Resourcing Lead

Posting Date: 04 February 2020

Location: Dunfermline, Fife, GB, KY11 2YD

Company: Babcock

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Resourcing Lead
Rosyth Dockyard
£35,000 - £40,000 dependent on experience 
About the role


Babcock Marine and Technology Division employees highly skilled people and are the UK's leading naval support business. It draws on an unmatched range of engineering and technical skills in providing through-life services and deep maintenance to the Royal Navy's major warships and nuclear-powered submarines, in addition to operating a wide range of strategic shore-based naval support facilities. The Division is also expanding rapidly with complex, high-profile defence projects.


Babcock have been named preferred bidder for the £1.5bn contract for five Type 31 Warships, therefore, we are currently recruiting a Resourcing Lead to join us at Rosyth Dockyard and support this high profile contract. You would be responsible for the operational management and delivery of our recruitment partners for both permanent and temporary resource across within the Energy and Marine division of Babcock.


You would be accountable for ensuring our resourcing partner delivers professional, effective and timely recruitment, which meets the needs of the business to ensure we have a committed and competent employee in every role.
Main Responsibilities:


  • Fully accountable for all resourcing matters and solutions recognising business requirements.
  • Effective delivery of permanent and temporary performance in line with service level agreements (SLA’s)
  • Recognising and planning for long and short-term resourcing requirements such as; sourcing capability, headcount utilisation via integrated business planning and mobilisation support as required.
  • Guide Hiring Managers through the resource processes and work in partnership with our resourcing partner to ensure delivery of right people, right place and right time.
  • Close partnership and strong networking relationships with the resourcing partner, Marine and wider sector liaison, HR Business Partners, Hiring Managers and Functional Leads to ensure proactive resourcing success and appropriate resourcing strategies aligned to business requirements.
  • Work with recruitment partners to understand labour market conditions and review internal employee turnover trends, which will enable recommendations to the company’s recruitment and reward strategies, which adapt to changing market conditions.
  • Influencing and supporting the improvement of the induction and exit process at a site-wide level.
  • Delivering reports and supporting bids or new projects across the business when needed.


As well as working for the UK’s leading naval support business, we will also provide you with all the training, support and benefits that you would expect from a global company.


What do I need to do the role?

  • Ideally, experienced in recruitment and talent assessments.
  • Strong project management skills and stakeholder engagement capability.
  • Proactive work ethic with attention to detail.
  • Strategic knowledge and commercial understanding.
  • Articulate, effective and concise communicator with strong influencing skills.
  • Pro-active, able to work on own initiative with minimal guidance and support.
  • Ability to see the big picture and to propose practical intervention.
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity, change and political situations.
  • Ability to develop and build relationships at all levels within the organisation internally and externally.
  • Understanding of data and analytics with an ability to demonstrate to others its impact and return on investment.
  • Ability to prioritise work and manage conflicting priorities coupled with effective time management


What else do I need to know?
You will work 37 hours per week Monday to Friday with flexible working and you must be able to achieve the appropriate level of Security Clearance.
About Babcock International


For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training. We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.
Application Guidance


All applications should be made online. Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job.  Once you’ve completed this you’ll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices. If you experience difficulties please check our careers website for more information. Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly. We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and we will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.
Armed Forces Covenant


We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please check our careers website for more information.



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