Team Leader - Learner Recruitment

  • Job Reference: 00002174-1
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: V Selective Recruitment
  • Website:
  • Location: Derby
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £28,000 to £32,000
  • Sector: Business Development / Sales, Employer Engagement, Learner Engagement, Management
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Team Leader - Learner Recruitment



This is a new role with a really good company – an award winning training provider who are currently embarking on an exciting period of growth … They operate throughout the East Midlands region, delivering various programmes including Apprenticeships, Employability and Adult Learning.

They are wanting to appoint a new Learner Recruitment Team Leader who will lead and manage the learner engagement team to ensure recruitment targets are met across all programmes. The Learner Recruitment Team Leader will also manage and provide an effective and efficient learner engagement service to learners across all Training programmes, ensuring applicants are matched to the correct programme. 


  • Lead, motivate, develop, and coach staff to enable them to work efficiently and achieve recruitment targets across all programmes.
  • Lead by example by building up and managing a caseload of own recruitment activity.
  • Manage and recruit learners onto the relevant training programmes ensuring KPIs are met.
  • Identify underperformance and take the appropriate action with staff where necessary including coaching, development, improvement plans and capability action.
  • Build and promote effective working relationships across all departments to ensure a ‘one’ team approach.
  • Lead and build relationships with key stakeholders and referral partners
  • Ensure the team complete all relevant paperwork accurately to maintain high quality and full compliance with funding rules.
  • Manage a caseload of employer vacancies, ensuring the team recruit on these and liaise and update the employers regarding the progress, as a minimum, on a weekly basis.
  • Ensure all employer vacancies are advertised on the various platforms
  • Ensure the team organise and set up candidate interviews with employers to enable vacancies to be filled timely in order to meet customer needs, team and individual KPIs.
  • Carry out pre-screen interviews with the candidates, providing effective Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) to ensure we match the right candidates to the right programme with the right employer, first time. 
  • To participate in marketing activities to generate new vacancies/work placements and to ensure all social media activity is dealt with in a professional and timely manner.
  • Source and plan attendance at careers fairs and any other learner recruitment events as required. 


  • A proven track record of meeting recruitment targets.
  • Experience of leading, managing and motivating a recruitment team.
  • Determination and drive to achieve company targets.
  • Self-motivated and able to cope under pressure.
  • Excellent communicational skills.
  • Excellent IT skills (conversant with Microsoft Office and social media). 
  • The ability to build effective working relationships with key referral partners.
  • Driving licence and own transport. 
  • Recruitment experience within the further education sector. (Desirable)
  • Knowledge of a wide range of government funded programmes.(Desirable)
  • Good relations within the further education sector. (Desirable)