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Recruitment Coordinator - open contract

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This is a contract position, initially for 12 months from 1 April 2017 until 31 March 2018, but with scope to extend.


GSMA – Our role in the mobile industry

The GSMA is the global industry association that helps shape the future of the mobile industry. Our mission is to act as a guiding beacon for the mobile industry, focusing on activities where collective action can deliver significant benefit. In order to achieve this, the GSMA concentrates on four main activities:

  • We provide strategic direction and thought leadership to our members
  • We drive collaborative industry programmes aimed at maintaining operator relevance in the digital world
  • We advocate for the industry to regulators, policy makers and society as a whole
  • We convene the broad mobile communications ecosystem at our industry leading events


Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world's mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations. The GSMA is focused on innovating, incubating and creating new opportunities for its membership, all with the end goal of driving the growth of the mobile communications industry.

The GSMA is also established as a major inter-industry resource, partnering with industries across the mobile ecosystem in order to enable growth through mobile technologies, programmes and frameworks.

We act as a “think tank” for the mobile community focusing on strategic and policy initiatives that will impact the direction of the industry.

Our organisation engages with a wide range of governments, regulators and NGOs (such as The World Bank, UN and philanthropic organisations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) to advocate for the mobile industry and develop the social and economic value of mobile for countries, regions and continents.

We convene the mobile industry at our leading events such as Mobile World Congress Americas, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress 360 Series and the world leading Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Please visit for a wealth of further information.


GSMA – Our HR Department

Our HR Department aims to attract, develop, reward and retain the best talent for the organisation. We enable the GSMA achieve its mission of “connecting everyone and everything to a better future” through the power of people.

While the HR team is responsible for performing the operational work associated with keeping the GSMA running, we do so with a strategic view of what it means to attract, develop, reward and retain a global workforce. 

The HR department consists of various teams including HR Business Partnering, which partners with the business to deliver talent strategies, HR Operations, which designs and manages compensation and benefits plans to attract and motivate the best talent, Learning & Development, which provides important learning opportunities to keep our teams at the top of their industries and Recruitment, which attracts, identifies, evaluates and hires the best new talent into the organisation.


The Role

We’re looking for an experienced, independent and organised individual to join our team as a Recruitment Coordinator. You will be responsible for providing administrative support to our Recruitment Team to recruit the best & brightest new GSMAers across the globe. Through your attention to detail, autonomy and organisational skills, you will guarantee a high level of service and quality. As such, your daily work will have a direct impact on our business, our candidates and our people globally. You thrive in complex and entrepreneurial environments, have a passion for HR and are motivated by going the extra mile.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Recruitment Administration: Manage GSMA’s presence on all job boards and GSMA’s own career site, including publishing & managing all job descriptions on various job boards. Also responsible for managing our Applicant Tracking System (ATS) in order to ensure that all candidates receive timely and qualitative responses. In charge of preparing offers and “pre-boarding” processes through our ATS. Other various recruitment administration such as some interview & travel scheduling. Assist with meeting preparation as well as data analysis.


  • CV Administration: Provide a “first filter” assessment of applications received via our various partner job boards (CV screening), including close collaboration with the Recruitment Business Partners and Head of Recruitment.


  • Employer Branding Coordination: Responsibility for administration and coordination of recruitment marketing campaigns together with the Head of Recruitment, including scheduling communications, executing content strategies and working together with our Marketing & PR departments to deliver successful “talent attraction” campaigns.


  • Sourcing: Responsible for direct sourcing activities within the Recruitment team, including a large portion of the role dedicated to direct sourcing on LinkedIn (Boolean search, InMail, groups, etc) as well as talent pipelining and talent mapping.


  • Working with colleagues in other HR functions: work hand-in-hand with Business Partnering, L&D, HR Operations in order to provide a seamless service to hiring managers and candidates and to ensure that all recruitment processes and practices are followed.



Criteria for selection: competencies, skills & experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience as a Coordinator or Administrator, ideally within a Recruitment function.


  • Experience managing and administering ATSs, job boards and databases.


  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to balance competing priorities. Ability to work autonomously with little supervision, often urgently working to tight deadlines.


  • Strong experience working in an unstructured, international, fast-paced & diverse environment with adaptability and flexibility.


  • Demonstrable integrity and reliability. Ability to demonstrate sound judgement and to formulate business-focused solutions.


  • Highly detail oriented with a drive for accuracy.


  • Commercial acumen & understanding of GSMA’s business and the mobile industry. Strong intellectual capacity.


  • Experience of “direct souring”, especially using LinkedIn is an advantage.


The successful candidate must have the right to work (valid visa or local nationality) in the UK.





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