October 12, 2018



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HR Recruitment Officer

This person will fulfil the recruitment role within the HR team and will have responsibility for all staff recruitment across Dalcour Maclaren’s eight offices. This could include roles in Accounts, Administration, Geomatics, IT and Surveying.

Dalcour Maclaren is one of the leading firms of Chartered Surveyors specialising in the utility and infrastructure sectors. Due to significant anticipated growth, we are looking for someone who will be dedicated in meeting our recruitment targets. Previous exposure to marketing within a recruitment function would be desirable.

The successful candidate will have a fun and bubbly personality, a zest for life and a passion for HR. They should have 5 years+ recruiting experience and must have a proven track record in interviewing and selection. Excellent attention to detail is a must and the ability to cope with working in a fast-moving environment is key. They must also have a "can do" attitude, be flexible and prepared to turn their hand to anything. As they will be part of a small team, they must be a good team player and work effectively with others to build relationships.


  • Processing Resource Requests
  • Graduate recruitment including attendance at Careers Fairs and presentations
  • Obtaining initial brief from Department Head & drawing up job descriptions & person specifications
  • Collaborate with the Marketing Team to promote careers at DM
  • Researching and reporting on new avenues for recruitment
  • Providing instructions to agencies & draft adverts as appropriate
  • Processing CVs & application forms
  • Arranging & conducting interviews
  • Maintaining up-to-date & accurate records of vacancies & candidates for each stage of the recruitment process
  • Agreeing terms & producing draft contracts & offer letters
  • Taking up references
  • Implementing & supporting the new starter process, including induction & probation
  • Organising temporary staff cover
  • Additional HR duties as and when required

Skills & competence required:

  • 5 years+ relevant HR generalist experience of recruitment & HR policies & procedures
  • Track record of interviewing at various levels
  • Excellent organisational & prioritisation skills
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues in every part of the business
  • Competent with Word, Excel & Outlook
  • ‘Can do’ attitude & behaviour in line with shared values & culture
  • Commercial awareness
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Attention to detail & pride in accuracy & presentation
  • Ability to handle deadline demands & several vacancies simultaneously
  • Able to cope effectively with ambiguity in a fast moving environment
  • Ability to handle demanding internal clients with tact & discretion
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Knowing who to go to for information, advice & authority to act (particularly when there are conflicting demands)
  • Team working & collaboration across teams
  • Tenacity

Other Information

Location: Weston on the Green, Bicester, Oxfordshire
Hours: 9am – 5.30pm (37.5 hours per week)
Salary: Dependant on experience


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