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Talent Acquisition Team Leader

Raytheon UK
United Kingdom-Gloucester
Closing date
10 May 2024

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Defence , Engineering, IT
Job Role
Software Developer
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United Kingdom
GBR32: Home - Gloucester, 18b Ley Court, Barnwood Industrial Estate, Barnwood, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 3RT
Position Role Type:
Talent Acquisition Team Leader

Internal applications closing date, by close of business Friday 22nd March 2024

Working across the Raytheon UK Mission Areas and functions, this management role will enable the team of talent acquisition partners to deliver strategic workforce planning solutions across a variety of disciplines across the organisation. Working closely with stakeholders, this position will involve a collaborative approach to acquiring talent both internally and externally to meet future resourcing needs.

What you'll do:
  • Lead and develop the key drivers for talent acquisition; forging relationships, strategic guidance, innovative solutions, and stakeholder support
  • Manage and coach the talent acquisition team, fostering a collaborative and results-driven environment.
  • Forge Relationships - develop and nurture strong relationships
    • Serve as a trusted advisor to the business and proactively advise hiring managers on an ongoing basis to understand their current and future hiring needs and strategy
    • Develop internal pipelines with the talent management team from early careers to future leaders' talent pools
  • Strategic Guidance - develop effective sourcing strategies
    • Develop and implement recruitment strategies, utilising external and internal pipelines to meet the future business needs
    • Develop and increase the quality of search delivery, staying abreast of market trends affecting the business as well as employment trends
    • Develop plans to ensure diversity, attraction and the candidate experience are at the forefront to retain future talent
    • Engage in workforce planning, business planning and forecasting as well as establish and supervise retention metrics to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of hiring processes and approach
    • Ensure compliance with employment law, best practice recruitment, GDPR and visa/security requirements
  • Innovative Solutions - especially to facilitate 'hard to fill' and specialist roles
    • Lead and develop a responsive team, aligned with stakeholders resourcing requirements
    • Utilise and negotiate agency rates and quality of service
    • Develop a branding strategy, utilising a range of marketing platforms and social media to attract talent
    • Keep informed about market/industry trends and implement best practices to enhance the team's effectiveness
    • Provide accurate performance analysis to the business and use this information to drive team performance
  • Stakeholder Support - accountability and offer expert advice
    • Achieve set targets contributing to business growth
    • Review current and future assessment approaches and how they align with the RTX organisation culture
Who we are looking for:
  • An innovative and growth mindset to accomplish the most challenging resourcing requirements
  • Significant knowledge of talent acquisition success in managing external and internal pipelines for highly specialised, security cleared candidates and generalist roles.
  • A collaborative approach to meeting workforce planning needs across stakeholders' community
  • Strong relationship management, with a consultative approach, the ability to influence multiple constituents without direct authority and optimally network within a matrixed organisation
  • A supportive and coaching leadership style, encouraging creativity and innovation as well as keeping the team on track to fulfil resourcing needs
  • Utilise CORE principles, seeking efficiencies and agility on an ongoing basis
  • Strong candidate assessment and interviewing skills
  • Experience using applicant tracking systems, human resources information systems, and other recruiting-related applications
  • Keen to be successful in driving diversity recruiting initiatives
  • Knowledge of the Cyber security/Software, defence or Aerospace or similar technical recruitment disciplines
  • Role model RTX leadership behaviours
RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Waddington, Broughton and Manchester.


Raytheon UK has six key sites. Our manufacturing hub is in Glenrothes in Fife where we employ more than 560 people. The aircraft systems integration takes place in Broughton, North Wales. We manage the Sentinel programme from RAF Waddington where we provide training and a wide range of development work for the RAF. At Gloucester and Manchester, our new cyber business centres conduct specialist research and software development work for customers, and finally there’s our technology centre in Harlow.


With more than 1,600 employees situated across England, Scotland and Wales, Raytheon UK continues to invest in its infrastructure and people as well as growing its graduate and apprenticeship programmes.


Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.

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