Talent Acquisition Consultant, UK

Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Human Resources & Diversity

Job Purpose

The Talent Acquisition Consultant identifies, sources and screens candidates to fill job openings through direct sourcing and agencies/search firms.  The role is positioned within the broader Talent Acquisition Team and the role holder is accountable for certain projects and for being fully integrated across appropriate HR topics such as talent management and D&I.

Key Accountabilities 

This role is responsible for all hiring in the UK and for supporting the hiring of roles in the US, it is part of a globally focused and integrated talent acquisition team, there could be roles in other locations which also come into the remit of this role e.g. at times in Germany.

Establish and maintain relationships with HRBPs and hiring managers to stay abreast of current and future hiring and business needs.

Identify the right sourcing strategy for each role / segment including social media, referrals, alumni, specialist conferences/events, career sites, job boards.

Efficiently manage the sourcing and recruitment process (publish, source, screen) and be able to provide HRBPs with additional support where needed to interview, make offers and on-board.

Gather and analyse competitive industry information regarding salary, benefits, and employment practices.

Ensure a quality driven and compliant recruitment process, taking into account local legal aspects and company processes and especially ensuring compliance with GDPR and relevant legislation. 

Build a high level of external market understanding by establishing and maintaining direct contacts with professionals in the market, employment sources, agencies, search firms.

Build a high level of knowledge of internal talent within AXA IM and AXA Group in order to effectively source internal candidates.  Build internal relationships with other entities and resourcing platforms to ensure this.

Ensure accurate and robust information regarding potential candidate education, experience, training, job skills, salary requirements, availability, interest level.  Coordinate pre-employment process by running background and reference checks with the support of the HR Operations team.

Contribute to the Recruitment Plan process involving HRBPs and managers and ensuring that it is linked to succession planning and internal mobility plans.

Pro-actively map the competitor landscape to identify high value target candidates using internet-based research techniques.

Contribute to the creation of reporting which is presented to the HR senior team, senior managers and the Management Board.

Contribute to specific projects across the TA team responsibility, focus of the TA team to contribute to D&I commitments e.g. increasing women at senior levels, and introducing new assessment techniques and methods.

Strong knowledge of IR35 regulation and SMCR


Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field, or equivalent experience.


Minimum of 7 years of recruitment experience.

Recruiting for roles within the asset management industry, Real Asset/Estate experience is desirable but not essential.

Experience of other HR or business-related fields would be beneficial.

Experience of managing projects, process improvement and senior stakeholders.


Fluent in English.

This is the only recruiter role in the UK with the rest of the TA team based in Paris and partnership with the HRBPs in several locations including UK, Paris, US, Asia, Germany and Switzerland.  It is essential that this person be comfortable as the only UK recruiter and is motivated to integrate into the global TA team and the wider Talent team.

Self-motivated and pro-active and able to work well under pressure and with time constraints, ability to perform and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Excellent communicator in writing and verbally with ability to persuade and influence decision makers.

Demonstrates attention to detail, analytical, and problem -solving skills.

Ability to assess and evaluate candidates for technical and behavioural requirements.

Knowledge of legalities governing recruitment in the UK

Problem solving skills, with the ability to interpret and act on information promptly and effectively.

Proven ability to create relationships based on trust, client-focus and a partnership approach.

Able to maintain high-levels of confidentiality.

IT Competencies:

MS Office suite and social media for recruitment purposes, experience of Oracle HR solutions/Taleo would be useful but not essential.

Would you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our noble mission and to work together as one global team to empower people to live a better life? Here at AXA we strive to lead the transformation of our industry. We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things.

In a fast-evolving world and with a presence in 64 countries, our 166,000 employees and exclusive distributors anticipate change to offer services and solutions tailored to the current and future needs of our 103 million customers.

We are an active, long-term, global, multi-asset investor focused on enabling more people to harness the power of investing to meet their financial goals. By combining investment insight and innovation with robust risk management we have become one of the largest asset managers in Europe, managing €746bn in assets as of the end of 2017. We employ about 2,400 people around the world and operate out of 21 countries.

We are proud to foster a high-performance culture, which means that we seek to recruit and retain people who are not only technically-skilled but also globally-minded, innovative and able to leverage their unique perspectives and life experiences to support our success as a company.

AXA IM is committed to building an inclusive culture, valuing diversity and supporting the career progression of all employees.