This is an exciting time to join autism charity Prior’s Court as we develop a newly created in-house Recruitment team. Working for the Recruitment Manager, as part of a small collaborative team of two recruiters, you will be playing a pivotal role as a true business partner. Developing relationships with the stakeholders you support and sourcing the best talent for the roles we require, you will work collaboratively with all hirers, which includes an autism specialist school and residential care at our beautiful site based just outside Newbury.

  • Based onsite at Priors Court Road, Hermitage with an element of remote working if required.  
  • Previous experience in a 360 recruitment role either in in house or a recruitment agency setting.

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Key information:
Salary: Up to £35,000
Hours: Monday-Friday, 37.5 hours
Contract type: Permanent - full-time

Job description

The role of Recruitment Business Partner

This role will be responsible for the end-to-end recruitment and selection process.  Taking ownership for the full recruitment lifecycle, including attraction, pre-interview screening, testing and assessment and providing an initial screening for all candidate applications ensuring that the identified essential criteria are met in accordance with legislative requirements.

We are looking for someone who will leave no stone unturned to find the right candidate – if you rely on advertising, and sourcing with talent pipelining left as a last resort, then this role won’t be right for you. Our sector is tough.  However, if you want to join a collaborative, fun and caring team where support, development and the tools to do your job well are provided, then Prior’s Court could be your ideal next opportunity!

This role will include activities such as - 

  • Liaising with Hiring Managers to understand vacancy requirements and utilise your expertise to recommend the appropriate approach to fill.
  • Developing a creative, yet commercial mix of sourcing methods to create a rich pipeline of talented individuals within the main areas of expertise in which we work
  • Creating effective and eye-catching job advertisements, and ensuring innovative and cost effective methods are used
    Building relationships with local schools, colleges, Universities, and Job Centres, and also booking and attending recruitment events.
  • Providing coaching and support to hiring managers throughout the recruitment lifecycle. Discussing interview dates/ shortlisting deadlines/criteria and agreeing the process for each vacancy

Maintaining contact with candidates throughout the hiring process to minimise the risk of candidates withdrawing their application, as well as offering support prior to start.

Please read the full job description for further information.

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It would be highly desirable for you to have - 

  • Experience of within the Care or Education sectors
  • Knowledge of legislation and compliance around recruiting into education and care sectors


We aim to make all staff feel valued and supported with training and a competitive salary along with providing the knowledge and skills needed to do a great job. Find out more about the benefits we offer.

How to apply

Read through the application documents below, then complete an application form. Someone from the recruitment team will be in touch with you within three working days.  You can read about our application process in detail here.

Application links: 
Job description Application form

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Recruitment policy Safeguarding statement Equal opportunities statement
Documents to prove eligibility to work in the UK Job applicant privacy notice

Contact us about this role

t: 01635 247202

e: [email protected]  

All positions at Prior's Court are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and receipt of the appropriate Right to Work documents. Prior’s Court Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Prior’s Court is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek and embrace differences in thinking, experience, ethnicity, age, gender, faith, personalities and styles.

The different skills, experiences and backgrounds our employees bring to their roles create a workforce as diverse and individual as the young people we support and makes Prior’s Court a special place to work.

We strive for an inclusive environment where employees feel safe, engaged and supported to make a difference.

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