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Head of Talent Acquisition and Employer Brand

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Job Title: Head of Talent Acquisition and Employer Brand
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £50,000-70,000
Contact Name: Pete Faulkner
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Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

The Head of Talent Acquisition and Employer Brand is a new role  and we are looking for a person who has worked at a fast growth B2B start-up or scale-up and have a track record of delivering against unreasonably ambitious hiring roadmaps. You have either been a Head of Talent or have burning ambitions to become one and do things the way you want, rather than having your hands tied. This is your chance to build your ideal talent function and powerful employee brand and have a massive impact on our company culture as we grow.

You will partner closely with Polecat’s Director of HR to implement the most robust processes and procedures to underpin your creative and ambitious strategy for recruitment and benefits. You will also partner closely with Polecat’s VP of Marketing to design and communicate a compelling Employer Brand that excites and attracts new employees and reflects the culture and identity of our incredible Polecat people.

We anticipate there will be many additional ways to contribute to the business and this will only be limited by your drive, passion and vision.

In particular you will focus on:


  • Owning our hiring function, working closely with the Executive Team on attracting, hiring and retaining people and expert management of in-house recruiters/external recruitment agencies

  • Running creative ways to interact with future employees

  • Designing and implementing hiring processes for our different teams

  • Candidate outreach, building talent pools and interviewing strategy and practice

  • Building the plans for international growth and researching the viability of new markets in terms of talent

  • Developing the 'core' onboarding material for use by our teams - maximising the use of digital and online content to ensure a seamless and expert transition from new hire experience to valued team partner

Employer Brand

  • Building an incredible employer brand with our Exec, HR and our Marketing team, you can flex the creative muscles and push us to build our reputation globally

  • Ensuring learnings and insights from Organisational Development activities are front-and-centre in our Employer Brand communications (to new and existing employees)

  • Partnering with Marketing to develop and design an Internal Communications strategy


Benefits – Total Compensation

  • Ensuring the firm is competitive and stand-out in the market through structure of and communication of the value of Total Compensation (Benefits) to new and existing employees



  • 7+ years experience in talent role in a startup/scale-up

  • Good exposure to B2B businesses (ideally SaaS)

  • Proven track record of delivering against highly ambitious hiring plans

  • Experience in building and promoting an employer brand to external and internal audiences

  • Exceptional communications and interpersonal skills

  • Experience of best practice Internal Communications channels, content, rhythm of the business

  • The ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment and share learning with the team


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