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Chelsea FC

Chelsea FC

Talent Acquisition Partner


Role Type



Posting Date

Aug 25, 2023

Role description

About the job
Job Title – Talent Acquisition Partner

Location – Stamford Bridge (Primarily) with travel to Cobham

Permanent Role

Hours – 35 hours per week (5 of 7 days)

About Us:

As a member of the Chelsea team you will become part of a long and proud history in the heart of iconic west London, which dates back to the club’s founding in 1905. Since that time the club has won every major domestic and international trophy, being crowned English, European and world champions in the process.

Chelsea are a club which proudly strives to be the best in everything we do, on and off the pitch, as shown by the further success of our Women’s and Academy sides, as well as the excellent work in the community undertaken by the Chelsea Foundation, while engaging with our many supporters from a wide range of backgrounds at home in the UK and around the world.
If you’re motivated and want to help us win more trophies, you’ve got a place here at Chelsea!

What We’re Looking For:

We are currently looking for a Talent Acquisition Partner to support our fast paced and ever evolving in-house Talent function at Chelsea FC. Due to ongoing investment and development of the HR function, this integral role offers a successful candidate the opportunity to drive an ambitious talent agenda across 360 recruitment and own a number of Talent related projects with a business-wide impact. Please write a brief synopsis of the roles responsibility, what the role should achieve and departments focus within the business.

Brief description and duties:

Partner with the business on both planned growth and replacement-based recruitment
Drive and engage a strong pipeline of talent across the business and create targeted talent pools using innovative sourcing strategies.
Screen prospective candidates whilst presenting a premium image of Chelsea FC and a positive candidate experience.
Liaise and build meaningful relationships with internal managers.
Work alongside HRBP’s to challenge hiring managers and candidates around requirements and experience.
Building up an in-depth knowledge of a variety of different areas of the business in order to totally understand the exact requirements of each role that you are resourcing (for e.g. being part of the interview panel)
Accurate and timely input of relevant data into Recruitment Applicant Tracking System
Assist with key initiatives and relevant projects (for e.g. on boarding of a developing ATS system, Career page, career fairs)
Organising and scheduling interviews when required.
Advise the business on best approaches to attract talent through new and creative methods.
Ensure the correct paperwork is received from Hiring Managers prior to advertising vacancies, ensure manager briefings take place for each role hire.
Work closely with the head of talent to ensure we are advertising on the best websites and using the most suitable recruitment agencies where necessary.
Partner closely with the HR administration, L&D and Payroll teams when on boarding new starters and managing new recruits.
Recruitment in line with Equality Act 2010 and safeguarding procedures
Align their activities to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) outcomes.

Must Haves/qualified by demonstrable experience to the level required:

A seasoned recruitment professional accustomed to working proactively to deliver exceptional talent in a range of unique job openings.
Experience in managing multiple stakeholders at all levels.
Relevant in-house client facing resourcing experience, working at a similar level.
Up to date experience of market mapping and talent pipelining.
Experience in dealing with large volumes of roles – 20 to 30 at a time.

Nice to have:

Previous experience within recruiting marketing, creative and commercial roles on an internal function
Volume recruitment experience recruiting across corporate or blue-chip functions.
Experience of improving ATS / in-house systems

Skills and Behaviours:

Able to make recommendations for effective assessment and recruitment techniques/approaches based on business need.
Ability to build strong, trusted relationships across Talent, HR and the wider business
Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince and persuade and influence stakeholders of all levels.
Can demonstrate an approach to work that demonstrates commitment and motivation to deliver at a high standard.

What We Offer:

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

At Chelsea we recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths and we are taking positive action to ensure our existing colleagues and job applicants can fully be themselves and bring their own unique experiences and perspectives to Chelsea FC. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.
If you need reasonable adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter, who will be able to advise and support you.

Chelsea FC and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups). We therefore require all successful applicants to complete a DBS Check prior to starting employment. Depending on the role, successful applicants may also be required to undergo other child protection screening where appropriate.

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