Tal­ent Ac­quis­i­tion Spe­cial­ist

Helsinki, Finland
10 May 2021
End of advertisement period
23 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

We're looking for a TALENT ACQUISITION SPECIALIST (human resources expert) for a permanent employment relationship.

Are you the recruitment development professional we are looking for?

At the University of Helsinki, we work with a big heart for a better world. Passionate and knowledgeable people are the heart of our organization, and we want to be the best place to work for all our employees. Everything starts with finding the right talent with skillfully managed recruitment.

Due to changes in personnel, we are now looking for a new colleague to join our professional Employer brand and Recruitment team to work on the development of our recruitment functions. Read more about the job and jump onboard!

About the position

As a talent acquisition professional, your task is to develop our recruitment lifecycle activities in relation to our entire diverse field of work. In this position, you will become familiar with the operating environment and development tasks of the university world, both in terms of the teaching and research staff as well as expert and support staff.

You will create and develop different models for acquiring capabilities for the needs of the entire university. You carry out and support director and key personnel recruitments, such as the directors and professors of faculties and units. In addition, we wish to build a suitable operating model for the university around direct search. Naturally, you are also involved in building the university's employer brand and thus ensuring the University of Helsinki's reputation as an attractive employer.

We invest a lot in a good candidate experience, and this is something that is especially important for us to ensure. In the position, you will further strengthen the activities of the candidate experience, recruitment communications and marketing. You support your HR colleagues doing recruitment in our units on practical issues. At the beginning of our new strategy period, which has just begun, we also want to further develop our practices in relation to recruitment feedback collection and departure discussions, for example.

This position is located in a team developing and supporting the activities of the employer brand and recruitment at the university level as a whole. In your role, you will support and spar our HR colleagues, train our staff, facilitate workshops and engage in network activities. You also support supervisors and leaders in recruitment issues.

What do we expect from you?

You are a recruitment and recruitment development professional with several years of experience in pushing through high-quality recruitment processes that add value to the applicant. We value strong experience in director and key personnel recruitment and direct search. Experience in personnel assessments is to your advantage. You master social media as a tool for modern recruitment marketing and have good marketing communication skills. You are very familiar with the different aspects of developing employer branding. Knowledge of the higher education sector and the academic environment is an advantage, but not a necessity. You will get familiar with the operating environment through your work.

We are looking for a new member to our team who enjoys an open work community and dares to bring out his/her own ideas. You have good interaction and cooperation skills and like to develop services and activities in cooperation with different stakeholders. You handle your duties in a determined manner and with a project style approach. You communicate clearly and convincingly both orally and in writing. Trainer experience and facilitation skills are also to your advantage in this task. You work fluently in English and have at least a helping knowledge of Finnish. You have a suitable university degree to support your success in this role.

What are we offering you?

As a talent acquisition expert, you get to dive into an exceptionally diverse operating environment. We employ over 8,000 people and have a wide range of our different positions. You have the opportunity to customize the task with your expertise and create new openings together with the team members and other HR professionals. We offer opportunities for learning at work through various networks, projects and a strong culture of co-creation. In addition to this, you have access to our extensive continuous learning content.

The position is located in Human Resources, where about 120 HR professionals work. The Employer brand and Recruitment team is a team of seven specialists. We work on a wide range of goals related to employer branding, recruitment and international personnel issues in a good atmosphere.

We work in accordance with the university’s values - truth, bildung, freedom and inclusivity. The university's basic tasks – research, teaching and societal interaction – bring meaning to our work and we hope that you too will be inspired by the opportunity to become part of this inspiring and diverse working environment.

We take care of your well-being and the smoothness of your everyday life through comprehensive occupational health care, excellent competence development opportunities, and affordable and versatile Unisport sports services, for example. We offer flexible holidays, remote work opportunities, and flexible working hours. Your future colleagues are competent and helpful, and we have a good team spirit. Due to the coronavirus, we are currently working remotely, but we hope to be able to see each other soon physically in our premises in Kaisaniemi, Helsinki, within excellent transport connections.

The salary for the position is approximately EUR 4,000-4,400 per month, depending on your skills and previous work experience.

Read more about the University of Helsinki as an employer and familiarise yourself with our values:

You can read more about the stages of the recruitment process through our career pages:

Are you one of us?

If you got excited about the position, please apply through our recruitment system no later than 23 May 2021 and let us know about yourself and your expertise. We would like to hear why you would be the right person for the job. Applicants employed by the University of Helsinki can submit their applications for the position in the SAP HR portal.

The start of the position will take place in August. We're going to fill this position on six months' probation.

For more information about the position, please contact Ms. Jaana Nylund, Development Manager,; 050-416 0415. Best available at: Mon 10.5. 15.30-16.30, Wed 12.5. 8.30-9.00, Wed 19.5. 09:00-10:00


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Due date

23.05.2021 23:59 EEST