Talent Partner

People Strategy

At KTN we want to ensure our already strong workforce is constantly nurtured, listened to, and further strengthened, motivated and empowered to deliver consistently high levels of collaborative work, focusing on meeting the challenges of tomorrow.

We promise to provide an exceptional place of work for our exceptional people. In this regard we will embrace diversity and inclusion, enhancing our respectful and trusting culture so that our staff feel supported and valued – and thrive through working together.

Only with the right people can we sustain our ability to have wide ranging expertise and convene the expertise of others, more rapidly than ever before, to help more innovators get their ideas to market and to ensure ideas and innovations are shared seamlessly across sectors and business communities.

And, by deepening our understanding of the evolving nature of our economy we can place business at the heart of everything we do; allowing our people to focus on building new added-value strategic partnerships to make better, more powerful and informed connections, and to identify andshape the innovation communities of the future.

Purpose of the role

Reporting to the Head of HR and Talent Development, this role is responsible for partnering with the extended leadership team and HR team to scope and define the recruitment needs across the business. The role will provide full 360-degree recruitment for the whole business across the UK and most recently within Africa with our Global Alliance Africa project.

The business is experiencing a peak in recruitment (23 vacant roles), this role will support the HR team to ensure we meet the demands of the business. This is a fixed term role from December 2020 to March 2021.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Partner with the extended leadership team and HR team to scope and define the recruitment needs across the business.
  • Advertise and directly source all roles, partnering with vendors where applicable.
  • Manage the full cycle of recruitment, including; kick off meetings, talent pooling, selection and offer management.
  • Ensuring consistency and quality in our candidate experience by aligning the recruitment process to our strategy and employee value proposition.
  • Manage recruitment campaigns, including the management of recruitment advertising and external media using innovative sources.
  • Manage administration for assessment initiatives and interviews.
  • Support in interviews where required.
  • Track recruitment activity and ensure our ATS is well maintained and kept up to date.
  • Liaise with HR Assistant to support the onboarding of all new employees.
  • Project management of ad-hoc recruitment and HR related projects.



  • Demonstrable experience of working in an internal/on-site recruitment role within a wider HR team.
  • Ability to work at both strategic and operational levels, providing support and advice to senior stakeholders.
  • Extensive experience of using recruitment associated tools such as Workable (ATS), LinkedIn, job boards, referrals.


  • A highly motivated, self-starting and results oriented individual with a strong desire to deliver. Passionate about delivering a great candidate experience.
  • Ability to work autonomously and effectively.
  • Highly organised and methodical.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, warm and authentic and the ability to communicate confidently and build effective relationships.
  • Team player with good relationship building and influencing skills; enjoys working in a collaborative manner in an open, honest, and diverse environment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • High level of IT literacy.

This role is for an immediate start, on a fixed term contract until March 2021. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.