We're creating the best preschools and nurseries in the world - places that ignite a child's imagination and creativity. Places where children have fun, and get a head start in school at the same time. We're obsessed with school design, in the Reggio Emilia approach to early years education, the environment is considered the 'third teacher.' Our pedagogy, likewise, places a heavy emphasis on learning environments. To that end, we're creating some of the most engaging, interactive and pedagogically sound early learning centres for children anywhere. Our two school brands - Safari Kid International (ex-USA) and Kïdo (USA) share the same philosophy, pedagogy and quality of service.
We now have 22 schools across 4 countries (Hong Kong, Dubai, India and the UK) and almost 400 employees and growing!
We are at an exciting time of our journey and now require an early years Recruiter to be based in London. You will report to the Head of People and Talent, also based in London.
Our Recruiter will lead talent attraction and resourcing activities in the UK making sure that we have the right people in our schools and teams in the UK, as well as building our people brand and positioning Safari Kid as the employer of choice in this sector. The People Team are obsessed with our employee’s experience and this role will be the gate keeper to the Safari Kid culture that we’re creating and embodying.
As our Recruiter you will be the face and voice of Safari Kid for all things career related. This means you will need to be fantastic at customer service in order to ensure that everyone who applies for, or even considers applying for a position with us has a brilliant and meaningful experience. The role is likely to evolve over time but will certainly include:
Taking ownership for our people social media handles in the UK
Conducting all initial screening, phone interviews and arranging/supporting school interviews
Collaborate with our Regional Manager and Nursery Managers to identify required qualification levels and team fit
Create exciting job descriptions that articulate the Safari Kid culture and vision
Developing compelling and engaging marketing material alongside our Head of People UK and Marketing
Ensuring that we have a consistent, professional and friendly tone of voice across all touch points with candidates
Responsible for attracting, assessing and hiring for all UK school vacancies
Evaluating our talent process so that we always adhere to our Safer Recruitment Policy
Deliver training and support to our school teams to improve interview skills and assessment
Ensure that the candidate is always at the heart of what we do
Support with on-boarding and induction to make sure that transition into working with us is smooth, easy and consistent
Work with our ATS/HCM solution to make sure that we have accurate and reportable data and analytics
The ideal candidate will have:
Experience of working within the early years sector
Demonstrable experience within recruitment
Excellent communication skills, verbally and written
Strong sales skills, ability to sell our culture and opportunities
The ability to juggle multiple open roles and prioritise efficiently
Exceptional organisation skills
Strong decision-making skills
An adaptable and open-minded outlook
A creative attitude and extremely strong attention to detail
- Annual salary of £30,000-£40,000 experience dependent
- 25 days of annual holiday
- You get your birthday off if it falls on a working day
- Free childcare if your child attends one of our nurseries
- Annual performance related pay reviews
- Company awards and celebrations twice a year
- Access to a health care cash plan
- £150 refer a friend bonus for recommending Safari Kid to friends
As part of our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children in our care, the successful candidate is expected to undergo an enhanced DBS check.