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Talent Acquisition Partner at Hill + Knowlton Strategies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies is an international public relations company. We believe that every corporate, every brand, every client has a public and today’s public is more powerful than ever before. They have the power to topple CEO’s, reshape corporate and brand strategy, kill products and create unicorns. Today’s public demands truth, transparency and the highest behavioral standards. Our belief is that those with a clear, authentic purpose, and performance strategies aligned to business objectives are most likely to succeed. We call this approach to working with clients to achieve business impact; 3P Communications™. Purpose + Performance = Preference.

Talent Acquisition Partner at Hill + Knowlton Strategies

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Freelance - Talent Acquisition Partner - H+K TALENT TEAM - Immediate start


H+K is a public relations and integrated communications agency with 88 offices around the globe and 280 consultants in London. Our sector teams combine deep industry knowledge with specialist expertise in creative, strategy, content creation and publishing. This model allows us to produce high impact, relevant content that reaches our clients’ target audience in the most effective way. This is why we are committed to hiring and retaining the best, PR communications professionals within the industry, who can deliver exceptional work and who relish going that extra mile for our clients.

H+K’s in-house Talent Team is part of a collaborative group of HR staff working seamlessly to support the talent attraction and retention needs of the agency. The HR/Talent team is seven people strong; we possess a broad range of complimentary skill-sets and are passionate about the work we do.

At H+K, we work hard, but also have a great social side too, our on-site bar is a great place to catch-up with colleagues and we have numerous team and agency events and initiatives running throughout the year. We work in state of the art offices, set in the heart of the creative community of Clerkenwell, London. For more information about H+K Strategies, London, visit

Role Overview

We have an exciting opportunity for an in-house Talent Acquisition Partner to join our Talent Team on a FTC, to support the Head of Talent Acquisition Talent Acquisition Manager & Executive. We are looking for an established resourcing specialist, to help attract high performing PR communications professionals to our agency and sector teams.

Working across a broad range of business sectors and specialist teams which could include Food + Drink, Energy + Industrials and Financial to Sports, Issues + Crisis and Technology, to name a few, the successful recruit will manage the end-to-end recruitment process for Mid-level/Senior roles, liaise with hiring managers on their staffing requirements, as well as shortlisting and pre-screening candidates. In addition, the successful candidate will support the Head of Talent Acquisition on various talent focused initiatives, provide administrative support across all aspects of the talent acquisition process, from the planning stages through to hire and support the Head of Talent Acquisition to source and attract talent to H+K using a range of social media platforms and marketing and digital talent networks to help build talent pipelines for current and future business hiring needs.

The successful Talent Acquisition Partner will not be phased by a busy workload and a fast-paced environment. They will approach work with enthusiasm, speed and excellent attention to detail. In return you will be rewarded with the experience of working in a high performing, award winning agency, an insight to the world of integrated communications and the warmth and respect of a supportive team.

An PR/communication in-house and/or recruitment agency background is ideal; with a black book of contacts within the PR/communications industry – we’re looking for a true ‘hunter gatherer’.


Work spans across eight business sectors and specialist teams who work with a broad range of leading brands and clients such as adidas; Mondelez; EON; Cineworld; Gillette; HSBC; Huawei; Inter-Continental Hotel Group; LG; P&G; Shell; Shire Health; Westfield.


  • Liaise with MD of Operations and MD’s to confirm resourcing needs and priorities

  • Liaise with MD’s of each practice and to better understand client, works and team culture in order to write accurate job adverts and build a ‘sell’ around each role

  • Review incoming CVs and screen potential candidates via phone call or short initial meeting

  • Manage diaries and interview logistics to ensure fast progress on all hires

  • Liaising with the Head of Talent Acquisition and Talent Acquisition Manager & Executive in all aspect of the recruitment cycle

  • Ensure there is a regular flow of information on candidates and interviews with the Leadership team of each practice as well as with H&K’s, MD of Operation and MD’s

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with candidates to better guarantee a positive outcome of any hiring process

  • In collaboration with H&K’s MD’s and the practice leadership team, prepare and send out H&K’s ‘Visions’ for candidates and make verbal job offers as required

  • Ensure that all documents/information required for a formal job offer are shared with H&K’s HR/Talent Team

Sourcing Candidates


  • Build a Talent Pool (pipeline) that reflects the future growth of the agency and allows quick turnaround on new or replacement hires

  • Maintain the database of candidates on (currently using Jobvite), to ensure that ownership of candidates (recruiters) and a history of interviews/feedback is kept up to date

  • Ensure compliance with GDPR where candidate data is concerned and promote awareness and good practice within the hiring manager group


  • Write engaging advertising copy and post to LinkedIn Advertising, making the most of LinkedIn recommendations for length of posting and use of tag words.

  • Promote roles and adverts through social media and encourage practice teams to promote live roles on their teams through reposting.

  • Use social channels to best promote PN to different audiences and encourage teams to share their work and events on PN social channels

  • Ensure compliance with GDPR is in evidence in all advertising copy


  • Use LinkedIn to network and entice targeted audiences to consider live and future roles


  • When required, brief recruiters in full (team, work, role), aiming to protect the hiring managers’ time.

  • Act a first point of contact for recruiters and ensure all recruiter communications go through Talent/HR.

  • Build and maintain strong working relationship with our PSL to ensure H&K acquire the best talent on the market

What The Role Can Offer You

The chance to work for a top-performing integrated communications consultancy, supporting on in-house recruitment and working alongside a range of talented PR communications professionals


  • 28 days annual leave

  • Comprehensive health insurance (Bupa)

  • SMART pension scheme

  • Heavily subsidised on-site bar

  • WPP employee discount scheme

  • Group life assurance scheme

  • Enhanced maternity + paternity scheme

  • Vouchers + extra day’s holiday for key milestone anniversaries

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