Technical Talent Sourcer

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Technical Talent Sourcer

Would you like to be part of a team that makes a tangible difference to a business?

Do you enjoy sourcing for both vanilla and hard-to-find niche technical skillsets?

Join our Recruitment Team

Being part of the Recruitment Team gives you a real insight into how the business works as you’ll be playing a key role in growing each area of the business by hiring exceptional technical talent. The team sit in the wider HR function, working closely alongside the HR Business Partners and Learning and Development team to ensure a joined-up approach when we’re managing candidates through onboarding. Services and IT are the business functions where most of our technical hires occur.

Success. The Softcat Way.

Softcat is one of the UK’s leading technology solutions businesses. Thanks to the success and growth of our services, we offer an increasingly broad range of tech careers. There could be a bright future for you if you’re interested in software, networking, analytics, or cyber security.

Do you want to make change happen by joining a team that never stands still?

As a (day-rate contract) Technical Talent Sourcer, you will be responsible for the sourcing across many areas of the business such as Services (Managed Services & Support Functions), Internal IT, Systems Development, Technology & Solutions, Advisory, and Office of the CTO. Role types will include (but not be limited) to Software Developers, 1st – 3rd Line Technical Support Engineers, Business Analysts, Project/Programme Managers, ERP Professionals, Solutions Architects, and Professional Services Consultants.

You’ll support a team of technical recruiters on the end-to-end recruitment of all technical talent into the business, often working on specialist skillsets.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Supporting the end-to-end sourcing process; including on briefing calls, drafting job descriptions, talent attraction and proactive sourcing
  • Presenting longlists/shortlists to the recruiters, interview scheduling support, offer negotiation and management, and post-placement activity
  • Sourcing via LinkedIn, job boards, referrals, headhunting, market mapping, etc.; to source talent and build talentpools
  • Supporting stakeholder engagement at all levels; demonstrating credibility as a technical sourcing professional
  • Establishing excellent candidate relationships at all levels of hire, ensuring a platinum end-to-end candidate experience
  • Utilising your understanding of the technical landscape to add value to the sourcing process

What we need from you

  • Experience in a sourcing role (agency or in-house) across a variety of technical domains and skillsets
  • Strongly networked on platforms like LinkedIn within the technology space as related to the above role types
  • Demonstrable experience across both permanent and contract hires
  • Highly organised and resourceful, with outstanding plate-spinning ability; enthusiastic, self-motivated, and proactive
  • Exceptional candidate engagement and relationship-building skills; able to build rapport quickly and maintain engagement
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrable commercial acumen, with the ability to develop cross-functional relationships

Work in a way that works for you

We recognise that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone too. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working patterns:

  • Occasional home working possible
  • Working flexible hours – options to flex the times you start and finish during the day

Working with us

Our employees’ physical and mental wellbeing is vitally important to us, so we adhere to the latest Covid-19 Government guidance. Softcatters’ can currently either work remotely, or if happy to do so, work from the office. Cleaning, social distancing and mask wearing measures apply in all office locations.

Wherever you work, we want you to experience the freedom and autonomy to realise your potential. You will feel supported by a team that celebrates individuality, encourages different perspectives, and embraces every background.


This is a six-month day-rate contract.

Join us

To become part of the success story, please apply now

Softcat is an inclusive company where you can enjoy the career you want, without changing the person you are. We’re welcoming to all and passionate about promoting greater diversity in the tech sector. 

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