LocationNational Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton, London SW15 5JQ
Hours of WorkFull-time
Salary & Benefitsup to £40,000 plus bonus and excellent benefits
Closing Date14 Sep

Job Description


Responsible to: Head of Resourcing, Development & Talent

Location: National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton, London, SW15 5JQ

Salary:  up to £40,000 plus bonus and excellent benefits

About the role

The LTA's vision is “Tennis Opened Up” and its mission is to make tennis Relevant, Accessible, Welcoming and Enjoyable. The LTA's People Team ensures it has the right people, in the right roles, with the right skills to deliver our mission. As a team, we provide leadership, expert advice and support to our passionate colleagues throughout the employment cycle. We enable and encourage our people to perform to their very best, wherever they are based around the country.

The Recruitment & Talent Partner will play a pivotal role in leading the LTA's recruitment strategy and framework, delivering against current and future workforce requirements with a key focus on talent identification and selection. There will be a mixture of both permanent and temporary recruitment so your ability to provide expert advice and insights in relation to all aspects of best practice and contemporary resourcing, including talent acquisition, succession planning, talent management, employer branding and recruitment systems/processes will be key. The role will be supported by the Recruitment & Talent Advisor and reports in to our Head of Resourcing, Development and Talent.

There is potential for this to become a permanent role within the LTA People Team.

The LTA, through its vision “Tennis Opened up”, is committed to creating a diverse environment where all colleagues feel included and a strong sense of belonging. We are proud to actively invite applications from all candidates who meet the essential criteria and are able to work in the UK, and we commit that everyone will receive equal consideration for employment irrespective of your ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status, disability or age. We also operate a flexible working environment where all colleagues are able to discuss their working needs with their manager or the People Team at any time.

Key accountabilities

  • Ensure the effective delivery of a fit-for-purpose attraction and recruitment strategy across all worker types including permanent, temporary and contractors
  • Proactively work with the Head of Resourcing, Development and Talent to forward plan the workforce needs, and create engaging campaigns to recruit in line with our talent needs
  • Manage the ongoing development and utilisation of recruitment technology solutions (such as our ATS 'eploy') in order to support the delivery of an efficient recruitment service to the business.
  • Manage the continuous development of our internal & external Employer Brand including the key messaging, visual identity & tone of voice to be used across numerous channels
  • Manage our recruitment budget effectively, maintaining an almost entirely in-house delivery model with key advertising and attraction partners (LinkedIn etc)
  • Work with the Recruitment and Talent Advisor, and wider People Team, to ensure we are fully compliant with Right To Work and DBS checks for new starters

Provide expertise and advice to managers around IR35 and ensure we remain fully compliant with our engagement of contractors, temporary workers and agency workers

  • Identify and implement the most appropriate ways to advertise vacancies and source candidates
  • Support the Head of Resourcing, Development and Talent with designing and implementing annual Talent entry strategies including work experience, apprenticeships, etc
  • Proactively produce relevant Management Information and metrics to identify and respond to resourcing needs.
  • Provide expertise to hiring managers, particularly for key hires, which includes interview guidance, attending interview panels and wash-ups and decision-making where appropriate
  • Support the Head of Resourcing, Development and Talent and People Director from time-to-time with senior or executive appointments including Board, Council and key volunteer positions
  •  Continuously improve our recruitment and talent approached to make sure we deliver on our Inclusion strategy, and make the LTA a diverse and welcoming place to work (key initial focus areas will be on gender, ethnicity and disability)
  • Provide expertise and best practice recruitment for all aspects of Inclusion & Diversity in line with our Inclusion Strategy (e.g. being a Disability Confident Employer)
  • Provide expertise and best practice recruitment for all aspects of Inclusion & Diversity in line with our Inclusion Strategy (e.g. being a Disability Confident Employer)

Person specification

Previous Experience:

In-depth knowledge and experience of in-house resourcing and recruitment best practices and their contribution to business success - a true recruitment SME


Proven experience in the area of employer brand and talent attraction, in line with creating an exceptional Employee Value Proposition


Experience of working with and implementing technology driven recruitment solutions


Experience of creating and implementing workforce planning/talent interventions that have a visible impact on organisational success


Evidence of implementing change in a complex and changing environment


Strong proven experience of recruiting temporary and contractor workforces in line with IR35


Experience of managing apprenticeships, work experience and/or early career development programmes



Knowledge, Training and Qualifications

Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to liaise with and build relationships at all levels within an organisation


Strong time management and prioritisation skills


Knowledge of legislative requirements related to best practice resourcing and employment


Excellent digital skills including Microsoft Office and an ATS


Strong knowledge of Inclusion & Diversity best practice for recruitment


Educated to degree level, or equivalent


HR/REC or CIPD qualification or equivalent



Personal Attributes:


  • Able to work on own initiative and appreciate the high level of accountability.
  • A great leader and motivator of others
  • A great communicator both internally & externally
  • Always prepared to work collaboratively


  • A high degree of emotional intelligence and self-awareness, with the ability to adapt style to meet the needs of the audience.
  • Will always suggest improvements to ways of working 
  • Will be comfortable challenging groups or individuals to ensure high levels of work
  • Treats others as you wish to be treated


  • A genuine passion for people and good customer service ethic.
  • Highly proactive with a 'can-do' attitude
  • Hard working & driven to succeed and achieve our mission


  • Always aims to achieve the best possible outcome
  • Develops plans based on best practise and previous experience
  • Seeks support from colleagues to improve outcomes
  • Will be happy to take the more challenging route if it results in higher quality outputs

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter by Tuesday 14th September.