Talent Acquisition Consultant (E&E EMEA)

Date: 11 Jul 2024

Location: Warsaw, European Union, PL

Company: British Council

We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.

We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

Working with people in over 200 countries and territories, we are on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2021–22 we reached 650 million people.



British Council Pay band 6


Location:  Poland - Koszykowa 54 Trade Center


Contract type: Indefinite Contract


Closing Date: Wednesday 24th July 23:59 UK Time



You must have the legal right to work in Bulgaria at the time of application.


There is no relocation or sponsorship support.


British Council supports working in new ways such as hybrid working, subject to full approval by line management and conditional upon our ability to provide the appropriate level of service.  This may not be appropriate for all roles but can be explored at interview.

Role purpose


As a Talent Acquisition Consultant for the British Council, you will be responsible for finding the best people to join our organisation. You will be part of the Talent Acquisition (TA) team who connect the British Council with great talent, matching skills to opportunities to enable the organisation to deliver its mission.

You’ll be responsible for delivering an exceptional end-to-end recruitment service and support us as we transition the Recruitment function from its current transactional service into a strategic Talent Acquisition service, delivering global performance improvement.

Role context


Based within a Regional Hub, you will work closely with TA and People function colleagues, and other stakeholders across the British Council globally.

The British Council operates globally, and this role will need you to have strong communication and organisation skills and an ability to deliver through influence, building relationships internally and providing an exceptional candidate application experience.


In return, we’ll make sure that you’re able to develop your skills in role and continue to expand your expertise through ongoing professional development. 


 Main accountabilities


  • Deliver quality hires for the British Council ensuring all roles have an agreed talent acquisition (TA) plan which is delivered to a high standard (delivery focus is high-volume, repeatable roles).
  • Recruit vacancies by deploying the end-to-end talent acquisition process; including, but not limited to; leading job briefing calls, sourcing, shortlisting, developing, and maintaining talent pools, advising on recruitment timelines and strategies, scheduling interviews and offer management.
  • Use data to accurately track and monitor performance of your TA pipeline and ensure resources are effectively utilised to deliver against performance metrics e.g., time to offer, candidate conversion etc.
  • Develop collaborative working relationships with hiring managers, People function colleagues and relevant teams through pro-active partnership, to create a positive customer experience through all aspects of the TA process.
  • Contribute to a culture of continuous improvement through sharing ideas and feedback, keeping up to date with external recruitment best practise and aligning to personal professional development.
  • Support diversity objectives, ensuring all attraction, sourcing and selection activity promotes equal opportunity, delivers a diverse talent pool, and improves the attraction of the British Council to under-represented groups.


Role specific skills


Data Literacy

Data driven - Grasps & uses data to make decisions and inform practice


Business Acumen

Customer understanding - Understands customer needs & applies user-centric principles


Digital Agility

Digital aptitude - Motivated to learn and experiment with digital ways of work 


Execution excellence

Action orientation – Implements actionable and adaptive plans to achieve results

Interpersonal skills - Achieves shared goals using effective interpersonal skills 


Role specific knowledge and experience



  • Proven experience of talent acquisition processes and a range of selection techniques
  • Understanding of candidate sourcing techniques, including digital/social media and direct sourcing
  • Understanding and experience of implementing attraction activities that promote diversity in hiring.
  • Experience building and maintaining relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders, including overcoming challenges and barriers
  • Experience of delivering hiring to TA performance metrics and mechanisms
  • Confident and clear communicator, with experience of adapting your style and approach for maximum impact
  • Driven and solutions-orientated to provide an advisory level of service to stakeholders, with a focus on delivering to a high standard and achieving agreed metrics
  • Experience of planning and organising, confidence in managing your own time effectively in a fast-paced environment and responding to unforeseen priorities 


Language Requirements

The British Council systems and global processes operate in English. Written and verbal proficiency in English is required


Professional Qualification and Certification

Recruitment or HR qualification (desirable not essential) 



A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.


Equality , Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement


The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion across everything we do. We support all staff to make sure their behaviour is consistent with this commitment.  We want to address under representation and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability.  All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview and we have Disability Confident Employer Status. We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our work and activities.


The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.


We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.


Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.


If you have any problems with your application please email askhr@britishcouncil.org


Please note: Applications to this role can only be considered when made through the Apply section of our careers website. Our ‘ASK HR’ email is only to be used in case of a technical issue encountered when applying through the careers website. Emails with supporting statements and CV/Resumes sent to this email address will not be reviewed and will be deleted.