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10 months ago
Neilson Active Holidays
Location: Brighton Marina
Job type: Any
Contact: The HR Team
Category: UK Jobs

Job Role Summary


To ensure the that the best candidates are recruited and developed whilst working for Neilson Active Holidays.

To develop recruitment strategies that support business growth, deliver the right candidates, aid retention in a measured approach.

Be responsible for the training and development of all Neilson employees by having a clearly defined strategy that supports the varying demands of both the overseas and UK teams.


Key Responsibilities and Tasks


To lead the overall recruitment and development for the business.


Develop an effective recruitment strategy that provides end to end recruitment solutions for all overseas and UK including; sourcing high caliber candidates, conducting interviews, offer management and virtual onboarding.


Manage the recruitment budget to ensure that the business is well positioned with key 3rd party suppliers to attract the right people with the right qualifications, experience and knowledge.


Develop the online position of the recruitment arm of the business to ensure that we are interacting, attracting and informing both our current and potential employees.


Manage the e-recruitment system for effective use ensuring that all recruitment and talent processes are aligned with all other HR aspects to ensure a seamless employee life cycle.


Lead a team of three recruitment and development executives to deliver all specialist recruitment days, recruitment administration, application screening, interview & selection, positions & offerings, job advertising and pre employment engagement.


Provide guidance and support to all managers on recruitment & talent issues whilst developing their knowledge and performance when recruiting on behalf of their department or area.


Develop a training & development strategy that meet the needs of each aspect of the overall business, this includes resort inductions through to management development.


Be responsible for the onboarding of resort and UK employees to ensure a fluid transition from recruitment through to working to their full potential.


Deliver on each element of the training cycle to ensure that all training has been planned, prepared, delivered, evaluated and where possible ROI and/or ROE results documented.


Manage the relationships with all 3rd party training providers, the bursary process and the professional development of key positions and people.


Manage the training budget to ensure that the business is providing valuable external training and development options and that the business can promote CDP across all levels.


Be responsible for the design & delivery of all performance management across the business providing detailed reports to the directors. Act on all requests for development and ensure that the process is understood and delivered by all line managers.


Provide developmental programmes to key employees and the overseas team to deliver operational excellence, encourage staff retention & engagement.



  • This is a Leadership role – requiring the successful candidate to be a confident self-starter, with the ability to set an agenda and develop, lead and motivate the Recruitment & Development Executives, including influencing other areas of the business or external partners who directly affect the performance and delivery of the business.
  • Ability to prioritise workload, manage deadlines and complex work schedules within strict timelines.
  • Strong team management skills.
  • Proactive with a flexible, ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Highly organised, with the ability to multi-task.
  • Positive attitude with a calm and reassured manner given the challenges of a busy HR function.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - confident presenter, able to construct and deliver strategic plans to business stakeholders, good at influencing.
  • Able to forge a strong relationship with the HR Manager to ensure the full HR function performs as expected.





  • Ability to produce accurate, concise and insightful presentations and training, using MS Powerpoint, MS Excel and MS Word and the Apple suite.
  • Ability to negotiate contracts and build relationships with employees.
  • A good knowledge of recruitment and employment laws and the ability to adapt to local guidelines.
  • Ability to produce or have knowledge of e-Learning/ remote learning.





  • Extensive experience & strong knowledge of recruitment & development.
  • Previous experience of working for a complex UK outbound holiday business.
  • Background in generalist HR would be beneficial (ideally within travel).
  • Experience of producing learning interventions that deliver immediate impact.





  • A CIPD or similar qualification.
  • Highly engaging in both conversational and public speaking.


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