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Contingent Worker Manager


London, ENG, GB, N1C 4AG

Brand:  RS Group
Function:  Human Resources
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We’re on an exciting journey at RS Group. As a FTSE 100 company we are going from strength to strength and out Talent Acquisition Team is no exception. 


As a critical business function within our people organisation, we are looking for amazing recruitment talent that will help us to deliver on our strategy and commitment to the business to be a best-in-class employer.


Talent Acquisition (TA) is a critical function within the RS Group’s people organisation. The TA function is responsible for attracting, recruiting and hiring top talent spanning permanent, FTC and contingent workers.


The Contingent Workforce Manager plays a lead role in ensuring RS Group attracts and hires first-rate contingent workers by providing an efficient, high quality, end-to-end recruitment service and candidate experience for the business and candidates in the UK.


In addition the role will be responsible for reviewing IR35/HMRC processes, ensuring compliance and minimising risk to RS Group.


This role will report directly to the aligned business area Head of Talent Acquisition.


This role is offered on a permanent basis and will be a hybrid role, offering a combination of being able to work remotely along with being office based in either our Corby or London locations.


What you’ll do


  • Review the end-to-end contingent worker hiring process from an IR35 compliance perspective
  • Make recommendations to amend the contingent worker hiring process ensuring that key stakeholders are engaged, and any business risk associated with IR35 is minimised
  • Finalise and launch a contingent worker policy to the business
  • Conduct a full audit of RS Group's current UK based contingent workforce
  • Manage and maintain details of the entire contingent workforce in line with GDPR
  • Manage and implement any proposed changes to the contingent worker hiring process
  • Manage the end-to-end contingent worker hiring process and delivery of requirements to the business
  • Support and manage the candidate experience throughout the hiring lifecycle, ensuring SLAs are always upheld and that candidates and other key stakeholders are informed of developments with real time communication/updates throughout the recruitment process
  • Embed and use the ATS ensuring process compliance to minimise risk around personal and sensitive data and support the use of the ATS by hiring managers


What you’ll bring


  • In-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to IR35 and previous experience in actively reducing legal risks associated with IR35 and ensuring compliance
  • Experienced in working within the private sector and mitigating risk from IR35 tax legislation
  • Contingent worker hiring experience from a similar sized business within the private sector and management of adherence to IR35 tax legislation
  • Ability to review processes, make recommendations and implement change and have experience of this within the context of IR35 and contingent workforce
  • Previous experience of working with an Applicant Tracking System
  • Ability to gather and maintain data to the highest standards and in line with GDPR.
  • First-class communication skills with the gravitas to challenge, partner and influence at all levels of the organisation
  • Business fluent in English language


We are RS Group

RS Group plc (formerly known as Electrocomponents plc) is a leading global omni-channel industrial product and service solutions provider to customers who are involved in designing, building, and maintaining industrial equipment and operations, safely and sustainably. We stock more than 700,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of product and service solutions to over 1.2 million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we trade through multiple channels and ship over 60,000 parcels a day.

Our vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently.

We want to hire the best talent, people who share our values and understand that when we act with respect and humility, we can do great things. That’s why we’ve put our purpose at the heart of our organisation, we want to make amazing happen for a better world. We empower our people to make a difference, innovate to make more possible and deliver to make it happen.


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement. At RS Group we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with everything in the job description, we encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


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