Resourcing Advisor

Retail (SEFE Energy)


Fixed term contract

The key purpose of this role is to be a trusted, commercially-minded advisor responsible for the delivery of end to end recruitment and associated activities across operational, commercial and corporate support functions within SEFE Energy.

About Us

We began our journey as an ambitious, independent gas supplier in the North West of England, built on great relationships and a passion for growth and excellent customer service.  We continuously developed our products to reach more customers and in less than ten years, we grew from employing a handful of people and supplying less than a hundred customers to become one of Britain’s leading non-domestic energy suppliers.  We now supply thousands of businesses and organisations with the energy they need to provide their products and services used by millions of people across Britain, France and the Netherlands.  We are part of the SEFE Group – led by SEFE Securing Energy for Europe GmbH in Berlin – which employs approximately 1,500 employees and together, our mission is clear.

As a business we have to be agile, constantly adapting to the ever-changing energy world, driven by forces of decarbonisation, competition, digitalisation and shifting customer expectations. Our Always Reaching for Better strategy equips us to expertly respond to changes and advancements, and quickly seize opportunities to grow and develop.  Our focus for 2022 – 2025 is strategic, profitable growth and strengthening our foundations, primarily by placing data and technology at the heart of our business model.  We’re looking for people who are passionate about where we’re going and will help us thrive long into the future.

Role objectives

The key purpose of this role is to be a trusted, commercially-minded advisor responsible for the delivery of end to end recruitment and associated activities across operational, commercial and corporate support functions within SEFE Energy.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced recruiter to support a progressive business at a critical time in our development. As we strive to build on our success, the Resourcing Advisor will play an integral part in helping us to attract, recruit and retain the best talent into our business.

You will be the first point of contact for Line Managers, supporting and coaching them through the recruitment process. Utilising experience gained in either an in-house or agency background, the Resourcing Advisor will provide the necessary advice, guidance and challenge to ensure effective, timely and successful hiring decisions can be made and ensuring a best-in-class experience for hiring managers and candidates alike.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Source quality candidates for operational, commercial and corporate support functions within SEFE Energy, in line with role requirements and SEFE Energy culture and values.
  • Identify and build relationships with passive candidates, developing talent pools for both high volume and niche roles in challenging recruitment markets.
  • Use all search methodologies including direct sourcing, networking, active database mining, LinkedIn Recruiter and job boards to build and manage talent pools.
  • Delivery of a best-in-class candidate experience, by ensuring processes are well managed and supporting continuous review to ensure they remain fit for purpose
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with Line Managers, inspiring trust and credibility.
  • Support the development and continued improvement of key resourcing metrics, including time and cost per hire and quality of new hires
  • Use of ATS (Talentlink) to its maximum effect; maintain accurate records and process management within the system
  • Assist with the analysis and identification of business trends relating to recruitment; supporting the Resourcing Partner to develop solutions to address these trends
  • Support the provision of accurate and timely MI/data analysis/reporting to enhance visibility and effectiveness of resourcing activity and service to key stakeholders.

Skills & Competencies

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to manage competing priorities; comfortable working with ambiguity
  • Able to advise and influence hiring decisions; challenge the business where appropriate
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; confident and articulate
  • Strong, proven negotiation skills – tenacious and driven; takes initiative and strives for closure
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, often high-volume environment and to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent  MI & reporting skills (MS Excel/PowerPoint)
  • Clear thinking and decisive
  • Able to adopt an innovative approach; constantly strives to improve
  • Positive and professional role model


  • Sound knowledge of resourcing best practice
  • A proven track record of attracting and hiring top talent for a dynamic organisation
  • Demonstrable experience of utilising various methods to increase direct sourcing and reducing costs of third party suppliers.
  • Able to carry out and/or advise on recruitment and selection activity at all levels
  • Experienced interviewer, with an ability to coach and develop less-experienced line managers
  • Previous use of e-recruitment/ applicant tracking systems (Talentlink, Taleo etc)
  • Experienced in 3rd party vendor relationship management (i.e. recruitment agencies)
  • Demonstrable understanding of relevant employment law.
  • Understanding of the Energy market and key competitors an advantage

Our Offer to You

In return we offer a competitive starting salary supported by a comprehensive benefits package which includes; bonus earning potential, non-contributory pension, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, buy / sell holidays, life assurance, allowance for medical and dental insurance together with a range of optional flexible benefits.

Based from our office in Manchester City Centre you can benefit from hybrid working offering the flexibility to spend some of your working week at home.

The 350 people working in our business are friendly and positive – you can approach anyone for help and your ideas are always welcome.  We’re committed to our REACH principles – Results, Expertise, Action, Challenge, Have courage – but above all else, we care for each other’s welfare and aspirations so you can expect to experience empathy and support throughout your journey with us.  We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment that embraces diversity and fosters the development of knowledge, skills, and experience, so all our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us.  We are a place where you can be yourself and make your mark because whatever your role, you’ll find an open, welcoming atmosphere that empowers you, encourages fresh thinking, and recognises your contribution.

In the UK, our people practices have been awarded Gold status by Investors in People and we have a silver EcoVadis rating demonstrating our commitment to sustainability.

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