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Recruitment Manager

Hightown Housing Association Limited
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Closing date
12 Jun 2022
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Recruitment Manager

35 Hours per Week - £49,740 Per Annum

Hemel Hempstead

Are you looking for a new role that you can make your own? Perhaps with one of the fastest growing Housing Associations in the UK?

At Hightown, were a housing charity that builds homes and supports people.

Were currently recruiting for a Recruitment Manager to join our team who has the right values, behaviours and attitudes. Our values are:

  • Putting our residents and service users first
  • Treating people with respect, promoting independence and choice
  • Developing passionate and committed teams
  • Being cost effective without compromising standards or safety
  • If you share our values, we would love you to hear from you.

About the role:

As Recruitment Manager for Hightown you will lead and manage a team of three to ensure a comprehensive provision of all recruitment activities across the Association.

Working with Senior Managers you will

  • Lead, prepare and implement a recruitment strategy to attract diverse candidates and fill a high volume of vacancies across the organisation including the appointment of Graduates, Directors and Board Members tailoring processes accordingly.
  • Develop and manage relationships with local external partners including Charities, Job Centres, Local Colleges and schools, other care providers and commissioners to organise and attend events to promote Hightown as an employer of choice within the community
  • Manage the Recruitment budgets, the Recruitment System and relationships with external agencies
  • be part of the HR Management Team contributing and implementing People Strategies and polices for the Association

Who were looking for

As well as being a first class recruiter you will need to

  • Ideally, have a relevant HR degree or equivalent and be CIPD accredited.
  • Have demonstrable relevant experience in volume recruitment
  • Have experience in leading and managing a team

All candidates must be able to commute to our safely re-opened office in Hemel Hempstead on at least three days each week with up to two days working from home.

If you want to have an informal chat about Hightown and the role, please contact Stuart Petrie, Interim Head of HR on 01442 934119 or no agencies

The benefits

In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer a considerable benefits package which includes:

  • Salary of £49,740pa for a 35 hour week
  • Workplace pension
  • Annual bonus based on satisfactory performance
  • Monthly attendance bonus of 1.25%
  • Regular market reviews of salary and cost of living
  • Generous annual leave allowance of 33 days per year including bank holidays, rising with service to 35 days
  • Life assurance cover of three times your annual salary
  • An organisational commitment to employee health and wellbeing
  • Ongoing training and support to deliver outstanding support
  • Onsite gym
  • Ability to work from home two days per week by agreement

How to apply

If you are interested in joining our friendly team, please apply below and click the Recruitment Manager job description to find out more.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 12th June 2022

Interviews scheduled: Wednesday 22nd June 2022

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Hightown is a charitable housing association transforming thousands of lives every year.

We do this by building hundreds of much needed new homes and providing care and supported housing services for a wide range of people. We have high ambitions, a principled approach and a dependable, flexible team that delivers.

We are a charitable association aiming to help people who cannot afford to buy or rent housing at market values. 
We currently manage over 7,000 homes (principally in Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire) and employ over 1,000 full and part time staff. We have an annual turnover of £90 million and a development programme that will deliver around 450 new affordable homes each year.


Building homes. Supporting people.


  • Put residents and service users first.
  • Treat people with respect
  • Be cost effective
  • Don't compromise standards or safety
  • Develop passionate and committed teams


Hightown’s aim is to provide as many homes as we can at below market rates and a wide range of housing and support for people who are vulnerable and/or disabled. Hightown’s history over more than 50 years shows our continuing focus on our strong social purpose.

We are rated highly for financial and operational performance; and have a high grading from the Regulator of Social Housing.
Hightown is committed to retaining its distinctiveness and its reputation for making projects happen which demonstrate Hightown’s values and contribution to society.

We believe that, by developing decent homes and supporting individuals to live with confidence, independence and choice, our work delivers a tangible positive impact for local communities

Please see our vacancies below:

Find Us
01442 292309
Hightown House
Maylands Avenue
Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead
United Kingdom
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