSP 35,750 and STP £39,000 per annum
Location: Boston Spa or St Pancras
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Chief Operating Officers Portfolio
Category: Human Resources
Closing Date: 23/01/2022
Date Posted: 12/01/2022
Reference: 03921


Full Time, Part Time, Permanent


An exciting opportunity to join the British Library in a newly created role as Talent and Resourcing Manager working closely with the People Team and reporting into the Head of Talent, Resourcing and Development.

If you are passionate about understanding business priorities and ensuring there is a plan in place to build strong, diverse talent pipelines that will meet current and future needs then we would love to hear from you!

You will be responsible for developing and implementing talent and resourcing initiatives aligned to the recently launched People Strategy and will be joining the team during the scoping and build of a new HR Payroll and Recruitment system, which will transform our end-to-end employee lifecycle.

Key Responsibilities include:
• Working with the Head of Resourcing, Talent and Development to develop and implement a Resourcing Strategy.
• Identification of key operational and strategic capability gaps at the British Library to inform workforce planning.
• Recruitment policy, process and associated toolkits and training.
• Talent and succession planning policy, process and associated toolkits and training.
• Regular reporting of key metrics and KPIs.
• Alignment of all processes to diversity and inclusion aims within the people strategy.
• Training and development of recruitment advisors/officers within the wider People Team.

To be successful in this role you must be:
• A subject matter expert in the design and implementation of best practice resourcing (recruitment and talent) strategy, policies and processes.
• Capable of establishing credibility and rapport with a broad range of senior stakeholders.
• Passionate about building strong and diverse pipelines that meet organisational needs
• Up to date with your knowledge of relevant employment legislation and best practice
• Experienced at implementing transformational change projects.
• A strong communicator, able to write clear and concise policies, processes and toolkits.
• Experience of internal consulting and guidance.

The People Team are based in St Pancras, London and Boston Spa, Yorkshire.  The role will require travel between the two sites.


As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. At present we have well over 170 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We make our collections and programmes available to all. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future by anyone, anywhere.


In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits.  Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes a minimum of 20.6% (this may be higher dependant on grade. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.


For further information and to apply, please visit quoting vacancy ref: 03921

Closing Date:  23 January 2022


Interview Date: TBC


We are unable to provide sponsorship under the UK Skilled Worker visa for this role, as it does not meet the eligibility criteria required for this immigration route

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Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident employer, and make a commitment to recruit and support disabled people. We guarantee an interview for disabled candidates who meet the minimum (essential) requirements for a vacancy


In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Are you currently a British Library employee or agency member of staff?


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