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Senior Resourcing BP in Peterborough

Job description

Over 175 years ago, our founder Thomas Cook began this company with a vision to ‘broaden the mind of others and break down the partition walls of prejudice.'


Once describing himself as ‘the willing and devoted servant of the travelling public,’ Thomas Cook was a true pioneer of the travel industry, opening up a world of new destinations and new travel experiences to everyone. By obtaining the best services and prices for his customers, he laid the foundations of the company that still bears his name today.


Thomas Cook is now one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups, supported by around 22,000 colleagues and operating from 15 countries.


Our vision today remains true to Thomas Cook’s ambitions - to be the world’s most loved holiday company.



Senior Resourcing Business Partner


Full time 


The role:

Responsible for the external talent acquisition agenda for Senior Hires at Thomas Cook UK&I Head Office in Peterborough, proactively identifying opportunities to strengthen the organisations capability through recruitment, succession planning and sourcing methodologies including social media.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Drive recruitment metrics across your business areas, influencing and impacting targets such as number of vacancies, cost per hire and time to hire.
  • Understand organisational capability gaps and proactively identify and build external talent pools to bridge gaps in pipeline.
  • Embed & lead a customer focussed culture, delivering outstanding service for the customer (internal or external).
  • Design & implement innovative and cost effective attraction strategies, to include all relevant recruitment channels, ensuring clear candidate markets are established to create strong Talent pools for the future. The focus will be on direct hires rather than through third party channels. 
  • Manage strategic partnerships with Suppliers driving strong relationships and quality of service. 
  • Monitor and evaluate the success of recruitment campaigns, produce appropriate management information and highlight areas for change within recruitment as a result of the data you produce. 
  • Manage the Candidate Journey and Onboarding experience in conjunction with the L&D and Offshore Teams.  


Skills and Experience:

  • An effective communicator, confident at influencing key stakeholders to gain their buy in to recruitment plans and strategies.
  • Experience at designing and implementing a wide range of selection tools and techniques, utilising competency based methods, and psychometric/ occupational testing tools. 
  • Experience in using social media as a form of attraction and direct hire recruitment, including the engagement of passive candidates. 
  • A specialist recruiter, with in-house experience and experience with senior appointments/hires. 
  • Experience of meeting challenging recruitment targets/ KPIs, and to agreed budgets. 
  • Focused on collaborative working, sharing knowledge and expertise to impact the performance of others. 
  • Has established self as an expert in recruitment process and practice. 



Life at Thomas Cook is fast-paced and full of opportunities. We’re a leading international travel company that believes in empowering our people, so when you join us, you’ll be given the chance to create, learn and innovate. You’ll also be given the support and training you need to develop your career in the direction you choose.


As you might expect, our holiday benefits are something special. We’ll give you an allowance towards your holiday every year, depending on how long you’ve been with us.  There are also special last minute employee deals, which give you the opportunity to pick up a holiday at an outstanding price. Working for Thomas Cook, you can travel the world for less.


We also offer a flexible benefits package that gives you a range of options to ensure your benefits match your lifestyle.

Extra information

Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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