Resourcing Advisor

Wincanton Logistics
16 Sep 2017
28 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

Wincanton is a leading third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. As the largest British logistics company we work in industry sectors as diverse as milk, defence, energy, retail, consumer goods and construction, supporting every stage of development and adding value through our supply chain expertise and innovative approach to logistics challenges. With over 17,000 colleagues across more than 200 sites and a 3,400 strong fleet of vehicles, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do and our mission is “to make our customers business’s better, every day.”

Our people are at the core of our business and what makes Wincanton great. That’s why we provide significant opportunities for career progress, as well as training enrichment and multi-skilling, in a dynamic working environment.

To achieve our ambitious growth plans we recognise we need to recruit the very best, and as a Resourcing Advisor you’ll be part of a newly created team dedicated to directly sourcing the best available talent to our business. You’ll be specifically dedicated to our Construction business to lead on Driver recruitment, to ensure candidates and line managers experience a first class recruitment service.

Supported by the Head of Resourcing you’ll be focused on supporting the Driver operation within Construction, leading the recruitment process from scoping the requirement, to advertising, screening and facilitating assessment and offer management. A newly created role in a busy Business Unit, where you will have an opportunity to shape the future process.

Main responsibilities:

Partnering with the business the Resourcing Advisor will:

  • Resource and qualify candidates in accordance with agreed timescales

  • Use all database and web resourcing methods and ensure all roles are advertised on the appropriate websites and manage responses within the agreed timescales

  • Conduct initial screening of candidates and short-list CVs for relevant vacancies

  • Responsible for the submission of candidate short-lists to the BU HR/Hiring Manager

  • Communicating effectively and confidently, over the phone, face to face and in writing, offering support and guidance throughout the recruitment process externally and internally
  • Handle resourcing queries in a proactive, customer focused way
  • Create and post recruitment adverts, ensuring they are legal, non-discriminate and in line with Wincanton recruitment policies
  • Liaise with local HR/Operations team to organise interviews/assessments, ensuring that all candidates are fully briefed about the role and location prior to be assessed.

  • Ensuring all roles are filled within agreed timelines and cost targets

  • Understand company market positioning and branding to develop a compelling sales pitch to generate candidate interest

  • Support with offer management and tracking, and onboarding where required

  • Tracking and maintain a database of all candidates

  • Record maintenance to ensure internal compliance

  • Assist in developing creative ideas and strategies to promote Wincanton in the community and actively promote the brand throughout the recruitment process

  • Where required, travel to Regional locations to support recruitment activities

The Ideal candidate


  • Resourcing experience, either in-house or agency

  • A can do proactive attitude

  • Self-managing the ability to plan and priorities a busy and varied workload

  • Confident with Microsoft office

  • Passionate about recruitment, striving to provide a first class service and finding the best talent!


  • Previous Driver recruitment experience, or volume recruitment

  • Experience with developing and running Assessment Centre

We really value our people and offer a friendly working environment, a focus on developing your skills and a competitive salary. Benefits include access to a company pension scheme with employer contributions and other optional schemes you may wish to join. These are just some of the reasons which make Wincanton a great place to work!

If you feel that you have what it takes to support Wincanton in delivering the best service, we would love to hear from you.

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