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Talent Acquisition Director

Location:  Dublin 2
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Apr 3, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1491163

Talent Acquisition Director - Experienced & Student


Join the powerhouse team at EY, the number one of the Big 4 on the island of Ireland! Our Talent (HR) Team, nestled within our Core Business Services (CBS) function, is the driving force behind our 5,000+ employee strong workforce. Here, you'll collaborate with a motivated team of experienced professionals, each dedicated to shaping the future of our organization.

As a member of our Talent Team, you'll have the autonomy to make a real impact on the entire organization. From attracting top talent to supporting career growth, we're involved in every step of the employment journey. In this fast-paced environment, you'll have the opportunity to innovate, challenge yourself, and build an engagement culture that fosters growth and development.

At EY, we're not just about jobs – we're about careers. Join us and discover a world of endless opportunities to shape your future. Be inspired by great leaders, seek out new experiences, and build the skills and relationships that will propel your career to new heights. Your journey begins here – seize the opportunity to lead and inspire others at EY! 

Role Overview
The Director of Recruitment is responsible for developing and executing comprehensive recruitment strategies to attract both experienced professionals and students to the organization. This role involves leading a team of recruitment specialists, collaborating with various departments, and overseeing the entire recruitment process to ensure the organization attracts top talent.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement specific and effective strategies to attract both experienced professionals and students in alignment with EY’s goals and objectives.  
  • Lead and manage the recruitment organisation consisting of experienced hiring specialists, student hiring specialists and employer branding specialists, providing guidance, direction and support to ensure the teams achieve the respective goals. 
  • Work with recruitment managers to design and execute sourcing plans to attract top talent, utilizing various channels such as job boards, social media, networking, and direct sourcing.  And for students an effective campus and branding campaign. 
  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive team environment that encourages innovation and professional development.  
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with educational institutions, external providers and suppliers to ensure excellence in candidate sourcing, application and onboarding experiences.  
  • Work with the recruitment team to continually review and streamline the recruitment process for both experienced candidates and students. 
  • Develop strong relationships with internal stake holders that includes regular communication and gathering of feedback to set and understand expectations and address any concerns.
  • Work with relevant suppliers and internal teams to develop and implement technology solutions and best practices to enhance efficiency in recruitment processes and maximise positive candidate experience. 
  • Ensure all our strategies for experienced and student hiring are appropriate to attract a diverse pool of candidates, including underrepresented groups and minorities.
  • Ensure recruitment practices are inclusive and comply with diversity and inclusion policies and regulations.
  • Develop and manage the recruitment budget, allocating resources effectively to maximize the impact of recruitment activities.
  • Monitor expenses and ensure compliance with budgetary constraints.
  • Manage and refine key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure recruitment and recruiter effectiveness, such as time-to-fill, cost-per-hire, quality-of-hire, and candidate satisfaction. Use and refine existing tools to create regular reports and analytics to track progress and inform decision-making.

To qualify for the role you must have:

  • Experience in a similar position 
  • You have led a team and are comfortable with high volume and a fast pace in an environment of ambiguity
  • Demonstrable experience in recruitment operations and operations improvement
  • Demonstrable experience in managing recruitment metrics across a busy team 
  • Proven experience in building strong relationships with business stakeholders
  • Project management experience is desirable 

What we look for

An experienced, passionate, energetic and resilient individual who can strengthen our Talent team and work in partnership with the business in delivering an exceptional HR service in line with our People strategy and the Firm’s business objectives.

What working at EY offers

Since our people help us make an impact, we do our best to recognise this effort this a comprehensive rewards package:


  • EY offer a competitive remuneration package with a number of additional benefits
  • We have a peer-to-peer recognition programme where you can recognise and be recognised for providing excellent service and supporting both your colleagues and our clients.
  • You can take care of your health with access to top health insurance providers, our dedicated wellbeing programme and access to a web doctor free of charge.
  • The ability to purchase additional leave every year in addition to the allotted annual leave.

Plus, a member of EY you will experience:


  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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