Talent Acquisition Specialist

Guildford, UK, 12 Months Fixed-Term

Ref: REC2102001

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Talent Acquisition Specialist to join the operations team at Supermassive Games. This is a new role, created to build up our recruitment pipeline, raise our profile in the job market and take on the challenge of hiring more exceptional people for our game teams.


  • You have a strong track-record in recruitment with a focus on creative or technical industries.
  • You know what it takes to build a strong recruitment pipeline and are enthusiastic about the process of identifying talented people and bringing them into the business.
  • You enjoy being a great ambassador for the company at recruitment and industry events and building up strong links with educational establishments.
  • You are an excellent communicator, both with potential employees and colleagues in the business.

The Role:

    You will be responsible for:
  • Helping to define and then setting up a direct search pipeline
  • Sourcing excellent potential future employees using direct recruitment methods and engaging directly with candidates through Social Media,  Recruitment Fairs, Industry Events, University Events
  • Contacting previous employees and colleagues when new opportunities come up
  • Running an annual internship programme
  • Thinking of new and creative ways to attract top talent to Supermassive Games
  • Ensuring that the candidate experience is excellent throughout the process
  • Advising on job specs to help make them as attractive and achievable as possible.
  • Advertising job openings on careers pages, job boards and social media networks, as appropriate.
  • Working closely with the Recruitment Administrator to provide an efficient recruitment process from beginning to end.
  • Documenting and presenting progress reports of recruiting campaigns, cost per hire, etc
  • Implementing and managing recruitment agency preferred suppliers list, ensuring effective relationships are in place by setting clear goals and performance benchmarks.
  • Staying up to date and advising on market trends and competitor package offerings
  • Working with hiring managers and exec to understand their requirements and build up a hiring strategy

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent communicator – personable, enthusiastic and able to clearly communicate what’s great about working at Supermassive
  • Organised and self-motivated – able to prioritise your own work and deal with many different tasks at once in an efficient and methodical way
  • Pragmatic and hands-on – you’re happy to roll up your sleeves and help out where needed
  • Experience in recruitment for the creative or technology industries, either in-house or agency.
  • Experience using at least one ATS
  • Experience using Microsoft Office

Essential Skills:

    These aren’t essential, but may help you in the role:
  • You have an understanding of the different specialisms and roles within the games industry
  • You enjoy playing video games
  • You have experience using LinkedIn Recruiter or other LinkedIn recruitment tools
  • You’ve worked on large recruitment campaigns, or in a rapidly growing company

You also need to be:

  • Flexible and open-minded
  • Determined and self-motivated
  • Prepared to rise to a challenge
  • Committed to quality
  • Team-focussed
  • Creative and innovative

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