Recruitment Officer

Kiddi Caru, Basingstoke




Hours per week


Our Support Office in Basingstoke, part of Grandir UK, is currently looking for a Recruitment Officer to join our team. The Recruitment Officer will play a key role in supporting our Nursery Managers and Operations Teams across our UK network, ensuring we maintain a continuous flow of high calibre childcare practitioners to supply our growing customer base. Your main responsibility will be to manage the deployment of agency/temporary workers across Grandir UK settings that have a need for agency support.

The shift pattern with this role is Monday to Friday 07:00 – 15:30.

Our mission is to inspire children to grow happy, smart, and healthy and thrive as individuals. Excellent quality childcare and education is evident when the children and family are truly placed at the centre of all we do and as a well-known and sought-after employer within the childcare sector, we recognise it is our people that provide exceptional education and care with every child and family at the centre of all they do.

Recruitment Officer


  • Support and implement our overall recruitment strategy, particularly the usage of temporary agency workers
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including candidates, managers, and agencies
  • Manage the Recruitment Inbox
  • Ensure data regarding agency worker placements is accurately recorded and PO numbers are distributed to external agencies in a timely manner
  • Ensure agency workers are vetted to Grandir UK standards, collating vetting forms and liaise with Compliance if risk assessments are required
  • Conducting interviews where required, provide feedback and liaise with internal clients.
  • Updating the recruitment SharePoint and applicant tracking system and ensuring effective use to ensure accurate reporting of candidate activity at all times
  • Facilitating or attending recruitment events
  • Manage the AWR process to ensure compliance with legislation
  • Liaise with Nursery Managers when agency workers are unavailable, arranging cover where required
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the Company’s processing operations, information systems, data security processes and needs, administrative rules and policies, procedures and promote data security awareness.
  • Ensure the Company remains legally compliant with safer recruitment and employment regulations, and in line with the company’s Safer Recruitment Policy
  • Keep spreadsheets and databases up to date, analysing and interpreting data when requested
  • Generally, support the recruitment function and cover when other members are on absent
  • Support the aims and ethos of the Company, setting a good example in terms of dress, behaviour, punctuality and attendance
  • Maintain confidentiality in the workplace and set a good example in terms of dress and behaviour, maintaining the good reputation of the organisation at all times
  • Any other tasks that can be reasonably expected in relation to the role


  • Highly organised, self-motivated and able work independently with minimal supervision
  • Proven track record in recruitment, in-house or agency (experience in the Early Years sector would be advantageous)
  • Can demonstrate calm and objectivity when under pressure
  • Commercially aware, result orientation and problem solving
  • An awareness of the latest employment legislation, including National Minimum Wage
  • Able to create reports and provide data analysis
  • Strong IT skills, particularly the Microsoft office suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook & Teams
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships and to relate professionally at all levels
  • A highly motivated team player with a flexible, positive and proactive approach to work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Diligent and excellent attention to detail
  • Able to maintain discretion where required
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritise workload
  • Capable of working well as part of a team as well as independently


Grandir UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and an enhanced DBS check will be required for this role. We are an equal opportunity employer and select staff on merit, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, or belief.



  • Employee benefits portal, which includes discounts at 100’s of online high street stores
  • Staff referral scheme – recommend your friends and family to work for us. and be rewarded with a cash bonus
  • Heavily discounted childcare


  • ‘Wellbeing Day’ – an extra day off just for you
  • 24/7 remote GP appointments with prescriptions delivered to your home
  • Healthcare cash back plan – claim cash back on medical procedures such as dental care and physiotherapy


  • ‘May I Say Thank You’ A whole month dedicated to recognising employees hard work & dedication, including an all-expenses paid awards ceremony
  • Reward and recognition points – turn your points into cash through our benefits portal
  • Additional paid holiday for Christmas closure to spend with your family and friends

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