Schools Resourcing Officer

£25,054 - £26,339 yearly
  • Buckinghamshire Council
  • Hybrid (Aylesbury, UK)
  • 11 Apr, 2023
Full time Administration and Secretarial Public Sector and Government Recruitment

Job Description

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Schools Resourcing Officer to join our Resourcing Team. This position is part-time (22hrs per week) and term-time only. The pro-rata salary would be £11,171.58 per annum.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the delivery of the advertising service for schools and other external customers.

To be successful in this role, you will need to bring a proactive approach to ensure resourcing service levels are consistently met and high-quality customer service is delivered.

This opportunity is a fixed-term contract until for up to 12 months (covering parental leave).

About us

The Resourcing team is often a candidates first experience of our organisation, and we work hard to ensure their experience is a great one!

No two days will be the same in this varied and fast paced role, some of the key duties are:

  • To monitor mailboxes to ensure calls, emails and portal requests are acknowledged, resolved, or redirected in a timely manner.
  • To provide high quality customer service to schools and external customers.
  • To promote use of various recruitment channels including Social Media.
  • To collaborate with team colleagues to deliver a positive customer experience and ensure to ensure policies and processes are followed.

In return, Buckinghamshire Council offers flexible working hours, generous holiday allowance, the potential to work from home and all the tools needed to give you a great work-life balance.

About the role

The main responsibilities of this opportunity include:

  • Check advertising mailbox daily for new adverts, and publish adverts within 48 hours of receipt.
  • Answer advertising queries from schools, escalating complex queries to Schools Advisor.
  • Check adverts to ensure advert wording and documents provided by the school are legally compliant and contain all necessary information, contacting school with suggested revised wording if necessary.
  • Using Talent Link, post adverts to the BC careers site and intranet, checking the advert once live to ensure formatting and wording is correct and sending links to schools to view.
  • Advertising apprenticeship vacancies on BC careers site and intranet, liaising with apprenticeship team to confirm levy funding and ensure advert is posted to NAS website for a minimum of 2 weeks.
  • Liaise with TES, Job Match and other job boards to publish school adverts, forwarding links to schools once advert is live.
  • Create social media posts and write attractive copy to publish on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn using canva and crowdcrontrol
  • Weekly jobs closing spreadsheet - close jobs that have past their closing date and contact schools to ask for feedback on their advert and our service.
  • Attend events with Schools Advisor to promote the advertising service
  • Assist with ad hoc projects to improve the service provided to schools


As an ‘any-desk’ worker, you’ll need to be connected to our network to access digital folders and resources, but this can either be from home or an office location when required. You will be required to work from the office a couple of times a week, depending on your role and team requirements*.

 *subject to current Government Covid-19 Guidance

About you

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills to build relationships and engage successfully with the stakeholder community. You will need to possess the ability to challenge managers and chase issues with authority.
  • Practical experience within a related field i.e. HR, recruitment, business support.
  • Good ICT skills - both standard packages and specialist systems such as SAP.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good planning and organisational skills, with proven ability to prioritise and co-ordinate workloads, monitor and evaluate work, to ensure deadlines are achieved.
  • Numerate and accurate with attention to detail. Be confident with data and the ability to analyse data, record and interpret data accurately.

 Please see attached job description for full person specification.

Other information

For further information on this role please see the attached job summary.

If you would like to find out more about the role, please contact us at

Number of positions available: 1

Closing date: 11th April 2023

Shortlisting date: 12th April 2023

Interview date: 19th April 2023

Interview-type / process: MS TEAMS

If you would like to have an informal conversation with the recruiting manager, please contact:

This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare:

  • Unspent convictions and/or unspent conditional cautions only

For further information on how long it takes for convictions and conditional cautions to be spent, please refer to Nacro’s guide on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible.

Our values and culture

We have a set of values, which our employees have chosen, that represent what we are – Proud, Ambitious, Collaborative and Trustworthy.

By joining Buckinghamshire Council, you can expect:

  • a fair and inclusive culture
  • the chance to really make a difference to those around you
  • health and well-being initiatives including an Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and mindfulness workshops
  • a unified voice through our Employee Representative Group
  • ongoing support, and the opportunity to develop and progress in your career with us
  • opportunities to take part in fun activities such as fundraising and social events

At Buckinghamshire Council, we know that our biggest strength comes from the people that work for us, and that’s why we’re working hard to ensure we continue to be an accessible and inclusive organisation.

From dedicated staff networks overseen by our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group, to proudly standing as a Disability Confident employer, it’s important to us that all our colleagues feel engaged, listened to, and valued. Our offer of flexible working empowers a productive and happy workforce and allows employees to combine work with other responsibilities and commitments.

We believe our workforce should reflect the diverse communities we service in Buckinghamshire, and are looking for like-minded individuals to join us in promoting equality, fairness, and inclusion for everyone.

About the Business Unit

Resources cover a wide range of specialisms, including Human Resources, Finance, ICT and Business Operations. Our main focus is supporting the other directorates to provide the best possible service to our residents. To do that, we have to make sure we have the right people in the right roles across the organisation. From our finance teams, working strategically to ensure the best value from public money; to HR keeping our employees healthy and happy, each service is vital in making sure Buckinghamshire Council has what it needs to run effectively and efficiently.

As well as providing high quality services to other areas of the Council, you could also be helping us build on the revenue which comes from our external clients. If you are ambitious, customer-focussed and bursting with new ideas, we want to hear from you.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.