Animal Dynamics… about us
At Animal Dynamics we make vehicles that combine high efficiency with full autonomy and are able to do more with less impact on nature than other vehicles that perform the same tasks. Taking our inspiration from animals and the natural world, we can achieve significant improvements in the performance and efficiency of vehicles in water, air, and ground travel.
What motivates us is our desire to create original and worthwhile solutions to real problems. We are motivated to realise designs that will positively disrupt industries and technical approaches that have long been taken for granted.
Our current focus is on two vehicles: a small flying surveillance vehicle, called Skeeter, that is able to fly quietly in high winds; and Stork, a vehicle which has been designed as a highly energy and cost-efficient aerial system for carrying loads. These vehicles are full-stack autonomous vehicles, with complex mechanical, electronic and software features. There is a range of vehicles on our roadmap, and we have demand for these products in a variety of international markets.
Based near Oxford, we are a friendly Company which is growing rapidly. We recruit talented, committed people who want to work in a stimulating and supportive environment.
Overview of the role
We are looking for a Talent Acquisition Lead to join the People Team. You will partner with our functional leadership across the business in order to understand their needs and work with them to recruit the highest quality candidates. Reporting to the Head of People you will drive the full recruitment life cycle and will have an affinity with data and analytics to make data driven decisions and set strategies. You will understand that in order to attract smart, high quality candidates you need to offer them a seamless and engaging candidate journey. The perfect candidate will have a strong focus on execution as this is a very hands-on role but you should also be an innovative and creative thinker with exceptional communication skills. You will respect the value of open, honest and timely communication with all candidates who come in contact with our company and brand. For the right candidate, this could evolve into a team lead role.
Responsibilities… what will you do?
As Talent Lead you will be responsible for:
Develop and embed the recruitment model and constantly seek chances to create process efficiencies and automation
Attraction of the highest quality candidates through recruitment strategies, campaign plans, job posting, exec search & talent pipelining
Deliver an elite candidate experience through candidate communications and well led interview process
Help build an enviable employer brand including managing social media accounts and crafting engaging job descriptions that attract a diverse set of candidates
Source candidates from a variety of channels, screen inbound applications
Fine-tune our interview structures and processes to mitigate interviewer biases, develop and deliver recruitment training
Coordinate and participate in interviews: Talent takes a substantive role in recruitment, not merely an administrative one
Negotiate compensation packages and close candidates in liaison with the Head of People and Financial Controller
Champion a disciplined approach to using our ATS making sure it's the single source of truth
Refine our recruitment reporting so we can make smart, informed iterations to our processes
Engage and liaise with senior stakeholders, and Head of People to establish hiring plans and forecasts to craft appropriate recruiting strategies
Work closely with the HR and Finance leadership team on monitoring recruiting activity vs. plan
Support the broader People and Culture agenda through the People Team
Essential skills and experience… what are we looking for?
You will have the following skills and experience:
Solid experience in an internal talent role in a high-growth tech start-up or a company renowned for world-class talent
Experience of recruiting for tech positions with a good understanding of the role requirements
You take pride in being commercially astute and understanding the businesses you recruit for: you know their business model, how they make money, who their key customers / suppliers / partners are
You thrive in an unstructured environment and don’t mind ambiguity or changing priorities
A people person with excellent communication and relationship-building skills
A highly organised individual who can manage a jam-packed calendar
Excellent IT skills, including but not limited to MS Office, ATS and HRIS systems
A self-starter, with minimal oversight needed to complete assignments and a proactive approach
An innovative and creative thinker to continuously evolve our recruitment strategies
Desirable skills and experience: -
Educated to degree level
A relevant HR/Professional qualification
Benefits… what do you get?
Competitive salary, dependent on experience
EMI share options scheme
Company discount scheme
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and 3 days additional leave for Christmas closure
This is a full-time position but part-time would be considered for the right candidate.
Note to all applicants
Due to the security classification on the work we do, we will undertake a routine Baseline Personnel Security Standard check on the successful applicant. This is a standard process which includes references and career history checks.
For full details of how we will use your personal data please see our Recruitment Privacy Statement available at www.animal-dynamics.com/rps
All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.