We have an exciting requirement for a proactive, innovative professional to lead a recruitment project to transfer the current, outsourced recruitment service to a newly created in-house Prior’s Court recruitment team. This opportunity will require you to develop a clear project plan, ensuring key implementation milestones are identified and agreed and communicated to the relevant stakeholders. 

  • Project will include development of systems, processes and resources to meet the future recruitment needs of the organisation
  • Experience of TUPE and managing projects within the scope of TUPE
  • Hybrid working (max 2 days per week after qualifying period)
  • One site location – Near Newbury RG18 9NU
  • Car owner/driver (due to location)

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Key job information: 

Wage: Up to £50,000, dependent on qualifications and experience
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 
Contract type: Fixed Term Contract (6 to 9 months)

Job description

The role of Recruitment Project Lead at Prior's Court

This opportunity lends itself to someone who has a strong project management background.

Ideally you will have managed projects in a recruitment leadership capacity with exposure to TUPE.

Knowledge and understanding of talent management through the full recruitment lifecycle alongside excellent planning and organisational skills are key to the successful completion of this contract

Communication via all mediums and with a broad range of stakeholders will help to influence decisions and conclusions that will make a real difference to recruitment operations across our organisation.


Some of the day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Develop a clear project plan, ensuring key implementation milestones are identified and agreed and communicated to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Prepare regular updates to present progress to the Head of HR & Training and the Executive and Trustee teams.
  • To work collaboratively with the Systems team to ensure the recruitment modules on our in-house platform Prior Insight are developed and tested prior to the implementation date.
  • Review the current recruitment process and identify short-term and longer-term improvements.
  • Manage the TUPE and people aspects of the project resulting in the appointment of the key roles within the Recruitment team.This team will be required to be trained and in place by the agreed implementation date.
  • To work in collaboration with the Marketing team to agree the recruitment marketing attraction strategy, ensuring adverts and promotional activity reflect the employer brand.
  • Oversee and manage all aspects of the current external websites used for recruitment purposes, (Indeed being the primarily source), to ensure all terms and agreements are transferred to Prior’s Court.
  • Manage the transfer of the candidate pool from Smart Recruiter (Cielo) to the Prior Insight platform.
  • Develop and maintain a professional relationship with Cielo and the appointed Cielo Project Lead, acting as an ambassador for Prior’s Court.
  • Responsible for ensuring organisational wide communications connected to the project are managed appropriately.

To see the full list of responsibilities, please see the job description


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 full range of benefits we offer, including annual leave, company pension, Employee Assistance Programme, a flexible benefits platform, and more.

How to apply

Read through the application documents below, then complete a short online application form to apply. You may be required to fill in additional forms depending on the role and will be advised by HR following your application. You can read about our application process in detail here.

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Application links: 
Job description Application form

Recruitment policy Safeguarding statement Equal opportunities statement
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Contact us about this role

t: 01635 247202
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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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