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Talent Acquisition Specialist


Alfred H Knight has an exciting opportunity for a Talent Acquisition Specialist to join the HR & L&D team based in Liverpool, UK.  The HR & L&D team supports Alfred H Knight and its people to achieve our business aims by having the right people in the right place at the right time with the right skills.  We are responsible for the development of our people policies and processes, as well as supporting our managers and teams to bring them to life in practice.  Our remit covers the full ‘employee lifecycle’, including recruitment, induction and training, how to inspire strong performance and keep our people engaged, and how we develop, recognise and reward our people.

The talent acquisition function has grown and developed in recent years, and is now ready to develop towards a full global remit. The role will provide end to end talent acquisition support and an excellent service to our global offices. You will support the Global Talent Acquisition Manager to further develop the function by supporting and coordinating relationships with stakeholders, identifying and sourcing the best talent in the market and building a strong and diverse network through advertising, networking and headhunting. You will be expected to work with our existing digital HR platform (My AHK powered by Bamboohr), ensuring an excellent candidate journey working and collaborating with key partners across the group.



Alfred H Knight is a totally independent, family owned business spanning five generations. A global network of strategically placed offices and laboratories enable global trade by providing independent inspection, analysis and consultancy services to the metals and minerals, solid fuels and agriculture industries.

We have honed and carefully crafted our reputation. Delivering knowledge and professionalism in all aspects of weighing, sampling and analysis. We thrive by continuing to re-invest in our facilities, technology and people. Click here to find out more about AHK.



To be successful at Alfred H Knight you will need to display the following:



Required Competencies

  • Communication: Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to present clear, well-structured reports and briefs.
  • Quality:  ‘Right first time’ approach, completes work to a high standard, continually looking for improvements and strong problem-solvers, high level of attention to detail is key within this role.
  • Project management: Takes responsibility for initiating and completing tasks, manages priorities and time to successfully meet deadlines.
  • Managing uncertainty: Handles pressure and ambiguity well, exercises good judgement and handles challenges in a mature manner. Flexibility and pragmatism and the ability to deal with ambiguity.
  • Critical thinking: Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Team Player / Interpersonal: Builds and maintains positive working relationships with their own team and more widely.  Able to work as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Stakeholder management: Coaching and mentoring, critical friend, influencing skills.


Required Work Experience

  • Demonstrable track record of progression within a relevant recruitment / talent / HR function in a complex/matrix structure.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing projects and delivering successful outcomes.
  • Experience in developing and delivering apprentice and graduate recruitment.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing innovative approaches to complex problems.


Required Qualifications

  • Education: BA / BSc Degree in HR preferred but not essential.
  • CIPD Level 3 or 5 Qualification desirable.
  • Cert RP or Cert IHR.
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