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Talent Acquisition Specialist

With over 35 nationalities and a range of backgrounds represented in our Benevolent team, we aim to build an inclusive environment where our people can bring their authentic selves to work, be respected for who they are and the exceptional work they do. We welcome and actively encourage applications from all sections of society and are committed to offering equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, age, citizenship, or any other basis. We see our diversity as an asset as we tackle challenging problems that bridge the gap between drug discovery and technology.


The Role

The role of a Talent Acquisition Specialist is to partner with the hiring team and is, therefore, an influential and critical one. The role is responsible for building a pipeline of potential talent for a group of departments. This is a full-cycle recruitment role, therefore you will need to rapidly identify, attract and screen potential candidates for a wide variety of vacancies, as well as interview and manage the offer to hire process at all levels of seniority, and with candidates based world-wide. The candidate experience we offer at BenevolentAI is hugely important and so a positive, helpful and can-do attitude, as well as impeccable written and verbal communication skills, are a must.

This will involve being very proactive, developing and executing sourcing plans, building talent pipelines, conducting direct sourcing activity, research, screening, interviewing, pre-selecting, offer management and managing the hiring administration process.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the talent acquisition team, hiring managers, interviewers, candidates and HR to ensure a flawless interview process.
  • Providing process improvement to the internal process and maintaining a streamlined and fair process.
  • Partner with teams across the business, like Marketing, to create hiring strategies and connect with the external market
  • Champion diversity and help to create an inclusive workplace for all at BenevolentAI through our sourcing processes.
  • You will be essential to the success of the team as you will also help design, implement and drive innovative improvements and share ideas.
  • Be highly organised, extremely creative, great at working with people and getting them where they need to be at the right time.
  • Build strong stakeholder relationships and be a trusted partner to the business
  • Be a solutions provider and show positive energy for the BenevolentAI brand.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to identify key candidate sources externally to build potential candidate pools.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing and agile environment.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Work with the wider people team in creating a positive environment and raising brand awareness for Benevolent.
  • Be accountable for the way our brand is represented in the external market.

We are looking for someone with

  • 2+ years in an internal role with life sciences recruitment experience.
  • Experience working with and utilising application tracking systems to improve the hiring experience.
  • Experience producing insightful reporting to provide regular updates to hiring managers and SLT to make data-driven decisions.
  • Proven track record in proactively sourcing candidates from multiple platforms.
  • Proven track record of creating long-term strategic hiring plans to assist the company's growth strategy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to easily communicate with a diverse group of people globally.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organisational skills with a focus on quality will be key to your success.
  • Ability to juggle and effectively prioritise multiple tasks, including knowing when to escalate issues.
  • Ability to demonstrate patience in tricky situations and to resolve issues with a problem-solving, can-do attitude.
  • High levels of accountability and the ability to promote the BenevolentAI brand and represent us when engaging with potential candidates.

We share a passion for being part of a mission that matters, and we are always looking for curious and collaborative people who share our values and want to be part of our journey.  If that sounds like a fit for you, hit the apply button and join us.

About us

BenevolentAI (AMS: BAI) is a leading, clinical-stage AI-enabled drug discovery and development company listed on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange. Through the combined capabilities of its AI platform, scientific expertise, and wet-lab facilities, BenevolentAI is well-positioned to deliver novel drug candidates with a higher probability of clinical success than those developed using traditional methods. The Benevolent Platform™ powers a growing in-house pipeline of 13 named drug programmes and over 10 exploratory programmes, and it maintains successful collaborations with AstraZeneca, as well as leading research and charitable institutions. BenevolentAI is headquartered in London, with a research facility in Cambridge (UK) and a further office in New York.

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