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Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

Date: 05-Aug-2022

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 6000 people in 51 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.


QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers' most challenging problems. Our determination to deliver and improve today and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.

I am personally excited to welcome applications for a new role within our Talent Acquisition team!  Our team is responsible for partnering with key business stakeholders to anticipate, plan for and deliver fit for purpose talent attraction and sourcing strategies. 


This new role is unique and will not only manage a small internal portfolio, it will also work to support the broader team with projects, events, campaigns and talent pipelining. 


The preferred location for this role is Melbourne but we’re also open to applicants from Brisbane and Adelaide noting that we embrace hybrid working.  


Full time work is available but we also welcome applications who are looking for part time (0.8).


In terms of details, in this varied role you will:

  • Partner with key business stakeholders and our Talent Acquisition team to develop an understanding of business requirements and forecast hiring needs
  • Use labour market expertise to develop effective sourcing strategies and to create and maintain pipelines of talent for future roles
  • Deliver successful attraction strategies to satisfy vacancies in your assigned portfolio and deliver and end-to-end service from brief to offer and everything in between
  • Support advertising/sourcing campaigns and projects for roles across the organisation whilst also supporting the development of talent pipelines (utilising your great sourcing skills!)
  • Manage our internal employee referral pipeline
  • Delight both internal and external candidates alike with your engaging and professional approach


As the ideal addition to our team, you’ll present with:

  • A background in end to end recruitment – internal or agency
  • Well-developed creative writing skills including an ability to write compelling recruitment advertisements/content
  • A strong customer service orientation and an ability to develop strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Outstanding communication and time management skills
  • A strong team orientation, can-do approach and a passion for candidate experience


You don’t need years of experience.  Your passion and drive, underpinned by a solid foundation in recruitment and natural talent is what we seek.


Not critical but experience with Success Factors or similar applicant tracking systems, experience with LinkedIn Recruiter and/or other talent search platforms and/or tertiary level qualifications in HR or a relevant discipline will be highly regarded.


Due to the nature of our work, you'll need to be eligible for Australian Defence security clearance.  


Whilst applications must be made online, confidential enquiries are welcome and a copy of the position description is available. Please contact Cathy Riach, Head of Talent Acquisition & Planning (email:




As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers' advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work, meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed. We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Gender Equality Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan we also encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.