Internal Recruitment Partner


Job summary

£45,000 to £50,000
Human Resources
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job


MBDA is a leading defence organisation.  We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

Paying the equivalent (per hour) to £45k-£50k p.a.

Internal Recruitment Partner Temporary full time contractor opportunity, initially until the end of 2024, but with potential to be extended.

Dynamic (hybrid) working: We trust our people to agree, within their teams, where and when they can be most effective. Our Dynamic Working policy allows individuals flexibility around the hours they work and where they work. Typically, for this role you will work two days per week on-site, though flexibility is needed to attend site when required and to support onsite and offsite careers events etc.

The opportunity:

Are you interested in joining a very successful (and fun!) Internal Recruitment team?

If so, then we have a great opportunity for you to join our fun, passionate, hardworking and very committed team!

The resourcing team at MBDA UK are accountable for all permanent recruitment and full life-cycle recruitment activities within the UK from vacancy approval, direct sourcing, supplier and partner engagement, interviewing and onboarding; along with internal recruitment and the processing of starters and leavers.

What we're looking for from you:

  • You'll be first and foremost, an amazing recruiter! Ideally, you will have proven experience gained from working in an internal recruitment or RPO environment (preferably within an HR team/function and with interviewing experience)

    • Or do you have experience working in an agency as a recruitment partner, now looking for a move into an internal role?

  • Experience in professional recruitment, ideally engineering or similar would be highly beneficial.

  • Experience using various Applicant Tracking Systems; or even better.....Workday experience, this would be great!

  • You will need very strong planning, administration, attention to detail and organisational skills

  • Someone who is a proven standout colleague, always proactively offering support to your team

  • A passion for recruitment and in particular, the candidate journey

  • The ability to influence and negotiate effectively

  • Someone with strong experience of proactive social media sourcing. You need to be an influencer with our social media activities and know how to use it for better recruitment engagement

  • Sound knowledge of employment law and HR issues

  • Fun and engaging.

What's in it for you?

  • Own and influence an allocated business area from a resourcing perspective; building strong partner relationships with your key customers around the business

  • Play a vital part in the candidate journey (from application stage to joining MBDA)

  • The chance to play an active role in interviews and help support your hiring managers, with your knowledge and experience

  • The opportunity to take a proactive approach to direct hiring

  • Grow and develop your working relationship within the wider HR, in particular with our HR Business Partners

  • Opportunities for travel to our other UK site locations.

  • We genuinely care and look out for each other; supporting wherever and whenever we can

  • The passion and dedication to the role we play is truly evident

  • We love what we do, and we care deeply about the candidate experience

  • We smile and we laugh!

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.   MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more…

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.  

Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.


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