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Resourcing Manager (full or part-time)

Job details

No. of posts: 1
Vacancy Reference Number: OGA 117
Grade HEO
Salary: £36,652
Location: Aberdeen
Travel to other locations with UK? Yes
Some occasional travel within the UK
Appointment Type Permanent
Appointment Term Full time
Level of Security clearance BPSS
Medical required? No

Unless otherwise stated consideration will be given to requests to work on a part time or job share basis. Flexible working hours can also be considered.

Application details

Closing date for applications: 16 Aug 2019

Brief overview of role

This is a new and exciting opportunity to join a small and passionate HR team working at the heart of a dynamic, forward-looking and fast-moving organisation. The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) is the UK’s Oil and Gas regulator with a responsibility to regulate, promote and influence this vital UK sector which supports nearly 300,000 UK jobs.

This role will be the focal point for delivering an effective recruitment and resourcing experience for candidates, working with HR and line colleagues to find and recruit great talent for the OGA.

The role will be responsible for shaping the branding and marketing of the OGA as a great place to work as well as ensuring all candidates experience a positive process when seeking to join.

We are offering the position on either a full or part time basis. We offer a wide range of flexible working opportunities including part time, job share, flexible working hours, flexi time and compressed hours working.

Detailed job description and key responsibilities

The OGA is seeking a Resourcing Manager responsible for all our recruitment and resourcing processes including candidate management, assessment and selection and onboarding whilst engaging with line managers to deliver the right outcome

You will have the freedom to develop how the OGA advertises, promotes and fills all our vacancies, with an encouragement to identify strongly with the organisation’s external branding and communications efforts. This work may include new digital considerations, enhanced use of video and case study materials as well as ensuring that we do all we can to ensure we attract a diverse pool of candidates and recruit the best talent.

As is essential in any small team, it is expected that this role will also be a full part of the HR function, including contributing to broader HR issues and projects. It is envisaged that outside of the main area of responsibility, not least due to the potentially project-based nature of recruitment, this role will take on other core HR responsibilities alongside the rest of the team. The successful candidate’s duties will include:


  • Manage the recruitment process for all OGA vacancies (estimated for 2019 to be in the region of 20-35) including candidate management, assessment and selection and onboarding whilst engaging with line managers to deliver the right outcome
  • Revisit and reshape the OGA’s recruitment brand, messaging, resourcing approach and related processes to ensure they’re fit for purpose
  • Deliver internal and external communication campaigns reiterating our commitment to a “Great Place to Work”
  • Partner with external providers and executive search firms (two firms recently appointed as preferred suppliers) where appropriate

Additionally, you will take an active role as a member of the HR team, providing insight, advice, challenge and support to colleagues on all HR issues including specific projects where applicable. You may be required to support our work on inclusion and diversity, learning and development, performance management and employee engagement.

The role is perfect for someone who wants to play a role in supporting a vital UK industry, believes in delivering a great place to work and sees the value that honest, authentic and practical HR practices can bring to an organisation.

The role is based in Aberdeen and the successful candidate will report directly to the Head of Human Resources. The role will also require regular travel to the OGA’s London offices.

We value equality and diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sectors of society.

Person specification

  • Competence 1: Collaborating and Partnering Working collaboratively, sharing information appropriately and building supportive, trusting and professional relationships with colleagues and a wide range of people within and outside the OGA, whilst having the confidence to challenge assumptions.
  • Competence 2: Making Effective Decisions Using sound judgement, evidence and knowledge to arrive at accurate, expert and professional decisions and advice.
  • Competence 3: Leading and Communicating Communicating purpose and direction with clarity, integrity, and enthusiasm. It’s about championing difference and external experience, and supporting principles of fairness of opportunity for all. It is also about being visible, establishing a strong direction; managing and engaging with people in a straightforward and truthful way.
  • Competence 4: Delivering at Pace Focusing on delivering timely performance with energy and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes. Working to agreed goals and activities and dealing with challenges in a responsive and constructive way.

Specialist Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Licenses, Memberships or Language

Essential Desirable
• Significant experience in one or more of:
o Recruitment
o HR
o Engagement, branding, marketing and communications
• Resourcing expertise including managing processes, supporting candidates and working with external suppliers
• Experience of advising senior leadership and staff, including being willing and able to say no when necessary
• Strong ethos of team working
• Experience of leading, managing, coaching, and developing people
• Understanding and/or experience of the oil and gas industry.
• Experience of recruiting for, and supporting staff in, specialist professional organisations
• Supporting staff in multiple sites
• Experience working in public sector or regulatory environment.

Application Process and Further Information

Unfortunately you do not meet minimum nationality and educational requirements of this position.

Completed applications will only be accepted via the online application process below, however, if you do require the application form in a different format please contact us at quoting the recruitment reference number and job title.

You should provide examples in your covering letter that best demonstrate your skills and abilities against the competencies and specialist skills. The maximum word count against each competence example is 250 words. The information you provide will be assessed during the short listing stage and if you are invited to attend an interview, the indicated competence areas will discussed further.

When completing your application, you should use the STAR format (Situation, Task, Action and Result) methodology for each competence. All appointments are subject to successful completion of pre-employment checks

For further information please see the Information to Candidates pack (PDF)

Additional information on what you can expect as an Oil and Gas Authority employee

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Inclusion and Diversity statement

The OGA is committed to embedding equality and diversity into all our policies and processes. We will aim to recruit, retain and promote staff on the basis of competence and regardless of characteristics including those listed under the Equality Act 2010. These protected characteristics are; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

The OGA is an accredited Disability Confident Committed employer. We have also been awarded silver accreditation for the Gender Diversity Benchmark through Business in the Community, The Prince’s Responsible Business Network.  In addition, we are signed up to their Race at Work Charter and implement its five principles.