Overview

Job Location:
London (FT)

About Us

Across the FT Group, our people are united by a mission to deliver world-class information, news and services to our global audiences. We’re a global, digital-first organisation made up of journalists, technologists, product managers, event planners, strategists, commercial and finance experts, marketing and communications specialists – and much more. Our strength is in our employees, who hail from all different backgrounds and walks of life.

 

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace

At the FT, we aim for employees across all regions to have a voice so that diverse perspectives are heard and valued. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work and have the flexibility they need to meet their personal needs. We’ll continue to remove barriers for all, and in particular barriers facing employees from underrepresented groups.

The Role / Position Overview

The Financial Times is looking for an accomplished Technical Recruiter to support our global Tech & Product department in attracting the best and brightest talent from a variety of backgrounds.

You will be partnering with the existing Talent Acquisition Team and Hiring Managers to identify current and future tech hiring needs, with a primary focus on engineering positions. This role is all about sourcing technical talent and building and fostering relationships within communities for both within the Financial Times and beyond to source the best and most diverse talent.

Key Responsibilities

Candidate Attraction

  • Supporting the existing TA team with phone screens and on sourcing, engaging and recruiting new, tech talent and further building out our talent pipeline in both London and, on occasion, in Sofia

  • Leveraging employee referrals, sourcing via Meetups and events and conferences

  • Developing innovative and proactive sourcing strategies to deliver high quality candidate pipelines 

  • Effectively building and engaging talent pools/communities through a variety of tools and social media

  • Putting positive culture fit at the heart of each search

 

Internal Stakeholder Management

  • Holding role briefings and process debriefs with Hiring Managers 

  • Seeking continuous feedback on the suitability of candidates in your pipeline and adapting sourcing plans where necessary 

  • Getting to know each team, working with Hiring Managers to understand the skills, competencies, and experiences necessary for success in each role

  • Educating Hiring Managers on best practice in hiring 

 

Systems

  • Managing roles and ensure data within the Workday recruitment system is up to date 

 

Metrics & Data

  • High attention to detail is required and a process driven attitude in order to provide reporting on recruitment data and pipeline updates to stakeholders 

  • Drawing insights from data and understanding which areas to tackle 

Employer Branding

  • Develop, coordinate and maintain relationships with tech communities

  • Develop a strategy to raise brand awareness amongst candidates that may not have traditionally considered the FT as a place of work

Required Skills / Experience

  • Demonstrable experience in recruiting engineering candidates with a focus and understanding of JavaScript (nodeJS, React), Java, Python, Swift, Java, Kotlin, and AWS stack

  • Background in using innovative sourcing strategies for hard to fill, tech roles

  • Experience in working with Diversity, Equality and Inclusion strategies to ensure a diverse shortlist of candidates and a fair process for everyone

  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and relationship building skills

  • Comfortable working autonomously without direction; ability to effectively prioritize workload

  • Ability to liaise with employees at all levels of the organisation

  • Excellent attention to detail and a high level of accuracy required

  • Excellent organisational skills required

  • Proficiency in Workday HRIS is desirable but not essential

What’s in it for you? Our Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities.

Further Information

The FT are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help.