In-House Recruiter

25000.00 - 25000.00 GBP Annual + GBP25000/annum Plus Benefits
25 Aug 2017
22 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
In-House Recruiter
Buckfastleigh, Devon
cGBP25,000 Plus Potential for Performance-Based Rewards

About Riverford

We're mad about organic veg. It's at the core of everything we do. We love to grow it, pack it into boxes and deliver it to customers' doorsteps around the UK. This takes a lot of brilliant people, with a range of skills and knowledge.

Riverford began in 1986, with a few acres of veg, a wheelbarrow and a beaten up 2CV for deliveries. We've grown into a successful e-commerce business, with four farms, three packhouses, a fleet of vans and drivers, a wholesalers, butchery, organic restaurant and pub. We employ people across many areas including IT, Logistics, Sales, HR, Finance and Marketing (and more besides).

Our culture and values set us apart from other businesses. Riverford is a friendly, informal place to work, with a passionate, entrepreneurial spirit. We're committed to providing a fair deal for growers, customers and staff.

What you'll be doing

Working within our face to face sales team, you'll be responsible for all the recruitment of our new sales team members around the country. We are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic and results-driven recruiter who is used to working in a fast-paced environment. As well as the more traditional methods of recruitment, you'll also need to be creative in reaching a wider pool of people not necessarily looking for their next move.

You will be responsible for attracting, assessing and directly sourcing candidates for our face to face sales teams, managing the complete recruitment life cycle, from writing and placing job adverts, screening candidates, attending interviews and arranging inductions. You need to identify where we can find driven, passionate and personable candidates. It's not just about being reactive; we want you to be forward thinking and create a talent pipeline; looking to reduce impact on our teams by ensuring vacancies are filled quickly.

You will be creative in your approach, analytical with your feedback and possess exceptional people and organisation skills. You will know you have done a good job when you find candidates who stay in the role long term and consistently exceed their sales targets.

Our sales teams are based around the country, from the South West up to the North East, so you will need to travel regularly for interviews, recruitment fairs and other events.

Additionally, you will:

- Look to develop an assessment type centre where we have several candidates to recruit
- Draw up engaging adverts which reflect the brand and attract the right level and quality of applicants
- Ensure we learn from best practice and how other companies do things
- Attend events to speak to other sales people to let them know what Riverford are offering
- Conduct telephone screening and travel to interviews with candidates

Skills & experience

- You will have recruitment experience or perhaps just sales experience
- You'll drive and take ownership over the recruitment of the sales teams across the country
- You'll need to be creative about finding the right people and trying new ideas, finding lower cost methods where we can
- Advertising via appropriate mediums including job boards and social media
- Managing candidates through the whole recruitment process, from taking initial enquires through to induction
- Super organised and able to juggle different priorities

Personal qualities

- A can-do attitude; positive and resilient personality
- Strong attention to detail
- Personable and a good communicator
- Self-motivated, result driven
- Ability to work collaboratively and roll up your sleeves, get out on the road, and do whatever is needed to make things happen
- You will need a full, valid driving licence


Riverford is a beautiful place to work, with lots of great people - and other benefits too. We offer 31 days' holiday (including bank holidays), a generous company pension scheme and an annual profit share. We love food and hope you do too, so we give staff 25% off everything we sell on our website; heavily discounted organic breakfasts and lunches in the staff canteen; and free organic fruit and veg. There are also many social events for staff, with two big parties a year.

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Working hours: 40 hours a week (usually Monday to Friday but with occasional weekend working)