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Sourcer (Level 3)

Keele, United Kingdom

Job ID: 7016

Date published: 11-Oct-2018

Pontoon drives the acquisition of permanent talent and manages contingent and project workforce on behalf of an organization. We ensure a superior candidate experience and maximize employer brand. We provide efficiency, flexibility and scalability. We manage and optimize supplier partnerships and leverage the best workforce technologies. We manage risk and give full visibility of an organization’s talent.

Proudly part of The Adecco Group – the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions and a Fortune Global 500 company – the Pontoon team supports clients across the globe in over 100 countries.


As a sourcer you will take ownership of active and passive talent acquisition for our client accounts ensuring that SLA’s and performance targets are met. Where appropriate, update clients with progress of delivery against requirements.


·         Collaborates with recruiters and hiring managers to understand the staffing needs of clients

·         Post roles on client career site, external sites and other media, checking wording/formatting is appropriate meets brand and format guidelines

·         Manage any advertising responses and give feedback to unsuccessful candidates

·         Conduct initial base level screen against pre-agreed criteria. If required, instigate additional sourcing activity to strengthen candidate pipeline

·         Prepare shortlist for Recruiter to finalise selection

·         Support with the administration of campaign work (Graduate and experienced hires)

·         To apply all corporate and RPO unit business procedures

·         Identifies candidates and shares information with appropriate recruiters to initiate the assessment process

·         Manages process and data via ATS/CRM platforms

·         Assists with identifying and developing best practices in sourcing

·         Schedule interviews with candidates and send out relevant interview confirmations

·         Conduct competency based telephone interviews

·         Request online testing for candidates and review tests against benchmarks

·         Fields general, straight forward inquiries from candidates and hiring managers; escalates inquiries to senior team members and/or management as necessary

·         Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned


·         A Levels or equivalent with a minimum of zero (0) to two (2) years of administrative support experience


·         Skilled in communicating effectively verbally and in writing

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

·         Ability to prioritise, organise and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously while meeting assigned deadlines

·         Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle highly sensitive/confidential information

·         Ability to function effectively with or as part of a team

·         Ability to demonstrate effective customer services skills

·         Ability to utilise market research tools and techniques

·         Ability to maintain a basic understanding of and compliance with related local laws, rules and regulations

·         Ability to be flexible and keen to learn with a creative approach

·         Knowledge of and the ability to apply the principles, best practices, and standards of talent sourcing, such as creating and utilizing Boolean Search Strings

·         Proficient with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.