Selection & Assessment Specialist

Posted Apr 21, 2023
Project ID: BCLYJP00035463
Glasgow, Strathclyde
35 hrs/week
6 months
Starts: May 29, 2023
Ends: Nov 28, 2023
Payrate range

Job Title: Selection & Assessment Specialist

Contract length: 6 Months

Hybrid: 1 or 2 days in the office

Location: Northampton or London or Radbroke or Glasgow or Manchester

Department: Human Resources, Talent Acquisition

Job type: Contract

Overall purpose of role

Reporting into a Selection & Assessment Lead, you will be responsible for owning and driving key change project activity across Selection & Assessment, which delivers for TA, hiring managers and candidates.

You will work in conjunction with both internal colleagues, across our TA sub-services; Executive; Programmatic and Professional as well as our external assessment partners to deliver against key milestones. The project activity will span a global ask therefore local nuances, legal and policy requirements will need to be factored into the planning. This role is crucial in delivering within a fast pace, agile environment which often requires a change in direction or contingency plans being put into action. You have accountability to produce and maintain project plans and tracking actions, holding others accountable for clear updates and flagging escalations in a timely manner. You will be responsible for providing clear updates both written and verbal on project activity/deliverables, keeping our key stakeholders fully informed on progress via various working groups or TA general updates.  We are looking for a someone with passion and determination about driving change for the better within a Selection & Assessment environment, to drive our products and services for the better and being future focussed when implementing these initiatives. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Overseeing the creation of project plans, presentations, data analysis, and various operational and strategic outputs 

  • Anticipate the needs and requirements of the S&A team/project activity using initiative and judgement 

  • Plan appropriate follow up measures whilst minimising operating in a risk and control environment 

  • Strong organisational and communication skills to achieve timely delivery of projects 

  • Participates actively with initiatives and pan-team project work as appropriate, promptly identifying potential impact and ensuring beneficial initiatives are developed and implemented. 

  • Support internal stakeholders by presenting key updates around project activity 

  • Gathering and interpreting data and insight to showcase the key outputs and continuous improvement. 

  • Ensure that Talent Acquisition achieve its group commitments feeding in relevant data and meeting the timelines and commitments made by the function to the group as and when necessary. 

Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications

  • A broad understanding of psychometric assessments and assessment frameworks, either via qualification or hands-on experience

  • Experience working in HR Talent aquisition enviroment

  • Psychology degree is a plus

  • Ability to juggle priorities, multi- task and flawlessly execute at speed 

  • Ability to adapt quickly to change, switching between deliverables in a fast, effective way 

  • Proactive, motivated, disciplined individual 

  • Resilient to a fast paced environment and speed of delivery 

About Barclays Barclays is a British universal bank. It is diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Barclays businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by its service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.

Values  Everything Barclays does is shaped by its five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. The Barclays values inform the foundations of its relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how Barclays measure and reward the performance of colleagues. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.

Diversity Barclays aims to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included, and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to Barclays vision and goals.

Hybrid Working Barclays is currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. Barclays is flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. Barclays also has a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally are able to request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances

Your Benefits As a contract employee of Randstad Sourceright, you’ll receive a wide range of financial and personal benefits. There’s enrollment in a pension plan (after 12 weeks on assignment) and holiday pay (after eight weeks on assignment). You can discuss any special holiday requests, for weddings, graduations or other significant occasions during this initial period with your team leader. You’ll also get 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme, designed to help you deal with any problems that could be affecting your home or work life. Plus, there’s discounts at heaps of high street shops, restaurants and entertainment - from Asda to Zizzi Italian restaurants.

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