Internal Recruitment Partner

Sometimes writing a really, really great job ad can be hard (undoubtedly you will know this), but not this time… because we have got loads to tell you about this outstanding new role.

In a nutshell, you will take the lead in developing, building and driving our internal talent strategy, right across the Accordant Group. You will focus on helping our businesses hire top talent in a timely, efficient and proactive way, while championing diversity and inclusive hiring practices.

If you like the sound of this, and you feel that your capability and experience will add an extra something special to our business, then please read on!

Why have we created this role?

We are incredibly excited about what is on the go right now for Accordant, and what is on our horizon too. After successfully re-naming and re-branding in late 2020 (we were previously AWF Madison Group) we are eager to continue the great work we do across all of our Group’s businesses – which include AWF, Madison Recruitment, Absolute IT and JacksonStone & Partners. Our people are very much at the heart of our strategy, and this means we are going need more talented people across Accordant’s businesses. The neat part is that this role will help shape our internal recruitment strategy by working alongside our businesses to determine how we can attract the best talent.

How do we like to work?

Reporting to our experienced Group Client Solutions Partner we are confident that this is not your average internal role. We are not afraid to take risks when we need too, we know that great innovation often comes from having the courage to try something new, and we are comfortable changing tack if we need too. We have the infrastructure of a large business, but we can be just as nimble as the boutiques. The Accordant business is special – and we want to tell that story. We know how to have a laugh, but we also know when we need to put our head down and deliver – we want someone who genuinely gets a thrill over finding the perfect person, and someone who is consistently up for the challenge.

Who will you be working with?

You will work with our GM – Workforce and our in-house marketing team to showcase our EVP and build our employer brand. We are not looking for someone who simply wants to tick boxes – we want an innovative thinker who is well connected to our business. We want a storyteller and a collaborator – someone who can find what we are looking for and then bring them into our world.

What is at the heart of this role?

While bringing in great talent is important – we want to grow our talent too. You will always be thinking ahead and be comfortable backing yourself to drive change rather than sticking to the status quo, simply because ‘that’s the way it’s always been done’. We have some great ideas around sourcing talent – but we want you to come armed with your ideas too. You will be able to do some of the small stuff (even though its small – it still matters), and we need to know you are comfortable managing more complex work too.

How will we support you to succeed?

We will provide you with the tools you need – and we will need you to use these to their maximum capacity. These tools will help you grow your existing strong networks even further. You will have a great peer network working alongside you within our business too. We are 100% up for celebrating your success – because your success is our success too.

How would we sum up all this?

  • We are after a top calibre, collaborative and courageous champion of internal recruitment – so you will be keen to live and breathe Accordant
  • You will be a genuine person looking to work alongside like-minded people
  • Working with our Business leads to recruit talent across a range of role types, you will come up with relevant sourcing strategies and then seeing them through
  • You will own and manage the candidate journey, while delivering a first-rate recruitment process for any of our Accordant businesses
  • Your ideas will be welcomed, especially in putting together unique ways to source talent
  • You will work with our GM – Workforce and our marketing team to develop our EVP and grow our employer brand
  • Designing a recruitment strategy that will diversify our workforce, which spans attracting top talent and seeking out those ‘diamonds in the rough’, will ensure your role is well-positioned to help our branches deliver successful recruitment solutions to their clients
  • You will be comfortable and excited about representing Accordant at industry-related events
  • Our internal programme to grow talent will benefit from your ideas and approach

What should you do now?

If you are feeling a buzz of excitement (you may even have a few ideas brewing about how we can share our story and bring on board other great people!) we would love to talk with you.

For more information and a confidential discussion contact Rachelle Russell on or 021 674 355.

Who is the Accordant Group?

The Accordant Group is New Zealand’s leading recruitment company. Within our stable we have four recruitment businesses, each of which holds an enviable position in their market. AWF provides labour hire and recruitment services from 21 branches across the country including Select Recruitment in Dunedin, Madison recruits temporary, contract and permanent staff for a broad range of clients in the commercial and government sectors, Absolute IT operates solely in the tech and digital market recruiting permanent and contract IT professionals, and JacksonStone & Partners is one of the most experienced executive search, recruitment and contracting agencies in New Zealand, covering all disciplines up to chief executive and board appointments across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.